Bug 17212 - [Windows] XA9001 and XA9010 due to lingering expired trial license in %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ProgramData
Summary: [Windows] XA9001 and XA9010 due to lingering expired trial license in %LOCALA...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 21284
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Activation ()
Version: 3.1
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: 3.4 (Alpha)
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-01-13 22:06 UTC by Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant)
Modified: 2014-07-12 17:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2014-01-13 22:06:16 UTC
If a user has an old expired trial license in %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ProgramData, then no amount of logging-out, logging-in, re-installing, or deleting %PROGRAMDATA%\Mono*\License will stop these two errors:

> Trial period has expired. (XA9001)
> Unable to determine license edition. (XA9010)

## Workaround

1. Log out of your Xamarin account from Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio.
2. Quit Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio.
3. Delete the %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ProgramData\Mono*\License folders
4. Delete the %PROGRAMDATA%\Mono*\License folders
5. Open Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio, and log back into your Xamarin account.

Note: completing just steps 2 and 3 might be sufficient.

## Potential enhancements

a) The new license-sync mechanism could be updated to check for the %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ProgramData\Mono*\License folders, and clear them out whenever clearing the %PROGRAMDATA%\Mono*\License folders.


b) Xamarin.Android and XamarinVS.iOS could be updated so they only ever look in %PROGRAMDATA%\Mono*\License for license information. Depending on how Windows handles the special VirtualStore folder, this might or might not be possible.


c) Maybe the code that created the `VirtualStore` version of the license has already been removed. In that case, since this problem seems to be quite rare, it might be sufficient just to have this bug report available. That way, at least anyone who hits the problem in the future will be able to find the workaround more easily.
Comment 2 Brendan Zagaeski (Xamarin Team, assistant) 2014-07-12 17:24:41 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 21284 ***