Fix: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Error 148:3 – Licensing for the product has stopped working
If you have the error message: “Error 148:3 – Licensing for the product has stopped working” that comes up whenever you try to open Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended or any other Adobe products, it generally means that your adobe licensing service has not been started or is not configured properly. Here in this entry, I’ll show you 2 simple solutions to resolve the problem.
Re-enable Flexnet Licensing service - Adobe error 148:3
If you’ve recently done some configuration on the startup services for your computer, you may have accidentally disabled the Flexnet Licensing service which is a crucial component for launching adobe applications. To re-enable the service, go to Control Panel -> Administrative tools -> Services. Scroll down until you see the Flexnet Licensing service, right click it and select Properties. Select Automatic for the Startup type field. Click Start and then OK. Try to run Photoshop now, it should work fine.
Run Adobe Licensing Repair Tool - Adobe error 148:3
This is a tool developed by Adobe themselves to upgrade the licensing service and repair a license file for:
- Acrobat 8 and 9
- Creative Suite 3 and 4
- Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements
- Technical Communication Suite
Go to http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/licensing.html. Download and run the Adobe Licensing Repair Tool. Hope this helps!