How Do I Disable NI Error Reporting (NIER)?

Updated Jun 23, 2020

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I would like to disable the NI Error Reporting (NIER) utility.  How do I do this?

Solution

There are two methods to disable NIER.

To disable NIER for a single application you need to use an ini token. To do this go to C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 20xx\LabVIEW.ini and open the file using a text editor such as Notepad.  Once open copy the following token into the file and save it:

NIER=False

If you wish to completely disable NIER on a system you will need to stop the service from running on startup.

For Windows 7 systems:
  1. Go to Start»Run
  2. Type msconfig and click OK
  3. In the System Configuration Utility go to the Startup tab
  4. Disable the Entry NIER_SERVER.  There will be two entries if you have both LabVIEW 32-bit and LabVIEW 64-bit installed.
For Windows 10 systems:
  1. Go to the Windows Task Manager by pressing CTRL +ALT +Delete and selecting Task Manager
  2. Go to the Startup tab
  3. Right-Click and disable the entry NI Error Reporting Server.  There will be two entries if you have both LabVIEW 32-bit and LabVIEW 64-bit installed.
 

A restart of the system will now result in NIER being disabled.  If you don't want to restart, you can alternatively stop the NIER server from the Details tab in Task Manager by right-clicking on nierserver.exe and clicking End Task: