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Create Disconnected License Files for a Single User

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

Problem:
Can I create disconnected license files for a user-based license?

Solution:
Step through the following process to achieve this functionality.

For VLM 3.0
  1. Open NI VLM 3.0
  2. Ensure that your license file contains a user-based license.
  3. In the left-hand pane, select the Users tab.
  4. Click Add User and fill out the necessary information fields if the user does not exist, or double-click the name of the user to receive the license.
  5. Next to Explicit Licenses, click Add.  This will open a new window. Select the check boxes next to the licenses you wish to grant to this user.



  6. Click Add to exit out of this window, and then Save to save the user and license permission information.
  7. Select the user you just created and click Disconnect in the left-hand column.  This will take you through the Disconnection Wizard to generate a disconnected, user-based license file.  It will consume only a single seat. 


For VLM 2.1.1
  1. Open NI VLM 2.1.1
  2. Ensure that your license file contains a user-based license. Skip to step 7 if the computer to disconnect is already listed in VLM.
  3. Click the Add User button to create a named-user
  4. Click the Add Computer button to create the computer(s) that the generated disconnect license file(s) will be used on.
  5. Right-click the user of interest and select Properties.  Assign the user all necessary permissions under the Named-User Permissions tab. 
  6. Right-click a computer to be associated with the user needing a disconnect license and select Properties.  Associate the computer with the User that you previously created, as shown in Figure 2. Repeat this step for an additional computer if needed.  


    Figure 1. Properties Dialog Box

  7. You will now be able to right-click on the computer(s) and select Disconnect to create a disconnected license file(s).  As the computer is associated with a single user, only a single seat will be consumed.

Note: The disconnected license file will not affect the existing user's permissions. The user will still be able to check out permissions from NI VLM over the network.



Related Links:
Developer Zone Tutorial: Getting Started with NI VLM - Creating a Disconnected or Home License

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Report Date: 06/28/2010
Last Updated: 12/26/2012
Document ID: 5ARG3QON

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