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    • LastFreeMason

      This worked perfectly over summer when I first got the license but now it's giving me this error message and I don't know how to go about fixing it.

    • LastFreeMason

      License on my personal computer given in connection with my university

    • dsurendr
      Ansys Employee


      Can you check your ANSYS License Management Center and check if it shows running like this:

      If it shows not running, can you copy and Paste the license file first few lines where it shows the products and date before the INCREMENT lines?

      Thank you.

    • LastFreeMason

      Hope this is what you need:


      19:17:50 (lmgrd) Server's System Date and Time: Sat Sep 22 2018 19:17:50 Central Daylight Time

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) pid 7876

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) SLOG: Summary LOG statistics is enabled.

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) Done rereading

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) FlexNet Licensing (v11.13.1.3 build 176543 x64_n6) started on LAPTOP-G8J9BDG8 (IBM PC) (9/22/2018)

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) Copyright (c) 1988-2015 Flexera Software LLC. All Rights Reserved.

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) World Wide Web:

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) License file(s): C:Program FilesANSYS IncShared FilesLicensinglicense_filesansyslmd.lic

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) lmgrd tcp-port 1055

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) ===============================================

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) === LMGRD ===

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) Start-Date: Sat Sep 22 2018 19:17:50 Central Daylight Time

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) PID: 7876

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) LMGRD Version: v11.13.1.3 build 176543 x64_n6 ( build 176543 (ipv6))

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) 

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) === Network Info ===

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) Listening port: 1055

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) 

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) === Startup Info ===

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) Is LS run as a service: No

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) Server Configuration: Single Server

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) Command-line options used at LS startup: -c C:Program FilesANSYS IncShared FilesLicensinglicense_files -l C:Program FilesANSYS IncShared FilesLicensinglicense.log 

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) License file(s) used:  C:Program FilesANSYS IncShared FilesLicensinglicense_filesansyslmd.lic

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) ===============================================

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) SLOG: FNPLS-INTERNAL-VL1-4096

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) Starting vendor daemons ... 

      19:17:50 (lmgrd) Started ansyslmd (pid 584)

      19:17:50 (ansyslmd) SLOG: Summary LOG statistics is enabled.

      19:17:50 (ansyslmd) SLOG: FNPLS-INTERNAL-CKPT1

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) SLOG: VM Status: 0

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) SLOG: FNPLS-INTERNAL-CKPT2

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) Warning: aa_mcad expires 24-sep-2018

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) Warning: aa_r expires 24-sep-2018

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) Warning: afsp_gui expires 24-sep-2018

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) Warning: afsp_optigrid expires 24-sep-2018

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) Warning: afsp_viewmerical expires 24-sep-2018

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) Warning: aim_mp1 expires 24-sep-2018

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) Server started on LAPTOP-G8J9BDG8 for:aa_mcad

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) aa_rafsp_guiafsp_optigrid

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) afsp_viewmerical aim_mp1

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) EXTERNAL FILTERS are OFF

      19:17:51 (lmgrd) ansyslmd using TCP-port 49871

      19:17:51 (ansyslmd) Serving features for the following vendor names:

       ansyslmd  ansoftd  

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi LastFreeMason,

      If the licenses are hosted locally on your machine and if you are not sharing these licenses to anyone, you can try this workaround.

      Make sure all ANSYS applications are closed.

      Open up the ANSYS License Management Center > click Stop

      Launch the Client ANSLIC_ADMIN Utility v1x.x with "run as administrator" > Specify the License Server Machine > Highlight the row in the box that you are specifying your hostname > Edit Server Machine Specification > in the Hostname 1 box , type localhost > OK 

      Then, modify the content of the installed license file (in your case, it is C:Program FilesANSYS IncShared FilesLicensinglicense_filesansyslmd.lic), so that the SERVER line (the first line) in the file is using instead of your machine hostname, something like this

      SERVER ######### 1055

      From ANSYS License Management Center > click Start

      Does this help ?

      Thank you,


    • LastFreeMason

      That fix didn't work.


      Here is what I changed the installed license file to:


      What can I do now?


      SERVER DISK_SERIAL_NUM=e2c03cc9 1055
      VENDOR ansyslmd

      # Products licensed in this file:
      # 1. ANSYS Academic Research Mechanical and CFD (5 tasks): 1 task(s) Evaluation expiring 24-Sep-2018 Customer # 1107215

      INCREMENT aa_mcad ansyslmd 9999.9999 24-sep-2018 5 4928D0A156BA
       VENDOR_STRING="eval customer:01107215" ISSUER=AUFI_EVAL
       ISSUED=29-jun-2018 START=29-jun-2018 SIGN2="0084 1FFA A6E1
       2F74 70E6 8EB5 E9EF 1000 86A0 CD56 B221 0753 1EBE 5BD2 C446"

      INCREMENT aa_r ansyslmd 9999.9999 24-sep-2018 5 BE55CE000F03
       VENDOR_STRING="eval customer:01107215" ISSUER=AUFI_EVAL
       ISSUED=29-jun-2018 START=29-jun-2018 SIGN2="004B 62F6 1A2F
       2877 05D7 73E8 E82C 2000 C530 A1E4 DD6C 4881 9052 FB09 1A67"

      INCREMENT afsp_gui ansyslmd 9999.9999 24-sep-2018 5 2F970A5B842C
       VENDOR_STRING="eval customer:01107215" ISSUER=AUFI_EVAL
       ISSUED=29-jun-2018 START=29-jun-2018 SIGN2="0088 1363 313B
       0F83 832F B6EB 12EC 7B00 C4D0 451F ECA2 12DE 04EF 71E3 242F"

      INCREMENT afsp_optigrid ansyslmd 9999.9999 24-sep-2018 5 7B5372508784
       VENDOR_STRING="eval customer:01107215" ISSUER=AUFI_EVAL
       ISSUED=29-jun-2018 START=29-jun-2018 SIGN2="0073 DE16 CBF0
       4389 DC6F 9B2F D506 2100 74BA CF1B 7B71 59F8 1B9F 4E12 E316"

    • LastFreeMason

      Also, I just noticed but does the "evaluation expiring 24-Sep-2018" mean that my license already expired?

    • tsiriaks
      Ansys Employee

      Hi LastFreeMason,

      ah yea, that means the license already expired. Please reach out to your ANSYS Account Manager.

      Thank you,


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