No interactive network license available on Vista, Windows 7

When you install Softimage and the license server on the same Vista or Windows 7 computer, you’ll get the “no interactive network license available” error unless you do one of the following:

  • Use the IPv4 address, not the computer name, to specify the location of the license server


  • Install the IPv6 update for the Autodesk Network License Manager.

By default, on Vista and Windows 7, IPv6 is enabled, and when IPv6 is enabled Softimage cannot use the computer name to connect to the license server. This happens only when Softimage and the license server are on the same computer.