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Welcome to the Volume License Agreement Community Group


The purpose of this community is to assist Volume License Agreement (VLA) Administrators efficiently deploy NI software throughout their sites. Some example topics are silently installing NI software, using Microsoft SMS/SCCM to deploy NI software silently, and deploying software that automatically looks to NI Volume License Manager for licenses.


Small groups, sites, or organizations with five or more licenses of an application software package can take advantage of VLP. Program members enjoy reduced total cost of ownership and streamlined asset management while still retaining all of the benefits of the NI Standard Service Program (SSP).



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We can also speak to you via live chat if you require further assistance.

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  • Instrumentation Newsletter - provides in-depth product and technology information for developing test, control, and design applications


  • NI News - featuring developer resources, news, events, and training information

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Volume License Manager 3.1 Now Available

National Instruments is pleased to announce the release of NI Volume License Manager 3.1. The newest version of NI VLM is designed to help you save time performing common tasks and give your more insight into your volume license agreement, helping you make better buying decisions.

Additional features include:

  • Rich reporting tools that allow you to see how your clients are using their licenses
  • Automated wizard to send your activity compliance log without leaving NI VLM
  • Email enhancements allowing you to send based on groups or permissions
  • Notifications via email or popup of important tasks pending for your agreement
  • New tool that allows you to update custom fields for multiple clients at once



Download NI VLM 3.1 today and start taking advantage of these new features. It is a free upgrade and does not require a new license file.



Learn more in this 9-minute “What’s New” video and download NI VLM 3.1 today.

Software Requests


  • The contract is prepaid removing per installation charges for trying or using the development tools.
  • Debug licenses are available for manufacturing and other extending testing situations.
  • Advice on what software packages would be most valuable to your situation and training is also included in the Agreement.


Getting access to the NI Software is easy.

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Local Events

Interested in hosting a Lunch & Learn at your location? Contact your local field engineer today.



For all upcoming local NI events click here.

VLA Day | October 15th 2013 | Newbury, NI UK Headquarters

VLA Day is a FREE one day event, hosted by National Instruments for our VLA customers only.


View the full agenda here.

Who should attend?

  • Volume Licence administrators, whether in IT or the user community, who want to get a better understanding of NI licensing policies
  • Engineering and IT managers who want to get a better understanding of how to standardise NI software and adopt NI tools within their business
  • Anyone looking for insight on how to efficiently deploy productive software tools throughout their organisation



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