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HOW TO - Create an ansyslmd.opt OPTIONS file
Authored by Matthew Trachimowicz January 18th, 2022 1867 views 0 likes KB1214268
In some cases you may want to run your Ansys License Server with additional advanced options. One way this can be achieved is by creating an options file (a text file) containing the variables or parameters. The default filename is ansyslmd.opt and its default location is in the same directory as your license file.
On Windows, open a text editor such as Notepad or Notepad++ as administrator and create a blank file and save it as ansyslmd.opt in the appropriate license directory:
C:\Program Files\ANSYS Inc\Shared Files\Licensing\license_files\ansyslmd.opt
On Linux, as root or sudo, you can use vi or nano to create the ansyslmd.opt in the default lcoation:
Once your options file is created, you can add various variables or parameters such as TIMEOUTALL or configuring group access or denial to certain license features. Please see the Ansys License Management Guide for additional information.