Activation Wizard Opens Even Though LabVIEW Is Activated

Updated Aug 2, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW 2016 Base
  • LabVIEW 2016 Full
  • NI License Manager 4.0
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I activated LabVIEW after installing it.  However, I open LabVIEW software, an activation wizard popup opens.  It won't let me select the checkbox indicating "Do not show again" and when I enter my LabVIEW serial number it says it's invalid for this product.


The usual cause of this is an expiration of LabVIEW toolkits such as the Report Generation Toolkit or the Database Connectivity Toolkit. If you are activating LabVIEW Base or Full and do not decide to purchase and activate these toolkits, you can uninstall the expired toolkits. The activation wizard should stop opening up every time you start LabVIEW after uninstalling the unactivated toolkits.

Additional Information

If the window still opens after uninstalling the toolkits, please move/delete the associated license file from the following license file location in Windows.

Be sure to create a backup of any files before deleting them from this location.


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