Can I Activate LabVIEW for Linux Using a LabVIEW for Windows Serial Number or Reverse?

Updated Oct 23, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows
  • Linux

Issue Details

I have purchased a LabVIEW license for Windows Operating System. Can I activate LabVIEW on Linux OS using the same Serial Number or reverse?


Beginning January 2022, NI software moved to subscription-based licenses.

LabVIEW Full and Professional subscriptions allow you to use LabVIEW on supported versions of Windows, Linux, and MacOS. 

In case you own an "old" perpetual license, you can not activate LabVIEW for Linux using a LabVIEW for Windows Serial Number or reverse. Consider creating a Windows Virtual Machine (VM) or submit a request for changing your license type by contacting your local distributor  or NI Software Operations Team at email address.