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As your licenses approach their expiry date, you may see warnings when   you start an application. These warnings are simply to alert you to take   action soon regarding updating your license file.


TheWarning message: "The following product options expire in fewer than 30 days" (video) doc contains a video and some advice for how to clear these warnings and continue using your application successfully.

The Mentor Standard Licensing  (MSL) v2012_1 release based on FlexNet  v11.10 is now available and  applications are shipping that require license servers running  this latest version of licensing.


See how easy it is to update your license server by watching a video on Updating Your Licensing Manager (Server) on Windows.

If you get a licensing error from one of your applications, aside from ensuring licenses are available and searching SupportNet for the error message, you can use our Mentor License Utility (MLU) to  generate a detailed diagnostic report that may help you or one of our  CAEs determine the root cause.


Please take a moment to watch the video demonstration for Generating a Run-time Diagnostic Report with the Mentor License Utility (video).

The upcoming PADS9.5 release ships  with newer licensing based on FlexNet 11.10. Please read the important  details in Important licensing changes in the upcoming PADS9.5 release to determine if any action is required of you before  installing PADS9.5 (not yet released).