Why am I getting License Manager Error -10?

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Why do I get the following error? 
ERROR: License Manager Error -10
License checkout failed. Feature has expired.

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 18 Oct 2021
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 26 Oct 2021
License Manager Error -10 indicates that one or more of your products has expired.
  • If you are receiving this when attempting to open MATLAB, try reactivating your machine using the following instructions.  
How do I activate MATLAB or other MathWorks Products?
  • If you are getting License Manager Error -10 when trying to use specific toolboxes, double check that the license has not expired. If it has, update it using the following instructions. 
How do I update my MATLAB license file for an Individual or Designated Computer license?
  • If you are using a network license, contact your License Administrator and ask them to make sure that the hosted license file is up to date.  
  • If you are using a trial license, this error indicates that your trial has expired. To extend your trial, please contact your sales representative: https://www.mathworks.com/company/aboutus/contact_us/contact_sales.htm
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 15 Jun 2021
The volunteers who answer questions here still do not have access to the license database. You are going to need to contact Mathworks.

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Travis Hyzak
Travis Hyzak on 19 Jul 2017
We just installed this lcense a few weeks ago. Why has it expired. Please help!
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Ryan Moxon
Ryan Moxon on 15 Jun 2021
Why is it that everytime I have Matlab on my computer and whenever I come to use it after a long time of not using it, I always seem to have problem accessing the Matlab

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Mustafa Çevlik
Mustafa Çevlik on 24 Nov 2020
ı m student on electric and electrical engineering and ı need student license what can ı do for it?
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 23 Feb 2021
@Eren Gündüz that depends on the university. Some of them are configured that way, but for others you need to get the license from staff, and for other universities you need to buy individual licenses.

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Baasansuren Otgon
Baasansuren Otgon on 16 Dec 2019
I have this problem, please help, i just installed 3 days ago
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Xinyi Huang
Xinyi Huang on 31 Oct 2020
how to change the license's date
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 11 Nov 2020
In some cases there is confusion between the license itself expiring, compared to Software Maintenence Service (SMS) expiring. SMS is the right to use new releases, and the right to use some online software, and (for some kinds of account) the right to make technical support calls. When SMS expires, the right to use MATLAB itself is not affected. Many licenses are "perpetual" -- you can use them indefinitely... you just do not get access to new versions if you do not pay SMS.
That said, some licenses do expire:
  • Home licenses: always perpetual
  • Student licenses: mathworks used to sell 8 month or 1 year licenses through campus bookstores, but I have not heard of that for a number of years and I do not know if that is still offered. The Student licenses purchased through the online store are Perpetual, but can only be used while the student is enrolled in an appropriate educational institution.
  • MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses): Always Term licenses. The people running the MOOC are responsible for providing updated licenses if there is an extension.
  • Standard (commercial / professional) licenses can be either Term or Perpetual. It is more common for Individual licenses to be Perpetual, but they could be Term. It is more common for places that have Term licenses to use Network license servers.
  • Educational licenses: when purchased by individuals or small departments, it is more common for the licenses to be Perpetual. Total Academic Headcount licenses (the kind of license that permits students to use university licences to access MATLAB) are, if I understand correctly, always Term licences. There is, though, a twist, that any one licenses assigned under a TAH master license might be required to renew access even though the overall license has not expired, as TAH are charged according to the estimated number of users, so universities have reason to check that people who were using a license still need the license.
If you have an Individual license directly from Mathworks, or you are faculty or student using a TAH educational license, then to renew your license file (after all appropriate fees have been paid), then in your command window go to the top right, RESOURCES -> Help -> Licensing -> Update current licenses
If you are an end-user using a network license server at a university or business, then you would not typically have to update your licenses; but if it ever turns out to be necessary, you would do that same Update current licenses .
If you are IT staff managing a network license server, then you would pay appropriate fees to Mathworks who would send you an updated license file, which you would merge into your existing network license file. On Unix type systems, you would then typically send a SIGHUP to the license manager daemon to get it to re-read the license file without terminating any existing sessions. I do not recall at the moment if there is a lmgrd command to tell the daemon to reread the file.

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Momir Babic
Momir Babic on 23 Nov 2020
Because, I need this program to teach kids in high school in classes Technical of digital signals.
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LIN HUNGCHENG
LIN HUNGCHENG on 30 Nov 2020
We just installed this lcense a few months ago. Why has it expired. Please help!
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 30 Nov 2020
If you have any trial license file then the trial license keeps getting used until it expires, even if a real license is installed. If this might be happening to you, delete the trial license files.

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SYED NOMAN ALI
SYED NOMAN ALI on 14 Jan 2021
sir my trial is expire what i am doing konw
please give me licence activation link
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 14 Jan 2021
If you have been using a trial license, it is best to delete (or rename) the trial license file, to prevent it from interfering with the real license. Information about your real license should have been sent to you when you made your purchase.

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REBIN SAMAD
REBIN SAMAD on 7 Mar 2021
my matlab had to update im not now how matlab activity

Lusungu Ndovi
Lusungu Ndovi on 9 Mar 2021
Dear Sir/Madam,
My License has expire and would to humbly request for a trial exptension. I am a student studying for a PhD here in Zambia. My scholarship does not facilitate for software buying and hence i am expecting to have the 60 Dollars for buying the student version in about 2 weeks time. I will then purchase my own copy.
I humbly request.
Best regards,
Lusungu
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 Mar 2021
Sorry, the volunteers who answer questions here do not have access to the license database. You will need to contact Mathworks Sales.

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REBIN SAMAD
REBIN SAMAD on 13 Apr 2021
Edited: Walter Roberson on 13 Apr 2021
rebin.abdullah@su.edu.krd
i need to a number of license for kay active
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 13 Apr 2021
It looks to me as if you need to contact Mathworks Sales in Ireland if you want to purchase a license.
If you have an existing license but are having problems getting it to work, then please contact Mathworks Support.

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Victor Polinger
Victor Polinger on 11 May 2021
My license for Symbolic_Toolbox has expired. How do I activate it?
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 11 May 2021
I find hints that you are staff at a university? If so then you would probably be using an educational license. But that leaves open the question of whether you are using an individual license or if you are getting your license served by a license manager run by your department (or by the IT department) .
If you are using an individual license, then whoever's budget it is would contact Mathworks Sales to renew the license. Once that was done and Mathworks had updated the licenses online, you would use Help -> Licensing -> Update Current License

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Anisur Rahaman
Anisur Rahaman on 9 Jun 2021
Edited: Walter Roberson on 9 Jun 2021
ERROR: License Manager Error -10
License checkout failed. Feature has expired.
my id is <user>@njupt.edu.cn
i cant do anything over here..
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 Jun 2021
Note: the volunteers who answer question here do not have access to the license database, so we cannot check the status of your account.

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淳亮 梁
淳亮 梁 on 9 Jul 2021
well, I found that I can not open the software after finish the promission procedure. why?

Guan-Chyun Hsieh
Guan-Chyun Hsieh on 4 Oct 2021
Edited: Walter Roberson on 9 Oct 2021
my license is 4XXXXXXXX, but don't connect to work.
Thank you.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 Oct 2021
You will need to contact Mathwork Support for free installation assistance. The volunteers who answer questions here do not have access to the license database, so we cannot look to see what is happening.

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Jonas Urbaitis
Jonas Urbaitis on 19 Oct 2021 at 19:38
Hello
Maybe i can get one month free trial for MathLab? Its dificult find time studying when have go to work.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 23 Oct 2021 at 21:37
You might possibly be eligible for a trial; see https://www.mathworks.com/campaigns/products/trials.html
The volunteers who answer questions here do not have access to the license database, and cannot generate trial keys.

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REDDY RAVI TEJA
REDDY RAVI TEJA on 23 Oct 2021 at 10:37
yes i need one month
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 23 Oct 2021 at 21:36
You might possibly be eligible for a trial; see https://www.mathworks.com/campaigns/products/trials.html
The volunteers who answer questions here do not have access to the license database, and cannot generate trial keys.

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xiaohu Xie
xiaohu Xie less than a minute ago
free version。but the time out

JAEKWAN BAE
JAEKWAN BAE 15 minutes ago
If you update your OS windows10 to windows 11, then you should activate one more time!

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