And what if you simply trash the prefs and workspaces? If you fiddled with services, make sure you have not set any of the Adobe services to never startup or manual when they should be automatic, including the licensing server, processcoordinationserver and dynamiclinkmanager. Similarly, a firewall could block specific ports used by these services...
Thanks alot for your reply.
Trashing the prefs did not do anything unfortunately.
I do not recall touching those services, but that does not mean I did not I guess. But not only that, I could not find them in the services list nor in startup. Baffled..
I'm not sure why my firewall might suddenly kick in and be blocking this, no changes were made in this respect.