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License Manager Question

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05-31-2000 08:03 AM
I have about 15 NT workstations running 8 licenses of AutoCAD 2000. Can I use a regular workstation (Pentium III 500 MHz machine) for my license server. It's not a true server, but since I only have a small amount of licenses, will it work? Also, will AutoCAD 2000 let me load a deployable image on this workstation? I have a server that is going bad and I am considering using a workstation in my office for handling the licensing. I know I will have to re-authorize my license using the server code generated by the new machine, but I'm wondering if a regular workstation (and not a server) will work. How do I point my current workstations to this new "license server" if it will work? Right now they look to the current license server for the key. Any help would be appreciated!!

Jay Wood
e-mail: jay.wood@robins.af.mil
(912) 926-9470
*Martin, Jason
Message 2 of 5 (78 Views)

Re: License Manager Question

05-31-2000 08:30 AM in reply to: jay_wood
Yes a workstation will work for authentication, and for the acad install
image, as long as there is a share on the machine that people can access
(for the install image only). Depending on how you've got your clients set
up you may not have to do anything to get them to see the new licesnse
server. If you have an acadserver variable defined with an @ in the front
of the server name then you will have to change this. If you haven't done
anything with the acadserver variable then the clients will automagically
detect the new adlm server when the old one is taken off line.

--
hth

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

"jay_wood" wrote in message
news:ef1dd8e.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> I have about 15 NT workstations running 8 licenses of AutoCAD 2000. Can I
use a regular workstation (Pentium III 500 MHz machine) for my license
server. It's not a true server, but since I only have a small amount of
licenses, will it work? Also, will AutoCAD 2000 let me load a deployable
image on this workstation? I have a server that is going bad and I am
considering using a workstation in my office for handling the licensing. I
know I will have to re-authorize my license using the server code generated
by the new machine, but I'm wondering if a regular workstation (and not a
server) will work. How do I point my current workstations to this new
"license server" if it will work? Right now they look to the current
license server for the key. Any help would be appreciated!!
>
> Jay Wood
> e-mail: jay.wood@robins.af.mil
> (912) 926-9470
*Diercks, Skip
Message 3 of 5 (78 Views)

Re: License Manager Question

05-31-2000 11:18 AM in reply to: jay_wood
ADLM can be loaded on a workstation and so can the images. However, there
is a 10 user licensing limitation on NT Workstation. Depending on how you
are accessing the workstation with the 15 workstations, you might have
trouble. ie: all 15 workstations will not be able to do drive mapping to
the workstation at the same time. If the existing loads don't find the new
location for the ADLM, you will need to add the system variable ACADSERVER
to each workstation. If you are using TCP/IP, I think you will need to use
a static IP address on the workstation. If I remember correctly, part of
the server code is derived by the IP address. Depending on how DHCP is set
up on your network, that workstation could cause you all kinds of grief in
licensing.
Hope this helps,
Skip

jay_wood wrote in message
news:ef1dd8e.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> I have about 15 NT workstations running 8 licenses of AutoCAD 2000. Can I
use a regular workstation (Pentium III 500 MHz machine) for my license
server. It's not a true server, but since I only have a small amount of
licenses, will it work? Also, will AutoCAD 2000 let me load a deployable
image on this workstation? I have a server that is going bad and I am
considering using a workstation in my office for handling the licensing. I
know I will have to re-authorize my license using the server code generated
by the new machine, but I'm wondering if a regular workstation (and not a
server) will work. How do I point my current workstations to this new
"license server" if it will work? Right now they look to the current
license server for the key. Any help would be appreciated!!
>
> Jay Wood
> e-mail: jay.wood@robins.af.mil
> (912) 926-9470
*Wedding, James
Message 4 of 5 (78 Views)

Re:

05-31-2000 12:16 PM in reply to: jay_wood
The limit doesn't matter unless you have reason to map to the ADLM server.
We run our ADLM for 25 users from NT WS without any problems. Since you can
run the image then drop the connection, it's no biggie if you just put the
images on the NT WS.

--
James Wedding, E.I.T.
Jones & Boyd, Inc.
Dallas, TX

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"Skip Diercks" wrote in message
news:ef1dd8e.1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> ADLM can be loaded on a workstation and so can the images. However, there
> is a 10 user licensing limitation on NT Workstation. Depending on how you
> are accessing the workstation with the 15 workstations, you might have
> trouble. ie: all 15 workstations will not be able to do drive mapping to
> the workstation at the same time. If the existing loads don't find the
new
> location for the ADLM, you will need to add the system variable ACADSERVER
> to each workstation. If you are using TCP/IP, I think you will need to
use
> a static IP address on the workstation. If I remember correctly, part of
> the server code is derived by the IP address. Depending on how DHCP is
set
> up on your network, that workstation could cause you all kinds of grief in
> licensing.
> Hope this helps,
> Skip
>
> jay_wood wrote in message
> news:ef1dd8e.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> > I have about 15 NT workstations running 8 licenses of AutoCAD 2000. Can
I
> use a regular workstation (Pentium III 500 MHz machine) for my license
> server. It's not a true server, but since I only have a small amount of
> licenses, will it work? Also, will AutoCAD 2000 let me load a deployable
> image on this workstation? I have a server that is going bad and I am
> considering using a workstation in my office for handling the licensing.
I
> know I will have to re-authorize my license using the server code
generated
> by the new machine, but I'm wondering if a regular workstation (and not a
> server) will work. How do I point my current workstations to this new
> "license server" if it will work? Right now they look to the current
> license server for the key. Any help would be appreciated!!
> >
> > Jay Wood
> > e-mail: jay.wood@robins.af.mil
> > (912) 926-9470
>
*milana, jerry
Message 5 of 5 (78 Views)

Re:

05-31-2000 01:45 PM in reply to: jay_wood
Gosh, real good information everyone is sharing! :smileyhappy:)) Thanks to all
contributing to this thread.

To clarify the connection issue, the Autodesk License Manager uses udp
communication which is connectionless. This means that workstations
accessing a system only for a license will not count towards the 10
connection limit of NT workstation. So, if you only have up to 10 people at
a time installing from the deployment image at a time you will be OKay. You
would not want 10 or more people installing from the same image at the same
time anyway as all that concurrent access would drag everyone down. Much
faster to install a few at a time.

jerry

"James Wedding" wrote in message
news:ef1dd8e.2@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> The limit doesn't matter unless you have reason to map to the ADLM server.
> We run our ADLM for 25 users from NT WS without any problems. Since you
can
> run the image then drop the connection, it's no biggie if you just put the
> images on the NT WS.
>
> --
> James Wedding, E.I.T.
> Jones & Boyd, Inc.
> Dallas, TX
>
> Remove NOSPAM for reply
>
> "Skip Diercks" wrote in message
> news:ef1dd8e.1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> > ADLM can be loaded on a workstation and so can the images. However,
there
> > is a 10 user licensing limitation on NT Workstation. Depending on how
you
> > are accessing the workstation with the 15 workstations, you might have
> > trouble. ie: all 15 workstations will not be able to do drive mapping
to
> > the workstation at the same time. If the existing loads don't find the
> new
> > location for the ADLM, you will need to add the system variable
ACADSERVER
> > to each workstation. If you are using TCP/IP, I think you will need to
> use
> > a static IP address on the workstation. If I remember correctly, part
of
> > the server code is derived by the IP address. Depending on how DHCP is
> set
> > up on your network, that workstation could cause you all kinds of grief
in
> > licensing.
> > Hope this helps,
> > Skip
> >
> > jay_wood wrote in message
> > news:ef1dd8e.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> > > I have about 15 NT workstations running 8 licenses of AutoCAD 2000.
Can
> I
> > use a regular workstation (Pentium III 500 MHz machine) for my license
> > server. It's not a true server, but since I only have a small amount of
> > licenses, will it work? Also, will AutoCAD 2000 let me load a
deployable
> > image on this workstation? I have a server that is going bad and I am
> > considering using a workstation in my office for handling the licensing.
> I
> > know I will have to re-authorize my license using the server code
> generated
> > by the new machine, but I'm wondering if a regular workstation (and not
a
> > server) will work. How do I point my current workstations to this new
> > "license server" if it will work? Right now they look to the current
> > license server for the key. Any help would be appreciated!!
> > >
> > > Jay Wood
> > > e-mail: jay.wood@robins.af.mil
> > > (912) 926-9470
> >
>

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