Does LabVIEW Debug Deployment License Include Application Builder

Updated May 22, 2020

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • NI License Manager

Issue Details

  • Can I use the Application Builder features with a Debug Deployment System license?
  • Why does my Debug Deployment System license not activate Application Builder?


The Debug Deployment System license does include a license for LabVIEW Application Builder, so if you are having issues with accessing these features it may be due to a conflict with an expired evaluation license.

To prevent this from happening, navigate to the licenses directory and remove the expired licenses.

National Instruments license files are stored in:
  • Windows XP - C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Shared\License Manager\Licenses.
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10 - C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\License Manager\Licenses.
The naming convention is <Application Name>_<Product Name>_PKG_<Version>.lc. For example:
  • LabVIEW Professional Development System 2018 -
  • LabVIEW Debug Deployment System 2018 SP1 -
Note that the file extension may be either .lic or .lc.

Additional Information

If you need to activate this on an offline PC visit to create a 20 character offline activation code.