Symptom: Even though the admin has installed the license and received a good response from the AMOS License Authorization Wizard, you continue to get this when you launch AMOS:
The temporary period for running Amos without a license has expired. Use the License Authorization Wizard to contact SPSS for a license code.
I found that the AMOS lservrc file (C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Amos\19\lservrc) didn’t match the license hash based on my original license key I’d received from them via email. This is a sample hash so you know to what it looks like:
So I opened lservrc up in notepad and pasted the correct hash, saved it…and voila!
The issue appears to be one of permissions. Even a program (the AMOS License Authorization Wizard, f’rinstance) set to run with the ‘elevated’ admin token in Win 7 cannot write into anything located in the Program Files directory. So I saved the updated lservrc file on the desktop, exited notepad.exe and just slid it into the proper folder.