Does anyone know of a way to get metrics of use, success, and failure for users systems requesting licenses from SolidWorks Network Licensing. The boss want hard proof that we don't have enough licenses for everyone.
I would use the log file from the Application section of the Event Viewer for each machine. There's an option to export the log as a "csv" file which makes it easy then to import into Excel and sort on the different fields. Interpreting that data might be a little trickier though, because there is often more than one line of messages related to a single event. You would probably want to take samples from light days when you know there are sufficient licenses, and compare with days when everyone is working with SolidWorks. Good Luck.
I haven't looked into this, but here is what it says inside the lmgrd.log file.
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