labview runtime engine

labview runtime engine

Post by waldemar.h » Wed, 23 Jul 2003 05:05:57

Hi amrish,

which OS do you have?
If you have NT, W2K, XP Prof are you logged in as administrator?
If you have XP Prof did you start the installation using the
compability mode?
Have you a standard installation of the OS? I have customers who use
special staged versions of W2K to get a higher security for their
machines. This may also cause faults during installation.


labview runtime engine

Post by amris » Wed, 23 Jul 2003 05:49:21

Hi Waldemar,

I am running Win98.



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Post by Zvezdana S » Thu, 24 Jul 2003 03:24:57

Are you installing the engine from a CD or from the network? Copy the
exe to your hard drive and run the installer from there.
Do you have any other LabVIEW run-time engine installed? Try removing
the other ones until you install version 5.1.
Do you have problems installing any other software on that computer?
Check if there are any log files created by either the installer or
Windows. The error reported there may be helpful in troubleshooting
what caused it?
Zvezdana S.

labview runtime engine

Post by Zvezdana S » Thu, 24 Jul 2003 05:56:32

I just installed run-time engine 5.1 on my machine and these are the
only three files that were created in the ...National
Instruments\Shared\LabVIEW Run-Time\5.1 folder.
Once the installers starts, after first couple of windows, it runs
without any user interactions. There is no final window where you
would select Finish.
You should see the NI LabVIEW Run-Time Engine 5.1 under Add/Remove
Programs. If you try to run an executable created with the LabVIEW 5.1
Application Builder, it should tell you if the Run-Time Engine 5.1 is
not installed correctly.
I don't think there was any problem with your installation. It seems
RTE was installed correctly.
Zvezdana S.

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Post by analo » Sun, 07 Dec 2003 05:16:45

How do I install LabView runtime engine? Where can I find labview
runtime engine? Is it on the software CD or is it online somewhere?

labview runtime engine

Post by Ed Dicken » Sun, 07 Dec 2003 05:38:41

You can either download it from NI or get it from your installation

Look for a directory called "LVRunTimeEng" on your CD. You can install
from there.

If you want to download, try <a
href=" ">here</a>.
You'll find all the runtime engines for all versions of LabVIEW.

It installs as any application would for whatever OS you are using.


labview runtime engine

Post by analo » Wed, 10 Dec 2003 02:56:19

When you installed the labview runtime engine 7.0 from the CD, do you
have to install labview as well? Can you just install the runtime
engine and run .exe applications? I tried to install just the LabView
Runtime Engine on my laptop, but somehow I got LabView installed as
well. Thanks

labview runtime engine

Post by JoeLabVie » Wed, 10 Dec 2003 04:36:26

You can install LV Runtime Engine, only.

I think it is downloadable from this website.

You also got LV? - bonus - :o)


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Post by Dennis Knu » Wed, 10 Dec 2003 05:20:46

You should be able to just install the engine. Did you just run the
main setup.exe from the CD? If you did, you should have selected
Custom install. I don't have the LabVIEW 7 CD handy but 6.1 had a
separate msi file in the engine folder. The easiest way to get the
run-time engine is to create an installer when you build the
executable and then run that. The installer automatically includes the
run-time engine and some other support files you might need.

labview runtime engine

Post by jackoli » Sun, 13 Jun 2004 16:32:53

I have web publish my vi on my server. Through my labtop internet
access, i am trying to access my server vi. The problem is i can see
the title, remarks header and footer but just not the vi of my server
even i had labview runtime engine installed in my laptop. How can i
solve such problem? Do i need to install Labview 7.0 in my labtop as

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Post by Greg McKas » Mon, 14 Jun 2004 22:57:47

> I have web publish my vi on my server. Through my labtop internet

You do not have to have LV installed, but you do need to have the plugin
installed, which includes the runtime engine. Also, you need to have
enough licenses for the machines that are connected.

You might try going to the NI site and looking at remote panels
published there to check your installation. You might try reinstalling
the remote panel plug-in or looking for the plug-in file to see if it is
in the correct plug-in folder.

Greg McKaskle

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Post by etrai » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 04:19:06

I have a customer that has an IS manager that is refusing to install
the Runtime Engine Unless she has a list of DLL's and garbage that it
installs. Is this documented? This maybe pointless, but I'm sure you
have read Dilbert. Thanks

labview runtime engine

Post by tbob » Wed, 10 Nov 2004 04:54:16

As far as I know, there are no other files that are installed besides
the runtime engine DLL file. The file is called lvrt.dll, and it is
installed in C:\Program Files\National Instruments\shared\LabVIEW
Run-Time\7.1 (or whatever version you are running). No other DLLs, no
other garbage. In fact, you can just copy the lvrt.dll file to the
above location instead of running the entire installation. I don't
know if there are any registry entries or not. Somebody correct me if
I am wrong.

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Post by A Rafi » Thu, 11 Nov 2004 04:45:04

While lvrt.dll the main things, there is more than just that. Just to
name few, there is stuff to enable NiReports, 3D Control
support,ActiveX support, Remote Panel plugin etc etc

Yes there are lot of registry keys which are also needed by Operating
system to make the above mentioned stuff work.

A Rafiq

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Post by tbob » Thu, 11 Nov 2004 08:41:00

It depends on the vi you are installing. I once had a simple vi, no
reports or Active X or such, that I compiled into an exe. On the
remote machine, I just copied the lvrt.dll into the proper location
and was able to run my exe without any trouble. So the runtime dll
does not install anything else, but the exe installer may.