I Cannot Find NI Distributed System Manager

Updated Nov 30, 2022

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  • Distributed System Manager

Issue Details

I need to use NI Distributed System Manager to monitor the Network Shared variables from my CompactRIO but cannot find it on my computer.


NI Distributed System Manager installs with LabVIEW Real-Time and some drivers like NI CompactRIO.
If it is installed on a computer running a Windows Operating System, it can be found using one of the following method:
  • From Windows All Programs menu, within the National Instruments folder
  • From its root repository: C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\Shared\System Manager\<version>\SystemManager.exe

If the NI Distributed System Manager cannot be found using this described method, it can be installed on it's own using the latest version found on ni.com/downloads