Using a SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager with Windows Firewall

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Have you just successfully installed your SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager on a server computer and when you launch SOLIDWORKS on a client computer get this message? The most common reason the client computers cannot communicate with the server is because Windows Firewall is blocking the required communication ports. Tech Tip: A quick way to troubleshoot if the Windows Firewall is causing issues is to temporarily disable the Windows Firewall on the server computer and try to launch SOLIDWORKS on a […]

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Moving SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager to New Server

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When moving your SOLIDWORKS License Manager to a new or temporary server, there are several steps you can take to make your life easier and minimize or even eliminate any downtime for your SOLIDWORKS users. This involves some setup on the Server machine and Client machines, but if you follow these steps, the actual switch over for Server machines should only take a few minutes. We will focus on the NEW Server Location first: Step 1) If you are using […]

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SolidNetWork Licensing – Why don’t I have a free license?

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I have received a number of calls in regards to licensing questions related to Network (SNL). A majority of the time, people think that they have more licenses then they really do. This is actually what it looks like from the license manager if you do not understand the licensing scheme for SNL. Once understood, it is pretty straight forward. The issue usually always relates to SOLIDWORKS Standard licenses…."I don't have any free". To start with, you must understand that […]

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CATI 2010 SNL Install Quik Reference

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 The release of 2010 comes with a influx of questions from SNL customers who are a little confused about the install and configuration of their new activation based SNL.  To try and clear some of this up I have created a couple of documents that will hopefully answer ninety percent of the questions that will come up when installing and configureing your new license server.  Remember that the guides here are general references, if you are looking for the full SNL administration […]

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