Wednesday, July 6, 2016

TFS Build: Failed to activate Xamarin license.

While helping a customer setting up a release pipeline for their Xamarin Mobile applications, I noticed that their CI(Continuous Integration) build was failing for some time.

When opening the build results I saw the following error message:

“Failed to activate Xamarin license. {"code":-3,"message":"Could not look up activation code."}”


The build was failing on the Activate Xamarin license step:


The acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft made this license check obsolete, so just remove it and  you are good to!

1 comment:

DevRabbit IT Solutions Inc. said...

Great extra tip on how to activate Xamarin license and thank you for sharing.

Helpful forXamarin Partners or Xamarin Developers.