Generate a Network License File in Autodesk Account

Generate a Network License File in Autodesk Account

To generate a network license file the first step is to download the Network License Manager. We recommend that network administrators always update licensing servers with the most recent version of Network License Manager when it is released to avoid any licensing issues and ensure compatibility with current versions of other Autodesk software products.

Downloading the Network License Manager

Note: The latest installers for the Autodesk Network License Manager install both IPv4 and IPv6 versions of the NLM. If your network uses the IPv4 protocol, you should not have to make any other changes. If your network uses the IPv6 protocol, you may want to set the FNP_IP_PRIORITY environment variable to give priority to IPv6, which can improve performance and avoid unwanted IPv4 address resolution. Refer to the latest version of the FlexNet document, License Administration Guide for more information.

Click on the link below that matches your operating system to download the most recent version ( of Autodesk Network License Manager:


Mac OS X:


The next step is to generate the network license file once the network license manager is downloaded and set up.

After planning your network and installing the Network License Manager (NLM), you need to obtain a network license file from Autodesk. This license file contains important licensing and server information and is used to configure your server so that you can run the NLM.

Generate a Network License File in Autodesk Account

Generating a network license file in Autodesk Account and validating that license consists of the following tasks:

  1. Collect License Server Information
  2. Sign in to Autodesk Account
  3. Choose a License Server Model
  4. Select Available Products
  5. Allocate Seats to Distributed Server License Files
  6. Generate the License File(s)
  7. Copy License Files to a Server
  8. Confirm License File Accuracy

Note: Continue to request license files using RegisterOnce if you need a package license file for an older version, you are using an Educational license, or you need a reseller to generate a license.

Collect License Server Information

Generating network license files in Autodesk Account requires you to provide information about your network license server(s). Here is the information required for each server model type:

Single Server Model:

  • Host name and physical address of the server

Redundant Server Model:

  • Host name and physical address for all three servers

Distributed Server Model:

  • Number of servers in the distributed server model
  • Host name and physical address for each server
  • Number of seats on each server

See these articles to learn more about license server model options and locating names and addresses of servers:


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