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Fixed in Unity 2018.3



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License activation fails when running Unity with command line arguments

Deployment Management



Priority: 2Necessary for shipping a final release


Severity: 3Secondary functionality broken

How to reproduce:
1. Delete C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\LocalLow\Unity\Browser folder
2. Delete C:\ProgramData\Unity\unity_lic.ulf file
3. In Command Prompt: cd C:\Program Files\2018.1\2018.1.0b6_2c4679632cfb\Editor
4. In Command Prompt: start /b /wait Unity.exe -quit -batchmode -serial "I3-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" -username "YOUR@EMAIL.COM" -password "YOURPASSWORD" -logFile C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Desktop\log

Expected result: Unity activates license
Actual result: Unity fails to activate license

Reproduces with: 2018.1.2f1, 2018.2.0b6
Not reproducible with: 2018.1.0b5

Note: The /b /wait is just so to wait for Unity to run and then exit. Unity license directory: C:\ProgramData\Unity\unity_lic.ulf.

Log file: "Updating license failed Failed to update license within 60 seconds. Exiting. This should not be called in batch mode.
(Filename: C:\buildslave\unity\build\Editor/Platform/Windows/EditorUtility.cpp Line: 1151)"

Fixed in: 2018.3.0a1, 2018.2.0b9, 2018.1.5f1

Comments (2)

  1. F979c1b4008639cea15a972636f60058?d=mm


    Mar 01, 2019 17:56

    I reproduced this in 2018.3.6f1

  2. 06321d51caa2fe94ca2a5b72de546233?d=mm


    Jan 11, 2019 21:03

    I am able to reproduce this in 2018.3.0f1

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