Archived: Creating a Network License Installer in NI Volume License Manager (VLM)This document has been archived and is no longer updated by National Instruments
Primary Software: NI Volume License Manager
Primary Software Version: 1.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A
How can I create a network installer for VLM?
Note: These instruction only apply to NI VLM version 2.1 and earlier. In NI VLM version 2.1.1 and later, Network Installers are now called Volume License Installers. (See KnowledgeBase 47IAHTQA: Creating a Volume License Installer in NI Volume License Manager (VLM))
By default, National Instruments software is not configured to look to a server for a license. Use the Create Network Installer option to create an installer that automatically configures the client computer to look to the server for a license. By creating this network installer, you do not have to keep track of who has installed the software because the computer must have permission in NI VLM to use the software. In VLM, select Options»Create Network Installer.
Once your network installer is created, notify your end users where they can find these installers or you can burn CDs with this new installer to distribute to your users. When they install using this special network installer you created, their software will automatically point to NI VLM to check for permission to run.
KnowledgeBase 47IAHTQA: Creating a Volume License Installer in NI Volume License Manager (VLM)
Report Date: 08/03/2009
Last Updated: 02/13/2017
Document ID: 502A7IBP