Managing Disconnected License Files

NI Volume License Manager 3.1 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 370967F-01

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Disconnected licenses are useful for clients working on client machines unattached to the network, such as laptops, client machines behind certain firewalls, or client machines without network cards. Without a disconnected license, these clients are not able to use their NI software at all times. Disconnected licenses consume a license on the volume license server.

Note Notes  
  • If the client machine will be disconnected from the network for less than 14 days, you do not need to create a disconnected license file. For more information, refer to Using Temporary Network Licenses.
  • A client can still check out a license from the server even if that named-user or computer-based license is in the disconnected state.
  • You must create separate disconnected license files for computer-based and named-user licenses. If a client has both types of permissions, you must disconnect both the user and the computer.

Creating Computer-Based Disconnected License Files

Complete the following steps to create computer-based disconnected license files.

  1. In the Computers view, select one or more computers to disconnect.
  2. Click Disconnect.
  3. Complete the Disconnection Wizard.
  4. Install the license files on the client machine.

Creating Named-User Disconnected License Files

Complete the following steps to create named-user disconnected license files.

  1. In the Users view, select one or more users to disconnect.
  2. Click Disconnect.
  3. Complete the Disconnection Wizard.
  4. Install the license files on the client machine.

Using the Disconnection Wizard

 

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