Getting a Flexlm Hostid

The flexlm license manager must be "locked" to its server. There are several possible ways to lock the server: to the machine's network card using the MAC address, to a hardware key or to some other unique ID on the machine such as a hard disk ID or even a CPU ID. Our primary method is to use the network card's MAC address.



Using IPCONFIG

IPCONFIG is a built in Windows command for configuring and reading the network settings. One of the items that ipconfig reports is the Ethernet adaptor's physical address. From a DOS box (command prompt) enter the command:
C:\> ipconfig /all

You should see a screen that contains this type of information:


Windows 2000 IP Configuration

  Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : asm20
  Primary DNS Suffix  . . . . . . . :
  Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
  IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
  WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys LNE100TX 
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-03-6D-1F-32-B3
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.xxx.xxx
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 128.xxx.xxx.xxx
                                       128.xxx.xxx.xxx

You need to email to Artwork the server's Physical address: i.e. 00-03-6D-1F-32-B3.



Using lmutil.exe

lmutil.exe is a utility provided by Globetrotter that runs from a command line. From a DOS box (command prompt) type:

C:\flexlm\> lmutil.exe lmhostid -ether

You will get a response such as:

lmutil - Copyright (C) 1989-2002 Globetrotter Software, Inc.
The FLEXlm host ID of this machine is "00036d1f32b3"


Using lmtools.exe

lmtools.exe is a utility provided by Globetrotter that can be used to get a machine's hostid. (It includes a wide range of tools for diagnosing and testing.)

To use it, run lmtools.exe and switch the dialog box's tab to System Settings as shown in the screen shot below.

lmtools dialog showing Ethernet address

Copy and paste the Ethernet address into your email and send it to Artwork to get your keystrings for this server.



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