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NI Volume License Manager Import Utility



Primary Software: Other NI Software>>NI Volume License Manager
Primary Software Version: 2.1.1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

Problem:
What is the NI Volume License Manager Import Utility?

Solution:
You may use NI Volume License Manager Import Utility (NI VLM Import Utility) to collect computer information you use with NI Volume License Manager (NI VLM). You can also use NI VLM Import Utility to install disconnected licenses generated by NI VLM on disconnected computers.

Collecting Information:
To use the tool to collect computer IDs, run nivlmImportUtility.exe. Click the Submit Information button and enter any information about the user or computer that you want to include in NI VLM. NI VLM Import Utility stores each computer's information in a file with the same name as the computer and saves the file. You can save all the files in a common place, such as a network location or the storage device from which you run NI VLM Import Utility, or you can email the files to the NI VLM administrator.

Importing Information:
Once you have collected information from all necessary computers, you can add the information to NI VLM. From NI VLM, select File » Load NI VLM Import Utility Data. Browse to the location of the file(s) created by NI VLM Import Utility and select all the files with an .xml extension that you want to import. You can select multiple files by holding the Ctrl key as you make your selections. NI VLM adds each computer using the information collected with NI VLM Import Utility.

Generating and Installing Disconnected Licenses:
Whether the computers were added using NI VLM Import Utility or added manually, you can now generate disconnected licenses for computers that do not have continuous network access. Follow the instructions in NI VLM to generate a disconnected license. Accept the default filename provided by NI VLM. Do not change the filename, or NI VLM Import Utility will not recognize the disconnected license.

You can use NI VLM Import Utility to apply the correct disconnected license file to each computer. Save the disconnected license file in the same storage location as NI VLM Import Utility. Then launch nivlmImportUtility.exe on the target disconnected computer. Click the Install License Files button to copy and install the correct license files onto the target machine.

The NI VLM Import Utility for versions 2.1 and later can be found in the VLM installation directory under the Import Utility subdirectory.  By default this path is C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Volume License Manager\Import Utility on Windows XP. On Windows Vista and later the Import Utility can be found at C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\Volume License Manager\Import Utility


Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 47IET1QA: Getting Started with NI VLM - Creating a Disconnected or Home License 
KnowledgeBase 47IDGCQA: Getting Started with NI VLM - Adding Client Permissions
NI Volume License Manager Help

Attachments:


nivlmImportUtility20.exe


Report Date: 12/01/2004
Last Updated: 05/10/2017
Document ID: 3G0GJU6E

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