Could not contact activation server (Error code 50003)
Thread poster: Αlban SHPΑTΑ

Αlban SHPΑTΑ  Identity Verified
Member (2008)
English to Albanian
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Sep 12, 2011

I installed Trados Studio 2009 on Friday, and everything looked fine. I did some work.

I am trying to start it today, but it asks for activation again! I am entering the activation code, but I get the following message: Could not contact activation server (Error code 50003).

Desperately, I tried to work on a different project in Trados 2007, but to my surprise it is also not activated and I get the same error when trying to activate it!!! I purchased the products together from SDL, I have been using only Trados 2007 for a couple of months already and it's been working fine, and I only installed 2009 recently because the software was necessary for a project.

I already tried but still nothing.

This does not look good...! Please help!

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Shankaran Viswanathan  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:50
French to English
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Same problem with me! Sep 16, 2011

I hope you have sorted out this problem. I had a similar problem and I was able to solve it by going into msconfig utility of windows 7. Please checkout your windows configuration.


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United Kingdom
Local time: 22:20
Your solution is to use the Solutio Finder Sep 17, 2011


If you do this you should follow this path. Go to the Knowledgebase;

Then go to the tab called Solution Finder and now go here;

Licensing Problems
- I receive an error message related to activating or returning my license, or I have an issue related to product activation.
-- I get error message 50003 or 50004 during license activation.

At this point you are directed to attempt to follow this KB article and see if it helps:

If it doesn't help then go back to the Soilution Finder and when you get to the same point click on Next because this applies:

--- I have followed the instruction in KB article #3176, but I still get the same error message.

This will bring up a form that you can fill in to generate a support request and you will be contacted, normally within a working day.

I hope this helps.



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