Installation & Licensing

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Registered: ‎09-22-2011
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Licensing Studio 2012 on Macintosh OS X 10.6.8

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09-22-2011 03:19 PM



I downloaded and installed Surface 2012 for Macintosh. The install went fine but it cannot find a license from my license server.

I entered the server name, serial # and product code. On starting the app I get the following:

A valid license could not be obtained bt the Network license manager, Error [-97.121.0]


My Windows workstations do not have a problem getting licenses.


Anyone has any  thought oon what may be causing this.




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Registered: ‎06-18-2008
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Re: Licensing Studio 2012 on Macintosh OS X 10.6.8

09-26-2011 09:45 AM in reply to: namonok

Go here:


Note #7



7.  If you have installed Maya/Studio on the same computer as the license server, there may also be a /var/flexlm/######.lic file.   To easily edit the file in the /var/flexlm folder, you will need to run this command:


sudo chmod -R 777 /var/flexlm


=Full permissions on this folder.  You can then edit the license file using Textedit and saving in the same folder without any permissions issues.


The maya.lic file should contain:


SERVER your-server-name-or-ip-address 0


NOTE:  There should be a the number 0 after your-server-name-or-ip-address.

David Lau

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