This error will sometimes occur when you install new NI software and don't restart your system. A simple restart of your computer will often fix it. If you are working on something where a restart isn't feasible, you can try manually running the NI Service Locator by following the steps below for your operating system.If the issues persist after these steps, see the Firewall section below.
1. NI Service Locator (C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\Shared\nisvcloc.exe)
2. NI Example Finder (C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Shared\Example Finder\1.0\BIN\NIExampleFinder.exe)
3. LabVIEW (<LabVIEW>\LabVIEW.exe)
You can also try deleting and remaking the Service at the Command Line. This is a work around as once the Service is restarted this way it can be turned off again, which points again to a Firewall issue. The steps to do this are here:
1. Open cmd.exe and run the command: sc delete nisvcloc
2. Restart the computer
3. Open cmd.exe and run the command: sc create NiSvcLoc binPath= "C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\Shared\niSvcLoc\nisvcloc.exe -s" start= auto DisplayName= "NI Service Locator"
4. Open Services Viewer and locate the NI Service Locator and Start it.
5. Try opening NI Example Finder and opening an example.
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