This page refers to key-based licenses — a legacy license type used in TestComplete until version 15.48. This license type will no longer be available after September 2023. For information on the current, ID-based license type, see SmartBear ID-based Licenses.
The license deactivation requires that TestComplete licensing management modules to be installed on the License Manager PC. That is why the license deactivation should be performed before you uninstall TestComplete or the License Manager utility from the License Manage PC.
If the License Manager PC or the license management modules on it are not available, the deactivation is impossible. This may happen due to various reasons. For instance, the License Manager PC may be damaged or unable to start, the operating system may fail to log in, the modules may be deleted or corrupted, and so on.
If you encounter a hardware or software problem that makes the license deactivation impossible, please contact the SmartBear Sales Team.
You can try resolving the problem by using the Licensing Troubleshooter on our web site: