Set Up and Use an Options File

With an Options file, you set configuration options for managing licenses on each license server that you set up. An Options file sets parameters that the license file reads and the Lmgrd program executes.

If you want have the same license behavior on some or all of your license servers, you must save the same Options file to each of those license servers. If you want to specify different license behavior on different license servers, you must create an Options file for each license behavior. You must save each Options file to the server where you want specific license behavior.

NoteFor Options file changes to take effect on a license server, you must save the Options file, and then use lmtools.exe to reread the license file.

With an Options file, you can do the following:

Here is an example of the contents of an Options file:



TIMEOUT Autodesk_f1 7200

You can also set up advanced license parameters, such as reserving a license, restricting license usage, or defining groups of users. To learn more about setting advanced Options file parameters, see the FLEXlm documentation in the Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\docs\FlexUser folder.

To create an Options file

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

  1. Open a text editor, enter the parameters you want, and then save the document as a file named adskflex.opt to the same location where you saved the license file.
    NoteMake sure you save the file with the extension .opt. The default extension .txt is not recognized by the Network License Manager.
  2. 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.
  3. In the Lmtools program, on the Start/Stop/Reread tab, click ReRead License File.
  4. Close lmtools.exe.