Windows 8 and LUM: Not a match made in heaven. Getting IBM’s License Use Management (LUM) to successfully install on a Windows 8 machine takes a few tricks. Fortunately for you, here at Razorleaf we’ve laid out the exact steps you need to take to successfully accomplish this installation. What follows is a step-by-step of what you’ll need to do.
Before proceeding, you’ll need a copy of FixPack 15 for LUM version 4.6.8, which can be downloaded as arkwin64_468FP15.zip. Maintenance customers that don’t currently have a copy can contact Dassault for a copy, or Razorleaf for assistance in getting the file. In addition, you’ll need an enabled Administrator account and corresponding password on your local Windows 8 machine.
First, an important note: in order to get the installation to complete successfully, we needed to use the local Administrator account on the machine. Using another local account gave very different results in our testing.
So, let’s go ahead and get started. These are the steps:
- Download and unzip arkwin64_468FP15.zip.
- Go into the Computer Management Console and Enable the local Administrator account. (You will first need to supply a password for this account.)
- Login to the Windows 8 machine using the <computer_name>/<administrator_account>.
- From the “arkwin64_468FP15” folder in the unzipped LUM Media, right click on setup.exe and select the option to run as Administrator.
- Install LUM using the “complete” option and select all defaults.
- After the installation is complete, browse to the “IFOR” directory and RMB (Right Mouse Button) on the IFOR folder
- Select Properties and then the SECURITY tab.
- Select the Advanced button at the bottom of the screen.
- Select the Auditing tab.
- In the Auditing location select the Continue button.
- On the Properties dialog, click back on the Permissions tab.
- Select the Administrator account and select the Disable Inheritance button.
- Select the Convert inherited permissions into explicit permissions on this object option.
- Select Apply and OK.
- Browse to “C:iforwinBin” and RMB on the file i4blt.exe (this is the executable for the LUM Basic License Tool).
- Select the Compatibility tab.
- Set the Compatibility Mode to Windows XP (Service Pack 3). Other compatibility modes did not seem to allow the LUM Basic License Tool to run under a non-administrator account.
- Select the Windows App page and find the Configuration Tool application. RMB on the Configuration Tool and select the option Run as Administrator.
- Select the normal options to configure LUM and save the i4ls.ini file.
- Start the IBM Network License Server service.
- Logout from the workstation as the administrator and login using typical credentials.
- From the Windows App page launch the LUM Basic License Tool and verify that it can find the license server. NOTE: If you receive the error message “No License Server Found”, close the LUM Basic License Tool and go back to the Windows App page, RMB on the LUM Basic License Tool, and select the option to Run as administrator.
After you have completed the LUM installation and configuration, you can go back and disable the administrator account. Just remember you will have to turn it back on in order to run the LUM License Configuration Tool.
When you are enrolling your LUM licenses, if the file browser window to select the file location for your license files is not displayed, you will need to login to the machine as the local administrator and enroll the licenses.
When enrolling multiple licenses it takes roughly 10 seconds to process each license. So, if you notice a lag, don’t think the tool is locked up. There is no need to take additional action, such as canceling the import.
As always, if you need assistance with these steps or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.