5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2009 9:51 AM by Jason Capriotti

    License Borrowing

      Well, here's the situation.  We run solidworks 2008 (latest service pack...4? 5?) & 2009 SP3 at work.  I also have 2009 installed on a laptop for home/out of office work.  We use a license server set up in our building with 4 licenses for Solidworks Premium. There are currently only 3 machines with solidworks installed, one of them is my laptop. Unfortunately, the license server was set up by someone who is no longer with the company, so I don't know a lot about it, but I do have full access to it so I should be able to look at it and answer any questions...


      When I am connected to our VPN, I have no issues with using solidworks, and if I view the license manager, it shows me as conusming one license from our server. I had a situation today where I knew that I might not have a VPN connection, so I attempted to borrow a license.  I borrowed licences for Solidworks Standard, and Solidworks Premium, and the licenses show as being borrowed until tomorrow, both on the server, and on my laptop.


      When I disconnect from the VPN, and attempt to start up Solidworks, I get the following error:

      "Could not obtain a license for Solidworks Standard.

      Server node is down or not responding. (-96,491,0)


      So, what have I done wrong?