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Autodesk Network License Manager 2012 VM?

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12-05-2011 11:18 AM

Can Autodesk Network License Manager 2012 be installed in a VM using Windows 2008? We are trying to move away from having a physical server.


I have read the other post but have yet to get a YES or NO.

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Re: Autodesk Network License Manager 2012 VM?

12-06-2011 07:20 AM in reply to: danelly77

Yes.  Works fine.  You'll want to hard code your MAC address on your virtual NIC since virtual machines tend to randomly change physical addresses frequently. 

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Re: Autodesk Network License Manager 2012 VM?

12-12-2011 06:55 AM in reply to: danelly77

To be precise,

Autodesk supports virtualization for the Autodesk Network License Manager only under Windows 2008 or Windows 2003 R2 servers running on VMware® ESX3.5 (Update 3) or 4.0

VMware Workstations or other types of virtualization systems are not supported.


Please refer to the Windows System Requirements for the Network License Manager

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Re: Autodesk Network License Manager 2012 VM?

12-13-2011 08:03 AM in reply to: danelly77

If your system meet the requirements, you may want to read the documentation that can be found here:


You need to get a new license file to reflect the new Host ID and MAC Address, add Firewall exclusions to Port 2080 and 27000-27009. Just like setting up Network License Manager from scratch.



Hope this helps.


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