Maya license error

Maya won’t start? You just recieve a msgbox with the following:

License was not obtained

Tried Maya 2013 (………), error 20

License method:

environment variable MAYA_LICENSE_METHOD=’standalone’

Product choice:

environment variable MAYA_LICENSE=’unlimited’

License file override:

environment variable MAYA_ALT_EN is not set

This is due to “Microsoft Services” setting the service to “inactivated”. This is an easy fix, just do:

  1. run (windows button +R)
  2. type: services.msc
  3. hit enter
  4. find FLEXnet (Licensing)
  5. right click , choose properties
  6. find start method, set it to: automatic
  7. Start Maya!