Network License Administration


Network Licensing Overview

A network license allows a number of users on the same TCP/IP network to share access to product licenses. The Network License Manager (NLM), installed on one or more servers, controls the distribution of licenses to users.

Network License Manager Setup

Network License Manager (NLM) must be installed on each network license server, and each server requires a network license file, which you obtain from Autodesk. The license file authorizes the operation of a product serial number on the specific server or servers in your network.

Network Deployment

A deployment provides an efficient way to install one or more Autodesk products with a standard configuration on multiple computers. The files required for the installation process are stored on the network, in an administrative image, in a folder to which all users have shared access. To install the products, users navigate to the deployment folder and double-click an installer shortcut (.LNK file).

Alternative Distribution Methods

In addition to standard deployments, you can use the following alternative methods of distributing Autodesk programs on Windows platforms:

Frequently Asked Questions