​​How to reserve specific floating PTC licenses for specific users or machines?

  • ​​How to reserve specific licenses for specific users or machines?

  • How to set detailed control of licenses for specific users or groups?

  • How to configure a limit of number of licenses used for defined groups?

  • Is it possible to configure FlexAdmin to allow defined groups to gain a limited number of license only ?

  • Options file ptc.opt is under C:\Program Files\PTC\FLEXnet Admin License Server\licensing folder

  • Set up options according to chapter 13 in Flexeras License Administration Guide:    

    • GROUP - Define a group of users for use with any options.

    • HOST_GROUP - Define a group of hosts(machine names) for use with any options.

    • GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE - Sets case sensitivity for user and host lists specified in GROUP and HOST_GROUP keywords.

    • RESERVE - Reserve licenses for a user or group of users/hosts.

  • Example 1:

    • This will reserve 3licenses of type PROE_Flex3C for hostname1, hostname2, hostname3 

GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE ON
HOST_GROUP GROUP1 hostname1 hostname2 hostname3 
RESERVE 3 PROE_Flex3C HOST_GROUP GROUP1


  • Example 2:

    • This will reserve 3 licenses of type PROE_Flex3C for username1username2username3 

GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE ON
HOST_GROUP GROUP1 username1 username2 username3 
RESERVE 3 PROE_Flex3C HOST_GROUP GROUP1


  • Save the ptc.opt-file

  • Restart the license server (lmadmin_ptc-service) to re-read the ptc.opt-file