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Laws: Always update your Network License Manager with each release!

I consider this a best practice:   Always update your Network License Manager with each release!   If you are using an 2015 Autodesk product, the Network License Manager (NLM) is 11.12.

It is so easy...

1. Download the latest Autodesk Network License Manager.  The download can also be found in Step 1 here:

2. Stop the Licensing Service by going into lmtools.exe > Stop/Stop/Reread tab > Stop Server.

3. Uninstall the Autodesk Network License Manager via the Control Panel.

4. Install the Network License Manager via the download.

5. Start the Licensing Service by going into  lmtools.exe > Stop/Stop/Reread tab > Start Server & ReRead License file button.  The LMTOOLS Utility should show up on the Desktop after you re-install it.

NOTE:  The settings for setting up the Network License Manager should still be in the registry so you don't need to configure it so the entire process should not take more than 5-10 minutes.

BONUS:  How do you check your version of lmgrd.exe and adskflex.exe that you have installed?


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I'm not sure I agree. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!! In some cases the old version works but not the newest one (like sometimes on Windows Server 2012)...

David Lau

Thanks for you comment! I just wanted to demonstrate that updating "NLM" is fast and relatively easy.

michael z

This worked for me. I just installed Autocad 2015 and it required using the Network License Manager v 11.12.

David Lau


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