You can configure the PC image to check out licenses from a volume license server if your company has a Volume License Agreement with National Instruments. For more information on using a volume license server, see NI Volume License Program. Use the KnowledgeBase article below to enable the use of a volume license server in NI License Manager on your image.
KB 4UAF8N5F : Setting up Volume License Server Access
After deploying the image, the client computers will check out licenses from the volume license server.
You can activate local licenses on the PC image so that the license files will remain activated upon deployment of the image. This solution requires generation of a computer ID based on a disk volume serial number rather than a MAC Address. You must request this computer ID from National Instruments. The ability to use this method is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The following KnowledgeBase article outlines how to request a computer ID different from the default computer ID available in NI License Manager.
KB 5GTELLQC: How can I change the hardware used for activation of NI Software?
For more information regarding hardware used for activation, see the Activation FAQ topic, On What Is My Computer ID Based?
You must ensure that the disk volume serial number set during the imaging process always remains the same otherwise licenses will no longer remain activated.
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