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server crash

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12-01-2005 06:27 PM
I have been told that there is a script file that can be run on a networked autocad station to make it believe it is a 30 day stand alone trial version. That gives the firm time to fix the server but keep everyone working.
Has anyone ever heard or tried this?
*Sam Hochberg
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Re: server crash

12-02-2005 08:42 AM in reply to: rklann1
You can simply "check out" the license for that time period (or longer,
depending on version), under your Tools pulldown you should see a "License
Borrowing" option....

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Sam Hochberg
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Not too bad at AutoCAD either



wrote in message news:5027360@discussion.autodesk.com...
I have been told that there is a script file that can be run on a networked
autocad station to make it believe it is a 30 day stand alone trial version.
That gives the firm time to fix the server but keep everyone working.
Has anyone ever heard or tried this?
*Sam Hochberg
Message 3 of 4 (114 Views)

Re: server crash

12-02-2005 08:44 AM in reply to: rklann1
Oh, I see, your server is already dead? Never mind....

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Sam Hochberg
Inventor Certified Expert
Not too bad at AutoCAD either



"Sam Hochberg" wrote in message
news:5027846@discussion.autodesk.com...
You can simply "check out" the license for that time period (or longer,
depending on version), under your Tools pulldown you should see a "License
Borrowing" option....

--
Sam Hochberg
Inventor Certified Expert
Not too bad at AutoCAD either



wrote in message news:5027360@discussion.autodesk.com...
I have been told that there is a script file that can be run on a networked
autocad station to make it believe it is a 30 day stand alone trial version.
That gives the firm time to fix the server but keep everyone working.
Has anyone ever heard or tried this?
*Expert Elite*
TravisNave
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Registered: ‎01-14-2005
Message 4 of 4 (114 Views)

Re: server crash

12-08-2005 10:16 AM in reply to: rklann1
Yes,

I have a post that explains that process here in the forum...

Here is the summary:

You need to modify a key in the registry that tells AutoCAD if it is a network version or a stand-alone version. The registry key is located in:

HKLM \ Software \ Autodesk \ AutoCAD \ R16.x \ ACAD-400x:xxx \ AdLM

You want to modify the value of the REG_DWORD Type to:

19 = Network (25-decimal)
2a = Stand-alone (42-decimal)

The values are in hexidecimal.

When you start AutoCAD again, it will ask you if you want to run as a 30-day or Authorize your stand-alone copy. You can't authorize it, so run as a 30-day. This will only work if it has never run as a 30-day. Also, once this process has been done and you've expired the trial, it can never be done again on that computer.
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