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Client can not register through SMT with new activation key

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)
Subscription Management Tool 11


SMT was registered with a key that expired, Clients can not register through the SMT and getting error message like:
ERROR: The subscription for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 is expired.
But there is an active key under the company ID SMT is connected to.


As of SLES 11 SP3 run "suse_register -E" on the SMT to remove the existing local registration information. If SMT is run on a previous service pack level, please follow this document:

Re-register the SMT again with the new key using "yast2 inst_suse_register" or with:
suse_register -d 3 -a regcode-sles=YourActivationCode -a email=YourEmailAddress -a moniker=YourHostname -L /tmp/.suse_register.log
If the suse_register finished successfully the client will then be able to register with the SMT again.


SMT is still registered against the old key. NCC sometimes does not expire key correctly either, the "End Date" is in the past but it still shows up as "Registered" instead of "Expired".

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  • Document ID:7015088
  • Creation Date: 20-May-2014
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • Subscription Management Tool
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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