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*Thomas, Alex
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Network license problems

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01-21-2001 09:25 AM
i am thining of switching form stand-alone to network licensing. obviously i
may encounter a few problems but in general is it a good move.
does it work over a WAN?
if my server goes down how long before my workstation will close down?

thanx in advance
alex
*martin, jason
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Re: Network license problems

01-23-2001 01:09 AM in reply to: *Thomas, Alex
I believe that the adlm is the only way to go for more than just a few cad users.

One of the major difference between the adlm install and the "standard" or local install
is that you won't use the cd to install the client workstations. You will create an
"installation image" on a server (or workstation for that matter) that the clients use to
install. There is some information in some of the installation guides that walks you
through it. It's really pretty much follow the bouncing ball.

Will adlm work across a wan? Yes, but the client must be have connectivity to the adlm
server by hostname (assuming that you are using and windows adlm and not netware) and I'm
pretty sure that the adlm server has to be able to contact the client by hostname (Jerry?,
help?). The biggest problem in the wan environment is usually the installation of autocad.
Since you can't install from the cd and wan links generally aren't very high bandwidth
(unless you've got a lot of $) then installing from the "installation image" can be
problematic. If possible I'd try to bring the remote client machine into the office for
the installation of autocad, make sure it works and send it back to the remote location.

How long it takes for the workstations to close down is variable. Let's just say usually
not very long. I recommend that you get a PI class machine and install ntw 4.0, sp6a
install the adlm and nothing else. Don't let anyone touch it. Don't do anything with it.
Just let it sit and issue licenses for autocad. Ours has gone out once in the last year
(unscheduled).

let us know if you need any specific help.

hth

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

"Alex Thomas" wrote in message
news:5A00D304643B712D79911EEEDB412AF3@in.WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> i am thining of switching form stand-alone to network licensing. obviously i
> may encounter a few problems but in general is it a good move.
> does it work over a WAN?
> if my server goes down how long before my workstation will close down?
>
> thanx in advance
> alex
>
*milana, jerry
Message 3 of 4 (128 Views)

Re: Network license problems

01-23-2001 05:39 AM in reply to: *Thomas, Alex
As soon as AutoCAD becomes aware that your license server is not out there
you will begin to get warnings starting at six, then four and two minutes.
After the six minutes of warnings, AutoCAD will prompt you to save changes
(Yes/No) if no changes had been made since the last save, AutoCAD will
simply terminate after the six minutes.

Keep in mind that several minutes may go by before AutoCAD becomes aware
that the server is down, so you actually get more time than the three
minutes.

jerry milana,
Autodesk Product Support
"Alex Thomas" wrote in message
news:5A00D304643B712D79911EEEDB412AF3@in.WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> i am thining of switching form stand-alone to network licensing. obviously
i
> may encounter a few problems but in general is it a good move.
> does it work over a WAN?
> if my server goes down how long before my workstation will close down?
>
> thanx in advance
> alex
>
*Thomas, Alex
Message 4 of 4 (128 Views)

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01-24-2001 08:38 AM in reply to: *Thomas, Alex
thanks peoples

:smileyhappy:
"jerry milana" wrote in message
news:F54D11ED3D0935E82F507E96987AE768@in.WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> As soon as AutoCAD becomes aware that your license server is not out there
> you will begin to get warnings starting at six, then four and two minutes.
> After the six minutes of warnings, AutoCAD will prompt you to save changes
> (Yes/No) if no changes had been made since the last save, AutoCAD will
> simply terminate after the six minutes.
>
> Keep in mind that several minutes may go by before AutoCAD becomes aware
> that the server is down, so you actually get more time than the three
> minutes.
>
> jerry milana,
> Autodesk Product Support
> "Alex Thomas" wrote in message
> news:5A00D304643B712D79911EEEDB412AF3@in.WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> > i am thining of switching form stand-alone to network licensing.
obviously
> i
> > may encounter a few problems but in general is it a good move.
> > does it work over a WAN?
> > if my server goes down how long before my workstation will close down?
> >
> > thanx in advance
> > alex
> >
>

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