When I try to execute FlexLM service, ptc_d.exe goes crazy. It is started
multiple times, and won't lease any licenses. I usually get FlexLM working
without troubles, but this one is tricky. Licenses in license.dat are OK.
Has anyone seen this before and solved it?
I reinstalled McAfee VirusScan (just to be able to uninstall it once again),
and uninstalled Microsoft Firewall Client.
Firewall client is not needed in the network I am currently working in, so
earlier I just disabled it, instead of uninstalling it.
After reboot FlexLM is working fine again, and VirusScan still runnning as
it normally would.
I just had to find out the hard way that mcafee 7 home edition wrecks
flexlm communications, in a very weird way I might add. I'm able to
telnet to the license server port 7788, I have no idea what I could
type, but it looks like a viable connection to the license server,
whereas pro-e says that it gets unreadable server answers.
Mind you, this is a virusscanner, no firewall client to be found in a
five mile radius, believe me I am sure.
I reinstalled 4.5 like I know I should and all is well again.
(btw, for those of you running 3dsmax, word has it that
winxp+mcafee+cdilla=BOOM, as in no more NTFS partition)