Licenses cannot be added into PostSharp Server 5.0.33

lei.tong's Avatar


13 Mar, 2018 10:17 AM

Hi guys,
I'm an engineer from Siemens Healthineers Shanghai, and responsible for maintaining the postsharp license server.
Could you help to investigate the following problem:
I've upgraded the postsharp license server to version 5.0.33, but when I try to add licenses to the new server, the error messages pop up:
"Cannot add a (unknown license type) of PostSharp Framework to the server. "
Hint: the licenses can be successfully imported into license server 4.2.2.

With Best Regards,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by PostSharp Techn... on 14 Mar, 2018 04:01 PM

    PostSharp Technologies's Avatar

    Hello Lei,

    We have investigated both license server issues that you have reported. We believe they are caused by the breaking changes in licensing between PostSharp 4 and PostSharp 5. One important new limitation is that by default only Enterprise licenses can be added to the license server in version 5.

    The same issue has already been reported by another team in Siemens and we resolved the issue by generating a custom license for them.

    We have now generated a custom license for your team as well. I'm going to send the license key to you by email. You can then use the new key in place of the original one.

    Best regards,

Reply to this discussion

Internal reply

Formatting help / Preview (switch to plain text) No formatting (switch to Markdown)

Attaching KB article:


Attached Files

You can attach files up to 10MB

If you don't have an account yet, we need to confirm you're human and not a machine trying to post spam.

Keyboard shortcuts


? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac