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How Do I Programmatically Retrieve My Computer ID?

Updated Nov 29, 2017

Reported In


  • NI License Manager

Issue Details

How can I programmatically retrieve my Computer ID used by NI Licensing without using NI License Manager?


You can run the generateComputerId.exe executable from within the Command Prompt. The executable is located at <National Instruments>\Shared\License Manager\Bin\. Once the Command prompt is open, drag and drop the executable in and press Enter

Additional Information

Make sure you use the command prompt to run the executable. If you try running the executable by itself, it will run and automatically close.

You can also use this executable as a step in automating NI software activation. Reference the related links below for more information.


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