How to Install and Use the Network License Activation Utility
Network License Activation utility, you can obtain licenses over
the Internet, which saves time and effort in setting up a
network-licensed version of the program. In addition, you can
register your product, get automated support by email if you cannot
obtain a license over the Internet, and save and migrate license
your Network License Activation utility
In the AutoCAD 2008 Installation wizard, click Install Tools
On the Welcome to the AutoCAD 2008 Installation wizard page,
Review the Autodesk software license agreement for your country
or region. You must accept this agreement to procede with the
installation. Choose your country or region, click I Accept, and
then click Next.
NoteIf you do not
agree to the terms of the license and wish to terminate the
installation, click Cancel.
On the Select the Items to Install page, make sure Network
License Activation Utility is selected and click Next.
On the Review - Configure - Install page, click Configure.
If multiple tools and utilities are selected, click the Network
License Activation Utility tab.
On the Set Up Network License Activation Utility page, either
accept the default installation path (C:\Program
Files\Autodesk\NLA\) or click Browse to specify a different
path. If you enter a path that does not exist, a new folder is
created using the name and location you provide. Click Next.
On the On Line Access Tools page, click Next to install the
Network License Activation Utility and any other selected tools and
When the Installation Complete page displays, click
To use your
Network License Activation utility
On the Start menu (Windows), click All Programs (or Programs)
Autodesk Network License Manager
AutoCAD 2008 Network License Activation Utility.
On the Obtain a Network License page, review how this utility
works and the requirements for using it, and then click Next.
On the Server Information page, enter the product serial
NoteIf you are
modifying an existing license file or obtaining a new license for
an existing product, your previously entered information might be
displayed. Make sure that the serial number that is displayed is
the one you want to license. If it is not, enter the correct
product serial number.
In the License Server Model section, click a license server
model. For more information about each license server model, click
the ? button.
In the Server Host Name box, enter a server host name or click
the [...] button to locate the name of each server you plan to
In the Host ID box, for each server host name you entered in
the previous step, click Lookup to have the utility automatically
locate the host ID for the server, or enter the host ID manually.
server has more than one network adapter, select the one that
corresponds to a physical network adapter. To determine which
adapters are physical, enter ipconfig /all
at a Windows command prompt and view the Description field above
each physical address. If there is more than one physical network
adapter, you can use any one of them, as long as it was listed when
you ran ipconfig /all. Logical devices such as VPN adapters, PPP
adapters, and modems may be listed but are not usable for
If you chose Distributed Server in step 4, the Seats box is
displayed. In the Seats box, enter the number of seats for each
license server, and then click Next.
On the Confirm Server Information page, review the server
information you entered, and click Next.
If the Register and License Your Autodesk Product page is
displayed, do all of the following, and then click Next.
In the This Product is To Be Registered To option, select
Company or Individual.
In the Select Country or Region section, select your country or
region of residence.
In the Is This an Upgrade section, select Yes or No.
If the Registration Information page is displayed, enter your
registration information, and then click Next.
If the Confirm Information page is displayed, review your
registration information, and then click Next.
If the Connecting page is displayed, click Next to connect to
the Internet to obtain your network license.
On the Licenses Received page, in the Save License File for
[computer name] dialog box, enter the
location where you want to save your license file, or click Browse
to navigate to the location.
recommended that you save your license file to the location where
you installed the Network License Manager.
If you have an existing license file from another Autodesk
product, select one of the following options:
Insert the New License Information Into
It. Adds the new license information into the existing license
Overwrite the Existing License File.
Replaces the entire contents of the existing license file with the
new license information. Select this option only if you no longer require any part of the existing
license file contents.
On the License Activation Successful page, click Print to save
a printed copy of the license information, or click Done to
complete the transaction and exit the Network Activation