This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for PXI Platform Services.
You can find more release information on ni.com.
If you plan to use LabVIEW NXG, refer to LabVIEW NXG Support and Considerations.
Product Security and Critical Updates
LabVIEW NXG Support and Considerations
Automating the Installation of NI Products
Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10
Unsupported Windows Operating Systems
PXI Platform Services provides support for customers using NI PXI and PXI Express chassis and controllers.
If you are using PXI Platform Services 20.7 to upgrade a Windows system that serves as a host for one or more LabVIEW Real-Time Module targets, it is highly recommended that you also update your targets to leverage new features and improved performance.
Note You cannot use PXI Platform Services 20.7 to configure a LabVIEW RT target with a version of PXI Platform Services earlier than 2.0.
PXI Platform Services 20.7 supports the following operating systems:
Note PXI Platform Services no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. PXI Platform Services 20.7 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use PXI Platform Services 20.7 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing PXI Platform Services 20.7, 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, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
PXI Platform Services 20.7 supports the following application software versions, including service packs.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by PXI Platform Services|
|LabVIEW||2017 SP1, 2018 SP1, 2019 SP1, 2020 SP1|
|LabVIEW NXG||5.0, 5.1|
|LabWindows™/CVI™||2013 and later|
NI installs PXI Platform Services using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, PXI Platform Services installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit ni.com/r/NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
Note If Windows Update is enabled, the installation process might hang if Windows Update interferes with the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Run-Time. Visit ni.com/r/exjq43 for more information and steps to resolve this issue.
Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.
To use these features, you must install ICP separately. ICP is included in the Software Platform Bundle media. A stand-alone web distribution is available from ni.com/downloads.
PXI Platform Services supports PXI and PXI Express functionality. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code pxipshw for a complete list of hardware that is compatible with PXI Platform Services.
PXI Platform Services will no longer provide support for the following hardware:
The following sections detail considerations for using LabVIEW NXG 5.1 with PXI Platform Services 20.7.
Software support for LabVIEW NXG differs in the following ways:
View context help in LabVIEW by pressing <Ctrl-H> and hovering over an object.
Search for items using the search bar in the upper right corner of the LabVIEW window. You can also view context help for the search results.
Additional documentation is available online at ni.com/manuals.
Launch LabVIEW and click the Learning tab.
LabVIEW lessons are located in the Lessons tab, and LabVIEW Examples are located in the Examples tab. Follow the instructions in the lessons and examples.
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 Automating an Installer in the NI Package Manager manual.
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.
PXI Platform Services no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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