We have a client that insists on using AutoCAD 2009 because they need some custom standards program to run on that version. We have new Win 7 64 bit for most workstations now as we are phasing out XP.
Having a problem getting AutoCAD 2009 64 to pull a license from the network. Error 1.5.-18. I've checked most of the issues regarding this thread.
Checked the log in the C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\NetService\AdskNetSrv.log and found "Failed to get a PLIST from the server"
The license file did not have a PLIST. I removed it as most new software did not need it and the other previous version software didn't seem to mind. I added a PLIST back in to the license file just to see if that would help. Still same error. Was not able to see if C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\NetService directory had a AdskNetSrv.DAT file. I didn't have permissions into that folder at the time.
Another small difference. I install the program with the latest serial number. I didn't think it would care what the serial number was for a network install, as long as it was valid.
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Good day and Welcome to the forum.
Error -18 would typically imply the network license file does not contain the product feature code that was launched at the client.
You can go to License Parser to confirm if the current network license file in the License Server contain AutoCAD 2009.
Aaron is right. 2009 was retired in licensing with the inclusion of any 2013 or newer license file. The newer Subscription file will supersede the older one, thus even if you had 2009 in your license file, any newer 2013/14 will invalidate it.
We have 2009 licenses set apart from our 2014-2011 license packages. But they are in the same file. Sorry I forgot to mention. We are on subscription and have previous version privileges. We also have Map 2008 licenses that are set apart from our IDSP.
I'm guessing moving them to another server might help.
It might be a good practice to isolate these previous version licenses on an "island of misfit licenses" somewhere on the network to avoid supercedes and the like.
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