License Administrator and User FAQs

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General RLM Questions
What is the order of license files processed by my application?
License checkout is very slow on one system, but runs normally everywhere else - what's wrong?
The hostid disappears on my system. What do I do?

RLM Activation Problems
I get a timeout (error: -105) on my activation request. What can I do?

RLM Server Problems
How do I use RLM across a firewall?
When starting RLM, I get the message, "(rlm) Cannot bind Web Server port 5054, exiting." (Note: This message may also indicate port 9000, which was used by older versions of RLM.)
I have software from 2 Software Companies and I get server port conflicts
How long does it take a failover server to respond?
I get the error "cannot set the server lock - exiting". What should I do?
I get the error "Port 5053 in use, waiting.. ". There are no other applications using the port. What should I do?
Network Read Errors (-104); checkin errors
How do I get RLM to run on a wide-area network?

Platform-specific problems (Windows)
When I install the RLM server as a Windows service, it fails to start. Windows gives me an error saying that the service failed to start in a timely fashion.
RLM gives the following error message when attempting to install itself as a service on Windows from an account with administrator privileges: "Error: Access to Service Control Manager denied."
On Windows, RLM fails to start the ISV server with a select(), getsockname() or "communications (socket) problems" error.
Cannot install RLM as a service on Windows 7
Sometimes my Windows hostid disappears? What should I do?
Certain RLM operations fail for restricted users on Win2000

Platform-specific problems (Unix and Mac)
32-bit RLM servers don't run on 64-bit systems (Ubuntu)

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Supported platforms

  • Linux x86 (64-bit, 32-bit)
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (64-bit, 32-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 and later (64-bit, 32-bit)
  • Windows 2000 (32-bit)
  • Mac OS X x86 (64-bit, 32-bit)
  • Solaris x86 (64-bit, 32-bit)
  • Solaris Sparc (64-bit, 32-bit)
  • Linux on IBM power (64-bit)
  • NetBSD x86 (32-bit)
  • Java (Mac, Unix, Windows)
  • ARM9