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Acrobat Pro subscription stopped working

Community Beginner ,
Sep 11, 2023 Sep 11, 2023

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I'm the admin for an organization and four employees reported their Acrobat Pro no longer works. It asks them to log in and enter a serial number, but then it says the serial number is invalid or already in use. The serial numbers are the same ones they used when they set up their subscriptions the first time, and the subscriptions are all paid until November 30th. Any suggestions?

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Sep 11, 2023 Sep 11, 2023

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I do not understand... the only programs I know of that use serial numbers are not subscriptions

 

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This is a public forum, you need the link to Adobe support, not other users
Help Center https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html is a good place to start
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Community Beginner ,
Sep 11, 2023 Sep 11, 2023

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I do not understand... the only programs I know of that use serial numbers are not subscriptions

 

Hmm, yeah, they might be licenses actually, rather than subscriptions. I wasn't around when they were set up and I'm not the user so I'm a little fuzzy on exactly what format the software comes in. 

 

Anyway, it definitely asks for a serial number and we have serial numbers. Furthermore, the serial numbers still work to install the software if we uninstall it. But then it requires this other step, where it asks for the serial number but doesn't accept the serial number, so now we can't access the software.

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Sep 11, 2023 Sep 11, 2023

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you'll be prompted for two serial numbers when activating an upgrade version. ie, after entering the app's serial number, you'll be prompted to enter the qualifying product's serial number.

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Sep 11, 2023 Sep 11, 2023

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And those are two different things? Well that would explain it. We only have the one, though. Presumably we have the app's serial number, since we've been able to use it to install Acrobat Pro. I assume I'll need to contact Adobe to help us figure out the other serial numbers?

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Sep 11, 2023 Sep 11, 2023

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something's not making sense.

 

after entering the acrobat 2017 serial number exactly what is seen?

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Sep 11, 2023 Sep 11, 2023

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"This serial number is already in use."

 

 

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Sep 11, 2023 Sep 11, 2023

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if purchased from or registered with adobe, go to https://account.adobe.com and deactivate unused devices.

 

otherwise, contact adobe support if you want to deactivate all devices by requesting an activation count reset.  there are 2 ways to contact adobe; chat and twitter:

chat:
use a browser that allows popups and cookies
and click here, https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?rghtup=autoOpen
in the chat field (lower right), type AGENT
be patient, it can take quite a while to reach a human.

twitter:
tweet @AdobeCare

p.s. if you're contacted by anyone (via email or private message), it's much more likely to be a scammer than an adobe representative. ie, double check for an employee badge if contacted in the forums and look for an adobe.com domain in the email address if you click reply to an email. then check again and be very suspicious. any other method of contacting (or offering to contact you) is almost certainly a scam, https://community.adobe.com/t5/using-the-community-discussions/staying-safe-in-the-adobe-support-com...

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which acrobat version?

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2017

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 12, 2023 Sep 12, 2023

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Hi @Rebecca3221878031km ,

I'm moving this thread to Enterprise & teams support community for further discussion.

 

Regards,

Shivangi

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