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1. Run the licgen a145_calc.

exe from MAGNiTUDE folder to generate license file (Important - MAKE SURE THE ID SELECTED BY THE LICGEN CORRESPONDS TO THE Ethernet adapter network card, if not select "N" and enter manually the computer name an d the Ethernet adapter network card ID) 2. Install the Ansys products, do not start the program yet 3. Install the License Manager (IMPORTANT) and follow the license Wizard in the end of the installation to install the license file and start the license server . 4. Ansys progs should now start normally In case of license problems or to reinstall the license file run SERVER ANSLIC ADMIN Utility and first press "Install License File" and navigate to the new license file, second press "Start Ansys Inc license manager" in the status window you should g et "Flexlm: running" In View Status/Diagnostic Option you could check the status of your license file and available licenses IMPORTANT for starting FLUENT!!! when starting Fluent click on the "show more" icon and setup the working directo ry AS WELL as the path to the Fluent install directory (if it is not there already) and click OK to uninstall the license server : in CMD mode go to C:\Program Files\Ansys Inc\Shared Files\Licensing\winx64 and r un ansysli_server.exe -k uninstall restart the pc and Delete the licensing subdirectory (C:\Program Files\Ansys Inc\Shared Files\Licen sing by default). Remove the ANSYS, Inc. License Manager folder from the Start menu. Remove the ANSYSLIC_DIR and the ANSYSLIC_SYSDIR environment variables, if set. The solution is go to server ANSYS_ADMIN utility (right click->run it as administrator) Stop the license server... //verify weather your port is in use or not. go to command prompt -> type 'netst at -a check the ports in use, you should fine port 1055 in use, so change it to any random number say 1056 // go to "specify license machine" change the port no from 1055 to1056 (or any othe r port number) now go to X:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\Shared Files\Licensing (x = drive) now open your license.dat file in that folder and change the port no to the one you set above.. // You might face a problem that you might not be able to save it after changes, for this copy the license.dat file to desktop, modify and save and then copy an d replace the file in the ansys license folder// go to server ANSYS_ADMIN utility, and install the license file (one which you mo dified above) and start the server. // if If still Flexm service is not running then "run the license wizard" and in stall the same license file. continue and this should work // Yes thats it.... You are done.....