Installing Softimage on the same Vista/Windows 7 computer as the license server

As many Softimage customers now know, when you install both Softimage and the license server on the same Vista or Windows 7 computer, you cannot use the computer name to specify the location of the license server.

In previous posts, I said that in this case, you had to either use the IP address, or install the IPv6 update.

But it turns our there is a simpler way: use the IP address 127.0.01. There’s no need to install the IPv6 update.

To update your setenv.bat to use

  1. Start the User Tool (click Start > All Programs > Autodesk > Autodesk Softimage 2010_SP1 x64 > UserTools).

  2. In the list of Configuration Files, click Setenv.bat (Environment Script).

  3. Click Edit File.

  4. Scroll down and edit the line that sets _ADSK_LicServers:

    rem License servers specified from the setup. Format: [port1]@host1[;[port2]@host2]...
    set _ADSK_LicServers=@
  5. Click Save and Close.

6 thoughts on “Installing Softimage on the same Vista/Windows 7 computer as the license server

  1. What is the enviroment variable to set the license server on Linux? I’m trying to get xsibatch to work on a headless linux machine that doesn’t run X. My license server is a windows machine and set _ADSK_LicServers does not seem to work on my linux box. Thanks!

    • On Linux, you set ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE in the .xsi_2011 file:

      setenv ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE “@mtllsprd01”

      • i do i edit the .xsi_2011 file ?
        i had try with a text editor but the text come all mess up.

      • On Linux, the .xsi_2011 is a plain text file. You should be able to use any basic text editor.

  2. Hi Autodesk,
    I`ve been a user of Softimage since 2008,when it still wasn`t part of Autodesk.
    Recently I`ve installed Windows7 and reinstall XSI7.0 on the same machine that I used it on.
    When doing so, it told me that the license I have and the database doesn`t match up.
    And so I couldn`t use it.
    Could you help me with this problem?
    Here is my information.
    Matumit Sombunjaroen
    Purchase Order Number:41402002
    Purchase date:3rd Aug 2008 8:54:31 AM
    Reseller’s name:Softimage online store
    Also, asking me to buy/upgrade to 2010 is out of the question since I currently don`t have the financial ability to do so.

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