Steinberg Activation Manager won't install


On a Win 10 x64 PC, I want to install Steinberg Activation Manager.

I downloaded Steinberg_Activation_Manager_Installer_win.exe
and when I run it, it shows the installer window for a few seconds, then that disappears and nothing happens.

Installation is not performed and there is no error message.
(I attach a screencast)

I have Cubase LE 12 installed and it doesn’t start as it’s not activated (error is “Bo valid license found, program will quit now”)

I have a Download Access Code which I registered in my online account.

What’s the matter with Steinberg, shouldn’t I expect that they make decent programs…?

All I want is just use Cubase LE, how can I do that?

Why did you clicked the installer itself?
If you use the Steinberg Download Manager to install Cubase LE 12 it will install all tools needed for the software.

Your Video is not supported by the forum…

Is the Activation Manager still on this list?

I clicked the exe installer because that’s how all programs get installed normally.

If SAM should be installed as part of the Steinberg Download Manager, then why do they provide it as a separate installer…?
Does it make sense not to install it like that?

I checked in Control Panel > Programs and Features, and I can see these:
Steinberg Cubase LE AI Elements 12
Steinberg Download Assistant
Steinberg Library Manager
Steinberg Generic ASIO driver
eLicenser Control

There is no Steinberg Activation Manager, meaning that it hasn’t been installed as part of the Download Manager.

I attach the zipped mp4 file. (763.1 KB)

I guess by clicking the “exe” you uninstalled it.

I don’t think so, I never saw it installed in the first place.

And the process just closes, it doesn’t render any result at all. No installer/uninstaller works like that; there are at least a few checking / warning Yes/Cancel messages.
In this case there is nothing, the installer just crashes after a few seconds, that’s all.

Hi Ranger,

I have the same issue, the SAM won’t install, the installer window is showen for a few seconds, then that disappears and nothing happens.

How did you solve this issue?
Thanks a lot,

Please i`m having the same issue. can anyone tell me howto solve this problem? thanks

Use Steinberg Download Manager to install the software.
And it takes time. Sometimes it helps to run it as administrator.
If necessary, it will install system updates (runtimes for .net).

I’ve been more than three days trying to reinstall steinberg download manager but it kept closing continuously without giving me a chance to finish the installation. After a lot of research I found a link which explains well which registry keys to delete in order to restore the installation correctly.
IT FINALLY WORKED! (however, what an effort!)

This forum doesn’t permit to include the link…so look for “advanceduninstaller” including the keywords “How to uninstall Steinberg Activation Manager from your PC” and you will find it!

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