Transferring Permissions for Licenses Which Do Not Have an Exact Match in Your New Agreement License in VLM

Updated Nov 7, 2018

Reported In


  • Volume License Manager
  • Academic Site License

Issue Details

Whilst installing a new license file in VLM I receive a message saying

The following licenses from your old agreement license file do not have an exact match in your new agreement license file

It is then asking me to review the licenses for which I need to transfer permissions. 

What does this mean?


This message is due to a change of software included in your license file. If the change was not requested then this may be due to the migration of Developer Suites to Software Suites.

The Agreement License File Installation Wizard will allow you to remove the permissions settings associated with the old software, or transfer them to associate with a new software. 

If you are transferring permissions from a Developer Suite you can find which Software Suite you should transfer permissions to in the Developer Suite Migration Guide

  • Developer Suite with FPGA and Real Time migrates to NI Embedded Control and Monitoring Suite

  • Developer Suite or Developer Suite Core migrates to Multi-IDE Suite
  • Developer Suite All Inclusive or Developer Suites with Several Developer Suite Options migrate to the Software Platform Bundle

Additional Information

National Instruments has introduced new NI software suites to improve your experience with combinations of NI software. This document provides information to help you decide which software to use in place of the older Developer Suite packages. Compare the software included in each software suite by viewing the Compare NI Software Suites white paper.

If you had a Volume License Agreement with National Instruments that included the Developer Suite, you will have it migrated to the new software suites. This change applies also to suites not using a server (and the Volume License Manager) to activate.


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