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User see who has a network license checked out

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User see who has a network license checked out

We are currently using the network license model of MathCAD and wondering if there was a way a standard user could review who has the license checked out?

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Re: User see who has a network license checked out

LucMeekes wrote:

Wouldn't (shouldn't) FlexLM provide that functionality?

Probably not for the "standard user", I guess.

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Re: User see who has a network license checked out

Wouldn't (shouldn't) FlexLM provide that functionality?

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Re: User see who has a network license checked out

LucMeekes wrote:

Wouldn't (shouldn't) FlexLM provide that functionality?

Probably not for the "standard user", I guess.

Re: User see who has a network license checked out

Set a batch job on the license server to run every 5 minutes or so with Admin rights and write out the license status to a readily accessible area.

I used to do something like that (when PTC had rolled their own license server) to watch license usage during the day. The first users were starting at 5am; license use peaked at 11 am and never recovered after lunch.

Re: User see who has a network license checked out

Hi,

if FLEXnet 10.8 is installed on your license server then you can use following steps:

  • create empty directory on client machine, for example C:\tmp
  • copy three files from license manager installation into C:\tmp (I guess that all your installations are 64-bit)
    license.dat
    license.res
    plpf_status.exe
  • in C:\tmp create status.bat file containing following lines
    @echo off
    set PTC_D_LICENSE_FILE=C:\tmp\license.dat
    set PRO_LICENSE_RES=C:\tmp\license.res
    C:\tmp\plpf_status.exe -a
    pause
  • create shortcut to status.bat file on the desktop
  • run shortcut

If you are using FLEXnet 11 (lmadmin_ptc version) then I hope you can use similar steps. I do not have these version installed, therefore I am not sure.

MH


Martin Hanák

Re: User see who has a network license checked out

Hi,

I just checked that in case of FLEXnet 11 (lmadmin_ptc version), the above mentioned procedure works, too.

MH


Martin Hanák
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Re: User see who has a network license checked out

I just got off the phone with tech support, for me I can see the licenses thru the web browser on the client machine:

<license server>:8090/dashboard

License info is under concurrent/hosts

 

Note that the license server needs port 8090 opened on the firewall to access.