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Using Licensing Options File

Question asked by Lance Powers on Jul 31, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 25, 2015 by Ori Kaplan

My group has been having issues with our Solidworks network licensing.  Basically, our company has three business units that share our Solidworks Network licenses.  Lately we have been having problems with one business unit utilizing more licenses than they own.

 

To try to solve this we have modified the license options file to reserve a certain number of licenses for each group.  We have also assigned what usernames have access to the licenses.

 

The issue we are having is if one user reserves a license, then returns it.  That user is not able to reserve another license, until we tell the license server to reread the options file.  The user receives an error that a license can not be obtained.  However if you look at the License Manager it shows available licenses.

 

It seems to me that the license option file is hanging up somewhere.  Below is the syntax that we have in our options file.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

# DATE CREATED: 1/25/2012

 

# Create an OEM group and specify the users

GROUP OEM user1 user2

# Create a SIP group and specify the users

GROUP SIP user3 user4

 

# Create a AUTOMATION group and specify the users

GROUP AUTOMATION user5 user6

 

# Reserve qty 2 standard licenses for SIP group

RESERVE 2 solidworks GROUP SIP

 

# Reserve qty 2 standard licenses for OEM group

RESERVE 2 solidworks GROUP OEM

 

# Reserve qty 2 standard licenses for AUTOMATION group

RESERVE 2 solidworks GROUP AUTOMATION

 

# Reserve qty 2 licenses for Welding group

RESERVE 2 swofficepro GROUP OEM

 

# Reserve qty 2 licenses for SIP group

RESERVE 2 swofficepremium GROUP SIP

 

# Reserve qty 1 licenses for AUTOMATION group

RESERVE 1 swofficepro GROUP AUTOMATION

 

# Reserve qty 1 licenses for AUTOMATION group

RESERVE 1 swofficepremium GROUP AUTOMATION

 

TIMEOUT swofficepremium 3600

TIMEOUT swofficepro 3600

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