This is what I did * I installed NI VLM 2.0 on our license server * i created several network installs (for LV 80, CVI 80) * Checked everything was working fine, and it was * I installed networkinstallversions of LV80 and CVI 80 on workstation A *It registered fine on our license server and it activated nice through NI *Then I captured this situation using HP's Rapid Install *Rapid Install made a huge (1,4 GB) install file
When I install this file on Workstation B the following things happens: * On the programm startup (LV or CVI) I am asked once to activate the product, though it was already activated in the first place, before capturing using Rapid Install. * There is no request on the NI VLM 2.0 screen on the license server.
After activation all works well.
I need to distribute this software to almost every computer in our school. My questions are: *What can I do to stop each distribution from activating * should I be worried if the computer, running LV or CVI does NOT show up on the NI VLM 2.0 screen?
thanx, i continue testing, so there will be more questions in a few days (grin).
I've not used the license server, but here's some general info on how the LabVIEW activation process works.
I know that the license file that is generated after you activate it is
kept in a directory outside of the main LabVIEW directory and is not
part of the LabVIEW installation.
(...National Instruments\Shared\License Manager\Licenses)
This is probably why your Rapid Install didn't work as you expected.
Another reason is each license file is tied to a specific machine
through a machine ID that is generated for each machine. So a license
file for one machine will not work on others, even if you have a campus
wide license agreement.
You'd probably be better off calling into NI support to get his worked out.