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Should I remove Autodesk Network License Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,802
United States Rank #4,653
Reach 0.1430%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.13 days
239.87 days >
Average installed length: 126.03 days


VersionDistribution 7.27% 0.07%
11.12.0 28.99%
11.11.0 20.37% 3.37% 2.41% 0.82%
1.0.0 36.69%

Typically installed together

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Autodesk Network License Manager

What is Autodesk Network License Manager?

The Network License Manager is a small program that is installed on the server(s). It reads an encrypted license file and provides licenses that users on the network can request. When a license is requested, the license manager gives out the appropriate license. Install the License Manager on each of the servers that will be involved based on the type of license distribution.


The most used version is 1.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is lmtools.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 3.81 MB (3,993,088 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.autodesk.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\autodesk network license manager
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4BE91685-1632-47FC-B563-A8A542C6664C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.81 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Autodesk Network License Manager

Program executable:lmtools.exe
Name:FlexNet Publisher (64 bit)
Additional files:
  • adskflex.exe - adskflex daemon
  • lmgrd.exe (by Flexera Software) - FlexNet Publisher (64 bit) (Flexera Software LLC)
  • lmutil.exe (by Flexera Software)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • lmtools.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{56CC679B-598B-42A1-90DF-E33674BB1B15}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • lmgrd.exe runs as a service named 'CitiXsys License Server' (CitiXsys License Server) "CitiXsys License Server".
  • adskflex.exe runs as a service named 'Flexlm Service 1' (Flexlm Service 1).
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • lmutil.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Cadence\LicenseManager\lmutil.exe'.
  • lmtools.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Cadence\LicenseManager\lmtools.exe'.
  • lmgrd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Cadence\LicenseManager\lmgrd.exe'.
  • adskflex.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Autodesk Network License Manager\adskflex.exe'.

How do I remove Autodesk Network License Manager?

You can uninstall Autodesk Network License Manager from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Autodesk Network License Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Autodesk Network License Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.09%
Windows 10 42.87%
Windows XP 3.26%
Windows Vista 1.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.47%
Windows 7 Professional 14.16%
Windows 10 Home 10.17%
Windows 8.1 8.36%
Windows 10 Pro 6.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.08%
  Italy 5.84%
  Brazil 4.78%
  United Kingdom 3.53%
  Iran 2.84%
  France 2.81%
  Germany 2.47%
  India 2.28%
  Spain 1.84%
  Netherlands 1.84%
  Canada 1.78%
  Mexico 1.69%
  Australia 1.56%
  Turkey 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.12%
Dell 22.19%
Acer 14.95%
ASUS 14.74%
Lenovo 6.63%
Toshiba 4.46%
Samsung 3.48%
Intel 1.47%
MSI 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.53%
ASUS All Series 6.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 NOTEBOOK ... 4.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.34%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.34%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.43%

About Autodesk

Autodesk focuses on 3D design application for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries.
Publisher URL: www.autodesk.com


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