I reconfigured my options file to look as below. The log file within LMTOOLS tells me that the timeouts are set, but has no mention of the report.rl file. Do I need to create my own reprot.rl file? If not does the report.rl file get created automatically, and how often, or when?
my adskflex.opt file is in the same locstion the license file is in.
Try changing the syntax to this:
REPORTLOG +"C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\report.rl"
This is from my adskflex.opt file and it works fine. Make sure you do a reread of your license file from LMTOOLS after making this change.
Its producing the report.rl file now. Are you using SAM Report? Because now I have the report.rl files but SAM Report tells me it is unlicensed. Here is the report from SAM Report.
Warning: Unable to read report log C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\License\report.rl:No license found for ADSKFLEX/00155d001e06.
No such feature exists.
License path: C:\Program Files\Macrovision\samreport\v3.6\machind\license -
\license.dat;START_LICENSE INCREMENT SAMreport_vendor gsi 3.0 permanent -
uncounted BB9F528109E4 VENDOR_STRING="VENDOR:gsi HOSTID:8093dede -
" HOSTID=ANY NOTICE="For use only with sample.rl"
FLEXnet Licensing error:-5,357
For further information, refer to the FLEXnet Licensing End User Guide,
available at "www.macrovision.com". Continuing...
Unable to generate report: Error: No report logs to process
Do you know anyway to relicense the software. I did get a license from globes.autodesk.com, and thought I had licensed SAM Report, but it says its unlicensed.
Before we continue, just want to say thanks for your inputs, There is no doubt that you are a guru! I have read plenty of your posts.
I have renamed my license file to a license.dat file and placed it within the folder you suggested previously(There was a license.dat file there already which contained my license information, but I replaced it). Still no luck. I requested a new license, reinstalled SAM Report, was still unlicensed, then renamed the new license file to license.dat and replaced the license.dat file again. I still have an unlicensed SAMreport. Here is the license information for SAMreport and the license file.
Product Installation Information:
Home: C:\Program Files\Macrovision\samreport\v3.6
Machine: Windows 2003 x86 5.2
Java home: C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04
Java version: 1.4.2_04
Java vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
Do you know of anything else I could try? I was thinking of resarting the server, but that cant happen till saturday. Is there a service I can stop and restart to get SAMreport to wake up?
Another question I wanted to ask is, if I reread my license file, does the contents of the report.rl file get regenerated from scratch? I read somewhere that you have to include brackets around the + in the options file to append data eg [+]. If I do this though the report.rl file does not get created.
Thank you for your kind words.
I can understand your frustration with SAM Report Lite. It is often difficult to work out the licensing issues for some strange reason. I have even experienced it myself. Often times, I even try to break my SAM Report to see if I can replicate the issues. I will play around with mine a bit to see if I can get it breaking.
You might try loading up your report.rl log and then go to Help > Show Licensing. It will give you a string with information that is needed for your license on that report. Verify that the HOSTID: listed as required by SAM Report matches that which is in your license. In your case, it should read, "HOSTID:00155d001e06" for your system. I also note that your license.dat contains the other vendor code as well for sgiawd. I have not tried this vendor with my SAM Report yet, so I don't know if it is causing any issue. I can't imagine that it is.
You shouldn't have to restart your server to get this to work.
As for creating your report.rl file, the adskflex.opt will create it automatically when the license is reread. The file does not already have to exist and the file will regularly be updated. I am not aware of the need for brackets although I have seen this come up recently. I will have to track down the reasoning for this... Seems like misinformation.
Let me know what you find on that Show Licensing option. We'll get you fixed up one way or another.
After playing around with my SAM Report Lite licensing and trying to get it to break, I did find out that the program remembers the last 87 places that there were configured license files for it. Okay, that is an exaggeration... it only remembers 85. But still...
What you might try doing, once you have verified that your HOSTID: matches the license file and the system, is to actually remove the license.dat file from the C:\Program Files\Macrovision\samreport\v3.6\machind\license\ location (I just renamed mine .old) and also from any other locations it might live.
Then launch SAM Report Lite. When it cannot find the license anymore, it should ask you to specify the license file. At this point, you can point it to your license file. I keep a copy of mine in the \Autodesk Network License Manager\License folder with the rest of my Autodesk licenses. Once pointed to that file, it should recreate the license.dat in the Macrovision license folder and potentially let you run the licensed version. If it doesn't prompt you for a license, you have one hidden somewhere that it knows about.
Keep me posted on your developments.
Okay, delete your license.dat file from the Macrovision license folder. Download the attached license file and place it in the same location as your Autodesk NLM license. Launch SAM Report Lite. It should ask you for the license file. If it does not, you have one hiding somewhere else. If it does, point it to the attached license in your NLM folder. This should create the same license.dat file in the Macrovision license folder. Load your report.rl and see if it works.
Don't ya love it?
I must be missing something, Doesnt matter what I do with the license file, it comes up with the same problem. When using SAM Report I specify a license file, can I not create another service in LMTOOLS somehow and get the license to run from there? I have had problems trying to run multiple license services on 1 server before, so havent tried again. Will SAM report be able to work LMTOOLS?
Do you know of a log file somewhere which gives any more reason to it being unlicensed?