FAQ: How do I use FLEXnet Licensing with more than one product? Can I combine license.dat files?

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How do I use FLEXnet Licensing with more than one product? Can I combine license.dat files?

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Yes, FLEXnet can manage licensing for multiple products, and there are several ways to achieve this. For full details on how to use FLEXnet licensing with more than one product please refer to the section entitled “Managing Licenses from Multiple Vendors” in the FLEXnet Licensing End User’s Guide.  If you are working with VisualDSP++ 5.0 then you can find a copy of the FLEXnet Licensing End Users Guide using the following path within the VisualDSP++ installation -  <Install Dir>\VisualDSP++\Docs\flex, or you can find it attached to this FAQ.
  
Should you require further assistance, contact Flexera (formally known as Acresso and Macrovision) via their website.

However, one method that has shown to be successful is to run the FLEXnet server on one machine, running only one license server system. In this case, ensure that each service run by LMTOOLS (including those for products other than VisualDSP++) uses the same version of the lmgrd.exe, and that lmgrd.exe is the latest version installed.

This can be done by renaming the existing lmgrd.exe in each vendor’s FLEXnet (formerly named FLEXlm) folder, to move it out of the way, and then copying in the latest version available to replace it. Alternatively, you can change the Path to the lmgrd.exe field on the Config Services tab in LMTOOLS for each service, so that it points to the most up-to-date lmgrd.exe file.

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