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New Acad 2013 and 2012

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04-11-2012 01:45 PM
New 2013 discs came and I am trying to figure out how to combine the LIC files from our 2012 and new 2013 I just generated. Since I have 4 Network seats for 12 and 4 new seats for 2013 (different serial numbers) can I combine the 2 LIC files. I read the help but am a little confused if I just add the text after PACKAGE. When I registered the 2013 seats, it told me I needed to register the 2012 serial numbers because of a possible conflict. I did that and got 4 new LIC files. so ho do I combine them? TIA
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Re: New Acad 2013 and 2012

04-11-2012 02:26 PM in reply to: gtwatson77459
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04-11-2012 02:28 PM in reply to: DarrenP

were they all generated on the same day?

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Re: New Acad 2013 and 2012

04-11-2012 02:30 PM in reply to: DarrenP

are your products on subscription?

if they are your 2012 licenses are automatically upgraded to 2013

so you don't need to generate 2012 license fiels because when you generate your 2013 license it will have 2012, 2011, 2010 autocad as a package statement

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Re: New Acad 2013 and 2012

04-11-2012 02:58 PM in reply to: gtwatson77459

Darren is right.  You do not combine license files of upgraded Subscription files.  You simply replace them.  The backwards compatibility is built into the Subscription license for three versions back.

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Re: New Acad 2013 and 2012

04-11-2012 03:52 PM in reply to: gtwatson77459

Thanks for the replies.  Yes, I do have a subscription for the 4 seats (actually 1 plus 3) so I generated 2 LIC files for the 2013 disks I got.

 

To one of the other responders, yes I generated all the LIC files on the same day.

 

I guess I was trying to complicate things.  I first thought that I could run 4 copies of 2012 and another 4 for 2013 but you guys are just too smart.  So I guess I can give our IT folks who run the server, the LIC files from the 2013 install and they can restart the server.

 

From what I now understand, my users who have installed ACAD 2013 can run it along with the users who are still on the 2012 deployment, and I can have 4 on at one time split between both versions.

 

Ver 2012 was our first time with NLM so all thisis new to us.

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Re: New Acad 2013 and 2012

04-11-2012 03:55 PM in reply to: gtwatson77459

so yes

you can have 2 running 2013 and 2 running 2012 or 1 runnning 2013 and 3 running 2012 or vise vera

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04-11-2012 03:57 PM in reply to: DarrenP

or have 4 running 2013 or 4 running 2012

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Re: New Acad 2013 and 2012

04-11-2012 04:03 PM in reply to: DarrenP

the bottom line is you own autocad 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 for a total of 4 licenses

 

 

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Re: New Acad 2013 and 2012

04-12-2012 10:39 AM in reply to: DarrenP
Our IT folks asked this question, so I will pose it here. Our current network software is running version v11.9.0.0 build 97342 i86_n3. Can this version run the new LIC file for 2013 or do we need to install a new version of the network software?

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