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SystemLink Log File Locations for Troubleshooting

Updated Mar 18, 2022

Reported In


  • SystemLink Server
  • SystemLink Client

Operating System

  • Windows
  • NI Linux Real-Time

Issue Details

I am running into unexpected behavior while using SystemLink. Are there troubleshooting logs and where are they located?


There are SystemLink logs located on both the SystemLink Server and the SystemLink Clients. The location of all the logs is included below:

SystemLink Server Logs
  • Skyline Logs: C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\Skyline\Logs
  • Salt Logs: C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\salt\var\log\salt\master

SystemLink Client Logs
  • Salt Logs:
    • (Windows) C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\salt\var\log\salt\minion 
    • (Linux RT) /var/log/salt/minion