"NI mx LabVIEW Control Installer" Missing When Building Installer

Updated Nov 30, 2020

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module
  • TestStand


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

When I try to build my installer, I get a pop up saying: Some installers you selected for this installer are not available on this computer.  The specific installer it is missing is the "NI mx LabVIEW Control Installer". How do I fix this issue so I can build my installer?


The NI mx LabVIEW Control Installer is part of the NI-DAQmx driver. The installer cannot be found under a defined path, which is the reason for this error. To solve the problem please do the following steps:
  1. Please try to uninstall your DAQmx installation, then install using the offline installer, instead of the online installer. You can get the installer here: NI-DAQmx Download. The offline installer is available under the Download button, as shown on the screenshot:

  1. If this doesn't work, please go to C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\MDF\ProductCache and move all entries related to NI-DAQmx in another self-created folder (backup)
  2. Go also to C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\NI Package Manager\packages and do the same
  3. Please open NI Package Manager and repair the NI-DAQmx installation
  4. Start the build process again.

Additional Information

This issue can happen when building a TestStand Deployment as well, and the solution applies in the same way as it is related to the NI-DAQmx installation.