Allow traffic in fixed TCP/IP ports: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012
You need to modify the firewall settings to allow traffic through fixed TCP/IP port. The following instructions apply to Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012.
To allow traffic in fixed TCP/IP ports in Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012 on the license server computer:
- Ensure that no other software or service is using the ports that you are about to set fixed.
Use the command line command netstat -anp TCP to find out which ports are in use.
The numbers in the Local Address column after the colon (:) are the port numbers that are in use.
- Browse for tekla.lic , and open it using a text editor.
By default, the path is ..\TeklaStructures\License\Server.
- To set a fixed port for lmgrd.exe , enter the TCP/IP port number at the end of the SERVER row.
The Automatic installation option sets the port to 27007.
- Enter the text port=free_port at the end of the VENDOR row, for example, port=1234.
Defining the TCP/IP port number on the VENDOR row may slow down the restart time of Tekla Structures Licensing Service.
- Save the changes and close tekla.lic.
- Update your license server with the changes:
- Go to Tekla Structures Licensing > LMTOOLS through the Start menu or Start screen , depending on your Windows operating system.
- On the Service/License File tab, ensure that Configuration using services and Tekla Structures Licensing Service are selected.
- Go to the Start/Stop/Reread tab and click Stop Server to stop the license server, and then start the server again by clicking Start Server.
- Click the Windows logo key on your keyboard to show the Start menu or Start screen , depending on the operating system.
- Type wf.msc and press Enter. The Windows Firewall with Advance Security MMS snap-in is displayed.
- In the navigation tree, select Inbound Rule , and then in the Actions pane, click New Rule.
- On the Rule type panel, select Port and then click Next.
- On the Protocol and Ports panel, select TCP , enter the TCP/IP port numbers that you set in steps 3 and 4 in Specific local ports , and then click Next.
- On the Action panel, select Allow the connection , and then click Next.
- On the Profile panel, select the appropriate profiles, and then click Next.
- On the Name panel, enter the name of the rule, and then click Finish.