How to set up a license server on Windows

May 27, 2014

Issue:

Steps describing how to set up a license server on a windows machine.

Solution:

To set up a license server for Windows, follow the below instructinos:
  1. Download and install the Network Licensing Manager for Windows:
  2. Open LMTools and access the System Settings tab. Make a note of the hostname and ethernet address of the license server.
  3. Log in to Register Once to get your license.
  4. Validate your account information.
  5. Enter your serial number, which you can find from How to find the Serial Number and Product Key for your Autodesk product
  6. Enter  your license server information.
  7. Access LMTools.
  8. On the Service/License tab, select Configuration Using Services.
  9. On the Config Services tab, enter a name for the new service in the Service Name field.
  10. Fill the following fields, using the Browse buttons:
    • Path to the lmgrd.exe field - Navigate to this file: C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\
    • Path to the License file - Navigate to the new Autodesk.lic file: C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\Licenses\
    • Path to the Debug Log file: C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\
    • If no file is present, create a TXT file in Notepad and rename it “Debug.log”
  11. Make sure the Start Server at Power Up and the Use Services boxes are checked. Then click Save Services.
  12. On the Start/Stop/Reread tab, click Start Server.
  13. On the Server Status tab, click Perform Status Enquiry.
  14. Licenses should display as active.

Products:

AutoCAD;AutoCAD Architecture;AutoCAD Civil;AutoCAD Civil 3D;AutoCAD Electrical;AutoCAD Map 3D;AutoCAD Mechanical;Product Design Suite

Versions:

2008;2009;2010;2011;2012;2013;2014

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