I am using a Windows server, but the application has to be a SERVICE application.
How can I configure a FLEX Manager that runs on a Windows server in SERVICE mode?
To configure a license server system as a SERVICE, you can use lmtools.exe (available at %XILINX%\bin\unwrapped\win64.o or through downloading the License Management Tools from the Xilinx website*).
However, you must have Administrator privileges:
Once the License Server Manager service is configured, lmgrd is started by starting the service from the LMTOOLS interface.
To start the service from the LMTOOLS interface:
To verify that the server is up and running, check the debug log output file specified in the LMTOOLS.
For complete instructions on using LMTOOLS and other FLEX licensing utilities, please consult the Flexera License Administration Guide.
For a known issue with LMTOOLs, please also see (Xilinx Answer 70200) - lmgrd license server as a Windows service failed to start using LMTOOLs.
Note: Starting in the 2018.x releases, the LMTOOLs file provided in the install location (i.e. %XILINX%\bin\unwrapped\win64.o) has been removed.
Please contact Flexera directly for information on obtaining and using LMTOOLS.