Depending on which Academic Site License contract your academic institution purchased, you will receive one or more serial numbers from your administrator, which are used to license and activate your NI software. You can install and activate software individually on a computer, and you will need to activate the software on each computer. Contact your administrator for more information.
System tags can be found in the following places:
Most NI software can be downloaded from ni.com/downloads as soon as you purchase it, or you can download most software in evaluation mode to try it before you buy it. After you purchase the software, you will receive an email that will ask you to accept access to the software, and NI will link this activated software to your NI user account.
In some cases, the software may be delivered to you on physical media, or you may request this option when you purchase the item. After the software kit arrives, the serial number included in it can be entered in NI License Manager to permanently activate the software.
For more information about activation options, refer to the NI Product Activation page, which will also explain what to do if your software is provided to you as part of a volume license agreement, enterprise agreement, Academic Site License, or other special cases.
Note: Standard Service Program (SSP) is required to download earlier versions of NI software.
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