To add, modify or remove permissions for your clients to access software on your Volume License Agreement (VLA), you must first determine whether you have named-user license, computer-based license or a combination of both. For a named-user license, you will need the login name of the user you want to grant permissions to. This is the name used to log onto the machine. For a computer-based license, you will need the client computer name. To find computer name, go onto the client machine and navigate to Start»Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager. Select the Display Computer Information button and obtain the computer name. After obtaining the required information, you can assign permissions based on the model of your licenses.
Once you have obtained the required information, launch NI VLM, and follow these steps as needed:
VLM 3.0: Add Computer
VLM 3.0: Adding Information and Permissions to Software
If you are moving servers from one previously managed by VLM 3.0 or newer, you can import configurations for your users and computers by referring to NI Volume License Manager Import Utility. However, if you are upgrading from VLM 2.1.1 and moving to a new server, refer to How Can I Migrate a NI VLM 2.1.1 Server to NI VLM 3.0 on a Different Server for directions on how to import your configurations.
Note: After making any modifications within Volume License Manager 3.0 or newer be sure to click Apply Changes at the top left of the VLM Window. If this is not pressed then configuration changes will not be updated.
Once you have obtained the required information, launch NI VLM, and follow these steps:
VLM 2.1.1: Adding New User Information
VLM 2.1.1: Adding Permissions to SoftwareYou can also use the NI VLM Import Utility to help you import the client configurations from a prior server. To learn how to do this, refer to NI Volume License Manager Import Utility.
Note: If your client computer or user will not be connected to the VLM server through the network, you will need to create a disconnected license. Getting Started with NI VLM: Creating a Disconnected or Home License
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