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AutoCAD License Management - LMTOOLS

clarkincit
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I am wondering if there is a way to manually release a floating AutoCAD license. The issue is that a user had a license signed out at the time that their computer was reformatted. Now, within LMTOOLS, I have the following, and the linger is not counting down:

Users of 51200ACD_2007_0F:  (Total of 4 licenses issued;  Total of 3 licenses in use)

  "51200ACD_2007_0F" v1.000, vendor: adskflex
  floating license

   user1 (v1.000) (server 301), start Mon 6/14 14:37
    user2 (v1.000) (server 201), start Mon 6/14 14:36 (linger: 7120020)
    user3 (v1.000) (server 101), start Mon 6/14 14:36 (linger: 9024420)

Autodesk's KB states that there is no fix, but to wait for the timeout to occur. - "There is no way to force the return of a borrowed license from the FlexLM license manager. Once the borrow period expires the license will be automatically returned to the license server pool."

I refuse to believe there is no workaround for this. I'm thinking that completely reinstalling the server side software would resolve the issue, but that seems a bit drastic for this scenario. Is anyone familiar with a certain command or any other simpler fix?
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dhsindyRetired considering supplemental income.

Commented:
AutoCAD is pretty tight lipped on their license scheme.  You might have to contact Autodesk or your reseller to get an easy fix.

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Thanks for the reply. I was trying to avoid that, as we do not have support, but it seems as though that is my only option.

If anyone else has any helpful information, I would love to hear it.

Thanks again