How to set up the Autodesk Network License Manager on Windows


Autodesk Network License Server Manager requirements and setup procedure on the Windows operating system.


To set up a license server for Windows, perform the following:
  1. Download and install the Network License Manager for Windows:
  2. Open LMTools and access the System Settings tab. Make a note of the “hostname” and “ethernet address” of the license server.
  3. Generate a Network License File in Autodesk Account.
  4. On the Service/License tab, select Configuration Using Services and LMTOOLS ignores license file path environment variables.
  5. On the Config Services tab, enter a name for the new service in the Service Name field.
  6. Fill the following fields, using the Browse buttons:
    • Path to the lmgrd.exe – Navigate to this file: C:AutodeskNetwork License Manager.
    • Path to the License file – Navigate to the new Autodesk.lic file, typically placed in: C:AutodeskNetwork License ManagerLicenses.
    • Path to the Debug Log file: C:AutodeskNetwork License Manager.
    • If no file is present, create a TXT file in Notepad and rename it “Debug.log.”
  7. Make sure the “Start Server at Power Up” and the “Use Services” boxes are checked. Then click Save Services.
  8. On the Start/Stop/Reread tab, click Start Server.
  9. On the Server Status tab, click Perform Status Enquiry.
  10. Licenses should display as active.

A step-by-step video tutorial can be found here below.


See Also:

  • How to point multi-user licensed Autodesk products to a new license server
  • How to set exceptions for Autodesk Network License Manager in Windows Firewall​
  • How to change the assigned ports on an Autodesk license server and client
  • How to set up the Autodesk Network License Manager on Linux
  • How to set up the Autodesk Network License Manager on a Mac
  • “Network License Not Available – Error [0.0.0]” when starting Autodesk software
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