Licensing errors -4 / -1 (License activated as administrator cannot be used by other users)


I activated a license as administrator, but when I run BricsCAD as another user, it doesn't recognize the license. Diagnostics shows error -4: invalid hostid or error -1: no license found.


Error -4: The user cannot read the rehostable hostid folder.

Error -1: The user cannot read the Bricsys license folder.


Make sure the permissions of the following folder are set to allow full access for everyone:

On Windows:

%SystemDrive%\Users\All Users\Reprise %SystemDrive%\Users\All Users\Bricsys

On Linux and OSX:



Note: See also the article Licensing error -4 (The license for this product is locked to another computer or is using an invalid hostid).