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Changing Autocad License server hardware- How to get new LIC file

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We are using Autocad usig Flex LM service.
The server where the license file is stored is going to be change.
Pls help us to know the procedure for  getting LIC file for the new server.
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as detailed from here:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=9626479&linkID=9240617

Changing server location of the FLEXlm® licensing service

Issue
You need to move the current FLEXlm® licensing service to a new server and want to know the best way to do this.

Solution
To move your FLEXlm® licensing service to a new server

1. Obtain a new license file, which can be done by using the Network License Activation utility.

2. Install, configure, and start the new FLEXlm service on the new server.
Note: Be sure to recreate your Options file, if you use one.

3. Modify the deployment so that any subsequent installations will point to the correct server.

4. Configure current installations of the application so that they can find the new server. One way to do this is to add a system variable called ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE. For more information about this variable and how to create it, refer to the following solution:

TS1065268 - Specifying license servers using the ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE environment variable

5. Test the new FLEXlm service from an existing installation (and, to be thorough, from a new installation, as well).

6. Stop service on the old server.
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by:SAQIBBB
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hi,
thx for detailed reply.
pls explain where to find Network License Activation utility.
we are using LMHost utility
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by:silverkorn
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The Network License Activation utility is another program that would need to be installed separately as detailed through here:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=11259411&linkID=9240617

other good sources of information can be found here:
Network Administrator's Guide:
http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/acad_nag0.pdf

Network Licensing Guide:
http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/adsk_nlg0.pdf
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by:SAQIBBB
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thx.
want to clarify a doubt
as we are changing the physical server(different hostname and mac address), do we need to get a new license file from auto desk .
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by:silverkorn
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Correct, that is what the Network License Activation utility will perform for you
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ok many thanks
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