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Number of licenses and older versions

I have LabVIEW 2012 SP1, and I know I can activate a copy of LabVIEW 2009 with my current serial number. I've read that I can activate up to 3 installs with my LV 2012 SP1 serial number, but does that include a version of LabVIEW 2009? Is it just like a total number of activations, or just for 2012 SP1?

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@Quevvy wrote:

I have LabVIEW 2012 SP1, and I know I can activate a copy of LabVIEW 2009 with my current serial number. I've read that I can activate up to 3 installs with my LV 2012 SP1 serial number, but does that include a version of LabVIEW 2009? Is it just like a total number of activations, or just for 2012 SP1?


There are a few options for single seat Licenses

  1.  A "Computer" License may be installed on up to three machines but only activated on one at a time it can move 4 times per year.  Any user can use the license.  These are often used for test benches.
  2.  A "Named User" License.  You may install and activate it on up to three machines at your place of employment and on one home machine.  Only 1 may be actively running at a time and only the named user may use it. (The "Home Use License" has restrictions i.e. you can't sell the work for your profit the IP belongs to your employer)

For more information see here

 

Now, if you have installed a LabVIEW version with a valid license key on a machine you may also install any older version of LabVIEW on the same machine and the license key covers you.  You need a Service Support plan to upgrade Versions (Patches are not upgrades-they are patches)

 

Clear as mud? (any information provided contrary to the current license agreement, which is subject to change, is soley the mistake of myself and I do not indemnify any person nor will I be held accountable for damages of any party relying solely on these statements.  YOU checked the radio button that said you have read and agree to the license terms during install)


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@JÞB wrote:
  1.  A "Named User" License.  You may install and activate it on up to three machines at your place of employment and on one home machine.  Only 1 may be actively running at a time and only the named user may use it. (The "Home Use License" has restrictions i.e. you can't sell the work for your profit the IP belongs to your employer)

 I feel like I should add some clearification to this.  The license stated (when I read it many years ago) was that you can install LabVIEW on 3 computers: desk computer, lab computer, home computer.  My understanding is that you can install any and all versions of LabVIEW on these 3 computers.  But you can only be running one installation at a time.

 

Going with a Volume License Agreement with network licenses makes this a lot easier to figure out.


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@JÞB wrote:
  1.  A "Named User" License.  You may install and activate it on up to three machines at your place of employment and on one home machine.  Only 1 may be actively running at a time and only the named user may use it. (The "Home Use License" has restrictions i.e. you can't sell the work for your profit the IP belongs to your employer)

 I feel like I should add some clearification to this.  The license stated (when I read it many years ago) was that you can install LabVIEW on 3 computers: desk computer, lab computer, home computer.  My understanding is that you can install any and all versions of LabVIEW on these 3 computers.  But you can only be running one installation at a time.

 

Going with a Volume License Agreement with network licenses makes this a lot easier to figure out.


To be honest... a Software Lease Agreement makes it a lot easier, If you can swing the NI Alliance partnership as Tim's company and I did.  I did link to the current LASmiley Wink


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@JÞB wrote:
To be honest... a Software Lease Agreement makes it a lot easier, If you can swing the NI Alliance partnership as Tim's company and I did.  I did link to the current LASmiley Wink

I might have to dig into the agreement for the SRL.  What I saw was that the SRL had the same rules as the normal license, which doesn't help with this issue.  That is unless you went with the network license.


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@crossrulz wrote:

@JÞB wrote:
To be honest... a Software Lease Agreement makes it a lot easier, If you can swing the NI Alliance partnership as Tim's company and I did.  I did link to the current LASmiley Wink

I might have to dig into the agreement for the SRL.  What I saw was that the SRL had the same rules as the normal license, which doesn't help with this issue.  That is unless you went with the network license.


Don't go off into that research untill after the 6th-  keep on task memorizing the LabVIEW help file til thenSmiley WinkSmiley Very Happy


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