Avoid LabVIEW Licensing Wizard Dialog

Updated Jan 9, 2019

Reported In


  • NI License Manager
  • Volume License Manager

Issue Details

I installed several NI software and configured NI License Manager to point to a VLM Server. Some installed products (which I had not activated) are still in evaluation since they are not included in my assigned license.

Every time I launch LabVIEW, LabVIEW Licensing Wizard appears, showing a warning for all the evaluation software:

This dialog is always displayed even if I check option Do not show this dialog again or I do not see the checkbox in order to select this option. 

How can I hide this dialog? Since the evaluation software are not included in my license, I am not interested in activating them or seeing this warning.


You can disable LabVIEW Licensing Wizard in one of the following possible ways:
  • Wait for the evaluation period to expire. NI License Manager should then find the network license and activate software from the server.
  • Log in to your NI account on the pop-up window.
  • If you have a Volume License for the NI software, remove and re-add the server on your client machine in NI License Manager 4.0 or later.
  • Uninstall the software in the pop-up 
  • Remove the license file related to the software you do not want to activate. The file paths of this folder are given below.
Windows XP
<Program Files>\National Instruments\Shared\License Manager\Licenses\
Windows 7/8/10<ProgramData>\National Instruments\License Manager\Licenses\
  • See the additional information section for instruction on how to enable hidden files in Windows
  • If NI License Manager version is 3.7 or previous, you can change the name of the evaluation licenses folder, Licenses.  

Additional Information

In order to see some of the license you may have to enable hidden elements in Windows. 
  • Open up Control Panel and select Appearance and Personalization
  • Select Folder Options, then select the View tab.
  • Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.
  • You should now be able to go to the previously mentioned file paths above and delete the corresponding license files that the Licensing Wizard is prompting you for.


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