This file contains important information about the LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit, including installation instructions, new features, a partial list of bugs fixed for LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit 2.2, and known issues.
The PID Control Toolkit contains functions you can use to develop LabWindows/CVI control applications. For more information about the types of applications you can develop, refer to the example programs that are installed with the toolkit.
The LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit 2.2 has the following requirements:
LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit 2.2 supports the following operating systems:
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
Note Refer to LabWindows/CVI PID Toolkit Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021 for information about future OS support.
Note In 2016 LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit 2.2 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit 2.2 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit 2.2, 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 for 2016, refer to Why Does My NI ADE Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Windows Server 2003?.
Note Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code PAESupport.
If you already have an earlier version of the LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit installed on your computer, you must uninstall it before installing this version. The toolkit does not support side-by-side or downgrade installations.
Note When you install the LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit, your user account must have administrator privileges.
NI automates software installation using NI Package Manager. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code 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.
If you install software using LabWindows/CVI media, insert the media and follow the onscreen instructions to install LabWindows/CVI, modules, toolkits, and drivers. When prompted, log in to your NI User Account to activate your NI products. If you are managing your license with a volume license server, you should receive your volume license file by email.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in the LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit 2.2.
Refer to the LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit Help, accessible from within the LabWindows/CVI Help, for information about the LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit.
You can find example programs in the following location: Users\Public\Documents\National Instruments\CVI\samples\pid.
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 4.0, 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 4.0 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
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.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
LabWindows/CVI PID Toolkit will drop support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, will not install or run on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes:
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