Question

Should the CDS_LIC_FILE and CDS_LIC_ONLY variables exist in both User and System variable sections?

 

Solution

In most situations, ideally the CDS_LIC variables exist only in the User variables. This gives the users the capability of modifying the information when necessary such as in a case where the location of the license server changes.


In certain configurations the System variables are required, in which case the licensing variables should not appear in the User variables. If the machine is running an OrCAD CIP or OrCAD EDM Server, then the licensing variables need to be System variables.