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Install and Configure a Network License

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This checklist is useful for helping install and configure a network license server for the first time. It is highly recommended that you carefully walk through the procedures detailed in the "GoldSim License Server: Installation, Configuration, Basic Maintenance and Operation" document before continuing with this process. This article is merely a checklist to remind you of the essential steps of the process but there are many options that you may need to consider for your specific application that are not included here.

Please follow these steps to install and configure the network license:

  1. Download the Flexnet Publisher License Server (FNPLS), or lmadmin, installer from this page (in the "Summary of Downloads for a Concurrent Network License" section).
  2. Install lmadmin as administrator (right-click the installer and choose "Run as Administrator")
  3. Step through the FNPLS installation steps and accept all defaults except as noted below:
    • Do *not* choose "import files" from step 3
    • Check box for "install Visual C++..." in step 6
    • Choose "Repair" in step 7
    • Keep all default values in step 7
    • In step 8, check box for "Run as a service"
  4. Download the GLSActUtil installer from here (in the "Summary of Downloads for a Concurrent Network License" section).
  5. Install GLSActUtil as administrator
  6. Find the Activation ID for your license and copy it to the clipboard
  7. Start up GLSActUtil
  8. Click the "Activate..." button, paste in the Activation ID and click "Activate"
  9. After successful activation, close GLSActUtil
  10. In File Explorer, copy the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\GTG\GoldSim License Server Activation Utility\GTG to the clipboard
  11. Paste the folder here: C:\Program Files\FlexNet Publisher License Server Manager
  12. Start the lmadmin service (open Services and right-click and select 'Start')
  13. Open a browser window and type "localhost:8090" in the address bar. You should now see the license server web GUI
  14. Login to the Administration side (Administration tab in top right corner)
    • For the first time, the username and password are both "admin".
    • After you enter that, you will be asked to create a new password.
  15. Click on the "Vendor Daemon Configuration" tab
  16. Click the "Import License" button then "Choose File"
  17. Browse to and select GTG.lic, located in C:\Program Files\FlexNet Publisher License Server Manager\GTG, and click Open.
  18. Click "Import License"
    • Check the box to Overwrite License File on License Server
    • Click OK.
  19. The Daemon will now appear in the list with its status set to "Down".
  20. Click on the line item and you will see the Daemon configuration page
  21. Select the option to "Use this Port" then type in a 5-digit port number (typically a number between 50000 and 60000)
    • Note: This port number is different from the license server port, which typically ranges between 27000 – 27009.
  22. Click "Save" then "Start"
  23. Click to a different tab and then back to the "Vendor Daemon Configuration" tab to make sure it updates
  24. You should now see that the status is "Up" in the Vendor Daemons row.
  25. Test a GoldSim client on the server machine and make sure you can connect to the license using the port number @ computer name (for example, 52188@isq-l-jasonx220).
  26. Test a GoldSim client on a different machine that is connected to the server.


  • network license
  • install
  • configure
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