In some cases users may face difficulties while re-licensing their QlikView Publisher after a previous valid license has expired.
Let say users have a QlikView Server installed along with QlikView Publisher, both applications are licensed and have been working fine with no issues. For example a user installed QlikView Server 11.20.12852.0 along withe the Publisher and everything was fine.
However one day the license for QlikView Publisher expired and the user now wants to renew it. The user may obtain a new license directly from Qlik or a partner, but when he/she applies the new license in QlikView Management Console (QMC), then QMC throws the following error message:Could not load file or assembly 'QvLEF, Version=11.20.12852.0, Culture=neutral, PubicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.See image below
The issue was that a user can't re-license the QlikView publisher again for an another time after the old license has expired until he/she deletes the old license information files (deleting two specific files from the hard drive, they are PubLef
located in C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\ManagementService)
This solves the problem.