Generate a Network License File in Autodesk Account:

After planning your network and installing the Network License Manager (NLM), you need to obtain a network license file from Autodesk. This license file contains important licensing and server information and is used to configure your server so that you can run the NLM.

If you have not installed NLM, click here.

Generating a network license file in Autodesk Account and validating that license consists of the following tasks:


Collect License Server Information

Generating network license files in Autodesk Account requires you to provide information about your network license server(s). Here is the information required for each server model type:

Single Server Model:

  • Host name and physical address of the server

Redundant Server Model:

  • Host name and physical address for all three servers

Distributed Server Model:

  • Number of servers in the distributed server model
  • Host name and physical address for each server
  • Number of seats on each server

See these articles to learn more about license server model options and locating names and addresses of servers:

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Sign in to Autodesk Account

In order to generate a network license in Autodesk Account you must be a Contract Manager or Software Coordinator and have a subscription with multi-user access for the product requiring a network license, otherwise you will not see the following options in Autodesk Account.

Sign in to your Autodesk Account using the email address and password you provided when you bought your subscription. There are two methods for beginning the process of generating a license file:

  1. Click Generate Network License File under QUICK LINKS and then select your server model and the products to be added to the license file.
  2. Click the disclosure arrow to the left of a product to reveal product details. Click Generate Network License File for the version and serial number you want to add to pre-select the product for the server model you will choose. If only one product is being added to the license file, this can allow you to skip a later step of selecting available products.

Sign in to Autodesk Account

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Choose a License Server Model

Select the license server model that corresponds to your network environment and enter your server information.

Choose a license server model

 

Single Server Model

  1. Enter the server name and MAC address for your server.
  2. Click the + button to select product licenses for this server.

Click Change Server Model to select a different server model. This will discard any information you’ve entered and return you to the previous screen.

Single Server Model

 

Redundant Server Model

  1. Enter the server name and MAC address for all three servers in the redundant server pool.
  2. Click the + button to select product licenses for these servers.

Redundant Server Model

 

Distributed Server Model

  1. Enter the server name and MAC address for the first server in your distributed server pool.
  2. Click the + button to select product licenses for this server.
  3. Click Add another network server to add additional servers.

Repeat steps 1–3 until you have added all your distributed servers and specified products for each.

Distributed Server Model

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Select Available Products

Note: If you started by pre-selecting the product in step 2, your product will automatically have been added to the server model you chose. You can either skip this step or use this list to add additional products.

In the previous steps you clicked the + button to select product licenses for the servers. From the list of available products, select the products to be included in the license file. Click Select all to include all products or click the checkbox for individual products. Click Add selected when finished.

Select products to add to license server

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Allocate Seats to Distributed Server License