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Follow these steps one by one;

-Uninstall all existing Ansys installations (especially on vista)
-Run setup for Ansys.
-Is this a license server machine? Say No
-Continue to configure this system to be a client system? Say Yes
-Select 1 license server
-HostName: Run winhostid.exe and get your host name
-UnCheck Take the ANSYS Survey
-Continue to install license manager
-Close everthing
-Copy a110sp1_calc.exe on desktop
-Run a110sp1_calc.exe
- Do you want a license for current host? Say No (N)
-Enter target host name: get it by running winhostid.exe
-Enter target host ID (FlexID):get it by running winhostid.exe
a110sp1_calc.exe will create license.dat file on desktop
-Copy this license.dat file to folder C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\Shared

-Copy ansyslmd32.exe and lmgrd32.exe from DVD to folder C:\Program

Files\ANSYS Inc\Shared Files\Licensing\intel
-Rename these files to ansyslmd.exe and lmgrd.exe
-Run LMTOOLS Utility
-Tab 1: Service License file; check to box LMTOOLS ignores license...
-Tab 7: Config services;
a. REMOVE all existing services
b. Service Name: ansys
c. Path to the lmgrd.exe file browse to C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\Shared
d. Path to the license file browse to C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\Shared
e. Check Use Services
f. Check Start servive at power up
g. SAVE service
-Tab 4: Start/Stop/Reread Service; select ansysy and click Start Server
-Tab 5: Server Status; Perform Status Enquiry
If there is any expression includes Error; I don't know what to do?
-ReStart your computer
-Run Ansys Product Launcher
-Select License
-Browse working Directory & Job Name
-Click Run
Installation Procedure - Ansys v11 SP1 on MS Windows Vista 64 & 32
Ansys 11 SP1 is the first version of Ansys that supports Windows Vista 32
and Vista 64
(though some minor modification are required to run the FlexLM license
Open the ANSYSV11SP1 using PowerISO and run setup.exe which is
located in the root directory of the ISO file.
Don't worry about setting up the license file at the end of the main program
installation process. This will be done later.
In the MAGNiTUDE folder, move a110sp1_calc.exe to the desktop and run
You will be prompted by the command line to have the program create a
license file. Answer yes.
The cracked license file will appear on the desktop (license.dat).
Move the license file to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ansys Inc\Shared
You can also create a log file in this same location at this time.
This step is not required, but may prove useful. The log file will be used by
FlexLM. You can call it log.txt
(C:\Program Files (x86)\Ansys Inc\Shared Files\Licensing\log.txt.
Now you are ready to set up FlexLM. The version of LMTools included with
ANSYSV11SP1 did not work on my system.
I downloaded up to date versions of key components for MS Windows 32-
bit from the Acresso website:
There are three files you will need
lmgrd_i86_n3.exe,lmutil_i86_n3.exe, lmtools_i86_ne.exe
I found that you can also download current FlexLM licensing components
directly from Ansys, but I haven't tested these at the time of this writing.
Save the new FlexLM components to the appropriate directory locations.
The license manager daemon (lmgrd), the license manager utility (lmutil)
and the license manager tools (lmtools)
all go in C:\Program Files (x86)\Ansys Inc\Shared Files\Licensing\intel.
Make sure you use the new LMTools to start the license server. Launch
LMTools (right click and run as administrator).
Select "Configuration using Services" under the Service/License File tab.
Note that important license information (Hostname) appears under the
"System Settings" tab.
Also your FlexID should appear as the first Ethernet Address (this is the
Mac ID for you machine).
Under the "Config Services" tab, set the correct paths to the license manager
daemon (lmgrd.exe)
which should be in C:\Program Files (x86)\Ansys Inc\Shared
(remember to select the correct lmgrd, i.e. lmgrd_i86_n3.exe). Make sure the
path to your cracked license file is correct
(C:\Program Files (x86)\Ansys Inc\Shared Files\Licensing).
At this time, you can also establish the path to the log file you created earlier
(C:\Program Files (x86)\Ansys Inc\Shared Files\Licensing\log.txt).
Make sure "Start Server at Power Up" and "Use Services" are both checked.
Save your service.
Under the "Start/Stop/Reread" tab, you should see the new service you just
The default is called "ANSYS FLEXlm license manager". Click "Start
Server" to turn on the license server on your host machine.
You can confirm lmgrd is running using the Task Manager (right click in the
Make sure all processes for all users is selected. Note that the license
manager daemon is x64n6lmgrd.exe not lmgrd.exe.
You can now launch Ansys and Ansys Workbench.