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markcwalton
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Will upgrading to Win2k require a new authorization code?

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10-26-2001 02:52 AM
I guess the topic says it all, we are running Acad 2000 on a Win NT 4.0 box, which I am planning on upgrading to Win2K. At the same time, I am changing it from a domain of its own over to an existing W2K Active Directory. I will not be changing the IP addressing scheme. Is ADLM going to be broken in the process, so that I need to call in for a new authorization?

Thanks,

- Mark
*martin, jason
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Re: Will upgrading to Win2k require a new authorization code?

10-26-2001 04:08 AM in reply to: markcwalton
Mark -
It's possible. According to the autodesk tech docs the server code is based
on the IP address, the ethernet address and the machine name. Ideally if all
of these were left alone, every thing would be fine.
Because of some changes in the basic network operation in Win2k the server
code could change. Win2k is much more dependent on dns and host names than
was NT4, so what the OS sees as the machine name could change.
Is there a compelling reason to move the machine into an AD structure? We
are currently implementing a Win2k/AD rollout as well, but our elan Adlm
will remain an independant server (not part of our domain) issuing licenses.

The FlexLM license server gets a completely different plan, but I'd just as
soon leave the elan alone if possible.

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

markcwalton wrote in message
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I guess the topic says it all, we are running Acad 2000 on a Win NT 4.0 box,
which I am planning on upgrading to Win2K. At the same time, I am changing
it from a domain of its own over to an existing W2K Active Directory. I will
not be changing the IP addressing scheme. Is ADLM going to be broken in the
process, so that I need to call in for a new authorization?
Thanks,
- Mark
*dbounds
Message 3 of 6 (60 Views)

Re:

10-26-2001 06:21 AM in reply to: markcwalton
I've chanaged an IP address without having to get a new license code but
when I changed to new machine with a different name I had to get new server
codes from Autodesk.

This was the AdLM software with Mechanical Desktop 5 , Inventor 5 and
AutoCAD 14.

Dan Bounds
CAD Manager - York International
York, PA




"jason martin" wrote in message
news:F265BDBA7148FDEE690FFCE0CB261574@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Mark -
> It's possible. According to the autodesk tech docs the server code is
based
> on the IP address, the ethernet address and the machine name. Ideally if
all
> of these were left alone, every thing would be fine.
> Because of some changes in the basic network operation in Win2k the server
> code could change. Win2k is much more dependent on dns and host names than
> was NT4, so what the OS sees as the machine name could change.
> Is there a compelling reason to move the machine into an AD structure? We
> are currently implementing a Win2k/AD rollout as well, but our elan Adlm
> will remain an independant server (not part of our domain) issuing
licenses.
>
> The FlexLM license server gets a completely different plan, but I'd just
as
> soon leave the elan alone if possible.
>
> jason martin
> frankfurt-short-bruza
>
> markcwalton wrote in message
> news:f08fc07.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I guess the topic says it all, we are running Acad 2000 on a Win NT 4.0
box,
> which I am planning on upgrading to Win2K. At the same time, I am changing
> it from a domain of its own over to an existing W2K Active Directory. I
will
> not be changing the IP addressing scheme. Is ADLM going to be broken in
the
> process, so that I need to call in for a new authorization?
> Thanks,
> - Mark
>
>
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markcwalton
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Re:

10-28-2001 09:57 PM in reply to: markcwalton
Hi Jason -

Well, I don't know if it is a "compelling reason" or not, but all of our servers - except the AutoCAD server - have been migrated to Win2k, and at some point I feel I have to bring tis server to the same level. I have also become fond - if I can go that far - of Active Directory, it has made my life a lot simpler from an administrative viewpoint. Having to maintain a trust relationship back to the old domain is kind of a pain.

I'm not THAT concerned about having to get a new code per se, but the problem is that Autodesk is in a later time zone, I am in NJ, and if I need a code, I can't do it first thing in the morning because they aren't there yet. If I try to do it at night, I have to wait for everyone to leave, and there's no guarantee that will happen, and I will be able to finish the upgrade, AND get the code before Autodesk is closed. So I'm faced with people being unable to get into Autocad during normal hours. Anyway, you get the idea...
*SDR
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11-02-2001 01:57 AM in reply to: markcwalton
It is my understanding that the codes are generated
using the MAC address of your NIC (network interface card).  Every NIC has
a different one.  If you change NIC's you will need new codes.


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Hi
Jason -

Well, I don't know if it is a "compelling reason" or not, but all of our
servers - except the AutoCAD server - have been migrated to Win2k, and at some
point I feel I have to bring tis server to the same level. I have also become
fond - if I can go that far - of Active Directory, it has made my life a lot
simpler from an administrative viewpoint. Having to maintain a trust
relationship back to the old domain is kind of a pain.

I'm not THAT concerned about having to get a new code per se, but the
problem is that Autodesk is in a later time zone, I am in NJ, and if I need a
code, I can't do it first thing in the morning because they aren't there yet.
If I try to do it at night, I have to wait for everyone to leave, and there's
no guarantee that will happen, and I will be able to finish the upgrade, AND
get the code before Autodesk is closed. So I'm faced with people being unable
to get into Autocad during normal hours. Anyway, you get the
idea...

*martin, jason
Message 6 of 6 (60 Views)

Re:

11-02-2001 02:19 AM in reply to: markcwalton
That is true of the FlexLM version of the adlm, but not the Elan version. Everything between R14 and 2000i runs on the elan version.
2k2 and above on the flexlm version.

jason

"SDR" wrote in message news:0D473379AC5BD2DDF260C67C98DB0F43@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> It is my understanding that the codes are generated using the MAC address of your NIC (network interface card). Every NIC has a
different one. If you change NIC's you will need new codes.

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