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Converting stand-alone to network: a few doubts

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06-28-2006 01:18 AM
Hi all,
I know that this is a well discussed topic. I had gone through most of the discussions and could not find what I really required. Could somebody clarify the followig points for me?
We are having 21 AutoCAD 2005 stand-alone licenses and it is likely to grow to 30 in near future. We are in a process of switching to network license server. My questions are:
1. How to convert these existing 21 licenses to a network license?
2. Is it easy to add another license to the existing network license as and when required?
3. Do we have to create the network deployment image or does Autodesk do it for us?
4. What will be the ideal system configuration for the network license server only to run the license and its software. We prefer to install the software in the client workstations and only get the license from the server.

Appreciate any feed back the above questions.

Thanks,
Abdul Huck
*R.K. McSwain
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Re: Converting stand-alone to network: a few doubts

06-28-2006 05:33 AM in reply to: AbdulHuck
AbdulHuck said the following on 6/28/2006 3:18 AM:
> Hi all,
> I know that this is a well discussed topic. I had gone through most of the discussions and could not find what I really required. Could somebody clarify the followig points for me?
> We are having 21 AutoCAD 2005 stand-alone licenses and it is likely to grow to 30 in near future. We are in a process of switching to network license server. My questions are:
> 1. How to convert these existing 21 licenses to a network license?
> 2. Is it easy to add another license to the existing network license as and when required?
> 3. Do we have to create the network deployment image or does Autodesk do it for us?
> 4. What will be the ideal system configuration for the network license server only to run the license and its software. We prefer to install the software in the client workstations and only get the license from the server.
>
> Appreciate any feed back the above questions.
>
> Thanks,
> Abdul Huck

1. Network licenses cost more than standalone, so yes there will be some
cost involved. As far as the "conversion", are you running a multi-seat
standalone configuration now, or 21 different serial numbers?

2. Easy. You call your reseller who will send you a new license file,
which you use to replace the old license file on the license manager (LM)

3. You. You may ask and receive some assistance from your reseller.

4. Are all 30 licenses going to be used in a single location?
You could go with a standalone LM, but a "distributed" LM scheme may be
better, see
http://autodesk.blogs.com/between_the_lines/2005/11/autocad_network.html
for more details.

Are you a subscription member, or did you attend AU last year? If so,
track down the handouts from the two classes titled "Networking AutoCAD
from A to Z" and "Networking AutoCAD beyond Z"

--
R.K. McSwain
http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com
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