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*Fisher, Greg
Message 1 of 6 (92 Views)

Help!! doesnt seem to work on network version

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07-21-2002 11:41 PM
I have installed and configured LDD 3 at one of our remote offices... I ran
the Netsetup and created a deployment package, along with installing flexLM.
I created the service for flexlm with the lic file we got and everything
looks fine. The service is running...

When I install the LDD 3 on the client machines from the deployment package,
it installs fine, but doesnt seem to be a network version... It pops up
telling me I have 15 days for the trial, and I can either register, or use
as demo...

I tried setting an Environment Variable using LM_LICENSE_FILE and the IP of
the server to no avail..

Does anyone know why it wouldnt act like a network install?

Please let me know if you can...

Thanks
Greg
*Support], Mark Taylor [Autodesk
Message 2 of 6 (92 Views)

Help!! doesnt seem to work on network version

08-01-2002 09:36 PM in reply to: *Fisher, Greg
Greg Fisher wrote:
> I have installed and configured LDD 3 at one of our remote offices... I ran
> the Netsetup and created a deployment package, along with installing flexLM.
> I created the service for flexlm with the lic file we got and everything
> looks fine. The service is running...
>
> When I install the LDD 3 on the client machines from the deployment package,
> it installs fine, but doesnt seem to be a network version... It pops up
> telling me I have 15 days for the trial, and I can either register, or use
> as demo...
>
> I tried setting an Environment Variable using LM_LICENSE_FILE and the IP of
> the server to no avail..
>
> Does anyone know why it wouldnt act like a network install?
>
> Please let me know if you can...

Hi Greg,

It sounds like you have created the deployment as a stand-alone version.

Once you have chosen the deployment type (Client, Network etc.) the second screen prompts for the
installation of the Network License Manager, but the fourth option on this screen is to "Configure
for single user without License Manager". It sounds to me like you used this option.

You need to redeploy but choose the option not to install the License Manager.

Also, it is best not to use the LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable as this can cause precedence
problems when finding a server. I would recommend you use the ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE environment
variable should this prove necessary.

Please let me know if this solves your issue.

--
Mark Taylor
Product Support, EMEA
WW Support & Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion
*Ahava, Petri
Message 3 of 6 (92 Views)

Help!! doesnt seem to work on network version

08-04-2002 01:57 PM in reply to: *Fisher, Greg
Hi,

where did this ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE variable pop up? Never heard of it
before! Is it in the documentation as I feel I have read it through and
through...

/Petri

"Mark Taylor [Autodesk Support]" wrote in
message news:69F323C73EE3A93191609EB777A90F67@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Greg Fisher wrote:
> > I have installed and configured LDD 3 at one of our remote offices... I
ran
> > the Netsetup and created a deployment package, along with installing
flexLM.
> > I created the service for flexlm with the lic file we got and everything
> > looks fine. The service is running...
> >
> > When I install the LDD 3 on the client machines from the deployment
package,
> > it installs fine, but doesnt seem to be a network version... It pops up
> > telling me I have 15 days for the trial, and I can either register, or
use
> > as demo...
> >
> > I tried setting an Environment Variable using LM_LICENSE_FILE and the IP
of
> > the server to no avail..
> >
> > Does anyone know why it wouldnt act like a network install?
> >
> > Please let me know if you can...
>
> Hi Greg,
>
> It sounds like you have created the deployment as a stand-alone version.
>
> Once you have chosen the deployment type (Client, Network etc.) the second
screen prompts for the
> installation of the Network License Manager, but the fourth option on this
screen is to "Configure
> for single user without License Manager". It sounds to me like you used
this option.
>
> You need to redeploy but choose the option not to install the License
Manager.
>
> Also, it is best not to use the LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable as
this can cause precedence
> problems when finding a server. I would recommend you use the
ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE environment
> variable should this prove necessary.
>
> Please let me know if this solves your issue.
>
> --
> Mark Taylor
> Product Support, EMEA
> WW Support & Services, Autodesk
> Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion
>
>
*Support\, Autodesk
Message 4 of 6 (92 Views)

Help!! doesnt seem to work on network version

08-04-2002 04:55 PM in reply to: *Fisher, Greg
Petri,

We are now starting to document the adskflex_license_file environment
variable in preference to lm_license_file. You will begin to see solutions
and presentations amended to reflect this.
--
Simon Gillis
Autodesk Product Support, Platform Technology Group
"Petri Ahava" wrote in message
news:73C3A53B444FC0A56DBD9014B36584B1@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi,
>
> where did this ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE variable pop up? Never heard of it
> before! Is it in the documentation as I feel I have read it through and
> through...
>
> /Petri
>
> "Mark Taylor [Autodesk Support]" wrote
in
> message news:69F323C73EE3A93191609EB777A90F67@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Greg Fisher wrote:
> > > I have installed and configured LDD 3 at one of our remote offices...
I
> ran
> > > the Netsetup and created a deployment package, along with installing
> flexLM.
> > > I created the service for flexlm with the lic file we got and
everything
> > > looks fine. The service is running...
> > >
> > > When I install the LDD 3 on the client machines from the deployment
> package,
> > > it installs fine, but doesnt seem to be a network version... It pops
up
> > > telling me I have 15 days for the trial, and I can either register, or
> use
> > > as demo...
> > >
> > > I tried setting an Environment Variable using LM_LICENSE_FILE and the
IP
> of
> > > the server to no avail..
> > >
> > > Does anyone know why it wouldnt act like a network install?
> > >
> > > Please let me know if you can...
> >
> > Hi Greg,
> >
> > It sounds like you have created the deployment as a stand-alone version.
> >
> > Once you have chosen the deployment type (Client, Network etc.) the
second
> screen prompts for the
> > installation of the Network License Manager, but the fourth option on
this
> screen is to "Configure
> > for single user without License Manager". It sounds to me like you used
> this option.
> >
> > You need to redeploy but choose the option not to install the License
> Manager.
> >
> > Also, it is best not to use the LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable as
> this can cause precedence
> > problems when finding a server. I would recommend you use the
> ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE environment
> > variable should this prove necessary.
> >
> > Please let me know if this solves your issue.
> >
> > --
> > Mark Taylor
> > Product Support, EMEA
> > WW Support & Services, Autodesk
> > Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion
> >
> >
>
>
*Support], Mark Taylor [Autodesk
Message 5 of 6 (92 Views)

Help!! doesnt seem to work on network version

08-04-2002 05:06 PM in reply to: *Fisher, Greg
Petri Ahava wrote:
> where did this ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE variable pop up? Never heard of it
> before! Is it in the documentation as I feel I have read it through and
> through...

Hi Petri,

It is indirectly referred to in the FLEXlm End Users Guide.

In Section 3.1.2 it refers to the VENDOR_LICENSE_FILE. In our case this is ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE,
and this is preferable to use over LM_LICENSE_FILE.

--
Mark Taylor
Product Support, EMEA
WW Support & Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion
*Ahava, Petri
Message 6 of 6 (92 Views)

Help!! doesnt seem to work on network version

08-04-2002 05:07 PM in reply to: *Fisher, Greg
OK,

thanks for the info!

/Petri

"Mark Taylor [Autodesk Support]" wrote in
message news:BBFDB2107C6F592DFBD44450529CFAB2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Petri Ahava wrote:
> > where did this ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE variable pop up? Never heard of it
> > before! Is it in the documentation as I feel I have read it through and
> > through...
>
> Hi Petri,
>
> It is indirectly referred to in the FLEXlm End Users Guide.
>
> In Section 3.1.2 it refers to the VENDOR_LICENSE_FILE. In our case this is
ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE,
> and this is preferable to use over LM_LICENSE_FILE.
>
> --
> Mark Taylor
> Product Support, EMEA
> WW Support & Services, Autodesk
> Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion
>
>

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