8.8 Starting a Windows server from the command line

You can start a Windows server from the command line.

To start the floating license server on Windows using the command line:


If you are adding a new license to a system with a running floating license server, you must stop the server, point the server to the new license file, then restart the server. If this is not done, the new license information might not be recognized by the license daemons. ARM does not recommend the use of the lmreread command.


  1. Go to the directory where the floating license server software is installed.
  2. Enter lmgrd -c license_file_name -l logfile_name
    specifies the fully qualified path name of the license file
    specifies the fully qualified path name to a server debug log file.


    The server log file can become very large, so it might be necessary for you to control its size.
  3. After you have started the floating license server, you can use a text editor, such as Notepad, to inspect the server debug log file.
Related concepts
8.10 About shutting down a floating license server
Related tasks
7.11 How can I manage the size of the server debug log file?
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