LabVIEW-Built Installer Error: Cannot Cache Products

Updated Nov 17, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module

Issue Details

I get an error when building an installer that says Cannot cache products because cache directory requires administrative privileges.


The following steps may resolve this behavior:
  •  Run LabVIEW as administrator (Right-click > Run As Administrator). 
  • Change the destination directory to see if the problem persists. This will be under the Destinations tab in the Installer Properties Dialog box. 
  • Ensure that you have read/write permissions to the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 20xx\VIObjCache
  • If you are including DAQmx or any other device driver in the installer, try to force reinstall the driver

Additional Information

When LabVIEW is trying to change a file or folder outside of the LabVIEW environment, it requires privileges to do so. Sometimes operating systems raise a flag when a program tries to change something outside of the program. Running LabVIEW with administrator privileges may prevent some errors relating to writing or changing files in the operating system.