This file contains important information about the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module, including installation instructions, known issues, and a partial list of bugs fixed for the LabVIEW 2017 DSC Module.
The LabVIEW DSC Module extends the LabVIEW graphical development environment with additional functionality for the rapid development of distributed measurement, control, and high-channel-count monitoring applications. The DSC Module enhances the LabVIEW shared variable, supports logging data to the Citadel and relational databases, enhances the Historical Data Viewer and the NI Distributed System Manager, and provides tools for graphing historical or real-time trends, enhancing the security of front panels, and writing custom I/O servers.
In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, the DSC Module has the following requirements:
Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW 2017.
The DSC Module supports the following operating systems:
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, Windows Embedded Standard 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.
Note In 2016 the LabVIEW DSC Module dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. The LabVIEW 2017 DSC Module will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use the LabVIEW 2017 DSC Module to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing the LabVIEW 2017 DSC Module, 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.
You can install all of your LabVIEW products—including the DSC Module—using the LabVIEW 2017 Platform media.
To request additional LabVIEW Platform media, refer to the NI website.
The DSC Module relies on licensing activation. When the evaluation period expires, you must activate a valid DSC Module license to continue using the DSC Module.
The NI OPC Servers application installed with the DSC Module provides a temporary license for a two-hour evaluation period. You must activate a valid license to continue using the NI OPC Servers application after the evaluation period expires.
Starting from the 2017 release, the LabVIEW DSC Module no longer includes the OPC UA VIs. The LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit contains the OPC UA VIs previously included in the LabVIEW Real-Time Module and the LabVIEW DSC Module.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in the DSC Module.
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in the LabVIEW 2017 DSC Module. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current version of the DSC Module. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
|617407||Modbus TCP Slave Leaks Memory when the Master Connects/Disconnects continuously (DSC Modbus API).|
|613717||Citadel Web Services Flex Client Demo doesn't work for versions of Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 or later.|
Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help, for information about the DSC Module.
Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. LabVIEW examples for the DSC Module are located in the labview\examples\lvdsc directory. 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 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 4.6.2, 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 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
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.
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, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
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