The troubleshooting instructions that follow describe the steps you can take if you install OrCAD and receive an error that is similar to one of the following two warning messages.


To resolve this type of error, complete the following steps

  1. Open the LMTools utility. The path to the executable file of this utility is: C:\Cadence\LicenseManager.

  2. Open the Start/Stop/Reread tab and select the Stop Server button.

  3. Wait 5 seconds.

    Note: if you receive an error message that states, "unable to Stop Server" it is still important to continue with these steps.

  4. Click the Start Server button. If you receive the message "Server start successful" your license server is configured properly.

  5. Try again to open your software.

Warning: It is important that you do not attempt to run your license server configuration software again. 


If you encounter any additional issues when following the instructions above, please forward the following 3 files to EMA Technical Support: 

  • license.dat  — path: C:\Cadence\LicenseManager 
  • debug.log — path: C:\Cadence\LicenseManager
  • info file  — you need to create this file as described below

To create the info file: 

  1. Press your keyboard Windows key while holding down the R key.

  2. Enter msinfo32 and the press your keyboard Enter key or click the OK button.

  3. Expand the Software Environment variables option by double-clicking the text.

  4. Select the menu items: File > Save.

  5. Name the file msinfo32. Save the file so that you can easily forward the file to EMA Technical Support.