NI License Manager (NI LM) 4.4 and later, is only compatible with Volume License Manager 3.1.1 and later. Your license could be showing up as evaluation because your computer is not correctly checking out licenses from your server. See Unable to Activate Volume License Software in NI License Manager 4.4 for details on how to update to compatible versions. If it still does not work, follow the steps below for NI License Manager 4.0.
Local licenses are required to access software through a Network License from a VLM server, even if the local licenses are in Evaluation or Unlicensed status.
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