Allowing Users to Borrow Network Licences

Question
How can I allow only certain users, groups of users or computers to be able to borrow network licenses?

 

Answer
- To create an options file, open a plain text editor like notepad and type the options that you wish to implement as below:

 

# by default, computer names and user names are case sensitive unless this statement is on

GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE ON

 

# the following will create a group for two users

GROUP EngineeringGroup user1 user2

 

# the following will create a group for two computers

HOST_GROUP EengineeringDept computer1 computer2

 

# the following will allow license borrowing for a variety of types:

INCLUDE_BORROW 85660PDSPRM_F GROUP EngineeringGroup

INCLUDE_BORROW 85660PDSPRM_F HOST_GROUP EngineeringDept

INCLUDE_BORROW 85660PDSPRM_F USER user1

INCLUDE_BORROW 85660PDSPRM_F HOST computer1

 

- An example options file for allowing license borrowing for a group would be:

 

GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE ON

GROUP EngineeringGroup user1 user2

INCLUDE_BORROW 85660PDSPRM_F GROUP EngineeringGroup

 

- Make sure you then save the file as adskflex.opt in the same location as your Autodesk license file. Make sure file extensions are enabled to determine if a .txt has been appended. If so, simply rename the file so that it has a .opt extension

 

- Open LMTOOLS and go to the Start/Stop/Reread tab and choose ReRead License File. This will enable the options file that you just saved

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