LICENSE: Receiving error R214 building a project
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When trying to build a project, the Keil IDE gives the license error R214: A Floating user has incorrect Computer Time.
The Keil tools on this PC are registered using a Floating License.
There is an incorrect computer time on a computer that has accessed the Floating License File (FLF).
The clock setting of all FLF users must be within ±15min, e.g., if the current user's timestamp is more than 15 minutes in the future of any other user's previous checkout time, this error is thrown.
Consult your IT group about the server settings and caching issues with the server. Then check the System times on all PCs using the FLF. Convert all system times into UTC format - it will make it easier to see any issues with Time Zones, Daylight Savings, etc.
To get the System Time of a PC in UTC format:
Consult your company's IT group for solutions. Some possible options could be:
This error may cause licenses to be blocked for 3 hours. If an FLF user advances their Windows Date/Time (e.g. by days, weeks or months) and then checks out a license, this can block every other user until that time is reached in real life.
In such cases, the only solution is to create a new FLF.
Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 10, 2019
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