Configuring NI VLM Preferences

NI Volume License Manager 3.1 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 370967F-01

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Complete the NI VLM Getting Started Wizard to install your agreement license file and set basic server settings. Configure NI VLM preferences such as administrator information, port numbers, overdraft settings, email server settings, and custom fields. Define a set of clients (groups) that use the same set of software. Decide how you want to distribute licenses to your clients. If clients are connected to your network, you can use Volume License Installers. If clients are not connected to your network, you can create disconnected license files. Gather client information such as user and computer names, Computer ID, and email address, using the NI VLM Import Utility. Import the client information into NI VLM using the NI VLM Import Utility. Create disconnected license files to distribute to your clients. Install the disconnected license files onto client computers. Create Volume License Installers to distribute NI software to clients connected to your network. Decide whether to have NI VLM handle automatically any permission requests generated by Volume License Installers or whether to handle permission requests manually. Send your VLA Log to NI to complete NI VLM configuration and enable technical support for your clients.

To configure volume license server settings, select the Tools»Preferences menu item. You can configure the following settings:

  • General—Set general preferences, including such settings as volume license server startup state, administrator information, and the default backup location, and so on.
  • Overdraft—Select whether you want to enable overdraft in order to add new seats to your volume license agreement automatically and pay for them later. You can also specify the amount of overdraft and set pay-as-you-go.
  • Email Server—Enable the ability to send email from within NI VLM through an SMTP server on which you have an account. NI VLM uses the email server for features such as administrator notifications, emailing disconnected or home licenses to clients, and emailing clients when permission requests are handled.
  • Notifications—Enable or disable administrator notifications, such as notifications for waiting permission requests, agreement renewal alerts, and expiring disconnected or home licenses.
  • Custom Fields—Configure custom fields to store information about users and computers.
  • VLA Policies—Set client policies associated with your volume license agreement.
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