- Launch the ArcGIS License Server Administrator from Start > Programs > ArcGIS > License Server Administrator.
- Select Start/Stop License Service in the table of contents using the Start, Stop, or Re-read Licenses buttons to manage the license service.
From the command line, switch to the License Manager installation location (the default installation location is C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\LicenseManager\bin or C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\LicenseManager\bin) and run the following commands:
To start the License Manager:
c:\program files\arcgis\licensemanager\bin> lmgrd -z -c service.txt
To stop the License Manager:
c:\program files\arcgis\licensemanager\bin> lmutil lmdown -c service.txt
For Linux, use the following command to launch the License Server Administrator:
[ install_path ]/arcgis/licensemanager/LSAdmin
To start and stop the license service, use the same commands as for Windows Operating System above.