(I am a cad user not an IT guy, but I am now acting as IT guy so that I can be CAD guy again...)
We now have a handful of network licenses.
I'm just trying to get SW installed on more than one computer right now. We are not running a windows server, the rest of our licenses are administered through linux.
So. I installed the 2014 License Server onto my Windows 8.0 Enterprise Desktop cad station that is plugged into a router. I can have a static IP if necessary, for the time being it essentially is static. I then installed a client version of SW also onto the same desktop computer. This seems to have overwritten the license manager administration capabilities. I installed 2014 SW client on a second laptop but was unable to find the server.
So, on the desktop i am using as Server: I then uninstalled everything SW related from the original desktop computer. I rebooted. I then re-installed only the license server. On this second install attempt no questions were asked about my licenses or the server i wanted to setup. Nevertheless, I updated my windows firewall to forward the the standard TCP port of 25734 for all connections, all programs (going broad here trying to get the thing to work). I rebooted.
On the client laptop (windows 8.1), I have included a couple different servers all with the 25734@SERVER_NAME. The server_names i've included are: plain_name, full_name_plus_full_domain, IP address. None of these are reachable. I am able to ping the server and receive responses. when I ping the server, the server_name unpacks into the correct IP address as well. so there is a computer there.
I am not sure if this is necessary, but I have set the network workgroup the same for each computer. I do not have control of the domain where we are operating. I have also tried plugging a wire from the laptop into the same router the desktop/server is connect to since the wifi puts the laptop on an IP address that is different after the ### on the following address: xxx.xxx.###.xxx. So now both systems are within the final ip listing xxx.xxx.xxx.###.
I also noticed the SW License manager did not seem to startup automatically, so I started it, and I can see it running as a service. I see the port is forwarding.
So...what do I need to do to get the client and teh server talking to eachother.?
Second question: Is it possible to also run a client install of SW on the same desktop as the Server, or do I need to put together a separate server computer so I can still use my cad station as, well, a cad station.
thanks for any help.