Message - 'The license subsystem has detected a significant time change on your machine...'

Applies to TestComplete 15.48, last modified on January 26, 2023

This page is related to new SmartBear ID-based licenses that we’ve introduced in TestComplete 14.9.
For information on regular key-based licenses that are also used in version 15.48, see Key-Based Licenses.


The licensing subsystem detects changes made to the system time to prevent license misuse. This message indicates that —

  • Your computer doesn’t have a connection to the SmartBear licensing servers (the connection can be lost, for example, because of the network malfunction).

    – and –

  • The time or both date and time on your computer have changed significantly.


To continue using the product, please make sure your computer can connect to the SmartBear licensing servers. Ask your network administrators for assistance, if it is needed to fix the network malfunction.


If the time change is part of your test plan, we recommend that you keep your computer connected to the Web and the licensing servers. Otherwise, the licensing subsystem can treat changes to the date and time as license misuse attempts.

See Also

SmartBear ID-based Licenses

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