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*Klocko, Jason
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AcadR14 on Network

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08-17-1999 08:03 AM
I have 8 network nodes of AcadR14 on a NT network.
What I am trying to accomplish is to have the ADLM or anything else to let
me know if a CAD station has sat idle for a certain period of time to
release its license for others to use.
*VanDenHoek, Eric
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Re: AcadR14 on Network

08-17-1999 08:03 AM in reply to: *Klocko, Jason
The only thing I know that will accomplish a portion of your goal is the
"zombie timeout" setting.

Once a connection is lost, this setting will "timeout" then release the
license.

See below:

To change server settings

<> Show Installation Guide

1 Use one of the following methods to start the AdLM Control utility:

Windows NT 3.51. In the Control Panel, double-click the AdLM icon.
Windows 95 or NT 4.0. From the Start menu, choose Settings Control
Panel. Double-click the AdLM icon.

2 Stop the server if it is running.
3 Choose Settings.
4 In the Settings dialog box, set any of the following:
Under Key Directory, enter the full path for the directory you want to
use to store license keys.

By default, the key directory is the directory you specified for the
License Manager files during installation. The directory you specify
here must match the directory you specify using the AdLM Admin utility.
Note Changing the path requires that the Autodesk License Manager is
authorized. See "Authorizing AutoCAD."
If the License Manager is on the same computer, you do not need to
obtain a new authorization code.

Under Log File Name, enter the full path for the log file and a log
file name.

The log file records license information that is used by the AdLM Report
utility. If you plan to use the AdLM Report utility, you must first run
DDE Server. This utility requires the correct location of the log file.
If it cannot locate the log file, it will prompt you to specify it. For
more information, see AdLM online help.

Under Log File Size Limit, enter a maximum size for the log file. It is
recommended that you limit the size of the log file to 1 megabyte.
Leave the Resource File box blank. The Autodesk License Manager does
not use a resource file.
Under Start Time, specify the amount of time you want to wait before
the server launches.

********HERE!!!!************
Under Zombie Timeout, enter the amount of time you want the License
Manager to hold a license after it can no longer communicate with
AutoCAD. After the Zombie Timeout elapses, the License Manager will
reissue the license to the next AutoCAD user that requests one.

Under Verbosity, specify the level of detail you want included in the
log file.

Experiment with different settings to determine the level of detail that
suits your needs.

5 Choose OK.
6 Restart the server.

To change server settings

<> Show Installation Guide

1 Use one of the following methods to start the AdLM Control utility:

Windows NT 3.51. In the Control Panel, double-click the AdLM icon.
Windows 95 or NT 4.0. From the Start menu, choose Settings Control
Panel. Double-click the AdLM icon.

2 Stop the server if it is running.
3 Choose Settings.
4 In the Settings dialog box, set any of the following:
Under Key Directory, enter the full path for the directory you want to
use to store license keys.

By default, the key directory is the directory you specified for the
License Manager files during installation. The directory you specify
here must match the directory you specify using the AdLM Admin utility.
Note Changing the path requires that the Autodesk License Manager is
authorized. See "Authorizing AutoCAD."
If the License Manager is on the same computer, you do not need to
obtain a new authorization code.

Under Log File Name, enter the full path for the log file and a log
file name.

The log file records license information that is used by the AdLM Report
utility. If you plan to use the AdLM Report utility, you must first run
DDE Server. This utility requires the correct location of the log file.
If it cannot locate the log file, it will prompt you to specify it. For
more information, see AdLM online help.

Under Log File Size Limit, enter a maximum size for the log file. It is
recommended that you limit the size of the log file to 1 megabyte.
Leave the Resource File box blank. The Autodesk License Manager does
not use a resource file.
Under Start Time, specify the amount of time you want to wait before
the server launches.
Under Zombie Timeout, enter the amount of time you want the License
Manager to hold a license after it can no longer communicate with
AutoCAD. After the Zombie Timeout elapses, the License Manager will
reissue the license to the next AutoCAD user that requests one.

Under Verbosity, specify the level of detail you want included in the
log file.

Experiment with different settings to determine the level of detail that
suits your needs.

5 Choose OK.
6 Restart the server.

Jason Klocko wrote:
>
> I have 8 network nodes of AcadR14 on a NT network.
> What I am trying to accomplish is to have the ADLM or anything else to let
> me know if a CAD station has sat idle for a certain period of time to
> release its license for others to use.

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