I received a question from a large longtime customer in the Netherlands (Holland). He asked “how can I get a status inquiry of who is using a license of specific Autodesk products.”
Below is a script by Autodesk networking ninja Jerry Milana using the Autodesk license utility “LSMUTIL” and Grep for Windows. There are several Windows ports of Grep available on the Internet, some are free. A copy of LSMUTL is installed in your Autodesk Network License Manager folder. You can get the product id from your network license files. In this example it returns the status of AutoCAD 2009, AutoCAD Architecture 2009, and AutoCAD Mechanical 2009 licenses in use. Script writing and testing does take some expertise as it is not for the faint of heart as you will need to modify for your use.
Echo Server1 Acad 2009:>%TEMP%\stat_tmp.txt
Echo Server2 Acad_M 2009:>>%TEMP%\stat_tmp.txt
if "%1" == "" GOTO END
You can get more of Jerry Milana’s Autodesk product networking tips from his Autodesk University classes posted on AU Online (free).
- CM301-1 Networking AutoCAD® A to Z with Jerry Milana and Nate Bartley.
- CM305-2L Networking A to Z: A Hands-On Lab with AutoCAD®, Part I
- Implementation roadmap
- Network License Manager
- Standalone activation
- Deployment Wizard
- Installation and configuration
- Diagnostic Techniques