Refer to the list below to learn about new features and behaviors in Package Manager
New command-line option—Use the command-line option --quiet for fully
silent installation from Package Manager online installers, offline installers, and the main
Package Manager GUI. Refer to Accessing the Command Line Interface for Package Manager for more information
about how to access the built-in help.
- BROWSE PRODUCTS tab reintroduced—Package Manager reintroduces the
BROWSE PRODUCTS tab, which was removed in Package Manager 20.6,
to align with customer workflows and processes.
- Changes to Windows support—Package Manager drops support for Windows 7, Windows 8.1,
Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems.
Package Manager adds support for Windows Server 2019. Due to the supported OS changes,
upgrading Package Manager or installing most 2021 NI software will cause all deployment
installers built in LabVIEW, TestStand, NI Package Builder, or LabWindows/CVI to now only
support Windows 10 64-bit (version 1507) or newer. For detailed information about NI
operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
- Requirements for offline installers—Users scripting offline installers must use the
command-line option --accept-eulas if using the options
--quiet or --progress-only.