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Resolve a Delay in License Server Service Start-up

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Resolve a Delay in License Server Service Start-up

Summary

When setting a license server service to start-up at system boot a delay has been noticed on some systems. This article should help to resolve that issue.

Question

When setting a license server service to start at system boot a delay on the license server starting has been noted. Sometimes this can be as long as 5 minutes.

What is the cause of this delay and how is it solved?

Answer

One reason for the delay seems to be the need for the 'Flexnet Licensing Service' to be running for the license server service can start correctly.

It has been found that setting a dependency on the 'Flexnet Licensing Service' can stop this delay from occuring.

To set the dependency follow these steps:
1. Open an administrator command prompt
2. Run the sc command to update the service with a dependency on the licensing service - sc config <license server service> depend= "FlexNet Licensing Service" (note the space after the '=')
3. open the services page in Windows and check that a dependency now exists for the license server.
4. test to see if the service starts up more quickly.
Please note if you are not using trusted storage and therefore not installing the anchor service, then this will not work.
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