Generating a Detailed License Activity Log from Volume License Manager

Updated Jun 6, 2018

Reported In


  • Volume License Manager 3.1

Issue Details

I am currently generating a license activity log however this does not include a full breakdown of the license activity. I can see the number of hours used by a client but not how they have been using it.


Viewing lmgrd.log in the following location to find information related to the license activity: 

C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\License Manager\Data

This log shows all of the computer or user requests for specific software at a given timestamp.

Additional Information

This log file only shows the information from the last time the server was rebooted. Therefore, it is recommended that backups are made regularly to be able to access the full history of the log. This can be done by either manually copy them to a backup location or creating a script in your language of choice (LabVIEW, etc...) to do it automatically.


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