Obtain the Server Host Name and Host ID Manually

If you are unable to use the Network License Activation utility to obtain your server host name and host ID, you can obtain this information manually. Autodesk uses the server host name, host ID, and product serial number to generate a license file.

To obtain the information manually, you can use the Windows command prompt or you can run the lmtools.exe utility. If you use lmtools.exe, do not run it on a remote workstation.

To obtain the host name and ID using the Windows command prompt

  1. Click Start menu (Windows) All Programs (or Programs) Accessories Command Prompt.
  2. At the Windows command prompt, enter the following command, and then press ENTER:

    ipconfig /all

  3. Locate the Host Name line, and write down the host name.
  4. Locate the Physical Address line. Write down the physical address without the dashes. This is your twelve-character host ID.
    NoteIf your server has more than one network adapter, select the one that corresponds to a physical network adapter. To determine which adapters are physical: in the Windows command prompt, enter ipconfig /all, and then view the Description field above each physical address. If there is more than one physical network adapter, it does not matter which one you use. You just need to make sure that it is properly installed and is functional. Devices such as VPN adapters, PPP adapters, and modems are not valid.
  5. Close the Windows command prompt.

To obtain the host name and ID using lmtools.exe

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, click the Systems Settings tab.
  3. On the Systems Settings tab, locate the Computer/Hostname box. Copy the host name and paste the information into a text editor.
  4. Locate the Ethernet Address box. The ethernet address is the host ID. It consists of twelve characters. Write down the information. If your ethernet address is more than twelve characters, write down the first twelve characters only.
    NoteIf your server has more than one ethernet adapter, select the one that corresponds to the physical network adapter.
  5. Close lmtools.exe.