Avoid LabVIEW Licensing Wizard Dialog

Updated Mar 11, 2019

Reported In

Software

  • NI License Manager
  • Volume License Manager
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

  • Every time I launch LabVIEW, the LabVIEW Licensing Wizard showing a warning for all the evaluation software or asking me to activate software I don't have or I do not need to activate, eg., Student Edition or Base Development System.
  • 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. 

 
How can I hide the Licensing Wizard to stop it from requesting me to activate versions I do not need?

Solution

For a Single Seat License:
  1. Wait for the evaluation period to expire. NI License Manager should then find the network license and activate software from the server.
  2. Log in to your NI account on the pop-up window.
  3. Uninstall the software in the pop-up 
  4. 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 instructions on how to enable hidden files in Windows
  • If your NI License Manager version is 3.7 or older, you can change the name of the evaluation licenses folder, Licenses.  
 
For a 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 Software Appears as in Evaluation but Connected to Volume License Server.

Additional Information

If you can't see your Licenses folder, you may have to enable hidden elements in Windows. 
  1. Open up Control Panel and select Appearance and Personalization
  2. Select File Explorer Options, then select the View tab.
  3. 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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