How to configure FLEXlm license manager as a Windows Service?

Abstract: How to configure FLEXlm license manager as a Windows Service?

  • Product Name: FLEXlm License Server
  • Product Version: 8.2A
  • Platform/OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP

Question

How to configure FLEXLm as an NT Service using LMTOOLS.exe? 


Answer

The following are the steps to configure and start the FLEX lm license manager as a Windows Service:

1. Open a command prompt and goto the bin directory of FLEXlm
2. Startup LMTOOLS.exe
3. Select the "Configure Services" tab.
4. Enter in a Service Name (e.g. flexlicense) and hit the Tab key. The next 3 fields below should be empty.
5. Browse to the path of lmgrd.exe
6. Browse to the path of license_xxx.dat
7. Browse to the path of debug.log (it will create a file for you, just enter the path).
8. Mark the "Use Services" option
9. Mark "Start Server at Power Up", if you want license server to start at bootup.
10. Click on "Save Service".
11. Choose Yes to "Save".
12. Select the "Start/Stop/Reread" tab. Make sure your service created in S/N 4 is highlighted.
13. Click on Start button.

You can perform license server status enquiry under the "Server Status" tab.