Do LabVIEW Executables Need a License?

Updated Jun 29, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Professional
  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module

Issue Details

I have built a LabVIEW Stand Alone Application (Executable) and wish to distribute/deploy it to other computers with no LabVIEW installed, do I need a license for these executables?


You do not need a License to distribute/deploy and run these executables in other computers. You may create as many applications and distribute to as many computers as you wish, as long as you have a LabVIEW Application Builder Add-on license or a LabVIEW Professional license.

Additional Information

Make sure the deployment PC has the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine version installed according to the LabVIEW version you developed your executable with. To download the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine, follow the steps in this document:
​Where Can I Find the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine Installer?


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