Although you may typically run AutoCAD® by accessing a license from a network license server, there may be situations where you need to run AutoCAD without access to the network. For example, you may need to work from home or a project site. Or maybe the network is scheduled for extended maintenance and will be inaccessible to an entire department. With AutoCAD 2004, you can borrow (check out) a network license for up to 30 days. You can return (check in) the license early or simply let it expire, automatically returning the license to the server. To borrow a network license, choose Programs > AutoCAD 2004 > License Borrowing Utility from the Windows Start menu. License borrowing is an installation option when creating a network deployment, so if you cannot find this utility, check with your CAD manager.
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