I installed autoCad 2013 and 3ds Max 2013 on my laptop( windows 7). they were run very well at first. however, there was a error ocurred when i tried to open 3ds max several days after. it is error 2: the software licensing service chceckout failed. so I searched online and tried to find a solution. I tried to delete the file in Flexnet and turn on the flexnet service but both did not fix my problem. after that I tried to open autoCAD, it doesn't work as well and display a window says the security system(softlock license manager) is not functioning or is improperly installed! now I am really dont know what i should do next. can anyone help me with this? thinks a lot!
The above documented solution did not work for me but I did find the solution after troubleshooting for several hours. I finally determined a solution via much trial and error and luck. Registry tweaks and uninstalls/reinstalls did not work. I even deleted all known Autodesk files after uninstalling (the thrid time) and that didn't work.
What finally did work was this: After reviewing the "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Adlm\CIV3D2012ENUAdlm
I'm not sure why my clean installs did not work as this file was surely deleted, but for some reason my install kept loading as a standalone when we use a network license. Maybe that had something to do with it. Either way, I've set the registry key to point to the network for licensing and it's working. It's almost 1AM and I'm going to bed.
Thank you, gwc. Your solution worked fine this time and I can go to bed much earlier.
Replacing the "ProductInformation.pit" file with a working one from another computer solved my problem.