Uninstall or Remove a Disconnected License File in VLM

Updated Jan 9, 2019

Reported In


  • Volume License Manager
  • Volume License Manager 2.1

Issue Details

I have been utilizing a disconnected license file with NI Volume License Manager (VLM) while my machine has been disconnected from the network.  Now, I'm ready to reconnect to the network and receive license permission from my server machine. How do I deactivate a disconnected license? Does the license file need to be deleted? How do I uninstall or remove my disconnected license file and recover, recall or reclaim it?


For an online training for each of the steps needed to reconnect a disconnected license file, visit us on the web at www.ni.com/services/volume-license-program/vlm/

In order to uninstall a disconnected license file, use the following process:
  1. Open NI License Manager
  2. Navigate to the Local Licenses tree
  3. Find and expand a product that you received permissions for as part of the disconnected license file
  4. Right-click on the permission and select Uninstall License File. 
  5. Review and confirm the permissions that will be removed and select OK.

At this point, the disconnected license file has been uninstalled and you can proceed by reconnecting to your VLM server.  Follow the instructions in the VLM training manual