Error: The specified cast is not valid. (NETIQKB70594)

  • 7770594
  • 15-Aug-2007
  • 23-Aug-2007


Directory and Resource Administrator 8.x


Error: The specified cast is not valid.
Error launching the DRA console


To resolve this issue:

  1. Delete the license key entry from the registry and reinstall it through Add / Remove Programs, then restart the NetIQ Administratio Service.  The license key is held in:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Mission Critical Software/OnePoint/Administration/License
  2. Apply a valid Temp/Lease license key that has active days remaining
  3. Apply a valid Permanant license key


Either the license file is corrupt or the license being applied is a Temp/Lease license in which the days it was cut for have already elapsed or expired.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB70594