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VLM 1 - 02.01 Step 1 - Installing FLEXnet License Administrator (LMAdmin)

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On Center Software uses technology provided by the FLEXnet License Administrator (LMAdmin) service to manage licenses for the applications. Other vendors may also use the same FLEXnet technology.

Enterprise License Manager works with version 11.12.0.0 and newer of the LMAdmin provided by FlexNet but CANNOT be installed on the same server as license managers using older versions of Flexera's licence manager (lmgrd).

If a supported version of LMAdmin (v.11.12) is already installed and running on this server, the service must be stopped to complete an upgrade of the LMAdmin files. Stopping the LMAdmin service may cause licensing disruption for any application utilizing the service. On Center Software therefore suggests that any maintenance/installation be performed during non-business or off-hours to minimize any inconvenience to your end-users.

If there is a support version of LMAdmin already installed on this server, skip to "Installing the Activation Utility" under Related articles.

Installing FLEXnet LMAdmin

Locate the downloaded file "lmadmin-i86_n3-11_12_0_0.exe" (compatible with x86 and x64 bit operating systems)

Double-click on the installation file, Windows User Account Control may prompt you to allow the installation, click YES

The installer uncompresses the files

Next, the Introduction screen displays

Click Next

Choose the install folder, the default is:

"C:\Program Files\FLEXnet Publisher License Server Manager\" if the server is running a 32 bit operating system

"C:\Program Files (x86)\FLEXnet Publisher License Server Manager\" if the server is running a 64 bit operating system

Note
If you change the path where LMAdmin is installed, be sure to note this location as you will need to enter the folder path when installing Enterprise License Manager Activation Utility. We recommend leaving the install folder as the default.

Click Next to continue, if you receive the error message below, stop the installation - you already have LMAdmin installed and there is no need to install it again unless the installed version is less than 11.12. If the installed version is less than 11.12, you will need to uninstall the version of LMAdmin and install the newer version, but you will need to verify this will work with your existing licenses managers by contacting those vendors or find another server on which to install On Center's ELM. Only one instance of LMADMIN service may be installed on a server.

Choose not to import import any settings on the next screen

Click Next to continue

On the Pre-Installation Summary, review the settings and click Install, a progress screen displays

Review the Important Information for any prerequisites required. If Visual C++ 2005 SP1 or newer is not already installed, it can be installed now by clicking the check box and following the prompts

Follow the prompts to install the redistributable... (the server may need an active Internet connection to download the redistributable components from Microsoft)

Click Next to continue

Accept the defaults for Launch Configuration unless your existing installation of LMAdmin is different, click Next to continue

On the Service Configuration, check the box that reads, "Run as a service" to ensure that the LMAdmin service is created and configured properly, click Next to continue

Caution
If you do not check "Run as a service" during installation, the license manager will not start automatically when the server is restarted/rebooted (see related articles for how to fix this)

When prompted to launch the License Server Manager, uncheck "Start Server Now". The LMAdmin service cannot be configured while it is running.

Click Next

Warning
The LMAdmin service is configured by the activation utility the first time you use the Activation Utility to activate license codes. The LMAdmin service must not be running the first time the activation utility is used.

Click Done to complete the install process

Next you will install On Center's activation utility (which includes the LMBind files you will copy to the binding machine) and the vendor daemon (one installer...).

previous article arrow Installing ELM (on a Virtual Server)Step 2 - Installing the Activation Utility (Enterprise License Manager) next article arrow



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