Topic ID 2177

How can I specify or change the network port number that the Minitab License Manager uses?

If your license manager is on a Windows computer, you can set a static port number for the Minitab License Manager (lmgrd.exe) by specifying the port number on the SERVER line of the license file.
  1. Open minitab.lic with Notepad.
  2. After the MAC address on the SERVER line, type a space and then the port number that you want to use. For example, to specify port 27009, type: SERVER this_host 00118C202559 27009.

    The specified port number must be between 27000 and 27009.

  3. Save and close minitab.lic.
  4. Ensure that the port is open on any firewalls that may exist.
  5. Restart the Minitab License Manager by doing one of the following:
    • In Windows 10, type services.msc in the search box and press Enter.
    • In Windows 8, navigate to the Start Screen area, type services.msc, and then press Enter.
    • In Windows 7, click the Windows logo (Start) and then choose Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Administrative Tools > Services.
  6. Right-click Minitab License Manager and choose Restart.

If you have firewalls, you might want to also set a static port number for the vendor daemon.

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