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Multiple AdLM servers

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06-28-2001 04:50 AM
I am looking for some guidance and help.

Here is the background and hopefully pertinent information:
The software is AutoCAD Land Develop Desktop 2i, the client machines are win9x, and the AdLM servers are WinNT4. We have two offices connect to each other via a WAN. We would like to split our licenses up to the two offices so that we have 2 licenses in the remote office and the rest in the main office.

That is not the problem. The problem is when we send a draftsman down to the remote office for the day and the two licenses down there are used up. I have been playing with ”SET ACADSERVER=@LOCAL,REMOTE” in hopes that if LOCAL has no licenses that it will fail over to REMOTE.

If I use winquery.exe (the tool to see what licenses are free/used) I can see both servers so I feel that I have ACADSERVER variable set correctly. What I want to know is when AutoCAD queries the first server and there is no license how do I get it to fail over to the second server that has extra licenses. Can this be done?

I would put all the licenses on a single server, which does work, but if the WAN connection went down we would be S.O.L.

Thanks for any help. If there is more information I can provide feel free to contact me.


Scott Taylor
Network Administrator
staylor@cmeengineering.com
*Diercks, Skip
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Re: Multiple AdLM servers

06-28-2001 08:49 PM in reply to: visitor
Take out the @ and you should be ok. The @ limits you to pulling the
license from only that server no matter what you have after it. Also, you
need a semi colon as a seperator, not the comma. Sould be like this: SET
ACADSERVER=LOCAL;REMOTE.

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Skip Diercks
Computer Support Specialist
Wade-Trim, Inc.
sdiercks@wadetrim.com
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I am looking for some guidance and help.
Here is the background and hopefully pertinent information:
The software is AutoCAD Land Develop Desktop 2i, the client machines are
win9x, and the AdLM servers are WinNT4. We have two offices connect to each
other via a WAN. We would like to split our licenses up to the two offices
so that we have 2 licenses in the remote office and the rest in the main
office.
That is not the problem. The problem is when we send a draftsman down to the
remote office for the day and the two licenses down there are used up. I
have been playing with "SET ACADSERVER=@LOCAL,REMOTE" in hopes that if LOCAL
has no licenses that it will fail over to REMOTE.
If I use winquery.exe (the tool to see what licenses are free/used) I can
see both servers so I feel that I have ACADSERVER variable set correctly.
What I want to know is when AutoCAD queries the first server and there is no
license how do I get it to fail over to the second server that has extra
licenses. Can this be done?
I would put all the licenses on a single server, which does work, but if the
WAN connection went down we would be S.O.L.
Thanks for any help. If there is more information I can provide feel free to
contact me.
Scott Taylor
Network Administrator
staylor@cmeengineering.com
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06-28-2001 09:15 PM in reply to: visitor
Thank you, I felt like I was close.

-Scott

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