VPN connection to NLM machine causes error
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11-30-2012 02:53 AM


I'm running a NLM on a Win2008r2 server for 3DS Max licensing. All works fine on the LAN, clients connect and pick up licenses.
I've set up the server to do VPN as well, when I make a VPN connection the NLM stops working and a status enquiry returns:

"adskflex: Cannot read data from license server system.
The license server system appears to be running, but is not
responding. If this persists, notify the System Administrator.
(The license server manager (lmgrd) and vendor daemon processes
should be terminated and restarted.)"

When the service is restarted I get:

"The license server manager (lmgrd) has not been started yet,
the wrong port@host or license file is being used, or the
port or hostname in the license file has been changed.
Server name:
License path: 27000@ServerName;
FLEXnet Licensing error:-15,10. System Error: 10061 "WinSock: Connection refused"


It seems that the IP address assigned to the Server for the PPP dial in adapter is over-riding the IP address in the license file. I've put an entry in the hosts file for the IP address and set firewall rules - but no joy. My only way out of this is to reboot the server and not make any new VPN connections.

Any ideas on how to overcome this?