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Command line | Registry

NetworkLowUsage specifies the maximum percentage of bandwidth that FlexNet tools use for uploads and downloads on a low-speed connection. The following special cases apply:
  • If NetworkLowUsage is set to 0, the installation agent downloads files using 0.1% of the measured bandwidth.
  • If NetworkLowUsage is outside the range prescribed by NetworkLowUsageLowerLimit and NetworkLowUsageUpperLimit, it is reset to the nearest range endpoint. For example, consider a case with the following settings:
    • NetworkLowUsageLowerLimit = 10
    • NetworkLowUsageUpperLimit = 40
    If you set NetworkLowUsage to 5 (too low), it is automatically reset to 10 (the lower limit). Similarly, if you set NetworkLowUsage to 60 (too high), it is automatically reset to 40 (the upper limit).
    Tip: If you wish to use NetworkLowUsage to control bandwidth consumption, be sure to modify the default value of NetworkLowUsageLowerLimit.

Use the Common key (without any more specialized settings) to keep all tools aligned on the same value.


Values / range

Numeric (percentage 0-100).

Default value

For downloads, 100. For uploads, no default.

Example values


Command line


Installation component (ndlaunch), upload component (ndupload)


-o NetworkLowUsage=50


Installed by

For downloads, installation of FlexNet Inventory Agent. For uploads, manual configuration.

Computer preference

For downloads, in order of precedence:
  • [Registry]\ManageSoft\Launcher\CurrentVersion
  • [Registry]\ManageSoft\Common.
For data reporting and inventory uploads, in order of precedence:
  • [Registry]\ManageSoft\Uploader\CurrentVersion
  • [Registry]\ManageSoft\Common.

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