our company currently using Autocad 2011 and we will be upgrading the application to Autocad 2012 and install it to windows 7 os.
The issue is, how to transfer the network license server from the server to a new server. And how to set-up the client server's connection if the NLS has been changed? Do we have to uninstall the NLS from the old and re install to new server with new license key?
Thank you in advance.
Yes. Install the NLM on a new server. Get a new license file for AutoCAD 2012 from Autodesk and configure the NLM to run it. If your product is under Subscription, it will allow you to continue to run your 2011 product. Once complete, retire your old NLM server and point your clients to the new server.
This can be accomplished by launching AutoCAD and specifying the license server system in the license finder box, or by editing the LICPATH.LIC file in the root folder of the AutoCAD program, or by creating an system environment variable on the client named ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE with the value @SERVERNAME where servername is the hostname of your new NLM server.
To get your new .LIC file, please call Autodesk Product Registration and Authorization:
1-800-551-1490 > Option 1 (English) > Option 2 > Network
You will need to provide your serial number and ethernet ID of the new license server.
www.licenseparser.com > This will break down your current license file into plain english and you will find the serial number there.
You should download the lastest server tools here:
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Will it be soon be possible to transfer the license (as is possible with standalone workstation) from one server to another, so that it is not required to contact the authorization center?
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