6.106 FAQ-1187 What should I do if I see a “WinSock: Connection refused” error when I try to start the FLEXnet server?

Last Update: 7/25/2023

If you try to start your FLEXnet license service but fail, and see following error message in LMTools > Server Status tab:

System Error: 10061 “WinSock: Connection refused”

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It is caused by the server without the write access to the directory of the log file. It usually happens when you are trying to run the service from a non-administrator Windows account.

To fix this problem,

You will need to apply necessary access privileges to the server. Refer to this Flexera document page for details.

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