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*Clatt, Larry
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Upgrading to Novell 5.1 - switching to NT server - problems

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05-10-2000 02:40 PM
I have followed the advice of the experts and have decided to switch my ADLM
to an NT server. I have authorized it, started the service, etc. I set up a
couple of workstations to test the new configuration. I have one NT
workstation and one WIN95 station. I have set the ACADSERVER variable to
@servername. AutoCAD will not start on either machine.

I have followed all of the troubleshooting steps of the post:
dated December 30, 1997
by Rodger Kilo, AutoDesk Product Support
with the subject: Tips for troubleshooting an AdLM or the Network version of
R14

I printed it out a long time ago and haven't checked to see if it is still
on the server. Oh, it was on the AutoDesk.AutoCAD.network newsgroup.

Does anyone have any answers? I realize I will probably need to submit some
more information about specific settings, but I'm not sure which ones.

TIA

Larry
*milana, jerry
Message 2 of 3 (123 Views)

Re: Upgrading to Novell 5.1 - switching to NT server - problems

05-10-2000 03:53 PM in reply to: *Clatt, Larry
Larry,

First thing to do is get rid of the "@" symbol in your ACADSERVER value.
What that thing does is eliminates AutoCAD's broadcast for a license server.
So, if ACADSERVER is set incorrectly, AutoCAD will not start even if AdLM
server is running on the same machine! You can always add the @ symbol back
to the value once you have isolated and resolved your problem. Next, I
would look at the adlm.log file, there may be error messages there that will
direct you to a problem.

Jerry Milana,
Autodesk Product Support
"Larry Clatt" wrote in message
news:ef06dd8.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> I have followed the advice of the experts and have decided to switch my
ADLM
> to an NT server. I have authorized it, started the service, etc. I set up
a
> couple of workstations to test the new configuration. I have one NT
> workstation and one WIN95 station. I have set the ACADSERVER variable to
> @servername. AutoCAD will not start on either machine.
>
> I have followed all of the troubleshooting steps of the post:
> dated December 30, 1997
> by Rodger Kilo, AutoDesk Product Support
> with the subject: Tips for troubleshooting an AdLM or the Network version
of
> R14
>
> I printed it out a long time ago and haven't checked to see if it is still
> on the server. Oh, it was on the AutoDesk.AutoCAD.network newsgroup.
>
> Does anyone have any answers? I realize I will probably need to submit
some
> more information about specific settings, but I'm not sure which ones.
>
> TIA
>
> Larry
>
*Clatt, Larry
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05-11-2000 11:14 AM in reply to: *Clatt, Larry
I needed the @ symbol to test my new license server because I wanted the
AutoCAD that I was testing to go ONLY to the NT server for its license.

For those of you who are interested in the "whole switching thing" from
Novell ADLM to NT ADLM:

I fixed the problem by doing a new network deployment from the nt server.
(running \netsetup\setup) At the beginning of the setup process, it allows
you to choose TCP/IP or IPX. That was my clue that my previous network
deployment wouldn't work. I reinstalled AutoCAD on the workstation, restored
my profile and I'm off and running. Also, if you have a shortcut on your
desktop that is called "AutoCAD r14", it overwrites the "start in" folder
with the path to acad.exe.

jerry milana wrote in message
news:ef06dd8.0@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> Larry,
>
> First thing to do is get rid of the "@" symbol in your ACADSERVER value.
> What that thing does is eliminates AutoCAD's broadcast for a license
server.
> So, if ACADSERVER is set incorrectly, AutoCAD will not start even if AdLM
> server is running on the same machine! You can always add the @ symbol
back
> to the value once you have isolated and resolved your problem. Next, I
> would look at the adlm.log file, there may be error messages there that
will
> direct you to a problem.
>
> Jerry Milana,
> Autodesk Product Support
> "Larry Clatt" wrote in message
> news:ef06dd8.-1@WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> > I have followed the advice of the experts and have decided to switch my
> ADLM
> > to an NT server. I have authorized it, started the service, etc. I set
up
> a
> > couple of workstations to test the new configuration. I have one NT
> > workstation and one WIN95 station. I have set the ACADSERVER variable to
> > @servername. AutoCAD will not start on either machine.
> >
> > I have followed all of the troubleshooting steps of the post:
> > dated December 30, 1997
> > by Rodger Kilo, AutoDesk Product Support
> > with the subject: Tips for troubleshooting an AdLM or the Network
version
> of
> > R14
> >
> > I printed it out a long time ago and haven't checked to see if it is
still
> > on the server. Oh, it was on the AutoDesk.AutoCAD.network newsgroup.
> >
> > Does anyone have any answers? I realize I will probably need to submit
> some
> > more information about specific settings, but I'm not sure which ones.
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > Larry
> >
>
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