What Does System Configuration Web Access Option in NI MAX Do?

Updated May 2, 2023

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  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

Issue Details

I want to know the functionality of the System Configuration Web Access option in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI-MAX).


The option System Configuration Web Access will allow you to enter into the Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI-MAX) configuration of a specific computer from a different computer using only the IP and port information.

You'll find this option by entering on NI-MAX > My System > System Settings > System Configuration Web Access. There, you should be able to select between two options:
  • Local Only: when this setting is selected in computer A, you won't be able to enter MAX's confguration from computer B.
  • Local and Remote: when this setting is selected in computer A, you will be able to enter MAX's configuration from computer B.

Note: after changing this option, remember to click the Save button on the upper left corner.

To enter into other computer's MAX configuration panel, you should follow the next steps:
1. Go to My System, and Right-click on it.
2. Select Web Configuration. A browser tab should open.
3. In the URL change the "localhost:3582" part for the IP and Port of the computer you want to access.
        Example: the URL http://localhost:3582/#Home would be changed to http://xx.xx.xx.xx:1234/#Home