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LANDXPERT Installation Network until version 2017

Description

Here you will find detailed information about a network license for the DATAflor LANDXPERT software.

Installation and Setup

Installation order

  1. Installation of the Autodesk License Server
  2. Request of the CAD Server License
  3. Configuration of the Autodesk License Server
  4. Installation of DATAflor LANDXPERT
  5. Setup of the CAD Server License at the workstation

    Optional:

  6. Installation of DATAflor BUSINESS - AVA
  7. Installation of the BUSINESS License Server
  8. Request of the Server License for the BUSINESS Extension
  9. Import of the Server License for the BUSINESS Extension
  10. Setup of the BUSINESS License Server at the workstation

The installation of DATAflor LANDXPERT with network license is not available in the 30 day demo version. As long as you have not registered DATAflor LANDXPERT with DATAflor and received a valid network license the program will not run.

The licensing of DATAflor LANDXPERT is carried out by the DATAflor AG. Within a few days you will receive your network license.

The complete system for the planning office: DATAflor BUSINESS – AVA

Besides the conventional tasks like calls for tender, awarding projects, or invoicing offers DATAflor BUSINESS - AVA a multitude of functions to make a modern office more efficient and responsive. The address administration of all clients, tenderers and projects belongs to this as well as the interface with DATAflor LANDXPERT.

With this unique link between drawing and specification it is easy to create Mass Lists directly from DATAflor LANDXPERT. Amongst other things the complete BRUNS plant catalogue is available for your planting design.

Please read more in: Arguments for DATAflor BUSINESS - AVA.


Installation of the Autodesk License Server

The Autodesk License Server is used for the configuration and administration of the CAD Server License.

How to install the Autodesk License Server

  1. Connect the USB-Stick with the DATAflor LANDXPERT installation to your proposed License Server. and use the Windows Explorer to open it. Start the file CD_Start.EXE with double click.
  2. Start the installation with menu Network license > install Autodesk License Server.
  3. Click [Next>] to start the setup.



  4. Click [Next>] to start the installation.
  5. Click [Next>] to use the default installation path C:\Programs\Autodesk\Network License Manager or prior to this, click the button [Browse…] to specify another path.



    Do not install the Network License Manager on a foreign drive. When installing, please enter a local path for the Network License Manager files. Enter the drive letter. UNC-addresses are not supported.

  6. Click [Close] to finish the installation.

Request of the CAD Server License

  1. Start the Autodesk License Server: Click Windows Start > Programs > Autodesk > Network License Manager > LMTOOLS Utility.
  2. Select the tab System Settings.



  3. Click the button [Save HOSTID Info to a File].
  4. Enter a file name (e.g. CompanyGardendesign.txt) and click [Save].
  5. Close the Autodesk License Server: Click in the menu File > Exit.
  6. Send the saved file via E-Mail to lizenz@dataflor.de. Within a few working days you will receive your activation code.

It is recommended to save the license file in the same path in which the Autodesk License Server is installed in.


Configuration of the Autodesk License Server

Configuring the Autodesk License Server so that you can manage the server license you received from DATAflor. To configure the license server use the utility program lmtools.EXE.

To work with the LMTOOLS utility program you should be registered as administrator.

How to configure the Autodesk License Server

  1. Start the LMTOOLS utility program: Click Windows Start > Programs > Autodesk > Network License Manager > LMTOOLS Utility.
  2. Select the tab Service/License File the option Configure using Services.



  3. Click on the tab Config Services.



  4. Select in the list of Service Name the service that you want to use for the administration of projects. By default the service name is set to Flexlm Service 1. If FLEXnet® manages other software besides LANDXPERT on your computer you can enter a service name, e.g. LANDXPERT.
  5. Select in the field Path to lmgrd.exe file the path to the Network License Manager-Demon (lmgrd.EXE). Click the button [Browse] to search for the file. By default, the file is located in the folder C:\Programs\Autodesk\Network License Manager.
  6. Select in the field Path to the license file the path to the license file. Click the button [Browse] to search for the file. This is the path where you have saved the license file.

    Optional: Select in the field Path to the Debug log file a path for the creation of a troubleshooting protocol. Click the button [Browse] to search for an existing protocol file.
    You should select as location the folder C:\Programs\Autodesk\Network License Manager. The protocol file has to have the extension .LOG. For new protocol files the file extension .LOG has to be entered manually.

  7. Select Use Services to run lmgrd.EXE as service.
  8. Then, select the option Start Server at Power Up to run the file lmgrd.EXE automatically at system start.
  9. Click [Save Service] to save the configuration under the Service Name created in step 4. Confirm the question with [Yes].
  10. Click on the tab Start/Stop/Reread: Select [Start Server] to start the license server.


    The License Server is running and ready to react on Client-Requests.

  11. Close the Autodesk License Server: Click the menu File > Exit.

You will get more information about the topic Configuration in the help. Therefore enter the term in the search box of the Infocenter (see picture below).


Installation of DATAflor LANDXPERT

  1. Connect the USB-Stick with the DATAflor LANDXPERT installation to your PC and use the Windows Explorer to open it. Start the file CD_Start.EXE with double click.
  2. Specify if you want to run an installation for a 32- oder 64-bit system.
  3. Select in the installation menu Installation > install DATAflor LANDXPERT.


  4. Specify the language and confirm with [OK].
  5. In the following process select the license type Network license.
  6. Follow the instructions of the next dialogues.
  7. After installing DATAflor LANDXPERT successfully, click [Finish] to end the installation dialogue. The computer will restart automatically.

Setup of the CAD Server License at the workstation

Configure DATAflor LANDXPERT at your workstation to use the license provided with the Autodesk License Server.

How to setup the CAD Server License at your workstation

  1. Start DATAflor LANDXPERT at your workstation.
  2. In the dialogue window FLEXnet License Finder select the option Specify the License Server System and click on [Next>].
  3. Enter the IP-address of the License Server in the field.

    Make sure that the entered server address matches the address of the License Server.

  4. Click on [Next>].
  5. The successful licensing will be confirmed with: The FLEXnet license finder has completed. Press Finish to return to the application.
  6. Close the licensing dialogue with [Finish].
  7. The CAD Server License is now available for this workstation.

Installation of DATAflor BUSINESS - AVA

Please attend to the installation guide for the product and follow the instructions on the screen. With the installation of DATAflor BUSINESS- AVA a 30 day demo license will automatically be included.


Installation of the BUSINESS License Server

In general, every computer in the network can be used, as long as its operating system is at least Windows XP (SP2) and other computers can access it via TCP/IP-Protocol. The best way is to use a computer that is constantly in operation and has a working backup system.

How to intall the Business License Server

  1. Connect the USB-Stick with the DATAflor LANDXPERT installation to the proposed license server and use the Windows Explorer to open it. Start the file CD-Start.EXE with a double click.
  2. Start the installation over the menu Network license > install BUSINESS license server.
  3. The installation will start after selecting the language for the license server. A selection for the installation directory does not exist. The license server will be saved to the Common Files of the computer.
  4. Restart the computer after the installation to automatically start the license server.
  5. After the restart the DATAflor license server is registered on the computer as service. Therefore, it is sufficient to have the computer turned on to use the license server.

Request of the Server License for the BUSINESS Extension

  1. Connect the USB-Stick with the DATAflor LANDXPERT installation to the proposed license server and use Windows Explorer to open it. Start the file CD_Start.EXE with a double click.
  2. Start the request over the menu Network license > request BUSINESS Server License.
  3. A digital form opens. Please enter your details.
  4. With [OK] the form will be generated.
  5. Send the information via E-Mail to lizenz@dataflor.de. Generally, you will receive the license file within the same day.

Import of the Server License for the BUSINESS Extension

  1. Start the DATAflor License Manager on the server: Click Windows Start > All Programs > DATAflor > DATAflor Tools > DATAflor License Manager.
  2. Select in the menu License > New > import lincense.
  3. In the dialogue select the license file (LIC-file) that you received from DATAflor.
  4. Confirm the selection with [Open]. After the successful import you get a confirmation. The Business Server License is now available for the workplaces.

Transferring the server license to other computers (like the individual workstations) is not possible. Instead, you can borrow licenses.


Setup of the BUSINESS Server License at the workstation

Configure the License Manager to allow a workstation access to the BUSINESS License Server. If this computer is to be removed permanently from the license server is has to be logged off the license server. Then access to a local workstation license is possible.

How to register the BUSINESS License Server at your workstation

  1. Start the DATAflor License Manager at your workstation: Click Windows Start > All Programs > DATAflor > DATAflor Tools > DATAflor License Manager.
  2. Select now in the menu License > New > Select license server.
  3. Enter the IP address of the server into the upper left corner of the dialogue.

    If you don´t know the IP address use the command prompt to detect the IP address of the server you want to set up: Click Windows Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. Enter IPCONFIC and press Enter-Taste. The IP address will be listed in the dialogue.

  4. After this, press Tab.
    As soon as the server is found a window appears showing the available network licenses. The default port is 49300. Normally, this can stay that way. Please contact the DATAflor Support, in case the communication with the server should not work.
  5. Mark the server license and close the dialogue with [OK].
  6. The license is now displayed in the upper left corner. As soon as it is marked, the contained program parts will be displayed, too.
  7. Select now in the lower corner the program parts you want use on the computer. When starting the program they will be unlocked automatically.

How to cancel the registration for the BUSINESS License Server from your workstation

  1. Start the DATAflor License Manager at your workstation: Click Windows Start > All Programs > DATAflor > DATAflor Tools > DATAflor License Manager.
  2. Select in the menu License > cancel registration for license server.

Borrow License

Borrow license from Autodesk License Server

If you use a network license and your network administrator allows the function to borrow a license you can borrow a license from the Autodesk License Server to use DATAflor LANDXPERT for a certain time in which your computer is not linked to the network.

Your license will be returned automatically to the license server after the expiry of the return date that you set up at the start of borrowing the license. You can also return the license before the actual expiry date.

How to borrow a license from the Autodesk License Server

  1. Start the DATAflor LANDXPERT on the workstation you want to borrow the license for.
  2. Enter the command LIZENZENTL.
  3. Select a valid return date for the borrowing of the license.
  4. Click the button [borrow license] to borrow the license.

You will get more information about the topic borrow license in the help. Therefore enter the term in the search box of the Infocenter (see picture below).


Borrow license with the BUSINESS license server

With the BUSINESS License Server you can lend network licenses to a local computer to work with the program on the computer when it is not connected to the network. You can return borrowed licenses before the expiry date to the license server.

How to borrow a license from the BUSINESS license server

  1. Start the DATAflor License Manager on the local workstation: Click Windows Start > All Programs > DATAflor > DATAflor Tools > DATAflor License Manager.
  2. Mark in the left overview below the entry Server Licenses the relevant network license.
  3. In the lower section the product with the number of available licenses is displayed. Now, select in the lower section the program parts that you want to transfer to the local computer.
  4. Select in the menu License > borrow from server.
  5. Specify for how many days you wish to borrow the license. You can borrow a license for a maximum of 30 days.

After confirming with [OK] the license will be transferred to the local computer and be used there without network connection.

How to return a borrowed license to the BUSINESS licenese server

  1. Start the DATAflor License Manager on the local workstation: Click Windows Start > All Programs > DATAflor > DATAflor Tools > DATAflor License Manager.
  2. Mark in the left overview below the entry Local Licenses the relevant license that you want to return to the network.
  3. Select in the menu License > return to server.
  4. The license has now returned to the server and the local computer is automatically registered with the license server again.

Should the license not be returned to the license server it expires after 30 days at the local computer and is automatically available for the network again.


DATAflor network access

The work with DATAflor LANDXPERT becomes even more effective when all users are able to access the same bases and data. With the tool Database and network access the local workstation can be adjusted to the network environment. In this case, DATAflor LANDXPERT uses the allocated configuration.

Please read more in the chapter Database and network access in the DATAflor LANDXPERT Help.

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