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How to debug licensing problems

What licensing mechanism is used for your problematic software?

A lot of software you can order via IDES use a network licensing mechanism. That means that a client that wants to use some software first needs to ask the license server if there is a free license available. There are several software implementations for network licensing. The most prominent one is FLEXnet. If you ordered a license via IDES and the license email from IDES states that you have to enter some port and license server information during installation, the licensing system used is probably FLEXnet. An example is MATLAB.

FLEXnet license debugging

What you need:

Port and license server name

You will find these information in the email you got from IDES after ordering the software. If you did not order the software by yourself (e.g. if you work on a machine not managed by you), you might find that information through a menu entry of the application.

FLEXnet lmutil command line tool

You will the lmutil command line tool on the following website

Installation on Windows

Installation on Linux