Finding Server Name and Computer ID in NI Volume License Manager

Updated Mar 30, 2023



  • Volume License Manager
  • NI License Manager

I am using NI Volume License Manager (VLM) to manage my licenses. I need to send my server name, computer ID, and service ID to to get my agreement license file, but I do not know what my server name or computer ID are. How can I find these?

To find your Computer ID and server name within NI Volume License Manager or NI License Manager:
NI License Manager
Refer to this Article: Finding Unique NI Computer ID for Activation and Licensing

NI Volume License Manager 3.x and later
You can find your computer name, computer ID, and service ID, all within the General Information field on the Status tab of VLM 3.X. Your license server name and computer ID will appear as follows:

NI Volume License Manager 2.x and earlier
From the menu bar of NI Volume License Manager, select Options » Display Computer Information.

To find your server name without using NI Volume License Manager or NI License Manager:
  • Open Control Panel
  • Select System and Security
  • Select System
  • Locate the text next to Computer Name, this will be the Server Name.​​​​​​​
  • Instead of the Computer ID, you can send in the server's MAC address.

Additional Information

Your computer ID is based upon the MAC address of your server's network device or hard drive serial number. Make sure your network hardware is installed before determining your computer ID. 

Your server name is also the Windows name that identifies your computer on the network.

Sometimes you will also need to reference your service ID. Your Service ID is a unique identifier for your agreement with NI. If you have a new Volume License Agreement (VLA), you can find the Service ID on your Sales Order Acknowledgement (SOA). If you already have a VLA, you can find the Service ID within the NI Volume License Manager (3.0 and later).