Matthew Buk

Thanks for the reply, 

I do already have the ansyslmd port specified on the client side (both using the ansyslmd.ini and ansyslmd_license_file system variable). I attempted both the alias as well as the actual server fqdn with the same failed workbench results.

ANSYSLMD.ini contains only:

I am using the default port for the Ansys (flex) lmgrd, 1055. The servers hostname does resolve using the name specified for Ansyslmd variables, which I confirmed both by launching Fluent independently and getting a license as well as with nslookup.  It is only when running workbench (so far as I can tell) that communication seems to fail.  

Any other ideas?