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Nodelocked license not recognized after disconnecting from the network.

Question asked by on Jan 20, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2015 by david_leslie

I'm using LeonardoSpectrum 2004a_63 Level 1 Altera. My license is node locked with a Flex-9 USB key. I have a license file that shows leospecls1 is licensed through 2034 and I'm using the USB key specified in the license file. I have found that LeonardoSpectrum is incompatible with any Windows installation later than XP so I have to use it on an XP machine. A few months ago, our company was required to disconnect all XP machines from the network. I didn’t realize that this would prevent me from opening Leonardo since I use a hardware key.


Whenever I go to open LeonardoSpectrum I get the following error message:

There was a problem with your license.
Your LM_LICENSE_FILE is set to C:\flexlm\license_leo.dat,
Please move the license file to the default location or
Please set the LM_LICENSE_FILE variable to point to the location of the license

Info: Checking if a LeonardoSpectrum Level 1 license is available
Security Error -12: Checkout of "ls1" failed - Licensing checkout error with feature ls1. (Error code -12.)
A communication error has occurred with the license server.
The license server may not be running. Stopping and restarting
the server may correct the problem. Also, running this program
on the server machine may produce a more detailed report.


I've tried to use LMTOOLS to run a local server with the license.dat file and haven't had any luck. I cannot figure out what I would fill in for the SERVER line if I'm hosting the license on the local machine. Why does a node locked license require connecting to a server? What am I doing wrong and what can I do to get LeonardoSpectrum to open?