Network Licensing: FLEXnet License Finder
If you see FLEXnet License Finder windows when you start your Autodesk program and you have tried several times providing your license server name or specify the License file, please force quit the program (using Task Manager) and manually update your client license file LICPATH.lic with the correct license server information.
Please verify that license server name is correct in LICPATH.LIC. Please note that if there is DNS name resolution issue with your license server name, you can use your license server IP address instead of the server computer name in LICAPTH.lic
LICPATH.LIC is the client license file and typically can be found in the program installation folder, let's take AutoCAD 2013 and Autodesk Maya 2013 for example.
AutoCAD 2013 its path is “C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2013\LICPATH.LIC”
Autodesk Maya 2013 its path based on the supported oparating system is:
On Windows: “C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2013\LICPATH.LIC”
On Mac: /var/flexlm/maya.lic
On Linux: /var/flexlm/maya.lic
Please note that you can open LICPATH.LIC in Notepad (on a Mac or Linux use your plane Text Editor) and if needed modify/correct the license server name.
Here is the sample content of LICPATH.LIC file
SERVER licenseServerSystemName 000000000000
FLEXnet License Finder window may also appear, if a firewall is blocking TCP port 2080 on license server system. TCP port 2080 is used by Autodesk vendor daemon adskflex.exe.
Please also verify that your license server service is running.
Setting up a license server on Windows
Setting up a license server on Mac
Setting up a licensing server on Linux