How to set the LSHOST or LSFORCEHOST system variable

Determine which variable to use then set the system variable

On Windows NT
1. Bring up the System Properties dialog:
a. Right-click on “My Computer.”
b. Choose Properties.

OR

a. Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel.
b. Double-click on System.

2. Select the Environment tab.
3. Select a variable in the System Variables group.
4. Replace the Variable name with “LSHOST” or “LSFORCEHOST.” 5. Replace the Value with the License Server name or names.

Note:
You can use the name or IP address of the server machine.

6. Click .
7. Click .

On Windows 2000, XP and Vista
1. Bring up the System Properties dialog:
a. Right-click on “My Computer.”
b. Choose Properties.

OR

a. Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel.
b. Double-click on System. (i.e. System can be found in the “Classic View” of both Windows XP and Vista). For Windows XP, if you have a list of categories, you can find System in the “Performance and Maintenance” category. For Windows Vista, you can find System in the “System and Maintenance” category and click on the “Advanced system settings” in the left panel.

2. Select the Advanced tab.
3. Click .
4. Click for System Variables.
5. Enter “LSHOST” or “LSFORCEHOST” for the Variable name.
6. Enter the License Server name or names for the Value.

Note:
You can use the name or IP address of the server machine.

7. Click
8. Click

On Windows 95/98/Me
1. Go to Start -> Run.
2. In the Open edit field, type sysedit.
3. Click .
4. Set the LSHOST or LSFORCEHOST variable.

Example:
Set LSHOST=

OR

Set LSFORCEHOST=.

Note:
You can use the name or IP address of the server machine.

5. Save and close the autoexec.bat file.
6. Reboot the machine. This will force the information added to the autoexec.bat file to be entered into the system environment.

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