I'm bumping into this fairly regularly now with Autodesk 2017 and the 126.96.36.199 version of the Autodesk Network License Manager.
When you install the new license manager, configure and save the service you receive the DACL error (see my DACL Error blog), once you wait a few seconds then save again it's fine. However, when you try to start the service, it won't start. It appears to start then stops. You check the Debug Log file and it shows nothing. Note, I have seen this problem even without receiving the DACL error.
DACL has to do with permissions, this led me to check the permissions on the license manager folders. Most of the time we can work around it be elevating the User permissions to Modify. Only once did I have to create the Everyone group and apply full permissions on the Security tab to get it to work.
Note: the following should be done by your qualified IT personnel.
To open up permissions:
1) In Windows Explorer (or File Explorer) browse to the license manager folder and right click on it and select Properties. Note: the new default location is C:\Autodesk\Network License Manager, however you may have selected a different location. Use the appropriate folder. Right click the folder name, I left mine as the default "Network License Manager".
Ensure the Read-only check box is cleared (un-checked). Sometimes it is all filled in, click it to clear it, then click Apply.
Select the "User" group in the upper section and notice in the bottom section "Modify" is not checked under "Allow". Click the "Edit..." button.
On the edit window select User again and check the "Modify" box under "Allow", then click "Apply" and "OK".
Verify the check stayed and click "OK".
I'll go back into the Properties again and verify the settings.
Now, launch LMTools Utility and click "Start Server" on the "Start/Stop/Reread" tab.
I also recommend you go to the Server Status tab and verify you have licenses available by clicking "Perform Status Enquiry" and scroll down the window verifying all of your licenses. I have also had to, on one occasion, go and set the same permissions on the folder the license file was in too.
If you're still having problems contact your Autodesk support department.
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A discretionary access control list (DACL) identifies the trustees that are allowed or denied access to a securable object. When a process tries to access a securable object, the system checks the ACEs in the object's DACL to determine whether to grant access to it. If the object does not have a DACL, the system grants full access to everyone. If the object's DACL has no ACEs, the system denies all attempts to access the object because the DACL does not allow any access rights. The system checks the ACEs in sequence until it finds one or more ACEs that allow all the requested access rights, or until any of the requested access rights are denied. For more information, see How DACLs Control Access to an Object. For information about how to properly create a DACL, see Creating a DACL.