Updating Your Licensing Manager (Server) on Windows (Video)

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    Updating your license manager is a fairly simple task if you follow the steps in order. Download the latest Mentor Standard Licensing (MSL)/PCLS software from SupportNet before you begin.


    Please Note: Some hardware keys (dongles) are no longer supported in MSL v2012_1. Please visit our Hardware Key (Dongle) Discontinuations and Replacement FAQ to see if your current key needs to be replaced before you update your server.

     

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    Update the License Manager:

     

    Stop the license server:


    1. Start> Programs> Mentor Graphics Licensing> lmtools
    2. Select "Configuration using Services" and select your service
    3. Select the "Start/Stop/Reread" tab
    4. Click the "Stop Server" button
    5. Close LMTOOLS

     

    Install the current PCLS on the workstation running your Mentor Graphics license server:


    1. Download and extract the pcls_<version>.zip file
    2. Navigate to the pcls_<version> folder
    3. Double-click setup.bat
    4. Select "Install" from the Install Mentor Licensing window

     

    Note: Ensure that the DAEMON line in the license file points to the correct location of mgcld.exe.

     

    Note: Invoke LMTOOLS, go to the "Configuration" tab, and ensure the path to lmgrd.exe resolves properly.

     

    Restart the license server:


    1. Start> Programs> Mentor Graphics Licensing> lmtools
    2. Select "Configuration using Services" and select your service
    3. Select the "Start/Stop/Reread" tab
    4. Click the "Start Server" button
    5. Select the "Server Status" tab
    6. Click "Perform Status Enquiry" to verify that the server is running
    7. Close LMTOOLS