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Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

The Alignex Team on November 12, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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This guide will take you step by step through the process of updating your SolidNetWork License Manager (SNL) on your server or host computer. The SNL is required to be upgraded to match the most recent version of the SolidWorks Client Installations. In this guide we will download the necessary files, deactivate/uninstall the old SNL, then reinstall/reactivate the new SNL.*Note: To eliminate the chance of activation errors in the following steps, do not use remote access to the server.
SolidWorks also requires a reboot of the server to complete process.

Part 1: Download Files

This step is first to minimize downtime during update.

STEP 1: Login to the SolidWorks Cutomer Portal: https://customerportal.solidworks.com/

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 2: Navigate to Downloads and Updates and find the SolidWorks Service Pack link for your requirements.

*Note: The SNL file we need is located inside the other SolidWorks files.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 3: Read the Download Terms and hit Accept Agreement & Continue.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 4: Select manual download method.

Note: Normally we’d use the installation manager here, but the SNL is a self-standing file so we can limit download size.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 5: Choose preferred options from each of the three drop down lists below.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 6: Choose SolidNetWork License Manager.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 7: When prompted to Run or Save click the drop down and select Save as to save (usually to local drive).

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 8: Select Save to save to your disk location on your server or host computer. *make note of your save location

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

Part 2: Uninstallation

STEP 1: Browse to SolidNetWork License Manager from Start menu > All Programs > SolidWorks > SolidWorks Tools > SolidNetWork License Manager.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 2: Click on the License Usage Tab and make sure all licenses are free.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 3: Click on the License Borrowing Tab and make sure all licenses are returned

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 4: On the Server Admin Tab, select Stop

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 5: Choose Modify to begin the license transfer (Back to SW’s Servers).

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 6: Choose Transfer a software license and click Next.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 7: Enter your email address and click Next.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 8: Upon successful transfer choose Finish to complete (If transfer fails, repeat steps 5-7).

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 9: Navigate to your Start menu and click Control Panel.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 10: From the Control Panel select Uninstall a program.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 11: Choose SolidNetWork License Manager and click Uninstall.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 12: Click Yes when prompted for confirmation.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 13: Click OK when reboot window opens (a reboot is necessary)

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

Part 3: Install updated version of SNL license Manager

 

STEP 1: Browse to your Download folder (or folder where file was saved in Part 1: Step 7) and open swlicmgr.exe.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 2: Unzip the file.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 3: Select Next once the Setup Wizard window is open.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 4: Enter your 24 digit license number and click Next.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 5: Unless file location change is desired choose Next to continue if this window appears.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 6: Click Install to begin the installation process.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 7: Once the program is done installing choose Finish to complete the installation.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

Part 4: Activate License Manager

 

STEP 1: Browse to the Start Menu< SolidWorks< SolidWorks Tools< open the SolidNetwork License Manager

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 2: Select Yes to activate

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 3: Check the Firewall box if one is in use then click Next to continue.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 4: Choose Next if all information looks correct.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 5: Upon successful activation choose Finish.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

STEP 6: Start the License Server back up if necessary and select OK.

Alignex Guide to SNL Options File



Thanks for reading and we hope you found this post helpful in your SOLIDWORKS deactivation! You can also download the 
Alignex Guide to SNL Options File, as well as our other helpful guides in the Technical Support Documents section on our website.

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