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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:
How can I create disconnected license files for a user-based license?

Solution:
Complete the following steps to create a disconnected license file for a single user:

For VLM 3.0 and 3.1:
  1. Open NI VLM.
  2. Ensure that your license file contains a user-based license.  You can confirm this by going to the Licenses tab and looking under the License Model column.  User-based licenses will be listed as Named-User, as shown in the following image:



    If your license only contains Computer-Based licenses, you will need to create computer-based disconnected licenses instead.
  3. In the left-hand pane, select the Users tab.
  4. If you are trying to create a disconnected license for a user that does not exist yet, you will need to add the user by following the instructions in Getting Started with NI VLM - Adding Client Permissions.
  5. 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. Ensure that your license file contains a user-based license. User based licenses will say Named-User next to the product name.  



    If the computer to disconnect is already listed in VLM, skip to step 6.
  3. Click the Add User button to create a named-user, and fill in the user's information. Then click the Named-User Permissions tab, and assign the user all necessary permissions. Click OK.
  4. Click the Add Computer button to create the computer(s) that the generated disconnect license file(s) will be used on, and fill in the computer's information.
  5. Click the Users tab, and put a check next to the user that you previously created, as shown below.  Click OK.  Repeat steps 4-5 for additional computers if needed.  



  6. 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:
KnowledgeBase 47IET1QA: Getting Started with NI VLM - Creating a Disconnected or Home License

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Report Date: 06/28/2010
Last Updated: 05/27/2014
Document ID: 5ARG3QON

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