1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 1, 2009 3:38 PM by TSGal

    General Activation Error (-12)



      General Activation Error (-12)


      I have received a new company PC. 


      Using the existing CDs, we first installed Pro 7 complete and tested - worked fine.  Then installed the Pro 9 upgrade.  When starting we get "A general activation error has occured (-12)".  I did not find this error in a search. 


      Never had a problem when this was installed originally several years ago on my old PC.


      Running Windows XP Professional Version 5.1 Service Pack 3 on old PC, Service Pack 2 on new PC.

        • 1. Re: General Activation Error (-12)



          Thank you for your post.


          Error -12 refers to trouble connecting to the activation server at FileMaker, Inc.  If you are still having difficulty and in North America, please contact our Customer Assistance department at toll-free 800-325-2747, and they will help you with the installation.  If you are outside North America, please visit our web site (www.filemaker.com), click on pop-up in the upper-right corner and select your country, and then contact the office nearest you.



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