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license server

Question asked by David Goins on Aug 6, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2014 by Sean O'Neill

Hello all.


We have a single license for SolidWorks.


The License Server was running on a desktop machine.  The head of engineering asked me to move the license server to a server in our datacenter.


I installed the License Server on one of our Server 2012 virtual machines.  Then I transferred the license off of the current license server, then successfully imported the license into the new license server.


On the desktop machine, I've disabled the license server service and added the license server to the license manager on the desktop machine.  But when I try to open SolidWorks it says "Could not obtain a license for SolidWorks Standard.  Cannot connect to license server.   (-15, 10, 10061)


In the license manager on the desktop where attempting to run SolidWorks, I can see the license server, I can look at the License Usage Tab and can see that SolidWorks Standard has a free license.


My questions are, does the license server eat a license and therefore I need two licenses to run a license server and a SolidWorks client?  Did I miss a step in how to tell the SolidWorks installation to use the new license server to grab its license?


Any help would be appreciated.