Tracking If an NI Software License Is Currently or Has Previously Been Activated

Updated Jul 8, 2021

Reported In


  • Volume License Manager

Issue Details

  • Is it possible to track if a license is currently or has previously been activated?
  • Can I check whether my serial number is already used for activation?


Activation rules for multiple computers varies based on the type of license you have. There are two main categories of license agreements: single-seat license (SSL) and volume license agreement (VLA). 
  • Single Seat License - There is no record of this information for a single seat license. 
  • Volume License Agreement - Your software admin can use NI License Manager to see which licenses are currently being used. There is no record of previous activations.