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pulse301
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changing computers

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02-14-2002 03:23 AM
Currently we have the FlexLM license manager on a test computer, and now that we are ready to roll Architectural Desktop 3.3, we need to change the license manager over to a new computer. What is the easiest way to do this. If at all possible I would like to do this at the client level, such as just changing an ini file to look for a different MAC address or IP address for the server.

Thanks,
Dusty
*Ahava, Petri
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Re: changing computers

02-14-2002 03:33 AM in reply to: pulse301
Hi,

1st of all if you move the FlexLM to a new computer, you will have to
get a new licensefile as the license is tied to your computer's NIC's
MAC -address. (Of course you can take the NIC and move that to the new
server as well. If you do this, you don't need a new file).

At the client end you need either to replace the file LICPATH.LIC with a
new one pointing to the correct HOST-name and in case you got a new
licensefile the new MAC -address) or you can set the environment
variable LM_LICENSE_FILE to point to the new server's hostname or
IP-address. (LM_LICENSE_FILE=@SERVERNAME). The LICPATH.LIC file is in
the same directory as your ACAD.EXE and looks like this:

SERVER SERVERNAME 00d0b7e3f9a7
USE_SERVER

HTH

Petri Ahava
CAD-Q Finland

pulse301 wrote:

> Currently we have the FlexLM license manager on a test computer, and now
> that we are ready to roll Architectural Desktop 3.3, we need to change
> the license manager over to a new computer. What is the easiest way to
> do this. If at all possible I would like to do this at the client level,
> such as just changing an ini file to look for a different MAC address or
> IP address for the server.
>
> Thanks,
> Dusty
>
*martin, jason
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Re: changing computers

02-14-2002 03:34 AM in reply to: pulse301
Dusty -

1) Physically move that FlexLM adlm. You can do this a couple of ways. You can take the network card out of the "test" machine
and put it in the new computer, install the flex software and copy the license file to the new computer. Change the license file to
agree with the new machine's name, set up the service, just like before, and the server is ready to issue licenses.
2) Modify the clients. If you've already deployed the software to all of the machines that will be using ADT (and assuming that
you've taken the defaults) then you just need to modify the licpath.lic file in the same folder as the acad.exe. The contents of the
licpath.lic file are simply

SERVER servername 1234567890AB
USE SERVER

Where SERVER is just required text

servername is the name of the adlm server

1234567890AB is supposed to be the ethernet address of the adlm server's network card but it makes absolutely no difference what's
there as long as it is a 12 digit hex number

USE SERVER more required text.

You should be able to replace the existing licpath.lic on the clients through a login script or some such thing.

If you haven't deployed yet you are supposed to make a new deployment using the netsetup thingy (but I might have a "hack" for that,
it will be in the "unsupported zone").
--
jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

"pulse301" wrote in message news:f0b89d1.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Currently we have the FlexLM license manager on a test computer, and now that we are ready to roll Architectural Desktop 3.3, we
need to change the license manager over to a new computer. What is the easiest way to do this. If at all possible I would like to do
this at the client level, such as just changing an ini file to look for a different MAC address or IP address for the server.
> Thanks,
> Dusty
>
>
*Prettyman, Charles
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Re: changing computers

02-14-2002 03:34 AM in reply to: pulse301
If you take your current liense server off line,
then the clients will ask for a server location when they are started. 
Give them the name ofthe new server, and you are good to go.

 

You might also look at moving the NIC from the old
server to the new one.   I think Jason has done this.

 

 


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Currently
we have the FlexLM license manager on a test computer, and now that we are
ready to roll Architectural Desktop 3.3, we need to change the license manager
over to a new computer. What is the easiest way to do this. If at all possible
I would like to do this at the client level, such as just changing an ini file
to look for a different MAC address or IP address for the server.

Thanks,
Dusty

Active Contributor
pulse301
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎07-30-2003
Message 5 of 5 (97 Views)

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02-14-2002 04:07 AM in reply to: pulse301
thanks for the prompt response and the helpful advice. It was exactly what I was looking for.

Dusty

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