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AutoCAD License Management - LMTOOLS

clarkincit asked
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.

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


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