This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for Calibration Executive 6.6.
You can find more release information on ni.com.
Calibration Executive 6.6 is a minor release that adds or enhances features and functionality to Calibration Executive 6.0.
Calibration Executive 6.6 has the following requirements:
Calibration Executive 6.6 supports the following operating systems:
Note Refer to Unsupported Windows Operating Systems for more information about support for Microsoft Windows OSes.
Note Calibration Executive 6.6 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use Calibration Executive 6.6 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing Calibration Executive 6.6, 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 https://www.ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
Download the Calibration Executive installer from ni.com/downloads. NI software includes NI Package Manager to handle the installation. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using Package Manager.
Calibration Executive versions 6.0 and later have a new installation path, and the program no longer launches as an administrator application. These changes can render some application database paths invalid after the upgrade. After an upgrade, you might need to manually move some files.
If your Report and Uncertainty databases are in their default locations, the setup program will automatically move the databases to the new default location and no action is required.
If databases were moved from their default locations in Calibration Executive 5.x, then Calibration Executive 6.x attempts to reference the current location. If Calibration Executive cannot write to the files in this location, a warning message will be displayed when you first launch Calibration Executive. In this case, you will need to move the files manually to a writeable location. After you move the database files, follow the instructions in Selecting Database Locations to configure the paths for Calibration Executive 6.0 and later.
The setup program for Calibration Executive 6.x does not automatically move your Report and Uncertainty databases, even if they are in their default locations. Instead, you will need to move the databases manually to a writeable location. After you move the database files, follow the instructions in Selecting Database Locations to configure the paths for Calibration Executive 6.0 and later.
To select the location of your Report database:
To select the location of your Uncertainty database:
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The following instruments require specific drivers that are not installed by Calibration Executive. To install these drivers, you must download them directly from the manufacturer's website; you can find links to third party instrument drivers at ni.com/idnet.
Driver versions listed are those tested during development; later versions might be available and should be compatible.
|Rohde & Schwarz NRP-Z power meter||NRP-Toolkit 4.16 |
NRP-NI-VISA Passport 2.7.1
NRP-Z VXI Plug & Play x64 Driver 188.8.131.52
|Rohde & Schwarz SMA100A signal generator||VXIplug&play x64 driver rssma version 2.21.0|
Note This release does not include an NI-VNA driver. To run the PXI-5691 and PXIe-5632 procedures, download NI-VNA 18.0 and install the driver manually after you install Calibration Executive.
Product support and new features were added as indicated below:
|PXIe-5841||PXIe-5841 (2 yr)||RM-26999|
|PXIe-5624||PXIe-5606 Adjust Only||PXIe-5668 Adjust Only|
|USB-6346 (Screw Terminal)||STS-DIO-01|
|NI 9224||NI 9228|
|PXIe-6349||USB-6349||NI 9202||NI 9252|
The following procedures, features, and support were modified in Calibration Executive 6.x releases.
|PXIe-5665 (3.6 GHz)||PXIe-5665 (3.6 GHz), no pre-amp||PXIe-5665 (14 GHz)||PXIe-5668 (14 GHz), all bandwidth options|
|PXIe-5668 (26.5 GHz), all bandwidth options|
|PXIe-5442||PXI-5622||PXIe-5645R||PXIe-5654 (20 GHz)|
|PXIe-5654 (20 GHz), with PXIe-5696||PXIe-5665 (3.6 GHz), no pre-amp||PXIe-5668 (14 GHz), all bandwidth options||PXIe-5668 (26.5 GHz), all bandwidth options|
Refer to Calibration Executive Help, accessible from Help»Calibration Executive Help, for information about Calibration Executive.
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.
For more information about NI support for Windows 10, refer to NI Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 10.
Calibration Executive 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 https://www.ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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