NI System Driver Suite Readme

April 2021

This file contains important information about NI System Driver Suite, installation instructions, and a list of included drivers.

Installation Instructions

Drivers Included in the NI System Driver Suite

Product Security and Critical Updates

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Legal Information


Installation Instructions

NI installs the NI System Driver Suite using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, NI System Driver Suite 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.

You can also install products using the NI System Driver Suite USB drive. To do so, complete the following steps:

  1. Insert the NI System Driver Suite media.
  2. Launch Install.exe from the root directory of the installation media.

Note  If you want to install NI System Driver Suite from a network location, copy the entire contents of the NI System Driver Suite media to a single folder, and launch Install.exe from that location.

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Drivers Included in the NI System Driver Suite

The following drivers are included on the NI System Driver Suite media. Refer to the readme of each product for information including system requirements, application software support, installation, activation, known issues, and bug fixes.

Product Version
NI-5690 20.0
FlexRIO with Modular I/O 20.6
FlexRIO with Integrated I/O 20.6
IVI Compliance Package 20.0
NI CompactRIO Device Drivers 20.5
NI-Digital Pattern Driver 20.6
NI PXI Platform Services 20.5
NI R Series Multifunction RIO 20.0
NI-488.2 20.0
NI-DAQmx 20.1
NI-DCPower 20.6
NI-DMM 20.0
NI-FGEN 20.0
NI-HSDIO 20.0
NI-IMAQ 20.6
NI-IMAQdx 20.6
NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT 20.0
NI-Industrial Communications for CANopen 20.0
NI-Industrial Communications for DeviceNet 20.0
NI-RFSA 20.5
NI-RFSG 20.5
NI-SCOPE 20.0
NI-Serial 20.0
NI-SWITCH 20.0
NI-Sync 20.1
NI-VISA 20.0
NI-XNET 20.5

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Product Security and Critical Updates

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.

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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.

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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, visit ni.com/windows10.

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Legal Information

Copyright

© 2021 National Instruments Corporation. All rights reserved.

Under the copyright laws, this publication may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, storing in an information retrieval system, or translating, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of National Instruments Corporation.

NI respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. NI software is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Where NI software may be used to reproduce software or other materials belonging to others, you may use NI software only to reproduce materials that you may reproduce in accordance with the terms of any applicable license or other legal restriction.

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.
  • Review <National Instruments>\_Legal Information.txt for information on including legal information in installers built with NI products.

U.S. Government Restricted Rights

If you are an agency, department, or other entity of the United States Government ("Government"), the use, duplication, reproduction, release, modification, disclosure or transfer of the technical data included in this manual is governed by the Restricted Rights provisions under Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.227-14 for civilian agencies and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Section 252.227-7014 and 252.227-7015 for military agencies.

IVI Foundation Copyright Notice

Content from the IVI specifications reproduced with permission from the IVI Foundation.

The IVI Foundation and its member companies make no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The IVI Foundation and its member companies shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

Trademarks

Refer to the NI Trademarks and Logo Guidelines at ni.com/trademarks for information on NI trademarks. Other product and company names mentioned herein are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

Members of the NI Alliance Partner Program are business entities independent from NI and have no agency, partnership, or joint-venture relationship with NI.

Patents

For patents covering the NI products/technology, refer to the appropriate location: Help»Patents in your software, the patents.txt file on your media, or the NI Patent Notice at ni.com/patents.

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