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VLM: Set Software Check Out Presidence to Avoid Checking Out Multiple Concurrent Licenses

Currently licenses use the sort key word within a server's license file to specify the priorotized check out of similar software products ( a preference to check out DIAdem professional over DIAdem Advanced for example when a user has permissions for both).  With concurrent licenses, right clicking on a software product from a client's License Manager application and selecting the Do not Allow License Request from the context menu as shown below will also bring about this functionality.

 

Without a set preference, sometimes two licenses are checked out, and this is a known issue:

 

DIAdem is double-checked out from VLA when several versions are licensed

http://forums.ni.com/t5/NI-Applications-Engineers/DIAdem-is-double-checked-out-from-VLA-when-several...

 

Do Not Allow License Request for Concurrent License

 

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Sort Keyword Within a Server's License File

 

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My suggestion is that we create a way within VLM to modify the server's *.lic file (by changing sort key word's value) to reflect software check out priority.  Currently this change can be made by manually modifying the sort value in the server's *.lic file.  This works since the server's license doesn't need to be resigned after said modification.  However, it would be nice if this change could be made through the VLM user interface and the *.lic file would be modified behind the scenes.

 

 

Feel free to comment or Kudo!

 

Cheers!

 

Shawn S.

Regards,

Shawn S. | NIC
Instrument Driver/IVI PSE
National Instruments