How to Update Your SOLIDWORKS License Server with Newly Purchased Seats

Article by GoEngineer on Oct 15, 2014

After purchasing additional seats for your SOLIDWORKS Network License, it is necessary to update the Network License on your currently running license server. This is accomplished by connecting to the SOLIDWORKS Activation Server to get the new license seat count. 

To do this, go to the server machine acting as the current license server and run the following procedure:

  1. In Windows, click ‘Start,’ ‘All Programs,’ ‘SOLIDWORKS 20xx,’ ‘SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager,’ ‘SolidNetWork License Administrator.’ 
  2. Select ‘Modify’ located on the ‘Server Administration’ tab (Note: this tab is only available in the License Manager on the server machine).

    floating network license count update

  3. In the SolidNetWork License Activation Wizard dialog box select ‘Activate/Reactivate’. 

    solidworks product activation solidnetwork activation dialog box

  4. Go ahead and activate the server over the internet.

    Activate/Transfer Your SOLIDWORKS Product Automatically over the internet

Once this activation wizard has finished, you will have an updated license count.

Note: It may take up to 24 hours after purchase for the SOLIDWORKS Activation Server to reflect the new license seat count.

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