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My Installer Shows a Missing Custom Resource DLL Error

Updated Dec 14, 2017

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW 2016 Runtime
  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Professional
  • LabVIEW 2015 Runtime

Issue Details

  • I created a LabVIEW installer that shows an error regarding a missing Custom Resource DLL during the installation process.
  • I downloaded a National Instruments installer that shows a missing Custom Resource DLL during the installation.


a) If you are trying to install National Instruments software:
Download the installer again from the National Instrument's website.

b) If you are building your installer from LabVIEW:
Build your installer again from the Build Specification in your Project Explorer.

Additional Information

Files can get corrupted when copied to other media, transferred by internet, or decompressed from a ZIP file. Usually, missing dependencies in the installer show up because that file is in a bad/corrupted state.
This error was detected when installing the Run-Time Engine using an installer generated in LabVIEW and downloaded from a website.