Error: "Your license is not valid for version x.x.x.x of Nintex Workflow"

Blog Post created by Support on Mar 23, 2015

Products: Nintex Workflow 2010, Nintex Workflow 2013



When installing Nintex Workflow 2010/2013 you may encounter this error even though you already have a valid license and maybe even just doing an update on current version of your workflow.


The error:


Preparing files.........

Detected SharePoint 2013 is installed

Your license is not valid for version of Nintex Workflow 2013. Please contact to obtain a new license.




Not able to install or update Nintex Workflow 2010/2013




Here is a way to get Nintex Workflow installed, however you will still need valid license to actually run the workflow after install.  This guide is to by-pass the license check during install process.


  1. Run the Nintex Workflow installer and when you get to "Do you want to add the solution to SharePoint now?" select "No, I wish to export the solution and deploy it manually later."
  2. Save the exported files in a folder of your choice and then open that folder and navigate to the "Workflow" folder.  Here you will see "CheckLicense.ps1", right click on it and uncheck "Read Only".  Now open this file using PowerShell ISE and change "$isValidForUpgrade=$false" to "$isValidForUpgrade=$true" and save the file.
  3. Finally, install Nintex Workflow by running the "install.ps1" file using PowerShell with administrative privileges.