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Install a New Network License (Microsoft Windows)

  1. IN­STALL THE LI­CENSE SOFT­WARE: Cre­ate a fold­er un­der Win­dows where you would like to in­stall the LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er. Down­load the most re­cent self-con­tained in­stal­la­tion pro­gram LSTC_­Li­cense­M­an­ag­er_­85971_­win.exe in­to the in­stal­la­tion fold­er you have cre­at­ed. You must run this pro­gram as Ad­min­is­tra­tor; oth­er­wise the in­stal­la­tion will fail to cre­ate the re­quired LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er ser­vice. A typ­i­cal in­stal­la­tion is doc­u­ment­ed on this web page. More in­for­ma­tion can be found in the com­plete PDF In­stal­la­tion Guide.

    When you run the in­stal­la­tion pro­gram for the first time, you will see the con­tents of the archive, and the op­tion to cre­ate a new in­stal­la­tion:

    Se­lect the BROWSE op­tion to lo­cate the de­sired in­stal­la­tion fold­er, and then hit the IN­STALL but­ton. If there are no er­rors, then a browse win­dow will ap­pear show­ing the full con­tents of the in­stal­la­tion fold­er.

    If there are no in­stal­la­tion er­rors, then close the orig­i­nal in­stal­la­tion pro­gram, but leave the browse win­dow open.

  2. GEN­ER­ATE A LI­CENSE RE­QUEST: In the browse win­dow choose to run LST­CLMUI. Ig­nore the warn­ing that no serv­er has been found. Once LST­CLMUI opens, se­lect the tab Re­quest a Li­cense.

              

    En­ter your LI­CENSE IN­FOR­MA­TION. Once you have fin­ished, press the GEN­ER­ATE but­ton. A browse win­dow will ap­pear, al­low­ing you to choose a con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion (such as the Desk­top) to save the li­cense re­quest file LSTC_­SERV­ER_­IN­FO. You may now close the LST­CLMUI pro­gram.

    You must at­tach this file to a li­cense email re­quest; ad­dress your li­cense email re­quest to the dis­trib­u­tor through whom you pur­chased LS-DY­NA (use keys@lstc.com on­ly if you pur­chased LS-DY­NA di­rect­ly from LSTC.) In­clude any in­for­ma­tion that is need­ed to gen­er­ate a li­cense. For ex­am­ple, de­fault ranges of IP ad­dress­es are au­to­mat­i­cal­ly in­clud­ed in LSTC_­SERV­ER_­IN­FO, but you may re­quire that LS-DY­NA li­cense re­quests orig­i­nat­ing from oth­er IP ad­dress ranges be al­lowed. If that is the case, then be sure to spec­i­fy those IP ranges in your email li­cense re­quest.

  3. IN­STALL THE LI­CENSE: LSTC will re­turn a li­cense file for your in­stal­la­tion. The li­cense file name is serv­er_­da­ta, and it must be saved to the orig­i­nal in­stal­la­tion fold­er.

    In­stead of sav­ing the file di­rect­ly, the LST­CLMUI pro­gram can be used to im­port the li­cense file da­ta as fol­lows. Run LST­CLMUI as Ad­min­is­tra­tor, and choose the tab Re­quest a Li­cense. Choose the op­tion to im­port a li­cense, or choose the op­tion to im­port copied li­cense da­ta from the Win­dows clip­board.

              

    To im­port a li­cense file, press the Im­port Li­cense File but­ton and browse for the li­cense file. The browse fil­ter shows on­ly serv­er_­da­ta*.* files by de­fault, but can be changed to show all files. Con­firm your se­lec­tion to fin­ish the im­port op­er­a­tion. Al­ter­na­tive­ly, copy the li­cense file da­ta from an email in­to the Win­dows clip­board. Se­lect the Im­port Clip­board op­tion to trans­fer the clip­board da­ta to a li­cense file. Con­firm your se­lec­tion if asked to do so.

    Af­ter sav­ing the li­cense file to the in­stal­la­tion fold­er, choose the LST­CLM Ser­vice for Win­dows tab. You should see that the Ser­vice has been in­stalled, but not yet start­ed. (It can­not start with­out a valid li­cense file.)

              

    You should now start the ser­vice by press­ing the Start but­ton. Be pa­tient. It may take 10-15 sec­onds for the ser­vice to start, and for LST­CLMUI to ver­i­fy that it has start­ed. The ser­vice sta­tus will be au­to­mat­i­cal­ly up­dat­ed to RUN­NING if there are no er­rors:

              

    If there are er­rors, then a mes­sage should be logged to the Win­dows Event Log, which can be opened from Win­dows, or by press­ing the Open Win­dows Event Log but­ton in LST­CLMUI pro­gram (shown above.) Con­tact LSTC li­cense sup­port if you can­not re­solve a start-up er­ror,

  4. VER­I­FY THE LI­CENSE: Open the LSTC Li­cens­es tab in the LST­CLMUI pro­gram. Now that the serv­er is run­ning, you should see in­for­ma­tion about the serv­er that is cur­rent­ly run­ning: Serv­er in­for­ma­tion is dis­played while in this tab by press­ing the Serv­er In­fobut­ton.

              

    Press the Li­cense Sum­ma­ry but­ton in or­der to dis­play a com­plete list of li­cens­es man­aged by your serv­er. Ver­i­fy that the num­ber of li­cens­es and the ex­pi­ra­tion dates are cor­rect.

              

  5. FIRE­WALL AND PORT IS­SUES:The LSTC Li­cense Man­ag­er lis­tens on TCP and UDP ports 31010 by de­fault. So, you must make sure that the Win­dows fire­wall al­lows in­com­ing traf­fic on those ports. Oth­er­wise LS-DY­NA pro­grams run­ning on oth­er ma­chines will be un­able to ac­quire a li­cense to run. You may change this port by adding a line to the "serv­er_­da­ta" li­cense file. Di­rect­ly be­neath the line with starts with "SERV­ER:", add the fol­low­ing line
            PORT: N
    
    where "N" is the in­te­ger port num­ber. If you do change this port num­ber, then you should al­so cre­ate a file named "LSTC_­FILE" in the same di­rec­to­ry with the line
            #LI­CENSE_­SERV­ER: N@lo­cal­host
    
    The hash '#' must start in the first col­umn of the line, and there should be no ex­tra white space. Adding this en­try com­pen­sates for an er­ror in the cur­rent ver­sion of the LST­CLMUI util­i­ty, and will not be nec­es­sary in ver­sions af­ter 77918. Adding this en­try forces "N@lo­cal­host" to ap­pear in the list of servers from which to se­lect.