How to Configure Your License Server

You configure a license server so that you can manage the Autodesk product licenses you received when you ran the Network License Activation utility. Configure the license server with the lmtools.exe utility.

To configure your license server

You should be logged in with Administrator rights when working with the LMTOOLS utility.

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click Start menu (Windows XP & 2000) All Programs (or Programs) Autodesk Network License Manager LMTOOLS.
    • Right-click the LMTOOLS icon (Windows Vista) on the desktop and choose Run As Administrator.
  2. In the Lmtools program, on the Service/License File tab, select the Configure Using Services option.
  3. Click the Config Services tab.
  4. On the Config Services tab, in the Service Name list, select a service name or do one of the following:
    • If a service name is selected, verify that it is the one you want to use to manage licenses.
    • If no service name exists, enter the service name you want to use to manage licenses.
    NoteIf you have more than one software vendor using FLEXlm. for license management, the Service Name list contains more than one option.
  5. In the Path to Lmgrd.exe File box, enter the path to the Network License Manager daemon (lmgrd.exe), or click Browse to locate the file.

    By default, this daemon is installed in the \Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager folder.

  6. In the Path to the License File box, enter the path to your license file, or click Browse to locate the file.
  7. In the Path to the Debug Log File box, enter a path to create a debug log, or click Browse to locate an existing log file.
  8. To run lmgrd.exe as a service, select Use Services.
  9. To automatically start lmgrd.exe when the system starts, select Start Server at Power Up.
  10. Click Save Service to save the new configuration under the service name you selected in step 4. Then click Yes.
  11. Click the Start/Stop/Reread tab.
  12. On the Start/Stop/Reread tab, do one of the following:
    • If a service has not yet been defined for Autodesk, click Start Server to start the license server.
    • If a service for Autodesk is already defined and running, click ReRead to refresh the Network License Manager with any changes made to the license file or Options file.

      The license server starts running and is ready to respond to client requests.

  13. Close lmtools.exe.