Per fluent.com/support/installation/licensing/inv... and fluent.com/support/installation/licensing/inc... , here's the deal:Hi, i tried to install the ansys 11 on two pc's running win xp sp3.
On the laptop i used the 8 steps that i read on this forum, and it worked.
On the desktop i used the same 8 step, but when i start the ansys, i get the error:
System clock has been set back (-88,309)
Server/license files searched:
Could anyone help me????
"This error message occurs if there are files dated in the future on the system when trying to start a Fluent product."
Resolution: Search your systems for file or folders that are dated in the future and delete them if possible. If that is not possible, for example, Windows systems files have been affected, you can change the date of these files or folders to the current date.
Resolution for Linux:
Make sure the system clock is correct, then check that there are no files in /,/etc,/tmp, or /root, or their subdirectories, that are newer than today. use the "ls -lat" command to identify them.
Use the unix "touch" command to set the creation dates to today.
See: man touch for details.
If you still have trouble, send the output of the commands below to Installation Support .
ls -lat /| head
ls -lat /etc | head
ls -lat /tmp | head
ls -lat /root | head
My resolution (Win XP):
Now, here's how I fixed it. I'm running Windows XP. I downloaded a handy-dandy tool called "Everything" ( voidtools.com/download.php ). It's super fast and it will index all of your system files.
Once I built the index, I sorted by Date. This may take a while.
Once your index is sorted by date, it is easy to see which folders and files have a date in the future.
Next I downloaded another handy-dandy tool called "Attribute Changer" (petges.lu/products/ac/). This program adds a context menu for changing files attributes like dates when you right-click on a file or folder.
So now you can go back to your sorted index in "Everything" and right-click on those files and folders with dates in the future and change their date attributes.
You may get an error if you select multiple files at once. If that happens just do one at a time. Also, if some of them are locked you can try doing the changes in Safe Mode.
After you change all the dates back to the past or present, Ansys will run like a well oil machine!