How to Add Another SOLIDWORKS License to your License Server

Article by GoEngineer on Apr 04, 2014

Many times a company will purchase a single network license number, but sometimes a single company will have multiple network license numbers. This could happen for several reasons. When a company has multiple network licenses, they can choose to put those network licenses on separate servers or put all of the network licenses on a single server. This article walks through the steps to add a network license number to an existing SolidNetWork License Manager.

How to add a new license

The installation of the SolidNetWork License Manager needs to be modified to include the additional network license.

  1. Go to the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Go to ‘Programs and Features’.
  3. Locate the ‘SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager’ installation in the list of programs and select ‘Change’.

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  4. Click ‘Next’ in the welcome screen.
  5. Select the option ‘Modify’ and then click ‘Next’.

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  6. This screen is where the different network license numbers get entered. License numbers are separated by a comma. Enter the license numbers and click ‘Next’.

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  7. Click ‘Install’ to complete the modification

After the installation has been modified the network license number needs to be activated. The activation steps are the same steps for activating a single network license number.

  1. In Windows, click ‘Start->All Programs->SOLIDWORKS 20XX->Tools->SolidNetWork License Manager’.
  2. The license manager might recognize that you have a new license and prompt the user to activate. If the program doesn’t do that, click on ‘Modify’ in the ‘Server Administration’ tab.

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  3. Leave the server ports and server name the same as before and click ‘Next’.
  4. Start the activation by clicking ‘Next’.
  5. Once the activation is complete, you will now have access to the additional and original network license number on this server.

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