Installing Disconnected License Files

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.

When installing a disconnected license file on a client machine, you have two options—installing a disconnected license file using NI License Manager or using the NI VLM Import Utility.

Complete the following steps to install a disconnected license file using NI License Manager:

  1. On the client machine, launch NI License Manager from the Windows Start menu or from NI Launcher in Windows 8.
  2. Choose Options»Install License File from the menu.
  3. Select the disconnected license file and click OK.
Note Note  You can also install a disconnected license file by dragging-and-dropping the file into the NI License Manager user interface.

For information about using the NI VLM Import Utility, refer to Installing Disconnected Licenses using NI VLM Import Utility.


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