Welcome to 3DCADForums

Join our CAD community forums where over 25,000 users interact to solve day to day problems and share ideas. We encourage you to visit, invite you to participate and look forward to your input and opinions. Acrobat 3D, AutoCAD, Catia, Inventor, IronCAD, Creo, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, and others.

Register Log in

catia license problem


New member
Hi ,

I am using Catia V5 R19 ,
license is fetched through license from our head quarters.
Recently my system was attacked by virus and was formatted.
Now When i reinstalled everything back i am not able to fetch the license through network.
In my diagnosis network license service(i4lmd) is note getting started,
its showing error like " Service specific error -2 "
Can any one instruct me how to make this service start.
Thanks in advance.


New member
As I understand it, you have a reinstalled PC client that can no longer connect to a remote license server.

The file that points the client to the license server is:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\IBM\LUM\i4ls.ini.

You should be able to get a copy of this file from your license server. Install on client in the specified location.

Your client should now be pointed to your license server.