We recently encountered a case where AutoCAD 2014 [standalone] is requesting to be activated after each launch of the software.
The issue has been solved by setting to both the "User" and the "Administrators" full permissions to the following: Registry keys:
Local drive directories:
- C:\Users\All Users\Autodesk
- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared (All license components)
Successful registration gets written to "C:\Users\All Users\Autodesk\ADLM".
If the User account doesn’t have full permissions, the writing of the XML registration won’t be cached in the ADLM folder.
Check if the XML file exists in C:\Users\All Users\Autodesk\ADLM.
NOTE: On some cases we noticed that a re-image of the system was necessary as an undefined factor on the OS was causing the behavior.
Thank you to Alison Gangler for sharing the solution with the community.