Resolve MapInfo Discover bundle requesting for MapInfo Pro serial number and access code

Products affected: MapInfo Discover™ bundle


When starting MapInfo Discover bundle, a dialog box displays requesting for MapInfo Pro serial number and access code.

MapInfo Discover bundle customers only provided a 10-digit serial number.


This error typically occurs due to a corrupted MapInfo Pro Flexnet OEM license (as included with the bundle).


UPDATED: December 3, 2019
1. Open MapInfo Pro via Discover.exe. This is usually located in 
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\MapInfo\Professional (32-bit bundle) or 
  • C:\Program Files\MapInfo\Professional (64-bit bundle)
2. If the error does not resolve, navigate to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall MapInfo Discover bundle.

3. Navigate to C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet and Delete all files that begin with "unisw20…".
Note that the Flexnet folder is typically a hidden folder.
Note: this will delete the licensing for all versions of MapInfo Pro installed.

4. Reinstall MapInfo Discover bundle by right-clicking on the setup and selecting Run as administrator. Installers can be found in the pbEncom Product Downloads page.

If the issue is still not resolved, contact client support.