Where do I find the serial number of my National Instruments product?
For National Instruments Software
Your serial number is located on the Certificate of Ownership included in your software kit. If your software kit does not include a Certificate of Ownership, you can find your serial number on the product packing slip or on the shipping label as shown below:
Figure 1: Locate Software Serial Number on Shipping Label
You can also find the serial number by selecting the Help»About menu item within the application or from NI License Manager.
Figure 2: Locate Software Serial Number in License Manager
For National Instruments Hardware
number for National Instruments hardware will be located on a label on the hardware itself. If your hardware was shipped in an anti-static bag, the serial number is also located on a label on the bag. Hardware serial numbers typically consist of six alphanumeric values. In Figure 3 below a PCI Board, a PXI Controller, a PXI Chassis and a USB device are shown for reference.
Figure 3: Locate Hardware Serial Number
You can also find the serial number if you device appears in Measurement & Automation Explorer by selecting the hardware and navigating to the Attributes tab.
Figure 4: Locate Hardware Serial Number in Measurement & Automation Explorer