A Fresh Install of the Flexlm License Server on Windows
If you are installing the flexlm license manager on Windows for the first time (i.e. flexlm is not currently installed or running on any machine in your network ...) follow these instructions:
On Windows this is done using the lmtools.exe program. The flexlm license manager will be installed as a Windows service and set to automatically start up each time the machine is rebooted.To start lmtools.exe, double click on the program file icon or name. You should see the dialog box as shown below. Select the tab labeled: Config Services.
6. Starting Up the License Manager
At his point you have configured flexlm as a Windows service but it has not yet started. The easiest way to start it is to go to the table on the lmtools menu labeled: Start/Stop/Reread and then start the service.
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