Getting Started with NI VLM: Installing the License File

Updated Apr 20, 2023



  • Volume License Manager

This article explains how to install the volume license file you received from National Instruments. It presumes you have installed NI Volume License Manager (VLM) and received a volume license file from NI.

This article is part of the Getting Started with VLM series.

Depending on which version of VLM you have installed, there are different methods to install your license file.

For VLM 3.0 and Later

Please see the Installing an Agreement License File

For VLM 2.1 and 2.1.1

Once you have received a volume license file from NI, launch NI VLM, and use one of the two following methods to install the new license file:

  • Select the Options»Install License File menu item (or press <F8>), and select the license file to install.
  • Drag and drop the license file anywhere into the NI VLM window.

NI VLM will then update its list to reflect the additions included in the new license file.  

For more information, please see the NI Volume License Manager Help.

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