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Getting Started with NI VLM - Adding Client Permissions



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

Problem:
I have Volume License Manager (VLM) set-up and the license file installed. How do I add permissions for my clients to access this software either by user or by computer? How do I check out or return a license?

Solution:
To add, modify or remove permissions for your clients to access software on your Volume License Agreement (VLA), you must first determine whether you have named-user license, computer-based license or a combination of both. For a named-user license, you will need the login name of the user you want to grant permissions to. This is the name used to log onto the machine. For a computer-based license, you will need the client computer name. To find computer name, go onto the client machine and navigate to Start»Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager. Select the Display Computer Information button and obtain the computer name. After obtaining the required information, you can assign permissions based on the model of your licenses.

For VLM 3.0 and VLM 3.1:
Once you have obtained the required information, launch NI VLM, and follow these steps as needed:
Volume License Manager Add Computer to NI VLM
VLM 3.0: Add Computer

Volume License Manager Computer Informtion Name ID Assign Licenses
VLM 3.0: Adding Information and Permissions to Software


If you are moving servers from one previously managed by VLM 3.0 or 3.1, you can import configurations for your users and computers by referring to AE KB 3G0GJU6E: NI Volume License Manager Import Utility. However, if you are upgrading from VLM 2.1.1 and moving to a new server, refer to KnowledgeBase 5FBFCFUS: How Can I Migrate a NI VLM 2.1.1 Server to NI VLM 3.0 on a Different Server? for directions on how to import your configurations.

Note: After making any modifications within Volume License Manager 3.0 or 3.1 be sure to click Apply Changes at the top left of the VLM Window.  If this is not pressed then configuration changes will not be updated.

For VLM 2.1.1 and earlier:
Once you have obtained the required information, launch NI VLM, and follow these steps:
  1. Click the Add Computer or Add User button. Enter the client information in the subsequent dialog box. (The fields in the owner section of the information tab are optional and can be used for your own record keeping).
  2. Select the Permissions tab, which lists available software packages included in your VLA.
  3. Place checkmarks next to each software package that the client will need to use.
  4. If a computer-based license, add all users connected to the computer by selecting the Users tab. Click OK, and repeat this process for each client computer.
  5. Click Apply Changes to refresh the server with these new settings and permissions. Failure to apply the changes will result in the changes being lost.
VLM 2.1.1: Adding New User Information

VLM 2.1.1: Adding Permissions to Software

You can also use the NI VLM Import Utility to help you import the client configurations from a prior server. To learn how to do this, refer to AE KB 3G0GJU6E: NI Volume License Manager Import Utility.

Note: If your client computer or user will not be connected to the VLM server through the network, you will need to create a disconnected license. Refer to KnowledgeBase 47IET1QA: Getting Started with NI VLM - Creating a Disconnected or Home License

This article is part of the Getting Started with VLM series.

Next Step: Creating a Disconnected or Home License
Previous Step: Configuring Server Settings

Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 47IAHTQA: Creating a Volume License Installer in NI VLM 
KnowledgeBase 3G0GJU6E: NI Volume License Manager Import Utility
KnowledgeBase 5FBFCFUS: How Can I Migrate a NI VLM 2.1.1 Server to NI VLM 3.0 on a Different Server?
KnowledgeBase 3KPEI86E: Getting Started with NI Volume License Manager
KnowledgeBase 47IA69QA: Getting Started with NI VLM - Emailing NI and Obtaining a License File
KnowledgeBase 4P9GKBCZ: Getting Started with NI VLM - Installing the License File
KnowledgeBase 47IAG0QA: Getting Started with NI VLM - Configuring Server Settings
KnowledgeBase 47IET1QA: Getting Started with NI VLM - Creating a Disconnected or Home License
KnowledgeBase 47IF31QA : Getting Started with NI VLM - Generating an Activity Compliance Log

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Report Date: 03/19/2007
Last Updated: 10/06/2017
Document ID: 47IDGCQA

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