Author: Bradley Cooley Autodesk

We recommend that you upgrade the Autodesk Network License Manager (LMTOOLS) at least once a year when you get your new license file. This will help you ensure your Autodesk software is available, avoid licensing issues, and ensure compatibility with the current versions. The entire process should take less than 10 minutes.

Here are the steps:

  1. Download the latest version of the Autodesk Network License Manager
  2. Open to the LMTOOLS utility on your Server Location, click the “Start/Stop/Reread” tab, and select “Stop Server.”

  3. Go to your Control Panel, scroll to Autodesk Network License Manager, right click, and select “Uninstall.”
  4. Next, Go to the download of the latest version (from Step 1). Double click on the installer and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  5. The Icon for the LMTIOLS Utility should show up on the Desktop after reinstalling it
  6. Restart the Licensing Service by launching the LMTOOLS utility, select the “Start/Stop/Reread” tab, select “Start Server.”

The settings for setting up the Network License Manager should still be in the registry, so you won’t need to configure it.

To see a demonstration, see the screencast on Bradley’s page on the Autodesk Knowledge Network.

For more tips on how to get the most out of your Autodesk software, visit the Ideate + IMAGINiT Blog.

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      Bradley Cooley
Bradley Cooley
Technical Support & Services Manager

Bradley earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, Portland. His special research and design emphasis was on commercial production facilities including wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Bradley’s professional experience has a design focus on build services for residential construction and environmental graphics. Within his community, he volunteers as a youth athletics coach. As Ideate + IMAGINiT’s Technical Support & Services Manager and a Revit Instructor, Bradley provides Revit MEP training and support for AEC firms. He is based out of the Portland, Oregon office.