Autodesk Licensing Uninstall Issue

November 23, 2022 Paul Sills


Unable to remove Licensing using the following blog:

Folders in the folder below are not all removed after the steps in the blog:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AdskLicensing

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Corruption of licensing services & user not having proper permissions.


  1. Right click on the Adsklicensing folder and go to properties. Give the user all permissions.

Click on the security tab, find the users section. Click “Edit” button. Click check boxes to allow permissions for all except special permissions. Click “Ok”.

Graphical user interface, application

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  1. Rename the “Adsklicensing” folder to “Adsklicensing.old”
  2. Download the latest licensing service update and install by running as admin.

This download can be found in the Autodesk desktop app or in the portal.

This is the current version:

  1. If it installs correctly and does not give you this error:

Graphical user interface, text, application, chat or text message

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Then delete the “Adsklicensing.old” folder

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Paul Sills

Sr. Support Specialist<br><br>Paul is responsible for client technical support as well as the set-up and configuring of plotters; support and service calls; and the installation, demonstration, and education of clients in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD P&ID, Advance Steel, Navisworks, Raster Design, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure and 3D Studio MAX. He draws upon his years of experience as a technical engineer to assist customers in the creation and implementation of standards, the set-up of plotter and pen styles and the creation of custom blocks.

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