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By default, NI VLM allows clients to ask for permissions when they run Volume License Installers. The Volume License Installer presents the client with a dialog box that allows them to enter their user and computer information and select the groups for which to request permissions. A permission request containing that information is sent to NI VLM. Clients can also generate permission requests from within NI License Manager 3.5 or later.
|Note NI VLM can be configured to email clients when their permission requests are handled, whether accepted or rejected. Refer to Configuring Email Server Settings for more information.|
NI VLM 3.1 can handle the following types of permission requests:
Depending on your selected settings, NI VLM handles permission requests containing groups using one of three methods, as follows:
Complete the following steps to specify how NI VLM handles permission requests containing groups:
Depending on your selected settings, NI VLM handles 3.x-formatted client information-only permission requests either automatically or manually. Complete the following steps to specify how NI VLM handles client information-only requests:
Depending on your selected settings, NI VLM handles legacy permission requests either automatically or manually. Legacy permission requests are those generated by Volume License Installers created with NI VLM 2.x or earlier. These requests do not contain any group requests.
Complete the following steps to determine how NI VLM handles legacy requests:
You can set NI VLM to handle permission requests automatically or to let you handle permission requests manually.
Handling Requests Automatically—When a permission request arrives, the client information of the requesting client is added or updated, and the client is added automatically to the requested groups and licenses if enough seats are available. If there are no seats available or if there are any other problems with the request, it remains in the Permission Queue until you can handle the request manually.
Handling Requests Manually—If you select to handle requests manually, the requests are placed in the Permission Queue, where you can accept, accept with changes, or reject requests on an individual basis.
|Note Press and hold the <Ctrl> or <Shift> keys to select multiple permission requests.|
You can choose to Accept or Reject all permission requests. If the request is accepted, all of the client information is imported into NI VLM, and the permissions for the requested groups and licenses are granted. If you deny the request, no information is imported into NI VLM.
You can also choose to Accept with Changes a 3.x-formatted permission request. This option allows you to edit user or computer information as well as add or remove any permissions before accepting the permission. Accept with Changes is not available for legacy permission requests.