AutoCAD 2017 fails to launch after install


When attempting to launch AutoCAD 2017 for the first time the application opens to the drawing editor and displays a “License Error” message, “The License manager is not functioning or is improperly installed. AutoCAD will shut down now.” Clicking OK, closes the application.

Cause: file is corrupt or failed to install


  1. Using Windows Explorer, browse to the following folder, if the folder does not exist then please create it: “C:ProgramDataAutodeskCLMLGS<Product_Key>_2017.0.0.F”
  2. Delete the “” file, if it exists
  3. Using Notepad (or preferred text editor) create a new text file called “”
  4. Add the verbiage “_STANDALONE” (without quotes)
  5. Save the file to the “C:ProgramDataAutodeskCLMLGS<Product_Key>_2017.0.0.F” folder
  6. Launch AutoCAD


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