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septagon
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Server swap, network licenses...

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02-20-2001 06:42 AM
IT is currently swapping our servers. They are under the impression that they must reinstall the stations which pull licenses from the old server so that they will be able to obtain licenses from the new server. Is it not possible to "redefine" the licensing path on the workstation to find the correct (new) server? If so, some details would be spiffy...
*martin, jason
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Re: Server swap, network licenses...

02-20-2001 07:00 AM in reply to: septagon
Assuming that you are doing client deployments (meaning that the acad.exe, and other
associated files are located on the clients, and not on the server) and assuming that the
new server is in the same subnet as the old server it shouldn't really be any big deal.
If there is an acadserver variable defined on the workstations just change it to the new
name of the server (host name, not netbios name).

If there isn't an acadserver variable defined the adlm and licensing should just
automaigically work.

Have them build the new server, install adlm, get the new auth codes (you will need new
auth codes from autodesk, call the 800 number in the installation guide), shut down the
old aldm server (don't re-format, wipe, change ip's or anything else increadibly stupid,
just shut it down) make sure that the new adlm server's adlm service is started (you have
to do this manually) and try launching autocad from one of the clients. If it doesn't
work check the acadserver variable. If it's set to something, change it to the new server
and try again. If all else fails you can still bring the old server back up until you
figure out what the problem is.

hth

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

"septagon" wrote in message news:f02beaf.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
IT is currently swapping our servers. They are under the impression that they must
reinstall the stations which pull licenses from the old server so that they will be able
to obtain licenses from the new server. Is it not possible to "redefine" the licensing
path on the workstation to find the correct (new) server? If so, some details would be
spiffy...
*martin, jason
Message 3 of 3 (84 Views)

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02-20-2001 09:38 AM in reply to: septagon
Just as a clarification to my previous post...
Even if you are using a network heavy deployment (meaning acad.exe is
installed on the server) it is still possible to move everything to another
server. If the network install is on a server that is also being replaced
it is a bit more tricky, but it is still possible. Our R14 deployment was a
network heavy install to a netware server, and our adlm was running on a NT
machine. Both have been replaced with absolutely no change in the clients
whatsoever (I don't use an acadserver variable).

If the acadserver variable is being used with an @servername then it must be
changed. If you just have servername as the acadserver variable the client
will figure out that servername isn't responding and will "broadcast" to all
of the machines in the subnet to see if anyone will respond as being an adlm
server.

hth

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

jason martin wrote in message
news:C7F81A12131929512377309EFF058B6B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Assuming that you are doing client deployments (meaning that the acad.exe,
and other
> associated files are located on the clients, and not on the server) and
assuming that the
> new server is in the same subnet as the old server it shouldn't really be
any big deal.
> If there is an acadserver variable defined on the workstations just change
it to the new
> name of the server (host name, not netbios name).
>
> If there isn't an acadserver variable defined the adlm and licensing
should just
> automaigically work.
>
> Have them build the new server, install adlm, get the new auth codes (you
will need new
> auth codes from autodesk, call the 800 number in the installation guide),
shut down the
> old aldm server (don't re-format, wipe, change ip's or anything else
increadibly stupid,
> just shut it down) make sure that the new adlm server's adlm service is
started (you have
> to do this manually) and try launching autocad from one of the clients.
If it doesn't
> work check the acadserver variable. If it's set to something, change it
to the new server
> and try again. If all else fails you can still bring the old server back
up until you
> figure out what the problem is.
>
> hth
>
> jason martin
> frankfurt-short-bruza
>
> "septagon" wrote in message
news:f02beaf.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> IT is currently swapping our servers. They are under the impression that
they must
> reinstall the stations which pull licenses from the old server so that
they will be able
> to obtain licenses from the new server. Is it not possible to "redefine"
the licensing
> path on the workstation to find the correct (new) server? If so, some
details would be
> spiffy...
>

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