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9% remove it91% keep it
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VersionDistribution 6.90% 93.10%

FlexNet Publisher License Server Manager


FlexNet Publisher License Server Manager is a software program developed by Flexera Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named lmadmin.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 58% of users of FlexNet Publisher License Server Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.flexerasoftware.com
Help link: www.flexerasoftware.com/support/index.shtml
Installation folder: C:\FLEXnet Publisher License Server Manager
Uninstaller: "C:\FLEXnet Publisher License Server Manager\uninstall\Uninstall FlexNet Publisher License Server Manager.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by FlexNet Publisher License Server Manager

Program executable:lmadmin.exe
Name:FlexNet Publisher
Flexera Software LLC.
Path:C:\FLEXnet Publisher License Server Manager\lmadmin.exe
Additional files:
  • demo_libFNP.dll - FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit) (FLEXnet Secure Activation Module)
  • Uninstall FLEXnet Publisher License Server Manager.exe - InstallAnywhere (LaunchAnywhere)
  • demo.exe (by Demo) - DEMO daemon
  • FnplmLicenseServerMsgs.dll
  • iawin32.dll - Intel Win32 Extentions Dynamic Link Library (Intel Win32 Extentions DLL)
  • iawin64_x64.dll
  • remove.exe
  • win64_32_x64.exe
  • ZGWin32LaunchHelper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • lmadmin.exe runs as a service named 'lmadmin' (lmadmin) "This service runs the FlexNet Publisher License Server Manager.".

How do I remove FlexNet Publisher License Server Manager?

You can uninstall FlexNet Publisher License Server 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 FlexNet Publisher License Server 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 FlexNet Publisher License Server Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win XP 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.31%
Windows Vista 13.79%
Windows XP 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.48%
Windows 7 Professional 20.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.90%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.89%
  Germany 15.79%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Belgium 2.63%
  Switzerland 2.63%
  Australia 2.63%
  Sweden 2.63%
  Japan 2.63%
  Spain 2.63%
  Israel 2.63%
  Canada 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.31%
Dell 23.08%
Sony 3.85%
Packard Bell 3.85%
Lenovo 3.85%
Intel 3.85%
Apple 3.85%
ASUS 3.85%
Common models
Dell Dell XPS420 8.00%
ASUSTeK G73Sw 4.00%
Apple Inc. iMac11,1 4.00%
Sony VPCSB1S1E 4.00%
Packard Bell BV IMEDIA D3... 4.00%
LENOVO 2768VUH 4.00%

About Flexera Software

Flexera's products include the the FlexNet Publisher license manager and InstallShield installation packagers.
Publisher URL: www.flexerasoftware.com


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