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*Sandberg, Lars
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ADLM license problems

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10-11-1999 04:43 AM
Hi

By one of our costumers we did discover an strange problem.

Because of their Novell 5.x server which uses the IPX protocol, they
use an Win NT4 Workstation as the ADLM server, which is in the same
workgroup/ domain as the CAD seats. They use the TCP/IP protocol in
the workgroup.
The ADLM software is installed from the MDT R4 CD. However the
costumer wants to use R14 and MDT R3 until all licenses is updated to
R4 and acad 2000.
The ACADSERVER environment variable on each clint PC was set to point
at the static IP-adress from the ADLM server.
They do have authorization for the following feature codes:

140 (ACAD R14): 15 licenses
191 (MDT R3): 12 licenses

As you without doubt could guess by now, MDT R3 as well as ACAD R14
won't startup because of missing licenses.

From the client CAD seats (all NT 4.0 Workstation), it is possible to
ping the computer with the ADLM. It is also possible to detect the
server with the feature codes from the client pc's with the "ADLM:
TCP/IP Query license Servers" utility, so far it looks good. But with
the Network Toolbox utility (www.jriver.com) we did scan for the UDP
port 1422 on the IP-adress from the ADLM server, and there was no
response on port 1422, however other services like printer was
available. I think that the problem is there but why?

Does anybody have a clue?

Best Regards/ Med venlig hilsen
Lars Sandberg

TechSolution
Mechanical Solution Center
_______________________________________________

E-mail: info@techsolution.dk TechSolution
Phone: +45 75 82 93 44 Borgvold 12b
Fax: +45 75 82 80 62 DK-7100 Vejle
web: www.techsolution.dk Denmark, Europe
*Lust, Peter
Message 2 of 5 (190 Views)

Re: ADLM license problems

10-11-1999 06:46 AM in reply to: *Sandberg, Lars
It's not possible to update without loosin' the old licenses!
So if you've updated the servercode to Acad2000, then R14 will not work
anymore!

Lars Sandberg wrote in message ...
>Hi
>
>By one of our costumers we did discover an strange problem.
>
>Because of their Novell 5.x server which uses the IPX protocol, they
>use an Win NT4 Workstation as the ADLM server, which is in the same
>workgroup/ domain as the CAD seats. They use the TCP/IP protocol in
>the workgroup.
>The ADLM software is installed from the MDT R4 CD. However the
>costumer wants to use R14 and MDT R3 until all licenses is updated to
>R4 and acad 2000.
>The ACADSERVER environment variable on each clint PC was set to point
>at the static IP-adress from the ADLM server.
>They do have authorization for the following feature codes:
>
>140 (ACAD R14): 15 licenses
>191 (MDT R3): 12 licenses
>
>As you without doubt could guess by now, MDT R3 as well as ACAD R14
>won't startup because of missing licenses.
>
>From the client CAD seats (all NT 4.0 Workstation), it is possible to
>ping the computer with the ADLM. It is also possible to detect the
>server with the feature codes from the client pc's with the "ADLM:
>TCP/IP Query license Servers" utility, so far it looks good. But with
>the Network Toolbox utility (www.jriver.com) we did scan for the UDP
>port 1422 on the IP-adress from the ADLM server, and there was no
>response on port 1422, however other services like printer was
>available. I think that the problem is there but why?
>
>Does anybody have a clue?
>
>
>Best Regards/ Med venlig hilsen
>Lars Sandberg
>
>
>TechSolution
>Mechanical Solution Center
>_______________________________________________
>
>E-mail: info@techsolution.dk TechSolution
>Phone: +45 75 82 93 44 Borgvold 12b
>Fax: +45 75 82 80 62 DK-7100 Vejle
>web: www.techsolution.dk Denmark, Europe
*Sandberg, Lars
Message 3 of 5 (190 Views)

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10-11-1999 07:15 AM in reply to: *Sandberg, Lars
In article <7tsq00$9q711@adesknews2.autodesk.com>, peter.lust@cad-
company.nl says...
> It's not possible to update without loosin' the old licenses!
> So if you've updated the servercode to Acad2000, then R14 will not work
> anymore!
>
>
Hi, thanks for the answer, but we did get new autorization codes based
on the new server code for the following licenses as mentioned below.
140 (ACAD R14): 15 licenses
191 (MDT R3): 12 licenses

The new ADLM software allow according to my information both R14, A2K,
MDT R3 and R4 to coexist at the same time during the different feature
codes. So that shouldnt be any problem.

Best Regards/ Med venlig hilsen
Lars Sandberg

TechSolution
Mechanical Solution Center
_______________________________________________

E-mail: info@techsolution.dk TechSolution
Phone: +45 75 82 93 44 Borgvold 12b
Fax: +45 75 82 80 62 DK-7100 Vejle
web: www.techsolution.dk Denmark, Europe
*[Autodesk], jerry milana
Message 4 of 5 (190 Views)

Re:

10-11-1999 09:03 AM in reply to: *Sandberg, Lars
Peter,

Not true. AdLM is specifically designed to allow you to run both versions
during a transition period which is permitted by the license agreement for
60 days.

Lars,
The problem I detect here is the fact that you are setting ACADSERVER to an
IP address. This usually will not work. Per our documentation, ACADSERVER
should be set to the hostname of the license server. You must also be able
to ping all systems running AutoCAD ot the license manager by hostname.
Pinging by IP address is not good enough. So, look for a name resolution
problem on your network.

Jerry Milana,
Autodesk Product Support

Peter Lust wrote:

> It's not possible to update without loosin' the old licenses!
> So if you've updated the servercode to Acad2000, then R14 will not work
> anymore!
>
> Lars Sandberg wrote in message ...
> >Hi
> >
> >By one of our costumers we did discover an strange problem.
> >
> >Because of their Novell 5.x server which uses the IPX protocol, they
> >use an Win NT4 Workstation as the ADLM server, which is in the same
> >workgroup/ domain as the CAD seats. They use the TCP/IP protocol in
> >the workgroup.
> >The ADLM software is installed from the MDT R4 CD. However the
> >costumer wants to use R14 and MDT R3 until all licenses is updated to
> >R4 and acad 2000.
> >The ACADSERVER environment variable on each clint PC was set to point
> >at the static IP-adress from the ADLM server.
> >They do have authorization for the following feature codes:
> >
> >140 (ACAD R14): 15 licenses
> >191 (MDT R3): 12 licenses
> >
> >As you without doubt could guess by now, MDT R3 as well as ACAD R14
> >won't startup because of missing licenses.
> >
> >From the client CAD seats (all NT 4.0 Workstation), it is possible to
> >ping the computer with the ADLM. It is also possible to detect the
> >server with the feature codes from the client pc's with the "ADLM:
> >TCP/IP Query license Servers" utility, so far it looks good. But with
> >the Network Toolbox utility (www.jriver.com) we did scan for the UDP
> >port 1422 on the IP-adress from the ADLM server, and there was no
> >response on port 1422, however other services like printer was
> >available. I think that the problem is there but why?
> >
> >Does anybody have a clue?
> >
> >
> >Best Regards/ Med venlig hilsen
> >Lars Sandberg
> >
> >
> >TechSolution
> >Mechanical Solution Center
> >_______________________________________________
> >
> >E-mail: info@techsolution.dk TechSolution
> >Phone: +45 75 82 93 44 Borgvold 12b
> >Fax: +45 75 82 80 62 DK-7100 Vejle
> >web: www.techsolution.dk Denmark, Europe
*Sandberg, Lars
Message 5 of 5 (190 Views)

Re:

10-11-1999 11:43 PM in reply to: *Sandberg, Lars
In article <38020A60.C0455B78@autodesk.com>, milanaj@autodesk.com
says...
>
> Lars,
> The problem I detect here is the fact that you are setting ACADSERVER to an
> IP address. This usually will not work. Per our documentation, ACADSERVER
> should be set to the hostname of the license server. You must also be able
> to ping all systems running AutoCAD ot the license manager by hostname.
> Pinging by IP address is not good enough. So, look for a name resolution
> problem on your network.
>
> Jerry Milana,
> Autodesk Product Support
>

Thanks for the answer. In fact during our first attempt we did try to
use the hostnames instead but without luck.
When pinging the hostname Network Toolbox also returns the IP-adress,
so the DNS must be okay (i think).
It seems to me that we do have another kind of problem there.

Best Regards/ Med venlig hilsen
Lars Sandberg

TechSolution
Mechanical Solution Center
_______________________________________________

E-mail: info@techsolution.dk TechSolution
Phone: +45 75 82 93 44 Borgvold 12b
Fax: +45 75 82 80 62 DK-7100 Vejle
web: www.techsolution.dk Denmark, Europe

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