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Article ID: 484 - Last Modified: August 22, 2013

How do I start a license server on a Windows machine?

From Suite 2012, you can start the license server as follows:

  1. Choose Start → All Programs → Schrodinger-release → Diagnostics.

          A command window opens, then the Diagnostics GUI starts and runs some tests.
  2. Click OK in the Running Tests window.
  3. In the License tab, go to the Server Status tab and click Start License Server.
  4. Close the Diagnostics GUI.

Otherwise, if you installed the license, you should have a script on your desktop named lic_start.bat. Double-click this script to start the license server. If you don't have this script, follow the relevant instructions below.

In Suite 2011, you can start the license server as follows:

  1. Open a Schrodinger Command Prompt window (Start → All Programs → Schrodinger-2011 → Schrodinger Command Prompt).
  2. Type the following command:

       run lmgrd -c installation\license.txt -l installation\lmgrd.log

          where installation is the location of your Schrödinger software installation (by default, C:\Schrodinger2011).

In earlier releases, you can do the following:

  1. Open a DOS Command Prompt window (Start → Run, and type cmd).
  2. Type the following commands:

       cd installation\mmshare-vversion\bin\Win32-x86
       lmgrd -c installation\license.txt -l installation\lmgrd.log


          where installation is the location of your Schrödinger software installation (by default, C:\Schrodinger-year), and version is the mmshare version number (1.9 for Suite 2010).

The lmgrd.log file is created in your installation folder. You may be prompted with a warning that SCHROD and lmgrd are being blocked by a firewall from network and internet access. These processes can be unblocked by the Administrator.

To verify that the license server daemon is running you can look at the output of the following command:

run lmutil lmstat -a -c installation\license.txt

which can be typed in the same window; for 2010, leave out the "run". You can stop the license server daemon with the command:

run lmutil lmdown -c installation\license.txt

Keywords: license server daemon, SCHROD license, Windows

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