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NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP 17.0 Readme

March 2017

This file contains important information about NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP, including supported application software and hardware, installation instructions, and new features.

Overview

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Application Software Support

Hardware Support

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

New Features

Accessing the Help

Finding Examples

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

Legal Information


Overview

NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP contains an extensive library of VIs and properties in LabVIEW to program your customized EtherNet/IP applications for your devices.

System Requirements

In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP has the following requirements:

Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for the version of LabVIEW that you run NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP on.

Supported Operating Systems

NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP supports the following operating systems:

Note  In 2016 NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP 17.0 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP 17.0 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP 17.0, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.

For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does my LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.

Note  Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code PAESupport.

1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.

2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.

Application Software Support

The following table lists the application software versions, including service packs, supported by NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP. If you are not using NI application software, refer to Microsoft Visual Studio Support.

Application SoftwareVersions Supported by NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP
LabVIEW 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
LabVIEW Real-Time Module2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Hardware Support

NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP supports the following NI hardware products:

Installation Instructions

Before installing NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP, log on as Administrator or as a user with Administrator privileges. The NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP setup program must have Administrator privileges because the program modifies the configuration registry of your system.

Double-click the setup.exe file in the root directory of the NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP installer and follow the instructions on the screen to install NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP on the host.

Use NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) to install NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP on RT targets.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.

New Features

EtherNet/IP 17.0

EtherNet/IP 16.0

EtherNet/IP 15.0

EtherNet/IP 14.0

EtherNet/IP 1.3

EtherNet/IP 1.2.1

EtherNet/IP 1.2

EtherNet/IP 1.1

Accessing the Help

Refer to the NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP Help, accessible from Help»NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP in LabVIEW, for information about NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP.

Finding Examples

Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. Navigate to the Hardware Input and Output»NI-Industrial Communications»EtherNet/IP folder to access the examples. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.

You also can find the examples for NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP in the labview\examples\ethernetip directory.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.

For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.


Legal Information

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

U.S. Government Restricted Rights

If you are an agency, department, or other entity of the United States Government ("Government"), the use, duplication, reproduction, release, modification, disclosure or transfer of the technical data included in this manual is governed by the Restricted Rights provisions under Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.227-14 for civilian agencies and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Section 252.227-7014 and 252.227-7015 for military agencies.

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Patents

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