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Mario-Villada
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Find out who's got a Vault License *SOLVED*

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09-25-2013 06:27 PM

Hi All,

I have seen many people coming across this situation so I wanted to share this apllication with you.

there are a few tools on the web that tell you how many vault licences are being used but they don't tell you who have them. So I followed the approach used by Michael in this thread : http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Vault/Who-has-a-licence/m-p/3334645/highlight/true#M40739 to develop my own solution to this.

 

This application was developed in Delphi.  it reads the information in the Log files from Vault and tells you who has the license. It can be used for two types of users:

 

1. If you have acces to the machine running Vault Server, just run this software in that machine. although check first if the folder containing the log files is correct. (see This Blog)

 

2. If you don't have access to the Vault Server, then ask your IT Guy to create an automated windows task to copy the log files in a shared network location. Then run the software by changing the folder to that network location.

 

Since this file size is not supported on this dsicussion group, I could not upload it here, but you can downloaded from this link : Dowload

 

I have used this tool In Vault 2013 and 2014 english versions only, I am not sure if it works in other versions or languages. please  comment if it does.

 

I would love to hear comments.

 

One request though: KUDOS If you like and use this tool.

 

Enjoy.

 

 

No worries Steve,

Thanks for pointing this out. Cool video you made.

Another workaround is to select all with the mouse, and then copy (CTRL + C) and paste the result in any word processor like note pad.

However, I made a new version of the tool that allows you to resize the window and It also has scroll bars.

 

This new version (1.5) can be downloaded from here:

VaultLicences V1.5

 

 

All the best.

 

Mario

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ihayesjr
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Re: Find out who's got a Vault License *SOLVED*

09-26-2013 06:32 AM in reply to: Mario-Villada

Mario,

 

I tried using this with 2014 but it isn't working properly.  License consumption is now recorded in the AVFS log file in the same location.

 



Irvin Hayes Jr
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Autodesk, Inc.

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Mario-Villada
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Re: Find out who's got a Vault License *SOLVED*

09-26-2013 04:58 PM in reply to: ihayesjr
My bad, thanks for testing the tool Irvin.

For sure it works on 2013 and I thought it would in 2014. So for the moment I hope it would help people still using 2013 or earlier versions (I think).

Unfortunately I work for a different company at the moment and they we have Vault basic so I cant fix it right now. Although I could give it a try if you (or someone else) could send me a sample log file for Vault 2014. can't promise anything though.

Thanks.
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Re: Find out who's got a Vault License *SOLVED*

09-26-2013 08:15 PM in reply to: ihayesjr

Hi Irvin,

I have uploaded a new version of the software that I think it might work on 2014 as well.

Do you think you could try it and let me know if it works?

 

It can be downloaded from THIS LINK.

 

Thanks.

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clastrilla
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Re: Find out who's got a Vault License *SOLVED*

09-27-2013 08:50 PM in reply to: Mario-Villada

Hi Mario,

 

Great program! I tried it out on a 2014 logfile, and it says no licenses are checked out (whereas it should say Ed has it out).

 

Attached is the AVFS logfile, hope this helps troubleshoot it!

 

 

 

 

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Mario-Villada
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Re: Find out who's got a Vault License *SOLVED*

10-02-2013 06:30 PM in reply to: clastrilla

Thanks Carlos,

Silly mistake from my side. It turns out that the program was not reading the very last line of the log file so it was giving you the wrong information. It is all fixed now.

 

Sot to avoid any confusion, 2013 AND 2014 Vault users please download the app from here: DOWNLOAD LINK

 

Regards,

 

Mario.

 

 

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DarrenP
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Re: Find out who's got a Vault License *SOLVED*

10-03-2013 06:24 AM in reply to: Mario-Villada

thats awesome

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harvinders
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Re: Find out who's got a Vault License *SOLVED*

10-07-2013 07:05 PM in reply to: Mario-Villada

Great Job Mario!

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tucai.admin
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Re: Find out who's got a Vault License *SOLVED*

02-20-2014 11:47 PM in reply to: Mario-Villada

Fantastic Job, Mario!

 

I can confirm you that the original program also works on a VAULT 2011 Professional, Windows 2008 64bit server.

 

I downloaded the other two versions too, as I expect to migrate to 2014 this year. I suppose the non-fixed 2014 version will not work, right?

 

Best regards, and thank you very much for creating this tool!!

 

A side question, don't you find it a bit surprising that this feature is still not included in the tools provided by Autodesk?

 

Oscar Gil

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Mario-Villada
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Re: Find out who's got a Vault License *SOLVED*

02-21-2014 12:00 AM in reply to: tucai.admin
Thanks Oscar, no worries.
It is best to use the fixed version of the tool. The other one works except that it does not read the last line of the log file, so if it turns out, that line has some licence information, it won't give you accurate results. You should be able to use the tool from my last link in ALL versions of Vault. you just need to select which version of vault you have installed by clicking on it.
I agree, this thing should be standard functionality of Vault.
All the best.
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