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*Amos, Steve
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Network Setup-Please Help Me

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03-08-2001 09:23 PM
We "had" AutoCAD 2000i, one license, installed on a peer to peer network.
We upgraded four of our five computers and decided to "move" the ADLM
license manager to another computer. AutoDesk gave us the new "code" number
to activate the license on the "new" machine.

Now, the machine we want to be the server has two out of five computers
looking to it for their temporary license (those were 100% new computers
that we installed AutoCAD upon from the new server). The other two
computers are still looking to the "old" server location for their temporary
license...and the new server also still looks to the old server for it's
license!

Can anyone offer advice as to how to go about making ALL of the five
peer-to-peer networked computers look to the same machine for the license
manager? Just in case it wasn't obvious...I am not a computer network
expert...in fact, I know only enough about computers, in general, to be
dangerous.

Thank you,
Steve Amos
KC Mechanical
stevea@postcomp.com
*Saadallah, Dean
Message 2 of 3 (101 Views)

Re: Network Setup-Please Help Me

03-08-2001 10:24 PM in reply to: *Amos, Steve
Try posting your question in the Connectivity discussion group area, where
you will get a better range of replies...
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Dean Saadallah
www.pendean.com

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"Steve Amos" wrote in message
news:2CD81BCB22408BA6A9CD0A9D2FA18FD8@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> We "had" AutoCAD 2000i, one license, installed on a peer to peer network.
> We upgraded four of our five computers and decided to "move" the ADLM
> license manager to another computer. AutoDesk gave us the new "code"
number
> to activate the license on the "new" machine.
>
> Now, the machine we want to be the server has two out of five computers
> looking to it for their temporary license (those were 100% new computers
> that we installed AutoCAD upon from the new server). The other two
> computers are still looking to the "old" server location for their
temporary
> license...and the new server also still looks to the old server for it's
> license!
>
> Can anyone offer advice as to how to go about making ALL of the five
> peer-to-peer networked computers look to the same machine for the license
> manager? Just in case it wasn't obvious...I am not a computer network
> expert...in fact, I know only enough about computers, in general, to be
> dangerous.
>
> Thank you,
> Steve Amos
> KC Mechanical
> stevea@postcomp.com
>
*martin, jason
Message 3 of 3 (101 Views)

Re: Network Setup-Please Help Me

03-08-2001 10:55 PM in reply to: *Amos, Steve
Steve -

Try stopping the adlm service on the old machine. The clients "might" go ahead and
broadcast to the rest of the network looking for and adlm server. If after stopping the
adlm service on the old adlm server the clients cannot get licenses then you need to do a
couple of things.

Make sure that the clients can ping the new adlm server by host name. If they can't, you
need to resolve that first. If they can, that's good.
Make sure that the server can ping the clients by host name. If they can't, you need to
resolve that. If they can that's good.
Check to see if the clients have an acadserver variable set. To do this you can just go
to a command prompt (at least in NT and 2000, I don't use 9x much so I'm not sure about
it) and type set. It will display a list of system variables. Look for one that says
ACADSERVER and see if it is equal to something like @oldservername . If it is you need to
change it to newservername (I recommend dropping the @ , unless you specifically need it,
which it doesn't sound like you do).

If you have trouble after that please post back and let us know what's happening.

hth

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

"Steve Amos" wrote in message
news:2CD81BCB22408BA6A9CD0A9D2FA18FD8@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> We "had" AutoCAD 2000i, one license, installed on a peer to peer network.
> We upgraded four of our five computers and decided to "move" the ADLM
> license manager to another computer. AutoDesk gave us the new "code" number
> to activate the license on the "new" machine.
>
> Now, the machine we want to be the server has two out of five computers
> looking to it for their temporary license (those were 100% new computers
> that we installed AutoCAD upon from the new server). The other two
> computers are still looking to the "old" server location for their temporary
> license...and the new server also still looks to the old server for it's
> license!
>
> Can anyone offer advice as to how to go about making ALL of the five
> peer-to-peer networked computers look to the same machine for the license
> manager? Just in case it wasn't obvious...I am not a computer network
> expert...in fact, I know only enough about computers, in general, to be
> dangerous.
>
> Thank you,
> Steve Amos
> KC Mechanical
> stevea@postcomp.com
>

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