Download and Install Autodesk Network License Manager (LMTools or FlexLM)

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1. To download for the Windows OS, click this URL:
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/downloads/content/autodesk-network-license-manager-for-windows.html

2. Click this URL to download the MacOS, or Linux OS version:
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/customer-service/network-license-administration/get-ready-network-license/download-the-network-license-manager

3. The Autodesk Network License Manager can be installed on the following Windows operating systems:

• Microsoft® Windows® Server 2019 64-bit
• Microsoft Windows Server 2016 64-bit
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 64-bit
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit
• Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Windows 8 / 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

4. Please download the correct 32-bit or 64-bit Autodesk License manager that pertains to your Windows Server OS. If you need help finding out if you’re running 32-bit or 64-bit, go here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13443/windows-which-version-am-i-running

5. If you are updating the Autodesk License Manager, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall the old Autodesk License Manager first.

6. Go to the location on your computer where you downloaded the Autodesk License Manager and start the install.

7. Start the install of the Autodesk License Manager and follow the process below. The default install location is recommended.

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The default location to install the Autodesk License Manager is recommended:

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8. After the install of the Autodesk License Manager you should see the LMTOOLS Utility icon on the desktop. Click on the icon to open LMTools and start the setup.

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9. After opening the LMTools Utility, click on the “Config Services” tab at the top

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10. In the “Config Services” portion of LMTools you can either add your own “Service Name” at the top or leave the default “Flexlm Service 1”. This “Service Name” will be the name of the Windows Service that the License file will use in Windows to handout licenses.

11. Click “Browse” by the “Path to the lmgrd.exe file” to browse to the default location if used: C:\Autodesk\Network License Manager and click on lmgrd.exe

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12. Click “Browse” by the “Path to the license file” to browse to the default location if used: C:\Autodesk\Network License Manager click on NameOfLicenseFile.lic

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13. You can either leave the default location of the “Debug” log file or move it to C:\Autodesk\Network License Manager. If you leave the default location move on to #15.

14. If you would like to move the Debug log file to “C:\Autodesk\Network License Manager” to keep everything in one place, click “Browse” by the “Path to the debug log file” and create a Debug log file.

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15. Check both boxes at the bottom by “Use Services” and by “Start Server at Power Up”. These do exactly what they say. We want to use a “Windows Service” for LMTools to give out licenses and we want the service to start when the server is powered up. Then click the “Save Service” button.

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16. Go to the “Start/Stop/Reread” tab and click “Start Server”

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17. After the server starts, it should say “Server successfully started” at the bottom, click the “Server Status” tab. Click on the “Perform Status Enquiry” button to see if the service started and licenses are available.

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