When the license server is on a separate server in the network, Tekla Structures connects to the license server to fetch a license. To be able to do this, the license server address must be defined on each computer. This can be done by typing in the address when starting the software for the first time or you can include the address in an intialization file that you distribute as part of your customized installation. You can also predefine the license, environment and role with a customized startup shortcut and intialization file.
By default, when Tekla Structures starts for the first time on a computer, the system asks for the address of your Tekla license server unless Tekla Structures can find a license server with an active license installed on the same computer. To avoid this manual process, you can include the Tekla license server address in your customized configuration. Similarly, you can also select the license for the user, and if you also preset the environment and role, the user does not need to make any selections when starting Tekla Structures. To set up this for your users, see the instructions in Tekla Structures setup guidelines for administrators.