NI Labview Software

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Research computing is supporting only 2014 and 2016 version of this software.

Setup Files

TAMUQ users can find setup files at "P:\Office of Research\Research Computing\RC\LabView"

2014 Version: "P:\Office of Research\Research Computing\RC\LabView\Lab View 2014"
2016 Version: "P:\Office of Research\Research Computing\RC\LabView\Lab View 2016"

Installation Process

Step 01: Navigate to "P:\Office of Research\Research Computing\RC\LabView\" directory and choose Labview 2014 or LabView 2016 directory.

Step 02: Double click on "setup.exe" and click "Next"

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Step 03: In next window, you will be asked for "Select Installation Option" choose "I have Serial numbers for one or more products" and check "Select and activate products"

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Step 04: You will be asked to Enter Serial numbers.

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Step 05: Copy serial number from "P:\Office of Research\Research Computing\RC\LabView\Serial.txt" and paste in the field next to "Add Serial Number".

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Step 06: Click "Add serial Number". At this point, Installer will connect to the internet and will add the serial number. You should see "Academic Site License" added.

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Step 07: In next step, select the components you want to install. If you want to install Device drivers, please select accordingly at this step.

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Step 08: On the "Product Information" screen, retain the default setting and click "Next".

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Step 09: On the "Product Notifications" screen, click "Next".

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Step 10: On the "Destination Directory" screen, retain the defaults and click "Next". 

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Step 11: On the "License Agreements" screen, click the radio button to accept all license agreements and click "Next".

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Step 12: On the 2nd "License Agreements" screen, again click the radio button to accept all license agreements and click "Next".

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Step 13: On the "Activate Your Products" screen, select the option to defer activation until product launch. Click "Next".

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Step 14: The next screen will confirm the installation components to be installed.  After this screen, the installation will begin.

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Step 15: Once the installation is completed, you should see a screen confirming "All products installed successfully". Click "Next".

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Step 16: You will be asked to reboot the computer. You should save your open files and proceed with reboot.

Once you reboot your system and launch LabView, you may see a utility that asks whether you’d like to check for updates to currently installed NI software. You may do so if you wish. Use of the utility is straightforward and self‐explanatory.

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License Activation

Step 01: Launch LabView from: Start -> All Programs -> National Instruments -> LabVIEW 2015 SP1

Step 02: When the LabVIEW window opens, click on the “Activate Products” button.  On the next screen, retain the option to active automatically through the internet and click “Next”.

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Step 03: On the following screen, the relevant serial number will already be present in the two text fields; click “Next”.

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Step 04: On the following screen, if you do not already have an NI profile, select the option to create a new profile and click “Next”.

Step 05: Fill out your profile details appropriately; click “Next”.

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Step 06: Click “Next” on the following page.  Activation will now take place (make sure your network connection is good).  Click “Finish” on the final page. 

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Step 08: You may also activate any additional NI components (such as SignalExpress) by launching the NI License Manager (Start -> All Programs -> National Instruments -> NI License Manager). Just highlight the component to activate in the tree view on the left and click the “Activate” button near the top left of the window.

Step 09: The process is the same as described above; simply use the NI profile you already established instead of entering all your details in the system again.