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Cadence License Manager 12.01


Cadence License Manager 12.01 is a program developed by Cadence Designs Systems. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 109.7 MB (115,026,508 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 32% of users of Cadence License Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Cadence\LicenseManager
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2A83C3BE-15D0-4AFD-8F23-FD7B6E5BBD97}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 109.7 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Cadence License Manager 12.01

  • LicenseClientConfiguration.exe - Cadence License Client Configuration Utility
  • LicenseServerConfiguration.exe - Cadence License Server Configuration Utility
  • lmgrd.exe (by Flexera Software) - FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit) (Flexera Software, Inc.)
  • lmtools.exe (by Flexera Software) - LMTOOLS Utility
  • lmutil.exe
  • alta.exe
  • ambitd.exe
  • axislmd.exe
  • cadmosd.exe
  • cdslmd.exe
  • CKOUT.exe
  • dailmd.exe
  • dsmtlmd.exe
  • g2c_d.exe
  • hlds.exe
  • installs.exe
  • k2techld.exe
  • NEOLINLD.exe
  • perf_test.exe
  • platod.exe
  • qtdaemon.exe
  • qtrekd.exe
  • sigrity.exe
  • simplexlmd.exe
  • spdaemon.exe
  • speedd.exe
  • verisityd.exe
  • verplex.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • lmgrd.exe runs as a service named 'Autodesk' (Autodesk).
28 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'.
  • verplex.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Cadence\LicenseManager\verplex.exe'.
  • verisityd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Cadence\LicenseManager\verisityd.exe'.
  • speedd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Cadence\LicenseManager\speedd.exe'.
  • Plus 22 more

How do I remove Cadence License Manager?

You can uninstall Cadence 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 Cadence License Manager 12.01, 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 Cadence License Manager.

Win 10 45%
Win 8.1 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.84%
Windows 10 46.51%
Windows XP 3.49%
Windows Vista 1.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.44%
Windows 7 Professional 16.28%
Windows 10 Pro 12.79%
Windows 8.1 11.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.47%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.96%
  Italy 10.31%
  India 7.22%
  Taiwan 6.19%
  Spain 4.12%
  DK 4.12%
  Iran 3.09%
  United Kingdom 3.09%
  Vietnam 2.06%
  France 2.06%
  Korea 2.06%
  Mexico 2.06%
  Israel 2.06%
  Germany 2.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.42%
Acer 18.64%
Hewlett-Packard 16.95%
Dell 13.56%
Lenovo 8.47%
American Megatrends 6.78%
Intel 5.08%
Samsung 3.39%
Alienware 1.69%
Common models
ASUSTeK X550LD 2.86%
Dell Vostro 470 2.86%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 2.86%
HP Z800 Workstation 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 5720 2.86%
ASUSTeK X553MA 1.43%


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