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What Features Are Available with Different Types of Licensing Models?

Primary Software: NI Volume License Manager
Primary Software Version: 3.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

What licensing features are available for each licensing model? How do these features compare if I am using NI Volume License Manager (VLM) or FlexNet Publisher (formerly FLEXlm)?

The following chart shows what features are available depending on which license model you are using. Please note the superscripts and their respective notes below the image.

  Licensing Configuration
VLM Named-User
FlexNet Named-User
VLM Computer-Based
FlexNet Computer-Based
VLM Named-User Managed Concurrent
FlexNet Named-User Managed Concurrent
VLM Computer-Based Managed Concurrent
FlexNet Computer-Based Managed Concurrent
Temporary License Files1                
Home License Files                
Disconnected License Files                
Must assign permissions by Windows user name2                
Must assign permissions by Windows computer2                
1 See NOTE below
2 Requires the creation of an options file for FlexNet

Requires VLM 3.0 or Later.

Note: Each time a client successfully checks out a license from the server, temporary license files are created on the client computer. If the client cannot connect to the server in the future, the temporary license file will be transformed to expire in 14 days. The file will be renewed the next time the client successfully checks out a license from the server. If NI VLM is installed on the client computer, temporary license files are not going to be created.

Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 3V6JPS8M: How Do I Create a Home License in NI Volume License Manager From Computer Based Licenses?
KnowledgeBase 3KPEI86E: Getting Started with NI Volume License Manager 
KB 4OI8E5VW: How Do I Construct My Options File for Use with FlexNet Server?


Report Date: 10/11/2006
Last Updated: 05/26/2017
Document ID: 42AD789A

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