This file contains important information about the NI Volume License Manager, including installation instructions, new features, and known issues for NI Volume License Manager 3.3.
Use the NI Volume License Manager (NI VLM) to manage and administer your NI software licenses.
NI Volume License Manager 3.3 has the following requirements:
NI Volume License Manager 3.3 supports the following operating systems:
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime 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 and KB3125574 for more information about how to install these updates.
Note Refer to Volume License Manager Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021 for information about future OS support.
Note In 2016, NI VLM dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. NI VLM 3.3 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use NI VLM 3.3 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing NI VLM 3.3, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, visit ni.com/r/OSSupport2016.
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 ni.com/r/PAESupport.
NI installs NI Volume License Manager using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, NI Volume License Manager installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit ni.com/r/NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
NI Volume License Manager 3.3 includes the following major improvement:
NI Volume License Manager 3.2 includes the following major improvement:
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Visit NI Volume License Manager 3.3 Known Issues for an up-to-date list of known issues.
You can access the software and documentation bug fix list online by visiting NI Volume License Manager 3.3 Bug Fixes. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of the NI Volume License manager.
Refer to the NI Volume License Manager Help, accessible by selecting Help»NI VLM Help from NI VLM, for information about NI Volume License Manager.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to Automating an Installer in the NI Package Manager manual.
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.
Volume License Manager will drop support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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