Activated for a Different Computer Status Message in NI License Manager

Updated Apr 24, 2020

Reported In


  • NI License Manager
  • Volume License Manager

Issue Details

I activated my software using an Activation Code or a Disconnected License and the Activation Wizard does not return an error, but the status of my software in NI License Manager is Activated for a different computer, and when I launch my software it is not activated.


This Status message appears when a wrong Computer ID is used to generate an activation code in  or disconnected license in NI VLM. To solve this problem:
  1. Find your Computer ID.

If you are generating an activation code:
  1. Go to and generate the code again making sure the Computer ID matches the one obtained in step 1.
  2. Activate your software using the correct activation code.

If you are installing a disconnected license file provided by your Software Administrator:
  1. Refer to Red Exclamation Point for Disconnected License in NI License Manager and contact your software administrators to correct your Computer ID in NI VLM and generate a new disconnected license file.
  2. Install the new disconnected license file.

If this steps don't solve the problem, contact NI Support.

Additional Information

This issue will also arise in a previously successful activation code based activation if the Computer ID changes. If this is your case, refer to My NI Software License Keeps Deactivating for details.