There is an issue trying to specify a license server that has a "-" in the hostname

Geo KarnosGeo Karnos Ansys Employee Posts: 4

There is an issue trying to specify a license server that has a "-" in the hostname

on a client machine, using the Licensing Client Settings 2021 R1.


The Client Settings will not update the server if the hostname has a minus sign in it.

This is a defect and will be fixed in 2021 R2.

EX: Server-A

If you scroll over the Server1 input windows you will see:


The workarounds for this issue is:


1.     Edit the ansyslmd.ini file manually using notepad.

Default location is:

c:\Program files\Ansys Inc\shared files\licensing

/ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing

Change the hostname to the new hostname with the "-" in it.


2. Use the IP ADDRESS of the License Server.

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