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Atomheartmother
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Registered: ‎04-23-2012
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Cannot start Autocad 2012 as restricted user (network license)

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04-23-2012 06:43 AM

I have an issue starting Autocad 2012 as restricted user on a Win 7 Client (32bit). When I try to start Autocad 2012 (as restricted user, even as power user) I got an error:

"The security system (softlock license manager) is not functioning or is improperly installed."

Changing group permission of the "restricted" user to local administrative permission makes autocad running fine. No problems anymore. But this workaround is no solution because it is in conflict with our security policy.

I'm searching for a solution, where the user is still in the restriced user group, but I have no problem to change security permissions for files, folders, registry-settings, services, etc.

 

My configuration:

Client: Win 7 Enterprise, 32bit, SP1, all actual Win-Patches applied, Autocad 2012 SP1 (newest version), Client joined in Domain (Active Directory)

License Server: Win 2008 R2, 64bit, SP1, all actual Win-Patches applied, Server joined in Domain (Active Directory)

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Cheers,

Martin

 

 

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TravisNave
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Re: Cannot start Autocad 2012 as restricted user (network license)

04-23-2012 09:27 AM in reply to: Atomheartmother

I don't see any reason you can't give the user local admin or power user privileges on their own machine.  However, if the policy is too militant to allow this, then you might consider giving full permissions to the C:\ProgramData\Flexnet folder as a start.  If you're using UAC, disable that as well.

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Atomheartmother
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Re: Cannot start Autocad 2012 as restricted user (network license)

04-23-2012 10:31 PM in reply to: TravisNave

The reason is, thats this is a school here and many students are (only) interested to demolish the computerinstallation.

UAC is disabled!

The Folder " C:\ProgramData\Flexnet " is only existent, when you use a local licence, not a network licence!

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TravisNave
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Re: Cannot start Autocad 2012 as restricted user (network license)

04-24-2012 08:13 AM in reply to: Atomheartmother

I wasn't aware that you were in a student lab environment.  Set the application to always run as Administrator.  See if that works.

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Matchimus
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Re: Cannot start Autocad 2012 as restricted user (network license)

05-09-2012 02:57 PM in reply to: TravisNave

Still no answer for this?

 

Very sloppy programming.

 

How do you people expect students to learn? Go to school right?

 

As an admin I cannot and will not give everyone admin permissions, it's just asking for trouble. So, we all need a valid WORKING solution to domain environments.

 

I have been waiting THREE YEARS for an answer to this. How do I deploy service packs? I can't. I have to go around to over 100 machines and install 8 differnt service packs for each one.

 

You can guess this makes me very very angry!

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