Using Web-Based Installers with Volume License Installers Created from VLM

Updated Sep 5, 2018

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  • Volume License Manager

Issue Details

Can I use web-based installers in Volume License Installers (VLI) I create with NI Volume License Manager (VLM)?
 

Solution

Yes, you can use web-based installers in your Volume License Installers. Complete the following general steps to create a Volume License Installer using web-based installers.

NI Volume License Manager 3.1 and later

  1. Download the web-based installer you want to use.
  2. Extract the installer using one of the following methods:
    • From a command prompt, run the downloaded file with the option /extractOnly followed by a path to where you want the installer extracted. Example: 
      LabVIEW_2014_Platform_ENG_WB.exe /extractOnly "c:\NI Downloads\LabVIEW 2014 Platform (web-based)"
    • Run the downloaded file, click Start to extract the files and launch the installer. When the installer starts, click Cancel.
  3. From within NI VLM, use the Volume License Installer Wizard to create your Volume License Installer using the installer you just extracted. You must have a working Internet connection to complete this step.
  4. Distribute the newly created Volume License Installer to your end users.

NI Volume License Manager 3.0
  1. Download the web-based installer you want to use. For information on how to use web-based installers, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code webbasedinstallers.
  2. Extract the installer using one of the following methods:
    • From a command prompt, run the downloaded file with the option /extractOnly followed by a path to where you want the installer extracted. Example: 
      LabVIEW_2014_Platform_ENG_WB.exe /extractOnly "c:\NI Downloads\LabVIEW 2014 Platform (web-based)"
    • Run the downloaded file, click Start to extract the files and launch the installer. When the installer starts, click Cancel.
  3. From within NI VLM, use the Volume License Installer Wizard to create your Volume License Installer using the installer you just extracted.
  4. Select the Network Drive distribution method when prompted and follow the prompts to complete Volume License Installer creation.
  5. From a command prompt, run the resulting setup.exe using the /DownloadAllNoInstalloption to download all the products necessary for the installer. You must have a working Internet connection to complete this step.
  6. Distribute the newly created Volume License Installer to your end users.

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