Where is this error occurring? If in event viewer is there a error #? What OS? Any networking protocols besides tcp/ip running on
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"odav" wrote in message news:f0b7326.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> We have 8 Autocad 2002 floating licences which until today have been running fine.
> However on running Autocad today all PCs cannot check out a licence and entering the server name displays the following message:-
> The Networking Software (WINSOCK) could not obtain the IP address of the computer "NT-PS-DEVMT-1".
> This could be due to "NT-PS-DEVMT-1" not being a valid computer name or the DNS Name Resolution Service is not working or not
> You may need to include "NT-PS-DEVMT-1" in your hosts file.
> I know the name is correct and I have also added "NT-PS-DEVMT-1" to the hosts file but still no joy. There are also no error
messages from the licence server, it is up and ready to serve 8 licences.
> So the question is how can I test the WINSOCK software to ensure it can communicate with the licence server?
> Thanks in Advance
Cannot find SERVER host name in network database.
The lookup for the host name on the SERVER line in the
license file failed. This often happens when NIS or DNS
or the hosts file is incorrect. Workaround: Use IP
address (e.g., 123.456.789.123) instead of host name.
This is the explanation for error -14. Open the licpath.lic -file in the
ACAD directory and try changing the server name to the server
ip-address. Or set the environment variable:
Value ip-address of the ADLM server.
> Hi Jason,
> The error was occurring on the PC as you entered Autocad and the error
> number was [1.5.-14]. The OS is Windows NT 4.0 and IPX is running as
> well as TCP /IP.
> Since my first posting we have added the computer name (NT-PS-DEVMT-1)
> to the DNS and this has resolved the problem.
> However I am sure we havent had to do this before and am still curious
> as to what happened.