Configure SystemLink to work on a network that uses a proxy server between your internal
network and the Internet. Doing this ensures your systems can access feeds from NI Package
You can only configure proxy settings for
Windows systems. Also ensure both the server and client machines have Internet Explorer
Clear any existing proxy settings on your system in the following files:
- C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI Package
- %localappdata%\National Instruments\NI Package
On your SystemLink server, download Sysinternals PSTools and extract the ZIP
Open the command line utility as an administrator and navigate to the extracted
Enter one of the following commands:
A new command prompt opens running as the corresponding
psexec64 -u "nt authority\network service" -i
cmd.exe for the network user, which handles Systems
psexec64 -u "nt authority\system" -i cmd.exe for
the service user, which handles Package Repository
In the new command prompt, enter whoami to verify the
Enter C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet
Explorer\iexplorer.exe to launch Internet Explorer.
In Internet Explorer, under Settings, click .
Enable the Use a proxy server for your LAN checkbox and
enter your proxy server information.
Enable the Bypass proxy server for local addresses
If you configured the client to connect to the server using an IP address or
fully qualified domain name (FQDN), click Advanced and
add an exception for the hostname for your server.
If the command prompt asks for additional proxy credentials, enter
cmdkey /generic: <proxy-server-ip> /user:<username>
Complete these steps for both the system and network service user.
On each client machine, complete these steps for the system user.