Common Issue - create new lmadmin_ptc service

Manual creation of lost FlexnetAdmin service after a windows update

Some windows updates will remove the lmadmin_ptc service and cause error message “license server unavailable”. The installation is still existing and all that is needed is for the service to be created manually.
This guide assumes you already have installed the flexnet admin license server and it stopped working because a windows update removed the lmadmin_ptc service.

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5. Step 3. Open services Start “Services”

1. Usage Instruction Manual creation of lost FlexnetAdmin service after a windows update

3. Step 1. Start Command Prompt as “admin” In windows, choose start/run and type “ cmd ” right click and choose “run as administrator

6. Step 4. Make Service automatic Right click and edit properties of the service “ lmadmin_ptc ” Choose “Automatic ” if its not already set ...

2. Background: Some windows updates will remove the lmadmin_ptc service and cause error message “license server unavailable”. The installation is still existing and all that is needed is for the service to be created manually. This guide assumes you already have installed the flexnet admin license server and it stopped working because a windows update removed the lmadmin_ptc service.

4. Step 2. Run command In the Command Prompt, run the command: You should get a “ CreateService SUCCESS” response. sc.exe create lmadmin_ptc binPath ="C: \ program files \ PTC \ FLEXnet Admin License Server/ lmadmin.exe “ start=auto

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