I have noticed that when using Autodesk Network License Manager 11.12, you may need to customize OUR license files to use the non default licensing ports.
For example, when configuring Autodesk licensing service with Foundry, ArcGIS or CamWorks, you will need to edit our license files to use a differnet port for lmgrd.exe. i.e. 27000 (default) to 27001
A sample is below:
SERVER TOR2UA13809X0 3CD92B5B4B2E 27001
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
For ArcGIS, you also need to use the 32 bit version of the Autodesk Network License Manager.
Finally, if you are using Autodesk and Abaqus software in your company, you will need to even customize the adskflex.exe port (2080) in our license file because of the following conflict:
We recently found out that Avaya software uses Flexera software for licensing and it's also 32 bit. It's is best to use the Autodesk licensing software as 32 bit so that you can see the settings for both services and customize Autodesk products to use port 27001.
Thanks to Adam Giroux and Brad Hurley for sharing this tip with the community.
If you are installing Autodesk products for the Mac, you will notice that you don't have a redundant license server option.
To configure your software to use a redundant server, please check out the solution below:
When installing Autodesk Maya with Softimage 2015, you will get an error when using the Maya 2015 product key (657G1).
The answer is 977G1 and it is noted here:
Thanks for Richard Smuck for confirming that this solution worked.
This is one tough error to solve on Maya on the Mac:
In this case, a bit of luck was needed to find out the solution. Please check it out here:
Thanks to Gary Jaeger for confirming that this solution worked and Jeffry Asbury for his tenacious troubleshooting skills.
Way back, the Educational version of AutoCAD would add a EDU plot stamp to ensure that the EULA was followed. Back then, there was no way to remove it.
To remove the Plot Stamp, please check out the solution below:
FlexNet Licensing error:-15,570
In this case, I created 2 services for Autodesk products. The license files are correct but I created 2 services for each product.
All you have to do is just combine the licenses into 1 file and use only 1 service.
When configuring the Autodesk Network License Manager and you get this error:
FlexNet Licensing error: -97,121
The first thing I do is check out our Knowledge Article here:
This error basically means that the the software and license are not working. The easiest thing to do is to look at the log file to find out what is causing the error. To get to the log file, go to the Config Services tab and click on View Log or look for the file in the path.
1. In the log file, the error is below and the problem is that license has expired.
9:02:32 (adskflex) EXPIRED: 65300ARCHDESK_F
One such type that will expire are typically previous use licenses. Please check out the blog post here for more info on it:
2. In another log file example, the error is:
9:22:06 (adskflex) Invalid license key (inconsistent authentication code)
In some instances, if you are moving a license from one server to another server, you may want to save time by editing the ethernet address in the license file. This will not work. You must generate a NEW license file for the new server. The MAC address listed at the top of Autodesk license files are encrypted into each product increment and cannot be manually edited without invalidating the license file.
If you have a network version of Vehicle Tracking (it's like a plug-in for AutoCAD), how do you release the license without exiting AutoCAD?
Please check it out here:
We are receiving few cases where customers have problems running our 2015 network versions and The Foundry software (e.g. Nuke).
If you have installed License Manager 11.12 for the 2015 products (e.g. Maya) on a server that is already hosting the license server for The Foundry products, you may also experience these issues.
The Foundry products currently use a different version of the License Manager (10.8). In some cases, launching both services prevents one of them to run correctly and therefore licenses for that services are not available.
The cause we identified in collaboration with The Foundry Support Team (thanks Jake) is likely because both services use by default the same TCP port that is 27000.
This can generate a conflict and results in one of the services to shut down or not start at all.
It is possible to avoid or prevent this to happen simply changing the default port used by one of the services. You can do this adding the port to the first line of the license file:
SERVER <SERVER_HOSTNAME> <ETHERNET ADDRESS> <PORT>
SERVER MyServer 000000000000 27001
Note: if on any clients you are using pointers to specify the license server, you may need to also change or add the port there.
FLEXnet: don’t like 27000 or 2080 port numbers? Change them