Could not obtain a license for Solidworks Standard
Server node is down or not responding (-96,7,11001)?
Perhaps this (S-048837):
After borrowing a SolidNetWork License (SNL) and unplugging the network cable, why does the error, “Could not obtain a license for SolidWorks Standard, Server node is down or not responding (-96,7,11001)” display when trying to start SolidWorks?
This often happens on laptops that automatically disable the network card in order to increase the battery life-cycle. Please make sure the network card is enabled, and try again.
Or this (S-075030):
This behavior is possible if the ‘FlexNet Licensing’ service and the ‘SolidNetWork License Manager’ service are set to the 'Manual' startup type on the SolidNetWork License (SNL) server, and then the services stop running for some reason.
To resolve this issue, follow below steps:
1. In the Windows® Search box on the SNL Server machine, type 'services' and then select the ‘Services’ program
2. In the ‘Services’ dialog box, right-click on the 'FlexNet Licensing Service' item > ‘Properties’ > change the 'Startup Type' to 'Automatic'.
3. Right-click on the ‘SolidNetWork License Manager’ service item > ‘Properties’ > change the 'Startup Type' to 'Automatic'.
4. Run SOLIDWORKS® on client machine and confirm that the issue no longer occurs.
Or this (S-015466):
The reason for this error message is that the user A (domain user) is trying to borrow a license using computer B. The user A has no administrative privileges to start SolidNetWork License (SNL) services since he is not member of the administrator group.
Once the user is using profile B on computer B, he will be able to borrow a license since the service is run from a local system account and he is member of the administrator group.
The solution is to add the user profile A as a member of the administrator group, which needs to be done by the administrator of the system.
I would test to see if you could first ping the server, to see if the two machines have any connection. Perhaps the server is turned off? If you are able to connect, then you can test the communication to the specific port SOLIDWORKS uses to communicate through the firewall (25734). Follow each of the steps on the link below to help you walk through these tests...
GoEngineer - Server Connection Test
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