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*Cribb, Ashley
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What to do

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12-28-2000 09:32 AM
The company that I work at is kind of small. Around 20 to 25 users of
Autocad throughout the company. The problem is that we are thinking of
getting a network license and running it through the license manager instead
of getting individual licenses. We are upgrading our network at the latest
in May and that is when this is hopefully coming to pass. They want to run
an asp for most everything except for cad. Which, I totaly agree with. I
really don't like the networked version of autocad because of the olden days
of release 9 through 13c4. But, the good point of us upgrading is that our
network will be a t1 or half of a t3. And we will have a direct connection
to a co (central office). We have remote offices in the southeast and are
trying to find the best way to get the licenses and still be working without
any problems. The more I read on the discussions about the networked
version of a2ki and the license manager the more I just want to support the
individual users. Have any advise?

Thanks,
Ashley Cribb
*Frampton, John
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Re: What to do

01-02-2001 12:53 AM in reply to: *Cribb, Ashley
Ashley,

The networked version of AutoCAD is good stuff in a company the size of
yours. The one thing that I am going to assume is that your company has 3
offices including yours away from the co (It may be just your office and the
co but I am not sure. You may also want to adjust the licensing more
appropriately for the user base.).

What I would do in setting up your companies AutoCAD would be to setup the
ADLM in the CO as a 3 server redundant network pool say with 10 licenses. A
redundant pool will pretty much guarantee that if the master ADLM server
goes down then one of the secondary will be promoted and the licenses will
always be available. In each of the local offices I would place an ADLM of
say 5 licenses, this would not be a redundant setup.

I would then look at the actual ACAD installs and these would all be done as
client installs. This would mean that the entire program would be installed
to the local machine. You probably don't want to run ACAD across your T1.
Each machine would have the ACADSERVER variable set to equal CO; LO1; LO2;
LO3, so that you will always pretty much find a license.

Hope this helps,
Regards,
John.

"Ashley Cribb" wrote in message
news:9FE1F82B59F26EABF8DCFBC501944FE2@in.WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> The company that I work at is kind of small. Around 20 to 25 users of
> Autocad throughout the company. The problem is that we are thinking of
> getting a network license and running it through the license manager
instead
> of getting individual licenses. We are upgrading our network at the
latest
> in May and that is when this is hopefully coming to pass. They want to
run
> an asp for most everything except for cad. Which, I totaly agree with. I
> really don't like the networked version of autocad because of the olden
days
> of release 9 through 13c4. But, the good point of us upgrading is that
our
> network will be a t1 or half of a t3. And we will have a direct
connection
> to a co (central office). We have remote offices in the southeast and are
> trying to find the best way to get the licenses and still be working
without
> any problems. The more I read on the discussions about the networked
> version of a2ki and the license manager the more I just want to support
the
> individual users. Have any advise?
>
> Thanks,
> Ashley Cribb
>

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