Install and Run Windows Powershell

Give yourself unrestricted script access:

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

Make a list of IPs to query and put it in a text file (1 IP per line).

Modify script below and put it in a text file with extension .ps1 (like script.ps1)

$ErrorActionPreference = 'SilentlyContinue'
$computers = Get-Content g:scriptipaddress.txt
foreach($computer in $computers) {
$ping = Test-Connection -ComputerName $computer -Count 1 -Quiet
$computerName = []::Resolve("$computer")
#$hostname = $computerName.HostName
$shortHostname = $computerName.HostName.Split(".")[0]
if ($ping -eq 'True')
$UserName = (Get-WmiObject -ComputerName $computer win32_ComputerSystem).UserName
Write-Host "$shortHostname $UserName" -ForegroundColor Green
#Write-Host "$hostname is pingable" -ForegroundColor Green
Write-Host "$computer is not pingable" -ForegroundColor Red

Put the .txt and the.ps1 in the same folder.

Browse to the folder in Powershell.

Type .script.ps1

Wait for the query to find all the logged in users on your IP range…

Power ping and get computer, username

Let’s say you installed a standalone trial using BDSU media, and you are trying to switch to Networked license of Navisworks.  Can it be done?

One possible method:
If you did it by making a Deployment you can modify the deployment and then running the setup again will modify your installation
If you have a manual trial install. it might that placing a LICPATH.LIC file in C:Program FilesAutodeskNavisworks Manage 2013 might do the trick
This file is nothing but an ASCII file that points to your license server

SERVER yourserver.domain 27000
How to convert Standalone to Network – Autodesk Discussion Groups

Do you have a better suggestion?  Feel free to comment…

Other ideas for switching standalone to network licenses for AutoCAD products can be derived from:

Some reading:
Solution for Inventor
Prior to the 2012 release we did not provide license switching at runtime. You had to uninstall the product and reinstall it with the appropriate license.
For the 2012 release products, the solution described here has only an effect on the licensing method for the individual Inventor product. If Inventor is installed as part of a suite (Factory Design Suite or Product Design suite), the other products in the suite, except AutoCAD, do not have a mechanism for runtime license switching and will continue using the license method used at install time. Below are three example scenarios.

For the 2013 release products and beyond, this solution is both valid for the individual Inventor and Inventor LT product and for Inventor and Inventor LT installed as part of a suite.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAutodeskNavisworks Manage x6410.0AdLM]

Other info:

You want to be able to network and directly reference material libraries and resources.  You can do this using symbolic links in Windows 7 / 8, where the OS and applications think they are dealing with a local resource, when in fact it can be on the network.

Disclaimer:  I’m sure that there will still be some quirks and issues with this method – I doubt that it is the perfect solution.

This is the essential command:
To create a symbolic link type into the Command Prompt box
mklink /D
: This need to be exactly as per the location of the local machine path
e.g. “c:Program FilesCommon FilesAutodesk SharedMaterialsTexturesbluescope Lysaght”
*Don’t forget to use the double quotes, if it is not identical the library wont work.
: This is the location of your network files
e.g. “s:bluescope Lysaght
*blueScope lysaght is the folder name

Check out this PDF for a more detailed description:
(accessible via SteelSelect page here)

This method is also discussed at:
(but guess what, XP can’t handle these symbolic links)

Orbit Downloader recently brought our LAN to a halt.  Where we should have been getting 2.2 mbps, we were getting 0.15 mbps.  I eventually performed an isolation test along with some bandwidth tests.  As soon as the offending PC was plugged into the LAN, the internet speed immediately dropped for all LAN users.  Very nasty.

To turn it off, open Orb preferences and untick this box:

Alternatively, just uninstall Orbit altogether.

I had a weird issue wherein I could join our office VPN using XP and Vista with no problems, but Windows 7 would not connect to the VPN and would trigger an error. (Please note that I was trying to connect to a Small Business Server 2003 computer).

The following fix worked for me:

  1. In the Windows 7 client, open an elevated command prompt
  2. Type in the following: netsh int ip reset > resetIP.log

Reboot the computer, and see if you can now connect to the VPN.I found this fix at