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Autodesk
Network Licensing Guide
January 2008
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Contents
Chapter 1
Quick Start to Autodesk Network Licensing . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
How to Install the Network License Manager . . . . . . . . . .
How to Install and Use the Network License Activation Utility .
How to Configure a License Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Install and Use SAMreport-Lite (Optional) . . . . . . .
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Network License Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Requirements for the Network License Manager .
Network License Activation Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FLEXlm Configuration Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utilities for License Server Management . . . . . . . . .
The Options File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SAMreport-Lite License Reporting Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Single License Server Model . . . . .
Distributed License Server Model . .
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Learn About Your License . . . . . . . . .
License Operation and Availability .
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License File Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Example of a License File Not Specific to a Product . . .
Example of a License File for a Single or Distributed
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Example of a License File for a Redundant Server . . . .
Example of a License File for Combined Autodesk Product
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Example of Additional Parameters in a License File . . .
Package License File Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Example of a Package License File for a Single Server . .
Example of a Package License File for a Distributed
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Example of a Package License File for a Redundant
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Example of a Package License File for Combined Autodesk
Product Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License Types and Behaviors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heartbeat Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Update FLEXlm from a Previous Version . . . . . . . .
Install the Autodesk Network License Manager . . . .
Install the Network License Activation Utility . . . . .
Use the Network License Activation Utility . . . . . . .
Obtain the Server Host Name and Host ID Manually .
Configure the License Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stop and Restart the License Server . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Up and Use an Options File . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Create a Report Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure License Borrowing . . . . . . . . . . .
Set Up License Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
iv | Contents
Quick Start to Autodesk
Network Licensing
1
Setting up network licenses for an Autodesk product requires careful planning and execution.
This section gives you quick, step-by-step instructions about how to set up a network licensed
environment, and assumes that you are familiar with the terminology and processes required
to successfully set up an Autodesk product to run on a network. If you are not familiar with
network licensing, please read the entire Network Licensing Guide for further details before you
attempt to set up a network license server.
How to Install the Network License Manager
The Network License Manager is used to configure and manage the license
servers.
To install your Network License Manager
1 In the AutoCAD 2009 Installation wizard, click Install Tools and Utilities.
2 On the Select the Products to Install page, select Autodesk Network License
Manager and click Next.
3 Review the Autodesk software license agreement for your country or region.
You must accept this agreement to proceed with the installation. Choose
your country or region, click I Accept, and then click Next.
NOTE If you do not agree to the terms of the license and want to terminate
the installation, click Cancel.
4 On the Review - Configure - Install page, review your product selection
and the current settings. If you don’t want to make any changes, click
1
Install. If you want to change the install type or installation path, click
Configure.
5 On the Select the Installation Type page, select Typical or Custom and
accept the default installation path (C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network
License Manager\) or Browse to specify a different path. If you enter a path
that does not exist, a new folder is created using the name and location
you provide. Click Next.
WARNING Do not install the Network License Manager on a remote drive.
When you install the Network License Manager files, you must provide a path
to a local drive. You must specify the drive letter; the universal naming
convention (UNC) is not supported.
6 On the Configuration Complete page, click Configuration Complete to
return to the confirmation page.
7 On the Review - Configure - Install page, click Install.
8 When the Installation Complete page displays, click Finish.
How to Install and Use the Network License
Activation Utility
With the Network License Activation utility, you can obtain licenses over the
Internet, which saves time and effort in setting up a network-licensed version
of the program. In addition, you can register your product, get automated
support by email if you cannot obtain a license over the Internet, and save
and migrate license files automatically.
To install your Network License Activation utility
1 In the AutoCAD 2009 Installation wizard, click Install Tools and Utilities.
2 On the Select the Products to Install page, select Autodesk Network License
Activation utility and click Next.
3 Review the Autodesk software license agreement for your country or
region. You must accept this agreement to proceed with the installation.
Choose your country or region, click I Accept, and then click Next.
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NOTE If you do not agree to the terms of the license and want to terminate
the installation, click Cancel.
4 On the Review - Configure - Install page, review your product selection
and the current settings. If you don’t want to make any changes, click
Install.
If you want to change the install type or installation path, click Configure.
5 On the Select the Installation Type page, select Typical or Custom and
accept the default installation path (C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network
License Manager\Network License Activation Utility\enu\) or Browse to
specify a different path. If you enter a path that does not exist, a new
folder is created using the name and location you provide. Click Next.
6 On the Configuration Complete page, click Configuration Complete to
return to the confirmation page.
7 On the Review - Configure - Install page, click Install.
8 When the Installation Complete page displays, click Finish.
To use your Network License Activation utility (online request)
1 On the Start menu (Windows), click All Programs (or Programs) ➤
Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ AutoCAD 2009 Network
License Activation Utility.
2 On the Obtain a Network License page, make sure Direct Connect (over
the Internet) is active, and then click Next.
3 On the Server Information page, enter the following data:
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The product serial number or Group ID
NOTE If you are modifying an existing license file or obtaining a new
license for an existing product, your previously entered information might
be displayed. Make sure that the serial number that is displayed is the
one you want to license. If it is not, enter the correct product serial
number.
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The license server model
For more information about each license server model, click the ?
button.
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The server host name
How to Install and Use the Network License Activation Utility | 3
If you don’t know the host name, click the [...] button to locate the
name of each server you plan to use.
NOTE In a Distributed server model, you are limited to a maximum of
20 servers. Once the 20 server limit has been reached, the Add button
disappears.
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The host ID, for each server host name you entered
If you cannot find the host ID, click Lookup to have the utility
automatically locate the host ID for the server(s).
NOTE If your server has more than one network adapter, select the one
that corresponds to a physical network adapter. To determine which
adapters are physical, enter ipconfig /all at a Windows command prompt
and view the Description field above each physical address. If there is
more than one physical network adapter, you can use any one of them,
as long as it was listed when you ran ipconfig /all. Logical devices such
as VPN adapters, PPP adapters, and modems may be listed but are not
usable for licensing.
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The number of seats for each license server
If you choose a Distributed server model, the Seats box is displayed.
Enter the number of seats for each license server.
Click Next.
4 On the Confirm Server Information page, review the server information
you entered, and click Next.
5 On the Log In page, enter your User ID and Password and then click Log
In.
If you don’t have a user account, click the Create a User ID Now link and
follow the instructions to create a new user account.
6 On the Confirm Your Information page, select a profile and click Next.
7 On the License(s) Received page, in the Save License File for [computer
name] field, enter the location where you want to save your license file,
or click Browse to navigate to the location.
NOTE It is recommended that you save your license file to C:\Program
Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\License.
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The content of this page differs depending on which server model you
selected.
Click Next.
8 On the License Activation Successful page, click Print to save a printed
copy of the license information, or click Done to complete the transaction
and exit the Network Activation utility.
After you receive your license file and save it locally, refer to How to Configure
a License Server on page 7 to configure your license manager.
To use your Network License Activation utility (offline request)
1 On the Start menu (Windows), click All Programs (or Programs) ➤
Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ AutoCAD 2009 Network
License Activation Utility.
2 On the Obtain a Network License page, make sure Direct Connect (over
the Internet) is active, and then click Next.
3 On the Server Information page, enter the following data:
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The product serial number or Group ID
NOTE If you are modifying an existing license file or obtaining a new
license for an existing product, your previously entered information might
be displayed. Make sure that the serial number that is displayed is the
one you want to license. If it is not, enter the correct product serial
number.
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The license server model
For more information about each license server model, click the ?
button.
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The server host name
If you don’t know the host name, click the [...] button to locate the
name of each server you plan to use.
NOTE In a Distributed server model, you are limited to a maximum of
20 servers. Once the 20 server limit has been reached, the Add button
disappears.
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The host ID, for each server host name you entered
How to Install and Use the Network License Activation Utility | 5
If you cannot find the host ID, click Lookup to have the utility
automatically locate the host ID for the server(s).
NOTE If your server has more than one network adapter, select the one
that corresponds to a physical network adapter. To determine which
adapters are physical, enter ipconfig /all at a Windows command prompt
and view the Description field above each physical address. If there is
more than one physical network adapter, you can use any one of them,
as long as it was listed when you ran ipconfig /all. Logical devices such
as VPN adapters, PPP adapters, and modems may be listed but are not
usable for licensing.
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The number of seats for each license server
If you choose a Distributed server model, the Seats box is displayed.
Enter the number of seats for each license server.
Click Next.
4 On the Confirm Server Information page, review the server information
you entered, and click Next.
5 On the Product Registration page, specify the following:
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Whether the product will be registered to a company or individual.
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The country or region where the product will be used.
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Whether the product is an upgrade. If it is, you also need the previous
product’s serial number.
Click Next.
6 Enter your personalization data on the Customer Information page and
choose how you’d like to receive your activation code - email or fax. Click
Next.
7 Review your personalization data on the Confirm Information page and
choose the method you’ll use to submit your request. Your request can
be sent by email, fax or phone.
If you choose Send my request by Email, an email message will display
for you to complete. If you choose to forward your request by fax or
phone, the Contact Autodesk page will display with pertinent contact
information.
You will be sent your activation code by the method you specified on
the Customer Information page.
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8 If you would like print a copy of your registration information, select the
Select Open Activation Request Form. When you are finished, click Close.
After you receive your license file and save it locally, refer to How to Configure
a License Server on page 7 to configure your license manager.
NOTE It is recommended that you save your license file to the location where you
installed the Network License Manager.
How to Configure a License Server
You configure a license server so that you can manage the Autodesk product
licenses you received when you ran the Network License Activation utility.
Configure the license server with the lmtools.exe utility.
To configure your license server
You should be logged in with Administrator rights when working with the
LMTOOLS utility.
1 Do one of the following:
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Click Start menu (Windows XP & 2000) ➤ All Programs (or Programs)
➤ Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ LMTOOLS.
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Right-click the LMTOOLS icon (Windows Vista) on the desktop and
click Run As Administrator.
2 In the Lmtools program, on the Service/License File tab, make sure the
Configure Using Services option is active.
3 Click the Config Services tab.
4 In the Service Name list, do one of the following:
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If a service name is selected, verify that it is the one you want to use
to manage licenses.
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If no service name exists, enter the service name you want to use to
manage licenses.
By default, the service name is Flexlm Service 1. Your service name may be
different.
How to Configure a License Server | 7
NOTE If you have more than one software vendor using FLEXlm® for license
management, the Service Name list contains more than one option. Make
sure that only one Autodesk service is listed.
5 In the Path to Lmgrd.exe File field, enter the path to the Network License
Manager daemon (lmgrd.exe), or click Browse to locate the file.
By default, this daemon is installed in the C:\Program Files\Autodesk
Network License Manager folder.
6 In the Path to the License File box, enter the path to your license file, or
click Browse to locate the file.
This is the path to the license file obtained by the Network License
Activation utility or the location where you placed the license file if you
obtained it offline.
7 In the Path to the Debug Log File box, enter a path to create a debug log,
or click Browse to locate an existing log file.
It is recommended that you save to the \Program Files\Autodesk Network
License Manager folder. The log file must have a .log file extension. For
new log files, you must enter the .log extension manually.
8 To run lmgrd.exe as a service, select Use Services.
9 To automatically start lmgrd.exe when the system starts, select Start Server
at Power Up.
10 Click Save Service to save the new configuration under the service name
you selected in step 4. Click Yes when prompted if you would like to save
the settings to the service.
11 Click the Start/Stop/Reread tab and do one of the following:
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If a service has not yet been defined for Autodesk, click Start Server
to start the license server.
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If a service for Autodesk is already defined and running, click ReRead
License File to refresh the Network License Manager with any changes
made to the license file or Options file.
The license server starts running and is ready to respond to client
requests.
12 Close lmtools.exe.
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How to Install and Use SAMreport-Lite
(Optional)
SAMreport-Lite is a reporting tool that helps you track network license usage.
With SAMreport-Lite technology from Macrovision Corporation, you can
monitor client usage for Autodesk network licensed products.
To learn more about installing and using SAMreport-Lite, see the SAMreport-Lite
User's Guide; click the Documentation link at the lower left corner of the
Installation wizard or see the Autodesk product’s Help system.
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Introduction to Autodesk
Network Licensing Tools
2
Autodesk Network licensing tools include the Network License Manager, the Network License
Activation utility, the FLEXlm configuration tools, and SAMreport-Lite. Each tool is described
in the sections that follow.
Network License Manager
The Network License Manager is used to configure and manage the license
servers. When creating a deployment, the Installation wizard prompts you for
information about the license manager, such as license server model and server
name.
For more information about deploying an Autodesk product from a network
location, see the Network Administrator's Guide, by clicking the Documentation
link at the lower left corner of the Installation wizard and in the Help system.
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System Requirements for the Network License
Manager
Make sure that your network license server meets the minimum recommended
requirements. See the following table for hardware and software requirements.
Hardware and software requirements for the network license server
Hardware/software
Requirement
Notes
Operating system
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP 32-bit
Windows 2003 Server Edition
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server Edition
The Network License Manager
supports Ethernet network configurations only.
Computer/processor
Pentium III or higher
450 Mhz (minimum)
Network interface card
Compatible with existing Ethernet network infrastructure
The Network License Manager
supports multiple network interface cards.
Communication protocol
TCP/IP
The Network License Manager
uses TCP packet types.
Network License Activation Utility
With the Network License Activation utility, you can obtain licenses over the
Internet, which saves time and effort in setting up a network licensed Autodesk
product.
In addition, the utility registers your product, provides automated support for
email if you cannot obtain a license over the Internet, and saves and migrates
license files automatically so that you don't have to.
NOTE It is recommended that you use the Network License Activation utility to
obtain your license file. However, if you are unable to connect to the Internet to
obtain a license file, see Use the Network License Activation Utility on page 37.
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FLEXlm Configuration Tools
The Network License Manager uses FLEXlm® license management technology
from Macrovision Corporation. FLEXlm provides administrative tools that
help to simplify management of network licenses. You can use FLEXlm tools
to monitor network license status, reset licenses lost to a system failure,
troubleshoot license servers, and update existing license files on the fly.
Utilities for License Server Management
FLEXlm provides two utilities for managing the license server. These tools are
located in the [Autodesk product name]\Program Files\Autodesk Network License
Manager folder.
lmtools.exe Provides a Microsoft® Windows graphical user interface for
managing the license server.
lmutil.exe Provides a set of command line options for managing the license
server.
You can use lmtools.exe or lmutil.exe to perform the following server
management tasks:
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Start, stop, and restart the server.
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Configure, update, and reread the license file.
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Diagnose system or license problems.
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View server status, including active license status.
The Options File
Another component of FLEXlm is the Options file. You create this file to set
specific configuration options. For information about creating and using an
options file, see Set Up and Use an Options File on page 45.
Use the Options file to set parameters for the following server-related features:
Report log file A compressed, encrypted file is created that generates accurate
usage reports on license activity for use by SAMreport-Lite. For more
information about SAMreport-Lite, see the SAMreport-Lite User's Guide, which
you can access on the Documentation tab of the menu browser.
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License borrowing If your Autodesk product supports the license borrowing
feature, you can allow users to borrow an Autodesk product license from a
network license server so that they can use the product without being
connected to the license server. A license can be borrowed for a limited period
of time.
License timeout With license timeout, you can set a timeout period on your
license server. When set, license timeout returns a license to the license server
when a connection with the workstation is lost, or if a license is checked out
but the Autodesk product is idle on a workstation for longer than the timeout
period you define.
For more information about configuration options, see Set Up and Use an
Options File on page 45.
For specific information about using FLEXlm configuration tools, see the
FLEXlm documentation by navigating to C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network
License Manager\Docs\FlexUser\LicensingEndUserGuide.pdf.
SAMreport-Lite License Reporting Tool
While not part of the network installation, a version of SAMreport called
SAMreport-Lite is available to help you track network license usage. With
SAMreport-Lite technology from Macrovision Corporation, you can monitor
client usage for Autodesk network licensed products.
SAMreport-Lite generates usage reports in a variety of output formats including
HTML, text, and Report Interchange Format. For more information about the
SAMreport-Lite features and for instructions on installing SAMreport-Lite, see
the SAMreport-Lite User's Guide.
NOTE You can install SAMreport-Lite and access the SAMreport-Lite User's Guide
from the Autodesk product menu browser.
For additional information about SAMreport-Lite, and for updates and fixes
for this feature, visit the Autodesk website at:
www.autodesk.com/samreportlite
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Plan Your Network
Licensing
3
This section contains information that you need to know before you set up a network license
server. The section includes information about supported license server models, license
operation and availability, network license file definitions and parameters, license file examples,
license types and behaviors, and the license server heartbeat signal.
Plan Your License Server Configuration
You must decide which license server model to use for managing your Autodesk
product licenses on a server. Autodesk supports the following network license
server models:
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Single license server model
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Distributed license server model
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Redundant license server model
Single License Server Model
In the single license server model, the Network License Manager is installed on
a single server, so license management and activity is restricted to this server.
A single license file represents the total number of licenses available on the
server.
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Advantages of the Single License Server Model
■
Because all license management takes place on a single server, you have
just one point of administration and one point of failure.
■
Of the three license server models, this configuration requires the least
amount of maintenance.
Disadvantage of the Single License Server Model
■
If the single license server fails, the Autodesk product cannot run until the
server is back online.
Distributed License Server Model
In the distributed license server model, licenses are distributed across more
than one server. A unique license file is required for each server. To create a
distributed license server, you must run the Network License Manager on each
server that is part of the distributed server pool.
Advantages of the Distributed License Server Model
■
Servers can be distributed across a wide area network (WAN); they do not
need to exist on the same subnet.
■
If one server in the distributed server pool fails, the licenses on the
remaining servers are still available.
■
If you need to replace a server in the distributed server pool, you do not
need to rebuild the entire pool.
■
Server replacement is easier than in a redundant server pool, where you
must reactivate the entire pool.
Disadvantage of the Distributed License Server Model
■
If a server in the distributed server pool fails, the licenses on that server
are unavailable.
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Redundant License Server Model
In the redundant license server model, you use three servers to authenticate
a single license file. One server acts as the master, while the other two provide
backup if the master server fails. With this configuration, licenses continue
to be monitored and issued as long as at least two servers are still functional.
The license file on all three servers is the same.You must install the Network
License Manager on each server.
In the redundant license server model, all servers must reside on the same
subnet and have consistent network communications. (Slow, erratic, or dial-up
connections are not supported.)
Advantage of the Redundant License Server Model
■
If one of the three servers fails, all licenses that are managed in the server
pool are still available.
Disadvantages of the Redundant License Server Model
■
If more than one server fails, no licenses are available.
■
All three servers must reside on the same subnet and have reliable network
communications. The redundant server pool doesn't provide network fault
tolerance.
■
If one of the three servers is replaced, the complete redundant server pool
must be rebuilt.
■
If your Autodesk product supports license borrowing and licenses are
borrowed from a redundant license server pool, you must restart the license
server after you stop the Network License Manager.
Learn About Your License
In this section, you learn about license operation and availability, the license
file, license types and behaviors, and the heartbeat signal.
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License Operation and Availability
When a user starts an Autodesk product, the product determines the server
from which it should try to obtain a license. The product then requests a
license through the TCP/IP network protocol to the license server.
If the number of available licenses has not been exceeded on the license server,
the Network License Manager assigns a license to the workstation. A product
session then starts on the workstation, and the number of available licenses
on the license server is reduced by one.
Likewise, when a user exits a product, the Network License Manager frees a
license for another user. If a user runs multiple sessions of an Autodesk product
on an individual workstation, only one license is used. When the last session
is closed, the license is freed.
The following three processes manage the distribution and availability of
licenses:
■
License manager daemon (lmgrd.exe). Handles the original contact with
the application, and then passes the connection to the vendor daemon.
The lmgrd.exe daemon is used to communicate with the vendor daemon
only; lmgrd.exe does not authenticate or dispense licenses, but rather passes
user requests to the vendor daemon. By using this approach, a single
lmgrd.exe daemon can be used by multiple software vendors to provide
license authentication. The lmgrd.exe daemon starts and restarts the vendor
daemons as needed.
■
Autodesk vendor daemon (adskflex.exe). Keeps track of the licenses that
are checked out and the workstations that are using them. Each software
vendor has a unique vendor daemon to manage vendor-specific licensing.
As its name implies, the adskflex.exe vendor daemon is specific to Autodesk
products.
NOTE If the adskflex.exe vendor daemon terminates for any reason, all users lose
their licenses until lmgrd.exe restarts the vendor daemon or the problem causing
the termination is resolved.
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License file. A text file that has vendor-specific license information.
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License Files
The network license file you receive from Autodesk contains licensing
information required for a network installation. You obtain license file data
when you register your Autodesk product.
The license file contains information about network server nodes and vendor
daemons. It also contains an encrypted digital signature that is created when
Autodesk generates the file.
The license file is located in a network location that you specify in the
Deployment wizard. That network location must be accessible to every user
who runs the product from a network installation.
The following table defines each license file parameter.
Definitions of license file parameters
Line
Parameter
Definition
Example
SERVER
Host Name
Host name of the server where the
Network License Manager resides
labserver
Host ID
Ethernet address of the server where
the Network License Manager resides
03D054C0149B
USE_SERVER
[None]
VENDOR
Vendor Daemon
Name of the server-side Autodesk
vendor daemon
adskflex.exe
Port Number
Network port number reserved and
assigned for use only by Autodesk
products running the Autodesk vendor daemon
port=2080
Name
Name of feature code group
SERIES_1
Version
Internal version number reference
1.000
PACKAGE
License Files | 19
Definitions of license file parameters
Line
Parameter
Definition
Example
COMPONENTS
List of feature codes supported in the
package
COMPONENTS=
"526000REVIT_9_OF\
51200ACD_2007_OF\
513001INVBUN_11_OF"
OPTIONS
INCREMENT
OPTIONS=SUITE
SUPERSEDE
Replacement for any existing Increment line of the same feature code
from any license files on the same license server that have a date earlier
than the defined Issue Date
SUPERSEDE
SIGN
Encrypted signature used to authenticate the attributes of the license file
SIGN=0 SIGN2=0
Feature Code
Product supported by the license file
51200ACD_2007_0F
PLIST
If there is an INCREMENT PLIST parameter in the license file, it defines
the priority of license usage when
the same feature code exists on an
INCREMENT line.
Updated PLIST information is ignored in a distributed license server
environment. Periodically, Autodesk
might update the PLIST information
in a network license file.
For instance, you have an existing license file containing PLIST information residing on the first server of a
distributed license server environment. If you purchase another Autodesk product with a license file
containing updated PLIST information, and it resides on a different
INCREMENT PLIST
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Definitions of license file parameters
Line
Parameter
Definition
Example
server in the distributed server environment, the older PLIST data from
the first server is recognized instead
of the newer PLIST data.
To make sure the updated PLIST file
is read obtain a new license file from
Autodesk that contains the latest
PLIST information. Alternatively, you
could add the updated PLIST to the
first server in the distributed license
server environment to make sure
that it is always read.
For more information, see
Example of Additional Parameters in
a License File on page 25
Expiration Date
Amount of time the licenses are
available
permanent
Number of Licenses
Number of licenses supported by the
license file
25
VENDOR_STRING
License usage type and license behavior of the product that is supported
by the license file.
A VENDOR_STRING parameter that
exists under an INCREMENT PLIST
line determines the order in which
product licenses are used, based on
the feature code list.
For more information, see Example
of Additional Parameters in a License
File on page 25.
COMMERCIAL
BORROW
Definition of the license borrowing
period for the licenses defined under
the same increment line.
BORROW=4320
License Files | 21
Definitions of license file parameters
Line
Parameter
Definition
Example
In this example, the maximum period that licenses can be borrowed is
4320 hours (180 days), unless otherwise noted (for example, BORROW=2880 means that licenses can
be borrowed for a maximum of
2880 hours, or 120 days)
License borrowing is disabled when
this parameter is absent in the license file
DUP_GROUP
Definition of multiple license requests when the same user and same
host share the same license
DUP_GROUP=UH
ISSUED
Date that the license file was generated
by Autodesk
15-jul-2006
Serial Number
Serial number of the Autodesk
product
123-12345678
SIGN
Encrypted signature used to authenticate the attributes of the license file
SIGN=6E88EFA8D44C
License File Examples
License file examples are provided in this document to help you understand
how the license files work for your particular network setup. Autodesk provides
a standard license file for individual products and a license file with additional
parameters for products that are sold both individually and as part of a product
set.
■
Standard License File. If you purchase one or more individual products
that are not offered as part of a suite of products, you receive a standard
license file.
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■
Standard License File with Additional Parameters. If you purchase Autodesk
products that are included in a product set and are also sold as an individual
product, you receive a standard license file with additional parameters
included in the license file. The additional parameters define the sequence
for license usage so that the individual product license is used before the
license for the product set.
Autodesk license file examples include a license file not specific to a product,
completed license files for single, distributed, and redundant server models,
a combined product version license file, and an example of additional
parameters added to a standard license file.
Example of a License File Not Specific to a Product
Here is an example of the contents of a license file and the parameters
associated with each line:
SERVER ServerName HostID
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=portnumber
INCREMENT feature_code Adskflex Version ExpDate NumberofLicenses
\
VENDOR_STRING=UsageType:Behavior BORROW=4320 SUPERSEDE \
DUP_GROUP=DupGrp ISSUED=IssueDate SN=SerialNumber SIGN= \
Example of a License File for a Single or
Distributed Server
Here is an example of a completed license file for a single or distributed license
server model:
License File Examples | 23
SERVER XXHP0528 0019bbd68993
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
INCREMENT 57600ACD_2009_0F adskflex 1.000 permanent 5 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 SUPERSEDE \
DUP_GROUP=UH ISSUED=09-Jan-2008 SN=123-12345678 SIGN="1393 \
E368 816E D417 C1CD 7DBD 7B90 1354 D6F0 48FE EBB8 9C84 C3AF \
7D79 BEE1 0181 0655 76FF 996C B707 14B5 D4DE A3FE 0B2D 2D36 \
057C A579 7866 26BF 44E2" SIGN2="1280 943B 53A7 9B93 E00B D967
\
D821 BD37 BE6D B78A F074 B223 88AA 242C DD0A 1292 D56F 4108 \
62CD FA35 E365 0736 A011 7833 8B35 7BFF DAD8 34A8 452F 2EB4"
Example of a License File for a Redundant Server
Here is an example of a completed license file for a redundant license server
model:
SERVER CCN12378042 001cc4874b03 27005
SERVER XXHP0528 0019bbd68993 27005
SERVER CCN12378043 001cc4874b10 27005
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
INCREMENT 57600ACD_2009_0F adskflex 1.000 permanent 5 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 SUPERSEDE \
DUP_GROUP=UH ISSUED=10-Jan-2008 SN=123-12345678 SIGN="11C4 \
CA79 07FC 7AD0 409A 6E04 6E98 D76C 197C 0416 076C B211 1CDD \
D0AB 698B 16BF 7A0E D4F8 1CFE 2985 644F 64CD CECE 0DDB 5951 \
3262 7C31 13A8 F08F 55B2" SIGN2="19A6 FDA3 2ED5 5301 8675 7B81
\
1B0E 451B 19F1 1A99 C8E9 CBA6 8CB3 6AC3 8B38 1519 13F2 2373 \
82AE 55E5 1A25 4952 4458 F3A2 6F28 D25D 1DC0 E066 209B 0953"
NOTE The redundant server model requires the addition of a port number (the
default is 27005) for each server.
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Example of a License File for Combined Autodesk
Product Versions
You can combine a license file for different releases of the same Autodesk
product or for different Autodesk products, and run all products from one
license server. For example, you can combine a license file for AutoCAD 2009
with license files for AutoCAD and AutoCAD Map.
Here is an example of the contents of a combined license file for different
releases:
SERVER XXHP0528 0019bbd68993
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
INCREMENT 57600ACD_2009_0F adskflex 1.000 permanent 5 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 SUPERSEDE \
DUP_GROUP=UH ISSUED=09-Jan-2008 SN=123-12345678 SIGN="1393 \
E368 816E D417 C1CD 7DBD 7B90 1354 D6F0 48FE EBB8 9C84 C3AF \
7D79 BEE1 0181 0655 76FF 996C B707 14B5 D4DE A3FE 0B2D 2D36 \
057C A579 7866 26BF 44E2" SIGN2="1280 943B 53A7 9B93 E00B D967
\
D821 BD37 BE6D B78A F074 B223 88AA 242C DD0A 1292 D56F 4108 \
62CD FA35 E365 0736 A011 7833 8B35 7BFF DAD8 34A8 452F 2EB4"
INCREMENT 54600ACD_2008_0F adskflex 1.000 permanent 3 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 SUPERSEDE \
DUP_GROUP=UH ISSUED=09-Jan-2008 SN=123-12345678 SIGN="1E6E \
4B61 5712 4766 92A0 6782 9EF4 3F47 56A1 1F38 6DE8 C0C7 90AC \
7289 152E 0EA2 CC0D 3F10 577A 0489 CEB6 10D5 FBCC B552 0C9D \
5966 91A6 59F0 2788 FACE" SIGN2="1DDF 3B9D 3392 71D5 AB08 7E05
\
8497 111E 092F 0E54 8DC2 2BED 17C2 2CC1 981B 0EC2 BC15 8F00 \
C79A ABFD 2136 BABA 2EDF E941 EA53 32C6 597F F805 5A8A 599A"
Example of Additional Parameters in a License
File
For Autodesk products that are included in a product set and are also sold as
an individual product, licenses are allocated based on a sequence of priorities
defined in the license file. For those products, information similar to the
following example appears in a license file:
License File Examples | 25
SERVER Server1 1a34567c90d2
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
INCREMENT 54600ACD_2008_0F adskflex 1.000 permanent 5 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 SUPERSEDE \
DUP_GROUP=UH ISSUED=09-Jan-2007 SN=123-12345678 SIGN="0247 \
45D6 87C4 27A5 7F9E F24A ED3D 61E4 6B3B CC5C AD77 B865 9EA8 \
3D62 0792 0F67 19E7 57E7 FAFA A48B D582 335A EC16 1FE5 B70D \
76AB 6488 61CC DE5E F5B7" SIGN2="09FD 0850 7CF1 F447 9F05 9FA3
\
2A0A 38D6 83FC 1746 F3F5 5A72 6250 E002 DE0B 0E6E F88C AC95 \
136F 87F2 A945 E4C4 A97F 44B5 74EE 83F3 3F3E 1579 B981 8994"
INCREMENT PLIST adskflex 1.000 permanent 1 \
VENDOR_STRING=A07:51600ACD
LAND_2007_0F:52200CIV3D_2007_0F;B07:51900AMECH_PP_2007_0F:51300IN
VBUN_11_0F:51400INVPRO_11_0F07:51900AMECH_PP_2007_0F:51300IN
VBUN_11_0F:51400INVPRO_11_0F
SUPERSEDE ISSUED=15-jul-2006 SIGN="14C8 A29F BA92 C89A F132 \
BE66 0206 D8BE F9B7 3FB5 9229 FEB8 2E8D 995E EBB5 1B9E 0142 \
C933 9483 D0D0 CA94 6532 1CB5 37D7 03CD B085 7301 7484 CA71 \
2861" SIGN2="0B21 109E EED0 4863 A6E9 6A65 8C7B 6D0B 0B04 \
2F22 355F 433B 2D81 A540 1D45 55A1 DA71 4024 DA50 35E2 \
0089 3081 724E 860B A11F EBBE 3641 A1D5"
Package License File Examples
Autodesk offers a package license file option, which allows you use a set of
products that are packaged and sold together, while controlling the overall
number of licenses you purchased.
Through package licenses, you receive a single license file to run any
combination of the packaged products, up to the total number of seats
purchased.
For example, if you purchased 100 seats for three Autodesk products, you can
use a single license file to run any combination of three products in that
package, up to 100 seats.
Following are some package license file examples for single, distributed, and
redundant license servers, and one for combined Autodesk product versions.
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Example of a Package License File for a Single
Server
Here is an example of a completed license file for a single license server model:
SERVER Server1 1a34567c90d2
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
PACKAGE SERIES_1 adskflex 1.000 COMPONENTS="54700REVIT_2008_0F \
54600ACD_2008_0F 51300INVBUN_11_0F" OPTIONS=SUITE SUPERSEDE \
ISSUED=09-Jan-2007 SIGN="1707 9EAC CBCB 2405 692E 4A89 \
AA26 30CC 2AC2 D6B3 A61B AB5E 492E 3EBD 0B48 4E75 193A DA82" \
FC45 C009 E360 944A 14BA E99C 9B24 5A1B 4A44 083A BE5F 3827 \
SIGN2="004A FC90 AB47 3F6B 59BC 0E6D 6681 6971 A76A BA52 98E2
\
5671 26B3 0E78 791B 109F 0591 7DC3 F09F 4D8D 4FB7 E341 4A03 \
CD68 1D77 27F8 8555 9CF7 DEDD 9380"
INCREMENT SERIES_1 adskflex 1.000 permanent 100 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 DUP_GROUP=UH \
SUITE_DUP_GROUP=UHV SN=123-12345678 SIGN="1707 9EAC CBCB \
692E 4A89 FC45 C009 E360 944A 14BA E99C 9B24 5A1B 4A44 BE5F \
3827 AA26 30CC 2AC2 D6B3 A61B AB5E 492E 3EBD 0B48 DA82" \
SIGN2="004A FC90 AB47 3F6B 59BC 0E6D 6681 6971 A76A BA52 \
5671 26B3 0E78 791B 109F 0591 7DC3 F09F 4D8D 4FB7 E341 4A03 \
CD68 1D77 27F8 8555 9CF7 DEDD 9380"
Example of a Package License File for a Distributed
Server
Here is an example of a completed license file for a distributed license server
model:
Package License File Examples | 27
SERVER Server1 1a34567c90d2
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
PACKAGE SERIES_1 adskflex 1.000 COMPONENTS="54700REVIT_2008_0F
54600ACD_2008_0F 51300INVBUN_11_0F" OPTIONS=SUITE SUPERSEDE
ISSUED=09-Jan-2007 SIGN="1707 9EAC CBCB 2405 692E 4A89 \
FC45 C009 E360 944A 14BA E99C 9B24 5A1B 4A44 083A BE5F 3827
AA26 30CC 2AC2 D6B3 A61B AB5E 492E 3EBD 0B48 4E75 DA82" \
SIGN2="004A FC90 AB47 3F6B 59BC 0E6D 6681 6971 A76A BA52 \
5671 26B3 0E78 791B 109F 0591 7DC3 F09F 4D8D 4FB7 E341 4A03
CD68 1D77 27F8 8555 9CF7 DEDD 9380"
INCREMENT SERIES_1 adskflex 1.000 permanent 100 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 DUP_GROUP=UH
SUITE_DUP_GROUP=UHV SN=123-12345678 SIGN="1707 9EAC CBCB \
692E 4A89 FC45 C009 E360 944A 14BA E99C 9B24 5A1B 4A44 083A
3827 AA26 30CC 2AC2 D6B3 A61B AB5E 492E 3EBD 0B48 DA82" \
SIGN2="004A FC90 AB47 3F6B 59BC 0E6D 6681 6971 A76A BA52 \
5671 26B3 0E78 791B 109F 0591 7DC3 F09F 4D8D 4FB7 E341 4A03
CD68 1D77 27F8 8555 9CF7 DEDD 9380"
\
\
\
\
\
\
\
Example of a Package License File for a Redundant
Server
Here is an example of a completed license file for a redundant license server
model:
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SERVER Server1 1a34567c90d2 27005
SERVER Server2 2a34567f90d3 27005
SERVER Server3 3a34567b90d4 27005
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
PACKAGE SERIES_1 adskflex 1.000 COMPONENTS="54700REVIT_2008_0F
54600ACD_2008_0F 51300INVBUN_11_0F" OPTIONS=SUITE SUPERSEDE
ISSUED=09-Jan-2007 SIGN="1707 9EAC CBCB 2405 692E 4A89 \
FC45 C009 E360 944A 14BA E99C 9B24 5A1B 4A44 083A BE5F \
AA26 30CC 2AC2 D6B3 A61B AB5E 492E 3EBD 0B48 4E75 DA82" \
SIGN2="004A FC90 AB47 3F6B 59BC 0E6D 6681 6971 A76A BA52 \
5671 26B3 0E78 791B 109F 0591 7DC3 F09F 4D8D 4FB7 E341 4A03
CD68 1D77 27F8 8555 9CF7 DEDD 9380"
INCREMENT SERIES_1 adskflex 1.000 permanent 100 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 DUP_GROUP=UH
SUITE_DUP_GROUP=UHV SN=123-12345678 SIGN="1707 9EAC CBCB \
692E 4A89 FC45 C009 E360 944A 14BA E99C 9B24 5A1B 4A44 BE5F
3827 AA26 30CC 2AC2 D6B3 A61B AB5E 492E 3EBD 0B48 DA82" \
SIGN2="004A FC90 AB47 3F6B 59BC 0E6D 6681 6971 A76A BA52 \
5671 26B3 0E78 791B 109F 0591 7DC3 F09F 4D8D 4FB7 E341 4A03
CD68 1D77 27F8 8555 9CF7 DEDD 9380"
\
\
\
\
\
\
Example of a Package License File for Combined
Autodesk Product Versions
In this example, the first 50 AutoCAD 2009 product (54600ACD_2008_0F)
licenses that are borrowed are decremented against the top Increment line.
The 51st license is decremented from the Package line:
Package License File Examples | 29
SERVER Server1 1a34567c90d2 27005
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
INCREMENT 54600ACD_2008_0F adskflex 1.000 permanent 50 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 SUPERSEDE \
DUP_GROUP=UH ISSUED=09-Jan-2007 SN=123-12345678
SIGN=6E88EFA8D44C \
PACKAGE SERIES_1 adskflex 1.000 COMPONENTS="54700REVIT_2008_0F
54600ACD_2008_0F 51300INVBUN_11_0F" OPTIONS=SUITE SUPERSEDE
ISSUED=09-Jan-2007 SIGN="1707 9EAC CBCB 2405 692E 4A89 \
FC45 C009 E360 944A 14BA E99C 9B24 5A1B 4A44 083A BE5F \
AA26 30CC 2AC2 D6B3 A61B AB5E 492E 3EBD 0B48 4E75 DA82" \
SIGN2="004A FC90 AB47 3F6B 59BC 0E6D 6681 6971 A76A 98E2 \
5671 26B3 0E78 791B 109F 0591 7DC3 F09F 4D8D 4FB7 E341 4A03
CD68 1D77 27F8 8555 9CF7 DEDD 9380"
INCREMENT SERIES_1 adskflex 1.000 permanent 100 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 DUP_GROUP=UH
SUITE_DUP_GROUP=UHV SN=123-12345678 SIGN="1707 9EAC CBCB \
692E 4A89 FC45 C009 E360 944A 14BA E99C 9B24 5A1B 4A44 083A
3827 AA26 30CC 2AC2 D6B3 A61B AB5E 492E 3EBD 0B48 DA82" \
SIGN2="004A FC90 AB47 3F6B 59BC 0E6D 6681 6971 A76A BA52 \
5671 26B3 0E78 791B 109F 0591 7DC3 F09F 4D8D 4FB7 E341 4A03
CD68 1D77 27F8 8555 9CF7 DEDD 9380"
\
\
\
\
\
\
In the following example, the first 150 AutoCAD 2009 product
(54600ACD_2008_0F) licenses that are borrowed are decremented against the
Package/Increment line. The 151st license is decremented from the Increment
line:
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SERVER Server1 1a34567c90d2 27005
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
PACKAGE SERIES_1 adskflex 1.000 COMPONENTS="54700REVIT_2008_0F
54600ACD_2008_0F 51300INVBUN_11_0F" OPTIONS=SUITE SUPERSEDE
ISSUED=09-Jan-2007 SIGN="1707 9EAC CBCB 2405 692E 4A89 \
FC45 C009 E360 944A 14BA E99C 9B24 5A1B 4A44 083A BE5F \
30CC 2AC2 D6B3 A61B AB5E 492E 3EBD 0B48 4E75 193A DA82" \
SIGN2="004A FC90 AB47 3F6B 59BC 0E6D 6681 6971 A76A BA52 \
5671 26B3 0E78 791B 109F 0591 7DC3 F09F 4D8D 4FB7 E341 \
CD68 1D77 27F8 8555 9CF7 DEDD 9380"
INCREMENT SERIES_1 adskflex 1.000 permanent 150 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 DUP_GROUP=UH
SUITE_DUP_GROUP=UHV SN=123-12345678 SIGN="1707 9EAC CBCB \
692E 4A89 FC45 C009 E360 944A 14BA E99C 9B24 5A1B 4A44 \
3827 AA26 30CC 2AC2 D6B3 A61B AB5E 492E 3EBD 0B48 DA82" \
SIGN2="004A FC90 AB47 3F6B 59BC 0E6D 6681 6971 A76A BA52 \
5671 26B3 0E78 791B 109F 0591 7DC3 F09F 4D8D 4FB7 E341 4A03
CD68 1D77 27F8 8555 9CF7 DEDD 9380"
INCREMENT 54600ACD_2008_0F adskflex 1.000 permanent 50 \
VENDOR_STRING=commercial:permanent BORROW=4320 SUPERSEDE \
DUP_GROUP=UH ISSUED=09-Jan-2007 SN=123-12345678 \
SIGN=6E88EFA8D44C
\
\
\
\
License Types and Behaviors
Autodesk supports dynamic product usage and license behaviors. This means
that you can purchase a specific type of behavior with a specific license and
change that license at a later date without having to uninstall and reinstall
the Autodesk product.
License types include the following:
■
Commercial. A license for a product that was purchased commercially.
■
Not for Resale. A license for a product that is not sold commercially.
■
Educational (EDU)/Institution. A license designed specifically for
educational institutions.
■
Student Portfolio. A license for students who are using an Autodesk product
as part of their curriculum.
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License behaviors are as follows:
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Permanent. Enables permanent use of an Autodesk product.
■
Term Extendable. Enables access to an Autodesk product for a limited
period of time. The term can be extended at any time.
■
Term Non-Extendable. Enables an Autodesk product for a limited period
of time. The term cannot be extended.
Heartbeat Signal
When an Autodesk product is running, it communicates with the license
server at regular intervals using a communication method known as the
“heartbeat” signal. If the heartbeat signal is lost, the server tries to reconnect.
If the server cannot reconnect, the user receives a license error.
If the product stops working because it has lost a connection to the server,
you must shut down the product, and then restart it. If the problem causing
the original loss of the heartbeat signal is resolved and there are available
licenses on the server, the program can be restarted.
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Network Licensing Tools
4
This section includes information for updating FlEXlm, installing and configuring the Autodesk
Network License Manager on a network, and installing and using the Network License
Activation utility.
Update FLEXlm from a Previous Version
AutoCAD 2009-based products require FLEXlm version 11.4.1 or later. If you
are currently using a version of FLEXlm that is earlier than 11.4.1, you need to
upgrade to version 11.4.1 or later.
NOTE If the server where you plan to install the Autodesk Network License Manager
has FLEXlm installed for another product, make sure that the version of lmgrd.exe
is the most current version.
To determine what version of FLEXlm is installed, you need to verify the version
of the following four files:
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lmgrd.exe
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lmtools.exe
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lmutil.exe
■
adskflex.exe
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To verify the version of lmutil.exe, lmtools.exe, or adskflex.exe
You should be logged in with Administrator rights when working with the
LMTOOLS utility.
1 Do one of the following:
■
Click Start menu (Windows XP & 2000) ➤ All Programs (or Programs)
➤ Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ LMTOOLS.
■
Right-click the LMTOOLS icon (Windows Vista) on the desktop and
click Run As Administrator.
2 In lmtools.exe, click the Utility tab.
3 On the Utility tab, enter the location of the file, or click the Browse button
to locate the file and click Open. The file location should look something
like this:
C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\lmutil.exe
4 On the Utility tab, click Find Version.
The version number of the file you selected is displayed. If necessary, use
the following procedure to update your version of FLEXlm.
To update FLEXlm
You should be logged in with Administrator rights when working with the
LMTOOLS utility.
1 Back up your license files.
2 Do one of the following:
■
Click Start menu (Windows XP & 2000) ➤ All Programs (or Programs)
➤ Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ LMTOOLS.
■
Right-click the LMTOOLS icon (Windows Vista) on the desktop and
click Run As Administrator.
3 In the LMTOOLS program, click the Start/Stop/Reread tab.
4 On the Start/Stop/Reread tab, click Stop Server.
5 Close lmtools.exe.
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6 Uninstall the Network License Manager. For details about uninstalling
the Network License Manager, see Uninstall the Network License Manager
on page 49.
7 Install the Network License Manager. For details about installing the
Network License Manager, see Install the Autodesk Network License
Manager on page 35.
NOTE Version 11.4.1 of the FLEXlm license manager that ships with AutoCAD
2009-based products is backwards compatible and will administer licenses for the
Autodesk 2008-, 2007-, 2006-, 2005-, 2004-, and 2002-based products.
Install the Autodesk Network License Manager
You can install the Network License Manager before or after you use the
Installation wizard. The order in which you install the network applications
does not matter, as long as you install everything you need and you provide
consistent license server information across the network applications.
If an earlier version of the Network License Manager is already installed on
the computer, you should upgrade by installing the Autodesk Network License
Manager into the same folder where the older version is located. If you choose
a different installation folder, you will have two versions of the Network
License Manager on the computer.
To install the Autodesk Network License Manager
1 In the AutoCAD 2009 Installation wizard, click Install Tools and Utilities.
2 On the Select the Products to Install page, select the Network License
Manager and click Next.
3 Review the Autodesk software license agreement for your country or
region. You must accept this agreement to proceed with the installation.
Choose your country or region, click I Accept, and then click Next.
NOTE If you do not agree to the terms of the license and want to terminate
the installation, click Cancel.
4 On the Review - Configure - Install page, click Configure.
5 Click the Network License Manager tab, if multiple products were selected
in the previous step.
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6 On the Select the Installation Location page, either accept the default
installation path (C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\)
or click [...] to specify a different path. If you enter a path that does not
exist, a new folder is created using the name and location you provide.
Click Configuration Complete.
WARNING Do not install the Network License Manager on a remote drive.
When you install the Network License Manager files, you must provide a path
to a local drive. You must specify the drive letter; the universal naming
convention (UNC) is not supported.
7 Once returned to the Review - Configure - Install page, click Install to
begin installing the Network License Manager and any other selected
tools and utilities.
8 When the Installation Complete page displays, click Finish.
Install the Network License Activation Utility
Install the Network License Activation utility so you will be able to obtain a
license file over the internet.
To install the Network License Activation utility
1 In the AutoCAD 2009 Installation wizard, click Install Tools and Utilities.
2 On the Select the Products to Install page, select Network License
Activation Utility and click Next.
3 Review the Autodesk software license agreement for your country or
region. You must accept this agreement to proceed with the installation.
Choose your country or region, click I Accept, and then click Next.
NOTE If you do not agree to the terms of the license and want to terminate
the installation, click Cancel.
4 On the Review - Configure - Install page, click Configure.
5 Click the Network License Activation Utility tab, if multiple products
were selected in the previous step.
6 On the Select the Installation Location page, either accept the default
installation path (C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License
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Manager\Network License Activation Utility\enu\) or click [...] to specify a
different path. If you enter a path that does not exist, a new folder is
created using the name and location you provide. Click Configuration
Complete.
7 Once returned to the Review - Configure - Install page, click Install to
begin installing the Network License Activation Utility and any other
selected tools and utilities.
8 When the Installation Complete page displays, click Finish.
Use the Network License Activation Utility
With the Network License Activation utility, you can obtain licenses over the
Internet. In addition, it registers your product, provides automated support
for email if you cannot obtain a license over the Internet, and saves and
migrates license files automatically.
When you want to use the Network License Activation utility to obtain a
license file, make sure you have the following information available:
■
License server information, including host name(s) and host ID(s)
■
Serial number of previous product (for upgrades only)
■
Access to a location where license files can be saved
To use your Network License Activation utility (online request)
1 On the Start menu (Windows), click All Programs (or Programs) ➤
Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ AutoCAD 2009 Network
License Activation Utility.
2 On the Obtain a Network License page, make sure Direct Connect (over
the Internet) is active, and then click Next.
3 On the Server Information page, enter the following data:
■
The product serial number of Group ID
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NOTE If you are modifying an existing license file or obtaining a new
license for an existing product, your previously entered information might
be displayed. Make sure that the serial number that is displayed is the
one you want to license. If it is not, enter the correct product serial
number.
■
The license server model
For more information about each license server model, click the ?
button.
■
The server host name
If you don’t know the host name, click the [...] button to locate the
name of each server you plan to use.
NOTE In a Distributed server model, you are limited to a maximum of
20 servers. Once the 20 server limit has been reached, the Add button
disappears.
■
The host ID, for each server host name you entered
If you cannot find the host ID, click Lookup to have the utility
automatically locate the host ID for the server(s).
NOTE If your server has more than one network adapter, select the one
that corresponds to a physical network adapter. To determine which
adapters are physical, enter ipconfig /all at a Windows command prompt
and view the Description field above each physical address. If there is
more than one physical network adapter, you can use any one of them,
as long as it was listed when you ran ipconfig /all. Logical devices such
as VPN adapters, PPP adapters, and modems may be listed but are not
usable for licensing.
■
The number of seats for each license server
If you choose a Distributed server model, the Seats box is displayed.
Enter the number of seats for each license server.
Click Next.
4 On the Confirm Server Information page, review the server information
you entered, and click Next.
5 From the Log In page, enter your User ID and Password and then click
Log In.
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If you don’t have a user account, click the Create a User ID Now link and
follow the instructions to create a new user account.
6 On the Confirm Your Information page, select a profile and click Next.
7 On the License(s) Received page, in the Save License File for [computer
name] field, enter the location where you want to save your license file,
or click Browse to navigate to the location.
NOTE It is recommended that you save your license file to the location where
you installed the Network License Manager.
The content of this page will differ depending on which server model
you selected.
Click Next.
8 On the License Activation Successful page, click Print to save a printed
copy of the license information, or click Done to complete the transaction
and exit the Network Activation utility.
After you receive your license file and save it locally, refer to How to Configure
a License Server on page 7 to configure your license manager.
To use your Network License Activation utility (offline request)
1 On the Start menu (Windows), click All Programs (or Programs) ➤
Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ AutoCAD 2009 Network
License Activation Utility.
2 On the Obtain a Network License page, make sure Direct Connect (over
the Internet) is active, and then click Next.
3 On the Server Information page, enter the following data:
■
The product serial number of Group ID
NOTE If you are modifying an existing license file or obtaining a new
license for an existing product, your previously entered information might
be displayed. Make sure that the serial number that is displayed is the
one you want to license. If it is not, enter the correct product serial
number.
■
The license server model
For more information about each license server model, click the ?
button.
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■
The server host name
If you don’t know the host name, click the [...] button to locate the
name of each server you plan to use.
NOTE In a Distributed server model, you are limited to a maximum of
20 servers. Once the 20 server limit has been reached, the Add button
disappears.
■
The host ID, for each server host name you entered
If you cannot find the host ID, click Lookup to have the utility
automatically locate the host ID for the server(s).
NOTE If your server has more than one network adapter, select the one
that corresponds to a physical network adapter. To determine which
adapters are physical, enter ipconfig /all at a Windows command prompt
and view the Description field above each physical address. If there is
more than one physical network adapter, you can use any one of them,
as long as it was listed when you ran ipconfig /all. Logical devices such
as VPN adapters, PPP adapters, and modems may be listed but are not
usable for licensing.
■
The number of seats for each license server
If you choose a Distributed server model, the Seats box is displayed.
Enter the number of seats for each license server.
Click Next.
4 On the Confirm Server Information page, review the server information
you entered, and click Next.
5 If the Product Registration page is displayed, do all of the following:
■
Choose whether the product will be registered to the Company or
Individual.
■
Select your country or region of residence.
■
Specify whether this is a product upgrade.
Click Next.
6 Enter your personalization data on the Customer Information page and
choose how you’d like to receive your activation code. Click Next.
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7 Review your personalization data on the Confirm Information page and
choose the method you’ll use to submit your request. Click Close.
■
If you submit your request by email, you will be sent your activation
code by the method you specified on the Customer Information page.
■
If you submit your request by fax, phone, or postal mail, the Contact
Autodesk page is displayed containing the Autodesk fax number,
phone number, and mailing address. You can also print your activation
request form.
After you receive your license file and save it locally, refer to How to Configure
a License Server on page 7 to configure your license manager.
NOTE It is recommended that you save your license file to the location where you
installed the Network License Manager.
Obtain the Server Host Name and Host ID
Manually
If you are unable to use the Network License Activation utility to obtain your
server host name and host ID, you can obtain this information manually.
Autodesk uses the server host name, host ID, and product serial number to
generate a license file.
To obtain the information manually, you can use the Windows command
prompt or you can run the lmtools.exe utility. If you use lmtools.exe, do not
run it on a remote workstation.
To obtain the host name and ID using the Windows command prompt
1 Click Start menu (Windows) ➤ All Programs (or Programs) ➤ Accessories
➤ Command Prompt.
2 At the Windows command prompt, enter the following command, and
then press ENTER:
ipconfig /all
3 Locate the Host Name line, and write down the host name.
4 Locate the Physical Address line. Write down the physical address without
the dashes. This is your twelve-character host ID.
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NOTE If your server has more than one network adapter, select the one that
corresponds to a physical network adapter. To determine which adapters are
physical: in the Windows command prompt, enter ipconfig /all, and then
view the Description field above each physical address. If there is more than
one physical network adapter, it does not matter which one you use. You
just need to make sure that it is properly installed and is functional. Devices
such as VPN adapters, PPP adapters, and modems are not valid.
5 Close the Windows command prompt.
To obtain the host name and ID using lmtools.exe
You should be logged in with Administrator rights when working with the
LMTOOLS utility.
1 Do one of the following:
■
Click Start menu (Windows XP & 2000) ➤ All Programs (or Programs)
➤ Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ LMTOOLS.
■
Right-click the LMTOOLS icon (Windows Vista) on the desktop and
click Run As Administrator.
2 In the Lmtools program, click the Systems Settings tab.
3 On the Systems Settings tab, locate the Computer/Hostname box. Copy
the host name and paste the information into a text editor.
4 Locate the Ethernet Address box. The ethernet address is the host ID. It
consists of twelve characters. Write down the information. If your ethernet
address is more than twelve characters, write down the first twelve
characters only.
NOTE If your server has more than one ethernet adapter, select the one that
corresponds to the physical network adapter.
5 Close lmtools.exe.
Configure the License Server
You configure a license server so that you can manage your Autodesk product
licenses. Configure the license server with the lmtools.exe utility.
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To configure the license server
You should be logged in with Administrator rights when working with the
LMTOOLS utility.
1 Do one of the following:
■
Click Start menu (Windows XP & 2000) ➤ All Programs (or Programs)
➤ Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ LMTOOLS.
■
Right-click the LMTOOLS icon (Windows Vista) on the desktop and
click Run As Administrator.
2 In the Lmtools program, on the Service/License File tab, select the
Configure Using Services option.
3 Click the Config Services tab.
4 On the Config Services tab, in the Service Name list, select a service name
or do one of the following:
■
If a service name is selected, verify that it is the one you want to use
to manage licenses.
■
If no service name exists, enter the service name you want to use to
manage licenses.
NOTE If you have more than one software vendor using FLEXlm® for license
management, the Service Name list contains more than one option.
5 In the Path to Lmgrd.exe File box, enter the path to the Network License
Manager daemon (lmgrd.exe), or click Browse to locate the file.
By default, this daemon is installed in the \Program Files\Autodesk Network
License Manager folder.
6 In the Path to the License File box, enter the path to your license file, or
click Browse to locate the file.
7 In the Path to the Debug Log File box, enter a path to create a debug log,
or click Browse to locate an existing log file.
8 To run lmgrd.exe as a service, select Use Services.
9 To automatically start lmgrd.exe when the system starts, select Start Server
at Power Up.
10 Click Save Service to save the new configuration under the service name
you selected in step 4. Click Yes.
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11 Click the Start/Stop/Reread tab.
12 On the Start/Stop/Reread tab, do one of the following:
■
If a service has not yet been defined for Autodesk, click Start Server
to start the license server.
■
If a service for Autodesk is already defined and running, click ReRead
License File to refresh the Network License Manager with any changes
made to the license file or Options file.
The license server starts running and is ready to respond to client
requests.
13 Close lmtools.exe.
Stop and Restart the License Server
Before you can perform any system maintenance on your license server, you
must stop the license server. When you have completed maintenance, you
can restart the license server.
To stop the license server
You should be logged in with Administrator rights when working with the
LMTOOLS utility.
1 Do one of the following:
■
Click Start menu (Windows XP & 2000) ➤ All Programs (or Programs)
➤ Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ LMTOOLS.
■
Right-click the LMTOOLS icon (Windows Vista) on the desktop and
click Run As Administrator.
2 In the Lmtools program, on the Service/License File tab, select the
Configure Using Services option.
3 Select the service name for the license server you want to start manually.
4 Click the Start/Stop/Reread tab.
5 On the Start/Stop/Reread tab, click Stop Server.
6 Close lmtools.exe.
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To restart the license server
You should be logged in with Administrator rights when working with the
LMTOOLS utility.
1 Do one of the following:
■
Click Start menu (Windows XP & 2000) ➤ All Programs (or Programs)
➤ Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ LMTOOLS.
■
Right-click the LMTOOLS icon (Windows Vista) on the desktop and
click Run As Administrator.
2 In the Lmtools program, on the Service/License File tab, select the
Configure Using Services option.
3 Select the service name for the license server you want to start manually.
4 Click the Start/Stop/Reread tab.
5 On the Start/Stop/Reread tab, click Start Server to restart the license server.
Set Up and Use an Options File
With an Options file, you set configuration options for managing licenses on
each license server that you set up. An Options file sets parameters that the
license file reads and the Lmgrd program executes.
If you want have the same license behavior on some or all of your license
servers, you must save the same Options file to each of those license servers.
If you want to specify different license behavior on different license servers,
you must create an Options file for each license behavior. You must save each
Options file to the server where you want specific license behavior.
NOTE For Options file changes to take effect on a license server, you must save
the Options file, and then use lmtools.exe to reread the license file.
With an Options file, you can do the following:
■
Create a Report Log on page 46
■
Configure License Borrowing on page 47
■
Set Up License Timeout on page 48
Here is an example of the contents of an Options file:
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REPORTLOG=c:\test\report.rl
BORROW_LOWWATER Autodesk_f1 3
TIMEOUT Autodesk_f1 7200
You can also set up advanced license parameters, such as reserving a license,
restricting license usage, or defining groups of users. To learn more about
setting advanced Options file parameters, see the FLEXlm documentation in
the Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\docs\FlexUser folder.
To create an Options file
You should be logged in with Administrator rights when working with the
LMTOOLS utility.
1 Open a text editor, enter the parameters you want, and then save the
document as a file named adskflex.opt to the same location where you
saved the license file.
NOTE Make sure you save the file with the extension .opt. The default
extension .txt is not recognized by the Network License Manager.
2 Do one of the following:
■
Click Start menu (Windows XP & 2000) ➤ All Programs (or Programs)
➤ Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ LMTOOLS.
■
Right-click the LMTOOLS icon (Windows Vista) on the desktop and
click Run As Administrator.
3 In the Lmtools program, on the Start/Stop/Reread tab, click ReRead License
File.
4 Close lmtools.exe.
Create a Report Log
In the Options file, you can create a report log file that is used with
SAMreport-Lite.
To create a report log
1 In a text editor, open the Options file, adskflex.opt.
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2 In the Options file, enter the following syntax on its own line (with
REPORTLOG entered in uppercase, as shown):
REPORTLOG [+]report_log_path
For example, the syntax REPORTLOG +"c:\My Documents\report.rl"
means that a report log named report.rl is located in the folder c:\My
Documents.
NOTE Path names that contain spaces must be enclosed in quotation marks.
In the REPORTLOG syntax, “[+]” means that entries to the log file you
create are appended rather than replaced each time the Network License
Manager is restarted. (It is recommended that you use this option so that
you retain a history of log entries.)
Configure License Borrowing
If your Autodesk product supports the license borrowing feature, you can use
the Options file to configure license borrowing options. For example, you can
define the maximum number of licenses that cannot be borrowed from your
network at any one time. In addition, you can define which users can borrow
an Autodesk product license. Licenses are borrowed per user, not per machine.
NOTE If your Autodesk product supports license borrowing, and licenses are
borrowed from a redundant license server pool, you must restart the license server
after you stop the Network License Manager.
At the end of a borrow period, the borrowed license is automatically disabled
on the user's computer and becomes available again on the license server.
Users can also return a license before a borrow period has ended.
To set license borrowing parameters
1 In the Options file, enter the following syntax on its own line (with
BORROW_LOWWATER entered in uppercase, as shown):
BORROW_LOWWATER feature_code n
In the BORROW syntax, “feature_code” is the name of the product in
the license file, and “n” is the number of licenses that cannot be borrowed.
For example, the syntax BORROW_LOWWATER Autodesk_f1 3 means
that for the product Autodesk_f1, three licenses cannot be borrowed from
the license server.
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2 Enter the following syntax on the next line (with MAX_BORROW_HOURS
entered in uppercase, as shown):
MAX_BORROW_HOURS feature_code n
In this syntax, “n” is the number of hours that a license can be borrowed.
For example, the syntax MAX_BORROW_HOURS Autodesk_f1 360 means
that for product Autodesk_f1, licenses can be borrowed for 360 hours, or
15 days.
NOTE Licenses are borrowed in increments of 24 hours only. Any number
that is more than a 24-hour increment is not used. For example, the number
365 would be rounded down to 360 hours, or 15 days.
For more information about setting up the license borrowing feature, see the
FLEXlm documentation in the Program Files\Autodesk Network License
Manager\Docs\FlexUser folder.
NOTE Users can borrow a license in an Autodesk product by clicking the Tools
menu ➤ License Borrowing, or by entering borrowlicense on the Autodesk product
command line. Help for this feature is available in the Borrow a License for [Autodesk
product name] window and in \Program Files\[Autodesk product
name]\Help\[Autodesk product name]_brw.chm.
Set Up License Timeout
License timeout is set in the Options file to determine how long a product
session can be idle before the license is reclaimed by the license server. When
you set this flag in the Options file, a user's license is reclaimed by the license
server if the product is idle on a workstation for more than the timeout period
you define.
If a user's license is lost because of the idle timeout, the product attempts to
claim a new license once the user uses the product again. If no license is
available, the user can save work before the product shuts down.
To set license timeout parameters
■
In the Options file, enter the following syntax on its own line (with
TIMEOUT entered in uppercase, as shown):
TIMEOUT feature_code n
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In the TIMEOUT syntax, “feature_code” is the name of the product (referred
to in the INCREMENT line in the license file), and “n” is the number of
seconds before an inactive license is reclaimed by the license server.
For example, the syntax TIMEOUT Autodesk_f1 7200 means that for the
product Autodesk_f1, the license timeout period is set for 7200 seconds,
or two hours.
For more information about using the license timeout feature, see the FLEXlm
documentation in the Program Files\Autodesk Network License
Manager\Docs\FlexUser folder.
Uninstall the Network License Manager
You can uninstall the Network License Manager from the license server. When
you uninstall the Network License Manager, licenses are no longer available
to your users.
To uninstall the Network License Manager
1 Do one of the following:
■
Click Start menu (Windows XP & 2000) ➤ All Programs (or Programs)
➤ Autodesk ➤ Network License Manager ➤ LMTOOLS.
■
Right-click the LMTOOLS icon (Windows Vista) on the desktop and
click Run As Administrator.
2 In the Lmtools program, click the Start/Stop/Reread tab.
3 On the Start/Stop/Reread tab, click Stop Server.
4 Close lmtools.exe.
5 In the Windows Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
6 In the Add/Remove Programs window, click Autodesk Network License
Manager. Click Remove.
7 If prompted, restart your computer.
NOTE You must manually delete files that you created for use with the Network
License Manager (such as log files, license files, and the Options file). They are not
automatically deleted when you uninstall the Network License Manager.
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Glossary
adskflex.exe The Autodesk vendor daemon used with the FLEXlm license
technology. This daemon keeps track of the Autodesk licenses that are checked
out and the workstations that are using the licenses.
ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE In a distributed license server configuration, the
environment variable used to point a workstation to the distributed license
servers.
borrowed license A license that allows you to use an Autodesk product for
a limited period of time without having to buy a separate license or have
network access to the license server. Previous versions of your Autodesk product
may have used the License Configuration Switcher.
daemon A program that runs continuously in the background of a computer.
The daemon handles requests from the computer and then forwards the
requests to other programs or processes. The Network License Manager uses
two daemons: the vendor daemon (adskflex.exe) and the license manager
daemon (lmgrd.exe).
debug log file A file used with FLEXlm to log connection activity (such as
license failure or starting and stopping) between the Network License Manager
and the workstation.
deployment The files and folders created on a server and used by workstations
to install Autodesk programs.
distributed server A license server configuration option in which several
servers are used to manage license distribution. Each distributed license server
has a unique license file and a fixed number of licenses. If one distributed
license server fails, the other servers are still able to distribute their licenses.
ethernet address See host ID.
FLEXlm The Macrovision Corporation license management technology
implemented in the Autodesk family of products.
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heartbeat signal The communication signal between the Network License
Manager and the workstation to verify that the workstation is accessible and
has an active Autodesk product session running.
host ID The unique hardware address of a network adapter. Also known as
ethernet address or physical address.
host name The TCP/IP name associated with a computer. FLEXlm technology
uses the host name as a parameter; the host name must be distinguished from
the NetBIOS (server) name.
idle A state of inactivity in your product that prompts a network license server
to reclaim a license. Your product may be considered idle for a number of
reasons, such as when there have been no keystrokes or mouse clicks within
the product or if no commands, LISP expressions, menu macros, or scripts are
in progress for the period of time that is defined in the Options file. See also
license timeout.
JRE (Java Runtime Environment) A program that is required to run Java
programs. This program must be installed with SAMreport-Lite.
license configuration switcher See borrowed license.
license file A file used with FLEXlm that controls the number of available
seats. This file must be in ASCII plain text format.
license server A server that contains the Network License Manager.
license timeout A feature that allows you to set up a timeout period on your
license server to automatically return an idle license to the server so that it is
available for use again.
licpath.lic In both single and redundant server configurations, the file used to
point the workstation to the FLEXlm license server. Licpath.lic is located in
the root installation folder.
lmgrd.exe The license manager daemon. This daemon handles the original
contact with the program, and then passes the connection to the vendor
demon, adskflex.exe.
lmtools.exe A graphical user interface utility used to administer the FLEXlm
license technology. (Lmutil.exe is the command line version of this utility.)
lmutil.exe A command line utility used to administer the FLEXlm license
technology. (Lmtools.exe is the graphical user interface version of this utility.)
master daemon See lmgrd.exe.
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Network License Activation utility A utility that allows network
administrators to license and authorize network versions of an Autodesk
product over the Internet.
network license installation A type of installation that requires you to install
and run the Network License Manager from a network server. You must install
and configure the Network License Manager before clients can run the
Autodesk product.
Network License Manager The technology used by Autodesk for network
license management.
Options file The file used by FLEXlm to control license manager parameters,
such as reserving licenses and creating report logs used with SAMreport-Lite.
physical address See host ID.
redundant server A license server configuration option in which three servers
are used to administer licenses. The redundant servers share a license file and
a pool of licenses. The redundant server pool remains functional as long as
two of the three servers are running.
report log file A file used with FLEXlm and SAMreport-Lite. This log file
provides information about network license usage. The Options file creates
the report log.
runtree The location of Autodesk product program files, such as acad.exe.
SAMreport-Lite A version of Macrovision Corporation's SAMreport tool.
SAMreport-Lite is included on the Autodesk product CD-ROM.
vendor daemon See adskflex.exe.
workstation A desktop computer used by an individual user on a network.
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Index
A
activating programs 37
AdLM (Network License Manager) 11
ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE environment
variable 51
adskflex.exe (Autodesk vendor
daemon) 18, 33
Autodesk License Manager 11
Autodesk vendor daemon 33
B
borrowing licenses
47
F
FLEXlm tools 13, 33, 45
about 13
Options file 45
updating 33
H
heartbeat signals
host IDs 41
host names 41
32
I
C
cascading license files 25
configuring 7, 42, 45, 47
license borrowing 47
license servers 7, 42, 45
installation 1–2, 9, 35–36
Network License Activation
utility 2, 36
Network License Manager 1, 35
SAMreport-Lite 9
Installation wizard 11
D
daemons 18, 33
license manager daemons 18
vendor daemons 18
versions of 33
distributed license server model 16, 23,
27
about 16
license file example 23
package license files 27
E
Ethernet address
41
J
Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
JRE (Java Runtime Environment)
52
52
L
license borrowing 47
license files 7, 19, 22, 25–26
about 19
additional parameters in 25
examples 22
location 7
package examples 26
license manager daemon 18, 33
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license servers 7, 13, 15, 32, 41–42, 44–
45
configuring 7, 42, 45
heartbeat signals 32
host IDs and host names 41
management utilities 13
models 15
stopping and restarting 44
types of 15
license timeout 48
licenses 7, 11–13, 17–19, 31–32, 45, 48
about 17
assigning 18
behaviors (term limits) 32, 45
FLEXlm tools 13
license files 19
license servers 7
license timeout 48
Network License Authorization
utility 12
Network License Manager 11
types of 31
lmgrd.exe (license manager
daemon) 18, 33
lmtools.exe utility 33, 41
lmutil.exe utility 33
log files 46
report log files 46
N
Network License Activation utility 2,
12, 36–37
network license installations 11, 15, 31,
33, 45, 47–48
license behaviors 45
license borrowing 47
license timeout 48
planning 15
tools and utilities 11, 33
types of 31
Network License Manager 1, 11, 15, 18,
35, 49
about 11
assigning licenses 18
installing 1, 35
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license server models 15
uninstalling 49
upgrading 35
Not for Resale licenses 31
O
Options file (FLEXlm tools)
45
P
package license files 26
Permanent licenses 32
physical address 41
R
redundant license server model
28
about 17
license file example 24
package license files 28
report log files 46
runtree file location 53
17, 24,
S
SAMreport-Lite 9, 14
about 14
installing 9
servers 7, 41, 44
host IDs and host names 41
license servers 7
stopping and restarting 44
single license server model 15, 23, 27
about 15
license file example 23
package license files 27
Student Portfolio licenses 31
T
TCP/IP names 41
Term Extendable licenses 32
Term Non-Extendable licenses
32
U
V
updating 33
FLEXlm tools 33
upgrading 35
Network License Manager
vendor daemons
18, 33
35
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