Avoid LabVIEW Licensing Wizard Dialog

Updated Jun 21, 2021

Reported In


  • NI License Manager
  • Volume License Manager

Issue Details

  • Every time I launch LabVIEW, the LabVIEW Licensing Wizard is showing me a warning for all the evaluation software or asking me to activate software I don't have or I do not need to activate. How can I hide the Licensing Wizard to stop it from requesting me to activate versions I do not need?
  • 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.
  • The LabVIEW Licensing Wizard dialog is always displayed even if I check the Do not show this dialog again option, or I do not see the option checkbox in the dialog. 



The following article outlines the steps to avoid showing the LabVIEW Licensing Wizard up every time you launch LabVIEW. Refer to the specific section depending on your type of license.

Single Seat License

  • In the pop-up window, log in to your NI user account that is associated with your software serial number.
  • Remove the license file(s) related to the software you don't want to activate. The file paths of this folder are given below
    • Windows 10/8/7: %ProgramData%\National Instruments\License Manager\Licenses
    • Windows XP: %Program Files%\National Instruments\Shared\License Manager\Licenses
    • As an example, if you want to remove the LabVIEW 2020 Application Builder license file, the filename should be similar to LabVIEW_AppBuilder_PKG_200001.lc
    • Notes: (1) The license may be in a different location altogether. Use third-party tools such as Everything from Voidtools to easily find the directory license file. (2) The license folder path may be hidden. Consult your Operating System's manufacturer to determine how to view hidden folders for your specific OS (e.g. Microsoft's View hidden files and folders in Windows 10).
  • Update NI License Manager (NILM) to the latest version.
  • Uninstall the software in the pop-up.


Volume License:

  1. Try the above steps
  2. If the problem persists, remove and re-add the server on your client machine in NI License Manager 4.0 or later as explained in option 3 on NI Software in Evaluation While Also Connected to Volume License Server

Additional Information

If this problem is not time sensitive, wait for the evaluation period to expire. NI License Manager should then find the network license and activate software from the server.