VI Package Manager uses VI Server to connect with LabVIEW. An incorrect VI Server configuration may result in a timeout. For a successful connection, the LabVIEW and VI Package Manager connection protocols must be configured similarly. Follow the steps for configuring the VI Server connection in LabVIEW and in VI Package Manager listed below:Complete the following steps to configure the VI Server connection in LabVIEW.
Note: If you are getting an error, when trying to remove the * off of your Machine Access list, follow the Resolving issues with VIPM connecting to LabVIEW article. The error you will see is the following:
Warning 1 occured at Security Warning When Modifying VI Server TCP/IP AccessPossible reason(s):Modifying the machine access list or the user and group access list does not affect VI Server clients that are currently connected to this TCP/IP server.To disconnect clients currently connected, disable TCP/IP access from the VI Server:Configuration page and click OK.This error is also shown in the dialog box below:
Complete the following steps to configure the VI Server connection in VI Package Manager.
Refer to the following dialog box for an example of a completed LabVIEW configuration:
VI Package Manager will then restart LabVIEW. When LabVIEW starts back up, the VI Package Manger will establish a connection, and you will be able to install packages.
Note: If the above steps do not work, you can also try the following:
Finding the VI Package Manager
There are multiple Windows which can be displayed in the VI Package Manager. The main window will allow you to install packages, while other windows give you other options. One of these windows is the LabVIEW Tools Network, which has a variety of tools and add-ons available for installation. The main window of the package manager is seen in the image below:
To show the VI Packager Manager main window, click Window » Show VI Package Manager in the LabVIEW Tools Network window, as in the following image:
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