A common support topic that comes up this time of year is "How do I move my SOLIDWORKS License manager to a new server?" and "How can we keep user downtime to a minimum?"
Step 1: Install the license manager on the new server
Install the license manager on the new server, but DO NOT ACTIVATE, it will not work now. Reminder that if you have a firewall installed on your server be sure you have port2 25734 and 25735 open.
Step 2: Update the server list on the client machines
Open the License Manager on the client machine, and on the Server List tab, click Add and input the new server name
You will get this message because the new sever has not been activated yet.
Just click OK for now.
Step 3: Transfer the license from the old server
Open the license manager on the old server, and on the Server Administration tab, click the Modify tab
Click through the screens transferring the license off the old server.
Step 4: Activate the new server
Open up the License Manager on the new server, you may be prompted to activate and you can click Yes at this time. If you are not prompted click on the Modify tab again and this time choose Activate.
Step 5: Remove the old server name from the clients
All you have to do now is remove the old server from the client’s license manager
Step 6: Profit! Congratulations your SOLIDWORKS network license manager has been moved!
Remember, if you are currently on subscription, you can also contact us here at GSC to answer your questions!
By: Marty Bucholz, Technical Service Representative