Well, I just installed 3 new laptops with Windows XP, all with FrameMaker 8.
Two of the machines refused to show anything further than the "Enter license key, or Trial" screen.
The FrameMaker 8.0 DVD I have isn't even part of a Creative Suite set, but [as I have worked at Adobe in their Seattle offices] I suspected there may be an Adobe/Macrovision licensing issue, and so I downloaded the Adobe Licensing Repair Tool from:
A quick run of the tool [be careful - it looks like it's a developer led tool - the user interface is not logical!] produced a directory of some information indicating that various nodes had been repaired, and shortly afterwards, FrameMaker 8 sprang into life.
Thank you Adobe for taking up 2 hours of my life.
I had the same error (After Effects CS3/Windows Vista) and after trying all of these steps with no success
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/401/kb401528.html I left the Flexnet folder renamed to old and installed this After Effects CS3 patch and it finally stopped giving me the licensing subsystem has failed catastrophically error http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3833
I am seeking an answer to the problem of AMT Subsystem Failure.
I have been reading through the forums and have not seen a definitive answer yet.
Running CS3 suite, all programs will not load. They just show up in the processes of task mgr.
I have Win Vista.
Where is the Flexnet folder located and is this associated to the problem?
Do I need to unregister before uninstalling and then register again after a fresh install?
Thank you all very much.
Solution found for the AMT Subsystem failure or Licensing for this product has stopped...!
You do not need to reinstall. This saved me likely another 4 hours.
The Adobe TechNote page http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/401/kb401528.html does have the instructions (try "Solutions" in order) for resolving this problem with the AMT subsystem failure. I am very glad that I found it, and that it worked for me. It took awhile to find it. Hopefully you read my post here in the forum first to save yourself time. Solution is directly from adobe.
Thank you to those of you who have previously posted to this forum.
solution 1 worked for me.
As it is on the Adobe webpage for kb401528:
Solution 1: Apply the Licensing Service Update