1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 26, 2012 11:37 PM by Anna Wood

    Can't connect to server on first startup? How do I find out the problem?

    Ben Ehrlich

           I am trying to install SolidWorks 2011 SP2.0 on the computers in my school's Robotics lab. Everything goes simple and straight forward, until the SolidWorks installation gives me this dialog:


      "Specify the port number and server name for the SolidWork License (SNL) server."


      I put in the default along with the server I am on (My school-wide server). And it gives me the dialog:


      "The installation Manager cannot verify this server exists."

      I Keep going. And finish the install with no troubles. I then go to run SolidWorks for the first time on these computers and get:


      "Could not obtain a license for SolidWorks Standard


      Server node is down or not responding.



           I have seen 3 or so posts with this same error, but I believe my situation is different because I am on school computers, on a network. (I also also fearful that my protective School District has blocked me from validating my key [which is 100% legal]) but that would be strange because I downloaded SolidWorks in the first place.


      Thanks, hope someone can help me and my Robotics team,

           Ben Ehrlich, Robolancers

           Central High School

           Philadelphia, PA