Monday, May 21, 2007

System Requirements for the Autodesk Network License Manager

According to this KB article 64-bit Windows operating systems like Windows Vista 64-bit are not tested or supported for NLM based on FLEXlm/FLEXnet that Autodesk products uses. It doesn't mention Windows Vista 32-bit.

You probably can install and use it anyway if you read between the lines but according to a source at Autodesk "You cannot install it under 64-bit OSs.". If you have tried and it works add a comment. I know Windows Vista 32-bit works.

According to the Autodesk Network Licensing Guide for AutoCAD 2008 and other Autodesk 2008 products:

Make sure that your network license server meets the minimum recommended requirements. See the following table for hardware and software requirements.

Author notes: Update all tables with pertinent Windows Vista and 64-bit content.

Hardware and software requirements for the network license server

Hardware/software

Requirement

Notes

Operating system

Windows 2003 Server Edition

Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2

Windows 2000 Server Edition

Windows 2000, Service Pack 4

 

The Network License Manager supports Ethernet network configurations only.

The redundant license server model is supported only on Windows 2000 Server Edition and Windows 2003 Server.

Computer/processor

Pentium III or higher

450 Mhz (minimum)

 

 

Network interface card

Compatible with existing Ethernet network infrastructure

The Network License Manager supports multiple network interface cards.

Communication protocol

TCP/IP

The Network License Manager uses TCP packet types.

What is missing in the help file is that Windows Vista 32-bit is an allowed OS for NLM. It does not say anything officially about Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Related post: Upgrade Autodesk Network License Manager for Autodesk 2008 products.


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