Error "lvanlys.dll: Resource Not Found" When Running LabVIEW Executable

Updated Mar 24, 2020

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Run-Time Engine

Issue Details

I get the following error when starting my stand-alone application:
LabVIEW: Resource not found. lvanlys.dll


Note: If you are using an installer, verify the correct Run-Time Engine version is selected in the Additional Installer section of your Installer Properties.
  • Ensure, you have installed full version of LabVIEW Run-Time Engine, not the Web Browser Plug-in (formerly known as Minimum LabVIEW Run-Time Engine). 
  • If the correct Run-Time Engine is already installed, force the reinstallation of it.
  • Try performing a mass compile on your code, as it will ensure that the DLL exists and relink it to the VI.
  • If you have access to the application source code, try rebuilding the application or copying the executable files from a known working source.