In your installation files for your latest install look for a folder named swlicmgr. Within that you should see a file named
SolidWorks SolidNetWork License Manager.msi
This will install the latest license server.
Before doing so, you need to notify all users, have them save all of their work and exit SW. As soon as you take the license server service offline users will receive a "can't find a license" message and their session of SW will stop playing nicely.
Stop the license service on the server and install the updated software.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for the reply Dean.
The issue tho is that we do not have solid works license manager as I mentioned so there is no license manager to unisnstall to befin with. We have LMTOOLS using FLEXLM.
Trying to install license manager.msi just stops at the beginning and reports an error because I guess it senses that there is another FLEXLM being used by LMTOOLS.
The flexlm we use servers different vendor licenses and not just solid works so I cannot mess with it much. The guy who has made the installation is on a long vaccation and I guess I have to go through this the hard way.
I can see these 3 files below but I cannot find them on the installation CD the we just got.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
You might try this link:
We also have FlexLM running licensing for additional applications (SW, AutoDesk, E3 Electrical CAD, etc). We still have the SW SolidNetworkLicense Manager installed and it runs over FlexLM. They co-exist without complaining.
We did move our licensing to a new server last year and now I recall we had to come up with a new installation file for FlexLM. The generic one from the link posted worked - we just had to apply the individual product licensing to it.
Are you running an Educational Edition SNL? The EDU license is based upon SolidWorks Premium, not SolidWorks Standard. In order to resolve, the issue you need your reseller to disable/re-enable your license on the SolidWorks Activation Server. Once the license is 'reset' you will be able to reactivate successfully and pull SolidWorks Premium