How Do I Deactivate or Remove my License for an NI Product?
Primary Software: Other NI Software>>NI License Manager
Primary Software Version: 4.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A
How do I deactivate, remove, or disable my license for an NI product? I want to use the license somewhere else or just remove the license.
You are not required to notify National Instruments when you deactivate a product. NI does not allow or disallow future activations dependent upon a previous deactivation. Common reasons for deactivation include moving the license to another computer and inadvertent activations. Because of this, it is not required to deactivate products from a damaged or inaccessible hard drive.
With NI License Manager 3.1 and higher, you can deactivate products within NI License Manager. To accomplish this:
NI License Manager 4.0 and higher:
NI License Manager 3.1:
This will revert the product to an unactivated state. To use the product again, you must first reactivate the product.
If the product is using a disconnected license generated by NI Volume License Manager, you can deactivate the license by right-clicking the product and select Uninstall License File. The caveat is that other products using the disconnected license will be deactivated as well. To fix this, you must generate a new disconnected license file from the Volume License Manager server.
NI License Manager earlier than 3.1:
Note: Do not do this with NILM 4.0 or greater, you will not be able to access server licenses if the licenses folder is hidden.
With NI License Manager versions earlier than 3.1, you must remove the license file manually. Steps to follow are:
License Manager Help 3.5: The NI License Manager Environment
KnowledgeBase 42GA42L6: What Do the Colored Boxes in NI License Manager Mean?
KnowledgeBase 47IET1QA: Getting Started with NI VLM - Creating a Disconnected or Home License
Report Date: 01/31/2006
Last Updated: 08/25/2017
Document ID: 3TUA30KK