Automatically Hand Out Licenses from VLM Server

Updated Jan 24, 2018

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Software

  • Volume License Manager

Issue Details

I want my server to automatically hand out licenses if a client computer asks for it. I don't want to configure my client computers in the server nor have to accept them in the server when asking for permission to join a group. How can I do this?

Solution

It's not advisable to do this as this way you won't have control of the licenses however, this can be done by changing the contract configuration and asking for a "unmanaged concurrent" license file.

If you have a "concurrent" license file either "user based" or "computer based" this change will come with no cost. However, if you have a "non concurrent" license file either "user based" or "computer based" this change will have a cost associated.

You can email agreements@ni.com to request this change and you can also visit Understanding NI Software Policies to understand the differences between the license types.

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