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This is how to fix the seemingly random authorization error (pipe) caused when the PACE service doesn’t start automatically, as it should.
If you have any plugins, undoubtedly you have had to deal with the iLok licence manager. Many companies use iLok to handle their licensing. Softube, AIR music, Heavyocity, Eventide, UVI, Audified, Sonivox and many others.
It usually works fairly easily. However, sometimes you get an odd error. It has happened to me twice.
The error can present itself in more than one way.
The Windows popup error:
Authorization Std Exception.
“YOUR PLUG” cannot run, because an error occurred.
Timed out waiting to connect to the named pipe:
windows-Authorization Std Exception Error fixed tutorial
Authorization Std Exception Error
The in plugin error:
Could not find a valid license. In iLok License Manager, please check that the license is on your computer or iLok. Restart your DAW.
Softube Plug iLok Authorization Error
The iLok License Manager error:
Software Component Unavailable.
A background component required for iLok License Manager seems to be unalienable. If rebooting does not fix this issue, please visit iLok.com an download and run the latest License Support installer.
iLok Background Component Error
This is how to fix it.
If you have seen this, and don’t have pirated plugs, and have already activated your available license, what is happening has to do with the Pace administration service not starting automatically as it should. I am not sure what causes this to occur. I know I just installed lots of new plugs and programs, but this happened even after a reboot of my computer.
To fix it for a Windows machine, you need to go to the Control Panel and find the Administrative Tools.
Windows Control Panel – Administrative Tools (configure administrative settings for your computer)
Then find the Services shortcut and click it.
Windows Administrative Services Location
Once inside, sort the services by name and go to P and find the PACE License Services. If you don’t see “running” in the status column that is your issue. Or, if there is only the option to “Start the Service” in the left hand of the window.
Go ahead and click “Start the Service”.
Starting the Pace License Service
Now the service should be “running” in the status bar and you should have the option to stop, pause or restart the service.
Staring Pace License Serivces in the Windows Services Control Panel
That should be it! Success!!
You should be able to launch your iLok connect plugs in your DAW. If that wasn’t the issue I highly suggest contacting iLok.
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