I'd like to install Solidworks license manager in a VirtualBox guest (Win7 Pro) - not Solidworks itself, just the licensing server. However, I get this error:

"Activation license mode is not supported in this virtual environment. You may continue the installation, but activation will fail"

Searching for a solution, I came across this promising thread: https://serverfault.com/questions/727347/solidworks-activation-license-mode-is-not-supported-in-this-virtual-environment

My question is: Is there a similar workaround for VirtualBox? The host is FreeBSD 10.4-STABLE

  • VirtualBox is not really in the same class as KVM, VMware, or the other high-production hypervisors. VirtualBox DOES have very extensive and exhaustive documentation. So, have you looked through the documentation to see if this is noted as possible/impossible? – music2myear May 31 at 17:35
  • Have you looked at this question: superuser.com/questions/625648/… – music2myear May 31 at 17:36
  • @music2myear VirtualBox is a type-2 hypervisor which is the same type as Hyper-V (Windows 10) or VMWare Workstation. The authors real question is indeed how to change the cpuid of the vm so the hardware (VM) check passes. – Ramhound May 31 at 18:55
  • Anyways the linked question, at Serverfault, has the required VirtualBox commands you need to run. – Ramhound May 31 at 18:59

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