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taloxley
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Convert Single to Network License?

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07-07-2000 08:11 AM
We have 80 some seats of AcadR14. Most of these have been installed as single seat local installs.
We have just recently gone through and changes the majority of licensing to network.
(Why it was not done years ago I have no idea.)
Is there a way to "convert" a single seat installed client to a network license?
The application is installed and running using the single seat license, cd-key, and authorization code.
We want to be able to "turn-off" the single seat licenseing and point the installation at the license server where our
78 license pool resides.

Thanks in advance,
Tod
*martin, jason
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Re: Convert Single to Network License?

07-07-2000 08:26 AM in reply to: taloxley
There is no "supported" way to convert a stand alone install into an ADLM
aware install. There are some rumors that some people have made it work
without re-installing but I've not seen any detail about how, and Autodesk
won't support it anyway.

I've not seen any manual specifically for ADLM but it's really pretty
simple. Your installation guide should have a chapter on Install in and
Using Autocad on a network that will walk you thru the basic steps.

Basic things that you need to do are:
1. Install the ADLM on a machine and get the auth code from Autodesk
2. Build a Client Deployment (Follow the bouncing ball mostly, you'll
need some space on a server that everyone can get to for the "image")
3. Copy all of your customized files from the local machine to another
folder
4. Uninstall the local copies of Autocad
5. Install the client deployment to the local workstations
6. Copy your customized files back over the newly installed files (back
them up first)



for additional documentation on AdLM you may want to visit
http://www3.autodesk.com/adsk/support/troubleshoot/0,,123882--125452-20022_2
1843,00.html
and
http://www3.autodesk.com/adsk/support/troubleshoot/0,,123882--125452-20021_2
1843,00.html

The first URL is the AutoCAD 2000 Network Tech doc index, the second is the
Release 14 Network index. License management issues for 2000 and Release 14
are essentially the same.



Watch out for the URL's above as they will be wrapped.
--
hth

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

taloxley wrote in message
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> We have 80 some seats of AcadR14. Most of these have been installed as
single seat local installs.
> We have just recently gone through and changes the majority of licensing
to network.
> (Why it was not done years ago I have no idea.)
> Is there a way to "convert" a single seat installed client to a network
license?
> The application is installed and running using the single seat license,
cd-key, and authorization code.
> We want to be able to "turn-off" the single seat licenseing and point the
installation at the license server where our
> 78 license pool resides.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Tod

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