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ELM 1.2 - 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 software vendors may also use the same FLEXnet technology. If LMAdmin v 11.13 or newer is already installed on the server, you can skip to Installing the ELM Activation Utility, but you must Stop the LMAdmin service before activating your first license code.


Enterprise License Manager v.1.2 works with version 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) or older version of LMAdmin (v. or lower).

If a supported version of LMAdmin (v. or higher) 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.

Installing FLEXnet LMAdmin

Locate the downloaded file "lmadmin-i86_n3-11_13_1_3.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

Windows User Account Control Prompt

The installer uncompresses the files

LMAdmin installation - unpacking files for installation

Next, the Introduction screen displays

LMAdmin installation - introduction screen

Click Next

LMAdmin installation - select installation folder

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

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, you already have LMAdmin installed.

LMAdmin installation - already installed

If the version installed is or higher, you can skip to Installing the Activation Utility (see Related articles). If the installed version is lower than, you can upgrade, but you need to verify that any other license managers are compatible with the newer version of LMAdmin. You will need to contact the vendors of any other license servers directly. You can also choose to cancel the installation and install ELM on another server. Only one instance/version of LMADMIN service may be installed on a server.

LMAdmin installation - do you want to import files from a previous installation?

We recommend you choose not to import import any settings on the this screen unless you are upgrading LMAdmin and all installed license managers are compatible with v. or higher.

Click Next to continue

LMAdmin installation - Preinstallation Summary of options

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

LMAdmin installation - progress indicator

Check the "Install Visual C++ Redistributable" box - if the component is already installed, you can cancel the installation for Visual C++ Redistributable after it starts. When the VC++ Redistributable installation is complete, the Flexera installer will pick up where it left off.

LMAdmin installation - prompt to install Visual C++ Redistributable

Installing the Visual C++ Redistributable

Click Next in the Welcome screen.

Microsoft Visual C++ Installation - Welcome screen

Review and accept the End User License Agreement, click Next continue.

Microsoft Visual C++ Installation - End User License Agreement

The Redistributable installs quite quickly on most machines.

Microsoft Visual C++ Installation - Installation progress

Click Finish in the Setup Complete screen and the Flexera LMAdmin installer will resume.

Microsoft Visual C++ Installation - Setup Complete

Resuming Flexera LMAdmin Configuration

Accept the defaults for Launch Configuration unless you want to change the Port or other settings for the LMAdmin Service.

LMAdmin installation - setting configuration options screen 1

LMAdmin installation - setting configuration options screen 2

Changing the HTTP Port Number requires you (the person managing this License Manager) to swap out "8090" with whatever port number you choose when you open the LMAdmin web page. Changing the License Server Port Number requires your end users to enter that information in their application when they request a license from this license manager. We recommend leaving the defaults unless you must change them due to network restrictions or company security policy.

Click Next to continue

LMAdmin installation - service configuration options

On the Service Configuration, check the box that reads, "Run as a service" so the LMAdmin service is created and configured properly.

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). On some machines, even if you check "Run as a Service", the service will not be installed properly - just follow the instructions in the Related article to correct this.

Click Next to continue

The LMAdmin service is configured by the activation utility (ELM) 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. So, if you reboot/restart your server before you complete the next part of the ELM installation, be sure that the LMAdmin Service is stopped before you install the ELM Activation Utility and run it for the first time.

LMAdmin installation - unpacking files for installation

Click Done to complete the install process

Next you will install On Center's activation utility and the vendor daemon (both installed when you run the "Enterprise License Manager" installer).

previous article arrow Installation Overview Installing the Activation Utility (Enterprise License Manager) next article arrow

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