Upgrading the SolidNetWork License Manager

For major releases of SOLIDWORKS, upgrading the license manager consists of uninstalling the old license manager, installing a new one, and reactivating the SolidNetWork license.

The license manager for a newer release can distribute licenses for client computers remaining at the previous release as well.

  1. Start SolidNetWork License Manager by clicking Start > SOLIDWORKS Tools version > SolidNetWork License Manager Server version.
  2. On the License Usage tab, verify that no client computers on the network are running SOLIDWORKS.
  3. Uninstall the old license manager. For details, see Uninstalling the SolidNetWork License Manager.
  4. Install the new license manager and reactivate the SolidNetWork license on the license manager computer. For details, see Installing the SolidNetWork License Manager Server.

If you are upgrading the SolidNetWork License Manager on a computer that also runs the SOLIDWORKS application, upgrade SolidNetWork License Managers and clients before installing any new SOLIDWORKS application service packs on that computer.

If you are upgrading the license manager on a computer that hosts administrative images, upgrade the license manager before upgrading the administrative images. For details, see Using the Same Computer for the License Manager and Administrative Image Installations.