This file contains important information about National Instruments License Manager 4.6, including installation instructions, and how to access NI License Manager and the NI License Manager help.
Use the NI License Manager to activate and manage your licenses or configure NI products on your system to obtain licenses from volume license servers.
NI License Manager 4.6 has the following requirements:
NI License Manager 4.6 supports the following operating systems:
Note Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code PAESupport.
1 NI License Manager 4.6 installs the VC2010 and VC2015 Runtimes and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
NI License Manager is installed with all licensed NI products. No separate installation of NI License Manager is needed.
NI License Manager 4.6 is only compatible with NI Volume License Manager 3.1.1 and later.
If you are using FlexNet Publisher instead of NI Volume Licence Manager, NI License Manager 4.6 is only compatible with FlexNet Publisher 11.15.0 and later. You can find a compatible version of Flexnet Publisher here.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI Licence Manager 4.6 Known Issues for an up-to-date list of known issues.
Follow these steps to open the NI License Manager:
Refer to the NI License Manager Manual, accessible from the blue question mark icon on the top right of NI License Manager, for information about using NI License Manager.
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
License Manager will drop support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021 will not support 32-bit applications. For detailed information about 32-bit application support, visit ni.com/r/32bitsupport.
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