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Resolving the KEYEXPWARN License Key Warning

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Summary

The KEYEXPWARN message is generated when the DMExpress license key used to install DMExpress or run the applykey utility is within a preset time window of its expiration date, typically 90 days for permanent license keys. This message is informational only and does not affect the successful running of jobs.

To resolve this message, verify whether the DMExpress license key's expiration date is beyond the 90 day time window, and either run the applykey utility, or obtain and apply a new DMExpress license key with a later expiration date.

Symptom

The message (KEYEXPWARN) the license key (<text>) will expire on <text> is issued each time DMExpress is invoked to indicate that the license key is due to expire, starting from 90 days before the expiration date for permanent license keys (or less for provisional or trial keys).

Resolution

Resolve the KEYEXPWARN message as follows:

  1. Verify whether the DMExpress license key file contains a key due to expire within 90 days or less of the current date.

    In the following example of a DMExpress license key file (with the actual license key masked out with x’s), note the highlighted second date, which is the expiration date, in the line that starts with # DMExpress:

    #The following line is REQUIRED and must be the first line in license key file.

    "ABC Corp"

    #

    # DMExpress 07/01/2011 12/02/2013 "node_u1" "x86_64" 16 * * 13324 224 1024 0 0 0 99.99.99 * X999-1

    xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx

  2. If the license key file contains a key valid for more than 90 days from the current date, you may not have applied the (correct) license key; try reapplying the key.
  3. Otherwise, obtain and apply a new key.
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