Using Flexera License Manager (FlexLM) for multiple vendors

Quick little video (less than 5min) showing how you can use the network licensing scheme not just for Autodesk, but also for Solidworks, SmartBIM, ArcGIS, and many other software vendors. I will explain how you can consolidate your license servers by running multiple license server services, each server it’s own vendor without having multiple actual servers, physical or virtual. This is useful since everyone wants to maximize every server on their networks and also cut down the number of servers to a minimum.

SmartBIM QTO Network Licenses?

You’ve all seen how great SmartBIM is for your workflow when working with Revit, but for those of you that have network licenses of SmartBIM Library and QTO and have network issues like the one in the screenshot, here’s a solution!

QTOnetworklicense

This issue has to do with the IRPStackSize registry entry, especially when it’s set too low. Solution from Microsoft site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/106167

STEPS:

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters

    If the IRPStackSize entry is not present in this subkey, follow these steps:

                a. Click Edit, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

                b. Type IRPStackSize, and then press ENTER.

                Note Type IRPStackSize exactly as it appears. The value name is case sensitive.

3. Click IRPStackSize, click Edit, and then click Modify.

4. In the Data Value box, type a larger value, and then click OK.