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Package Manager New Features and Behavior Changes

Last Modified: March 9, 2021

Refer to the list below to learn about new features and behaviors in Package Manager 20.7.

New Features

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.

Behavior Changes

  • 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.

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