||I haven't been able to build a suite with a mix of 2015 NI software products and 2016 NI software products.
Workaround: You need to upgrade to the NI Batch Installer Builder version 16.0.
||I want to build a suite with 2015 NI software products on a Windows XP operating system. Can I upgrade to the NI Batch Installer Builder version 16.0?
Workaround: Don't upgrade to the NI Batch Installer Builder version 16.0. NI is officially dropping support for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003 starting on July 1, 2016.
||If you kill the NI Batch Installer Builder process (NIBatchInstallerBuilder.exe) in Task Manager while copying an installer to the library, Windows autoplay will be suppressed until you reboot your computer.
Workaround: Reboot your computer.
||If no nisuite.xml file is present in the build output directory of your batch installer, all existing files in the that directory are included in final build. This issue is most likely to appear if the build fails, or if you killed the build using Windows task manager. The consequences are that extra files may exist, though they should not cause a problem during installation time.
Workaround: Delete the existing suite at the destination before you build an installer.
||NI Batch Installer Builder is missing the Pin to Task Bar and Pin to Start Menu options.
Workaround: From the Start menu, browse to All Programs»National Instruments»>NI Batch Installer Builder, and drag and drop it into task bar or start bar.
||You cannot order the installers in the NI Batch Installer Builder product list of your batch installer. The order of installers in a product list is the order in which the products were added to the library.
Workaround: For more information, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code BatchInstallerBuilderProductList.
Note: The order that installers appear in the product list does not indicate the installation order.
||If you try to copy an installer to library, and the length of the absolute path of any file in that installer at the target directory exceeds the operating system's maximum path length (often 260 characters), you will get a generic copy error. Retrying would result in the same error.
Workaround: Change the library path in File»Preferences»Advanced Preferences to a shorter path.
||If you include massive number of installers (usually several dozen) in a batch installer and try to build, the build may fail. The log file will contain this message: "The installer file exists but the open failed, because not enough storage is available to process the MSI open command. For more information, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code BatchInstallerBuilderTroubleshooting."
Workaround: Either build the batch installer on a computer with more memory, try freeing up memory on your current computer, or delete some installers from the specification.
||A batch installer created with NI Batch Installer Builder will not run from directories that contain non-Western characters, if that non-Western language is not the native operating system language.
Workaround: Copy the installer to a directory with Western characters only, and run it from there.
||If you kill the NIBatchInstallerBuilder.exe process using Task Manager while building a batch installer and then relaunch NI Batch Installer Builder and rebuild the same batch installer build, the results are unpredictable.
Workaround: If you kill NIBatchInstallerBuilder.exe, you should also kill MetaSuiteBuilder.exe, delete the build output directory, and then relaunch NI Batch Installer Builder.
||Batch Installer Builder returns an error at install time if a patch is added to the library before a patch target.
Workaround: You must add the patch target before you add the patch. Delete the patch from the library, then add the patch back to the library in the proper order. Alternatively, you can modify the SourceInstallerLibrary.xml configuration file manually by modifying the order of the relevant <SourceInstaller> tags. For more information, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code BatchInstallerBuilderPatch.
||Batch Installer Builder does not support packages. Only non-package installers can be added to Batch Installer Builder library.
|| Batch Installer Builder does not accept the location of 2017 USB based installers. It throws an error stating:
"Select the root directory of a valid National Instruments installer. The directory you should select contains setup.exe".
Workaround: Importing 2017 USB installer into Batch Installer Builder requires browsing one directory down to find setup.exe. Browse into the directory that has the same name as the suite. For example, "\SPB" for Software Platform Bundle Spring 2017.