“You do not have a paid license for production companies” license error in Business Central (cloud BacPac restore)

We currently had a customer’s requirement to create a local test environment from a Business Central Cloud backup (BacPac). To achieve this using Docker, FreddyK’s blog post is very helpful and recommended. After we cleared all the hurdles and had a working database, we constantly ran into the following License error in Business Central when switching from CRONUS to a “production” company:

“You cannot open the company because you do not have a paid license for production companies”

License error in Business Central

Finally, the error can be solved by deleting all old entries from the [dbo].[Tenant License State] table…

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…and then cleanly importing your partner license using Import-BcContainerLicense():

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... is a technical consultant and developer at Comsol Unternehmenslösungen AG in Kronberg/Taunus. Major tasks are the architecture and implementation of complex, usually cross-system applications in and around Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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