Unlicensed Status in License Manager for Licenses Managed with FLEXlm

Updated Apr 22, 2019

Reported In


  • NI License Manager

Issue Details

I am using FLEXlm to manage a volume license server that pulls concurrent licenses to activate my National Instruments software on the computers in my lab. After setting up a connection to the server, the computers can open and run LabVIEW without any issue, but in the NI License Manager it shows that LabVIEW is 'unlicensed' on that computer, under both the local and network license tabs. Is this expected behavior?


Using NI License Manager 4.x and later

This is expected behavior. Because of the way FlexNet Publisher (formerly FLEXlm) interacts with our software, you will not see an activation status in the NI License Manager for this type of license.

Using NI License Manager 3.x and earlier

Contact your company's software administrator to make sure the licensing request is accepted, your software versions are correct, and you have correct communication with the licensing server.


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