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I've just installed a fresh Sitecore 8.1 Update-2 instance on my dev machine for a client and I'm getting the following warning on the Home item:

Required license is missing.

You require one of the following licenses to use the Sitecore Commerce Connect module. 'Sitecore.Commerce.Connect' or 'Sitecore.Commerce.ConnectPartner'

I'm using the client's license for this install and we are not using the Sitecore Commerce Connect module on their site. Why is this message popping up and how do I suppress it?

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If you do not have keys for the Sitecore.Commerce.Connect or Sitecore.Commerce.ConnectPartner modules in your license file, the following message may be displayed above the Quick Info section when opening the Content Editor:

You require one of the following licenses to use the Sitecore Commerce Connect module.
`Sitecore.Commerce.Connect` or `Sitecore.Commerce.ConnectPartner`
These license keys are not included by default.

Solution

To fix the issue, put the Sitecore.Support.105037.config file into the \App_Config\Include folder.

https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/852031

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    Not that I find your answer invalid, but I don't understand why Sitecore would put a support config to remove this warning, when clearly the issue is the configs just don't need to be enabled, if you aren't using Sitecore.Commerce. – Pete Navarra Nov 8 '16 at 17:33
  • @PeteNavarra this solution was recommended by Sitecore support. – Vlad Iobagiu Nov 8 '16 at 18:12
  • Do you ever question Sitecore Support? Not saying that in a negative way. But clearly, Sitecore's product enablement strategy has been to enable/disable configurations. So why provide a patch removal for a specific processor? Is it that your ticket to Sitecore was specific in the sense of "Oh hey, we want to use this product, but don't have a key and are getting this error, what do we do?" I could see them providing a patch config. But that's different from just not wanting to use the product at all, and the configs being enabled by default. Obviously, i'd love to be wrong here. =) – Pete Navarra Nov 8 '16 at 18:18
  • First answer from sitecore support was: we don't resolve license issues, we resolve technical issues – Vlad Iobagiu Nov 8 '16 at 18:26
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There are 2 configs that start with Sitecore.Commerce.xxxx in the \App_Config\Include folder out of the box. If you aren't using the Commerce components, these can be safely disabled.

The file names are:

  1. Sitecore.Commerce.config
  2. Sitecore.Commerce.ExperienceProfile.ReportingServer.config

To disable these files, simply append the .disabled extension after .config. The config processor will now ignore those files and they can be re-enabled if needed in the future.

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    I find this to be the proper resolution, unless more information can be provided by the Sitecore Support solution answer. – Pete Navarra Nov 8 '16 at 17:34

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