Software Platform Bundle (SPB) Fall 2021 Readme

February 2022

This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for SPB.

You can find more release information on

Installation Instructions

Products Included in the SPB

Product Security and Critical Updates

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Unsupported Windows Operating Systems

LabVIEW MathScript Module for macOS or Linux with the NI Academic Site License (ASL)

Legal Information

Installation Instructions

Installing and Activating the SPB

NI installs the SPB using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, the SPB installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit 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 Windows Update is enabled, the installation process might hang if Windows Update interferes with the installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Run-Time. Visit for more information and steps to resolve this issue.
  • Use the serial number that is included with your software to activate the SPB. For more information on the SPB activation, refer to NI Software Activation.

You can also install products using the SPB USB drive. The SPB USB drive includes the majority of the NI software portfolio for building any application. Develop applications in multiple environments, including LabVIEW Professional, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, and Measurement Studio™. The SPB contains all of the products included in the NI Alliance Partner Software (APS) and the NI Academic Site License (ASL). The products that you can activate are determined by the type of license you purchased, and you can download additional products that you are entitled to from

Complete the following steps to install products using the SPB media:

  1. Insert the SPB media.
  2. Select the products you want to install.
    • You can use the media to install and activate any options you purchased. For a full list of products included with your purchase, visit and enter the following Info Code for the products you purchased.
    • (Optional) If you want to evaluate any of the products included in the SPB before purchasing them, you can install and try them at no cost. Refer to the product documentation for the length of the evaluation period.
  3. Begin installation and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Activate licenses when prompted.

Save the media to modify or repair your installation or to distribute NI software with your custom-built installers.

NI Academic Site License (ASL) Users

All NI ASL software installs using SPB. You have full access to any software included in your purchased license.

For more information on activating and using ASL, refer to the following links.

Installing LabVIEW Add-Ons

Installing modules and toolkits from the SPB media ensures compatibility. Some versions of LabVIEW toolkits that are not found on the SPB media may not work with the version of LabVIEW included in this release. Installing an incompatible toolkit might cause some features in the toolkit or LabVIEW to behave incorrectly.

Products Included in the SPB

The following products are included on the SPB media. Refer to the readme of each product for information including system requirements, installation, activation, known issues, and bug fixes.

Note  Some drivers included with previous versions of SPB are not included with this release. Visit for the latest driver versions.

Application Software

Product Version Bitness
Circuit Design Suite 14.2.0 32-bit and 64-bit
DAQExpress 5.0.0 64-bit
DIAdem 2021 SP1 64-bit
G Web Development Software 2022 Q1 64-bit
LabVIEW 2021 SP1 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW NXG 5.1.0 64-bit
LabWindows/CVI 2020 f1 32-bit
Measurement Studio 2019 f4 32-bit and 64-bit
Requirements Gateway 2018 32-bit and 64-bit
TestStand 2020 32-bit and 64-bit


Product Version Bitness
JKI VI Package Manager 2021 SP1 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit 2021 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module 2021 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module 2021 32-bit
LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Runtime 2021 32-bit
LabVIEW Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit 2021 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit 2021 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW FPGA Compilation Tool for ISE 14.7 2020 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW FPGA Compilation Tool for Vivado 2019.1 2020 64-bit
LabVIEW FPGA Compile Farm Toolkit 2021 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW FPGA Module 2021 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW MathScript Module 2021 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW NXG FPGA Module 5.1.0 64-bit
LabVIEW NXG Real-Time Module 5.1.0 64-bit
LabVIEW NXG Web Module 5.1.0 64-bit
LabVIEW Real-Time Module 2021 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW Unit Test Framework Toolkit 2021 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit 2021 32-bit and 64-bit
LabVIEW myRIO Toolkit 2019 32-bit
LabWindows/CVI Execution Profiler 1.1.1 32-bit and 64-bit
LabWindows/CVI PID Control Toolkit 2.2 32-bit
LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit 2.4 32-bit and 64-bit
Vision Development Module 2021 32-bit and 64-bit

Driver Software

Product Version Bitness
FlexRIO with Integrated I/O 21.5.0 32-bit and 64-bit
FlexRIO with Modular I/O 21.5.0 32-bit and 64-bit
IVI Compliance Package 21.0.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI CompactRIO 21.0.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI Industrial Controller Device Drivers 21.0.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-488.2 21.5.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-DAQmx 21.3.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-DCPower 21.5.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-ELVISmx 19.0.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-IMAQ 21.0.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-IMAQ I/O 21.0.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-IMAQdx 21.0.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-Industrial Communications for EtherNet/IP 21.0.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-SCOPE 21.0.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-Serial 21.5.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-Sync 21.3.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-VISA 21.5.0 32-bit and 64-bit
NI-XNET 21.5.0 32-bit and 64-bit
PXI Platform Services 21.5.0 32-bit and 64-bit

Note  The LabVIEW Professional Development System installs the LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit and the LabVIEW Report Generation Toolkit. You can locate the readmes for these products in the labview\readme directory.

To compare the products included in NI Software Suites, including the SPB, refer to the NI Software Portfolio.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. For information about critical updates from NI, refer to Available Critical and Security Updates for NI Software.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

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.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

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, refer to NI Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 10.

Unsupported Windows Operating Systems

SPB 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

LabVIEW MathScript Module for macOS or Linux with the NI ASL

If you are an NI ASL user and want to request a version of the LabVIEW MathScript Module that runs on macOS or Linux, visit and enter the Info Code ASLMathScript.

Legal Information


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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
  • EULAs are located in the <National Instruments>\Shared\MDF\Legal\license directory.
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