Reset the Password for PXI/PXIe Controller or RT Desktop Running NI PharLap ETS

Updated Sep 21, 2020

Reported In


  • PXI-8115
  • PXI-8119
  • PXI-8840
  • PXIe-8100
  • PXIe-8115
  • PXIe-8135
  • PXIe-8821
  • PXIe-8840
  • PXIe-8880
  • PXI-8102
  • PXI-8108
  • PXI-8110
  • PXI Controller


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Operating System

  • PharLap

Issue Details

  • I locked the IP configuration on my PXI/PXIe-Controller running NI PharLap ETS in Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) and forgot the password. How do I reset it?
  • I cannot add or remove software from my PXI/PXIe-Controller running NI PharLap ETS because it is password protected and I do not know the password.


The only way to reset the password on a PXI/PXIe-Controller or RT-Desktop running NI PharLap ETS is to reformat the OS using the Utility USB Drive.

NOTE: This will cause the loss of all data and software stored on that controller or desktop system.