Currently, we are using Computer-based licenses for our products. For some of our users that work disconnected, we eat up two licenses. So we're contemplating switching to a user-based license schema for some our products. I've found some documentation detailing how to disconnect a computer (http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/6202245633CF18328625712B00095F2E) . How does disconnecting a user work? Is there a tutorial on that?
"Disconnecting Users" is definitely possible within NI VLM. While it is a simple and straightforward process, there is an extra step involved, since it's not the human (user) that is disconnecting from the network, it's a machine (computer). As such, you must effectively generate a new Computer entry in NI VLM (that will ultimately be disconnected), associate that Computer with a particular User's permission set, and then then disconnect the Computer.
The following KnowledgeBase article details this process.