Matthew Buk

This is interesting.  Specifying the port from the Vendor line instead of the Server line seems to work perfectly. Thank you for that recommendation. 

I did cross reference this information with the 2023 R1 Ansys_license_management_guide.pdf (page 38) section 'FlexNet Port Number'.  It suggests "The FlexNet port number may also be specified via the ANSYSLMD_LICENSE_FILE environment variable, if set".  

For my sanity, using the FlexNet port number rather than the Ansyslmd port number is standard and your suggestion is a workaround for other potential issues, correct?   Hopefully making it clear will help others who may read this as well.

I greatly appreciate the help.  Thank you!