I have products from several companies at various FLEXlm version levels. The solution here is to turn off DNS. Can I piggy back on that existing service? FLEXlm products always understand older versions; therefore, the pre-v3. We recommend you view this 5 minutes video that shows a flexlm installation on Windows: Some GUI applications will present pop-ups to the user periodically letting them know the server is down and needs to be re-started. On some systems, when starting lmgrd on Linux, lmgrd complains with the following error message:.

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There are two items, however, which can send considerably more data and should be avoided or used sparingly: It’s purely a matter of preference. In particular, checkout, checkin and heartbeats use very little networking traffic.

Note that this telnet command will always succeed on hosts in other domains assuming everything is configured correctlysince the network will resolve speedy. What happens when the server dies is then up to the application. It’s perfectly OK to have flexlk number of separate license files, with different lmgrd server processes supporting each file.

In v5, ‘port host’ actually improves performance. Finally, hostnames must NOT have periods windowx the name. The date 1-jan in a license key indicates that it is a “non-expiring” license, so it will continue working in the year and beyond.


My license key has a date 1-jan If you’re not combining license files from different vendors, the simplest thing to do is make sure you use the tools especially lmgrd that are shipped by each vendor.

Re-saving the file with ANSI encoding solved the problem. In general, these have no impact on FLEXlm. Make sure ALL client nodes, as well as the server node, are able to ‘telnet’ to that fully-qualified hostname.

Special software to emulate NT services is eindows from your software vendor. If you’ve combined license files from 2 vendors, you must use the latest version of lmgrd. This is necessary for either obtaining the Ethernet card address, or to provide connectivity with a Netware License server.

If available, NT systems are preferred, since it can be run as an NT ‘service’. If you are starting lmgrd from a boot script, we recommend that you use. View the video at the top of this page or if you prefer follow these instructions Q. If communications are UDP, then the license is freed after the UDP timeout, which is set by each vendor, but defaults to 45 minutes.


The license file information is sent via the network, and can place a heavy load. Moreover, since lmgrd is a lightweight process, for sites without system administrators, this is often the simplest and therefore recommended way to proceed. Do I have to combine them? Will it continue working in the year ? The FLEXlm date format uses a 4-digit year. With the most common uses of FLEXlm, traffic is negligible. Will the Server run on Windows 95?


Where can I download the flexlm license server for Artwork products? It’s on our ftp server. Flexera Type 9 key drivers A.

When an application, or lmstat, requests the list of current users, this can significantly increase the amount of networking FLEXlm uses, depending on the number of current users.

Does FLEXlm work with subnets, fully-qualified names, multiple domains, etc.? This is caused by lmgrd.

This page contains answers to common questions concerning FLEXlm handled by our customer support staff, along with some tips and tricks that we have found useful and presented here as questions.