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How do you setup Matlab R2017a to use a floating license?

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Steven Trasatto
Steven Trasatto on 28 Nov 2017
Commented: Steven Trasatto on 29 Nov 2017
We already have older versions of Matlab that are licensed through FlexNet. How do I setup R2017a to pull a license from our FlexNet server? I setup a LM_LICENSE_FILE environment variable to point to where our licenses are being served, but I still get a license checkout failed error message.

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Andreas Goser
Andreas Goser on 29 Nov 2017
Steven, the basic idea is to update on the license manager side and the clients can still access the older version as well.
There is a lot of information around that in the documentation and on MATLAB Answers, but I do not want to annoy you with stuff you already know. Can you let me know if you are an admin, or an end user? Anything specific like the error message will help too.

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Steven Trasatto
Steven Trasatto on 29 Nov 2017
Andreas, I have attached the error message that I receive. I am an admin for the tool rather than a user.

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Andreas Goser
Andreas Goser on 29 Nov 2017
Excellent. So specifically, this error is discussed here.
And if you are an admin the MATLAB Answer article here
Finally this is the best entry point into the respective documentation.
And if you struggle, do not hesitate calling installation support.
Steven Trasatto
Steven Trasatto on 29 Nov 2017
Thank you Andreas. I will get the Flexnet update done and hopefully that will resolve my problem.

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