I initiated a teardown session to go through the whole deployment step-by-step and finally figured out what was missing. Nowhere in the user manual does it share this information.

Just so you’ll know - Not only does Port 27000, have to be open, but the pathway to Numminno.exe needs to be added to the firewall. 27000 allows incoming requests for activation and the FLEXNet daemon responds with it’s outbound authentication of the clients that want to access the software.  Haha… I can write a book on FAB3000 licensing now! 

I officially have no more questions Simon…yayyyy!

Let me extend my deepest appreciation for you my friend. You helped me conquer that fear that exists when you encounter something new and unknown, so I can’t thank you enough.

I know I’ve come with question after question and you’ve pointed me in great directions, but now I have compiled a knowledge of the backend, so If you have any questions about the licensing side, going forward, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Thanks for everything Simon,