What Do the Colored Icons in NI License Manager Mean?

Updated Nov 5, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • NI License Manager
  • NI License Manager 4.0

Issue Details

When I open NI License Manager (NILM) or NI Volume License Manager (VLM), each of the products in the list has a box or a circle next to it. These icons are colored green, yellow, red, or white. Some are shaded, half-filled or completely filled. What do these boxes mean?

Solution

The square icons to the left of the product name indicate the activation status of any particular software item, and are typically a combination of the following: 
 
  • Full circle– Fully featured license
  • Half-filled circle – Evaluation license
  • Empty circle (White color) – Unlicensed
  • Green color – Nonexpiring license
  • Yellow color – Fully featured expiring license. This can also refer to a disconnected license.
  • Red color – Expired license
  • Faded – Will prompt to activate on next launch of the activation wizard
  • Red Exclamation Mark – Corrupted license or requires reactivation
  • Yellow Question Mark – Activated on another computer ID

For License Manager 4.0 and greater:

 


For License Manager 3.7 and earlier:

 

  • LabWindows™/CVI™ Full Development System 2013 is an evaluation license that has expired meaning that the software is still installed but disabled until a new license is applied to it.
  • DIAdem Advanced Edition 2015 is activated or otherwise fully featured, expiring license. This can also refer to a disconnected license.
  • DIAdem Professional Edition 2015 is activated or otherwise fully featured, nonexpiring license upon the next launch of DIAdem.
  • LabVIEW 2015, and Signal Express 2015 are activated or otherwise fully featured, nonexpiring licenses.
  • LabVIEW Professional Development System 2016 is an expiring evaluation license.
  • TestStand Development System 2016 is a corrupted license.
  • The LabVIEW Base Development system as well as many others are unlicensed products or products being served from a network license server.  Launching it will prompt the user to activate the software, resulting in one of the described color status indicators.

Additional Information

  • More information on the meaning of these icons can be found in the License Manager Help (Help»Contents) under National Instruments License Manager Help»License Management Overview»The NI License Manager Environment.

  • NI License Manager (NILM) and NI Volume License Manager (VLM) are license management utilities for all installed NI software that requires activation. You can find these utilities by going to Start Menu»All Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager or NI Volume License Manager.

  • The mark LabWindows is used under a license from Microsoft Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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