Uninstalling the SolidNetWork License Manager

When upgrading the SolidNetWork License Manager, you must uninstall the old license manager before installing the new one.

  1. Start SolidNetwork License Manager by clicking Start > SOLIDWORKS Tools version > SolidNetWork License Manager Server.
  2. Verify that no client computers on the network are running SOLIDWORKS.
    The License Usage tab shows clients running SOLIDWORKS.
  3. If you want to move the SolidNetWork license to another computer, deactivate the license to that computer before removing the SolidNetWork License Manager.
    For information about moving SolidNetWork licenses, see Moving a SolidNetWork License.
  4. On the Server Administration tab, under License Server, click Stop.
  5. Click OK to exit the license manager.
  6. In Windows, open Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  7. Select SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager, click Uninstall, and confirm the uninstall.
  8. In File Explorer, delete the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager folder.
    (Typically, this folder is located under Program Files in the SOLIDWORKS installation directory.)

You now are ready to install a new version of the license manager. For details, see Installing and Activating a License Manager.

If the SolidNetWork License Manager computer has a hardware dongle attached, remove the hardware dongle before installing the new version of SolidNetWork License Manager.