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Academic LabVIEW Activation Error - Failed to Activate

Updated May 14, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Professional
  • Academic Site License
  • License Manager

Issue Details

When I try to activate LabVIEW using an Academic Volume License, an error indicating a failed activation occurs and LabVIEW goes into an evaluation state. In NI License Manager I am not able to log in to my account. Why is this?


To resolve activation error try the troubleshooting steps below:
  • Contact your IT department of your college in order to request the software admin a validation for your Serial Number and receive further assistance if required.
  • There may be some corruption within the download of LabVIEW that is preventing a successful activation. The best course of action would be to do a force reinstall of LabVIEW¬†and attempt to activate your product again.