How Do I Disable NI Error Reporting (NIER)?

Updated Jan 11, 2019

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

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


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:


If you wish to completely disable NIER on a system you will need to stop the service from running.
  1. Go to Start»Run
  2. Type msconfig
  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.