I bought a CompactDAQ Controller that runs Windows and I want to use it from my desktop computer. Unfortunately, in my desktop I can't see it in NI MAX and LabVIEW does not recognize the device either. How can I develop my software without having to plug a screen, mouse and keyboard to the data acquisition device?
Embedded devices as compactDAQ, compactRIO and other NI hardware running Windows are not visible on host computer using NI MAX software. To be able to remotely control those embedded devices, you can use Windows Remote Desktop Connection, which makes possible to use the device in very similar way as you were directly connected to it using a monitor, keyboard and mouse. In order to configure, enable and use this funtionality, follow the steps below:Note: The following solution is written for Embedded devices that are running Windows Operating System.
All currently supported Microsoft Windows Operating Systems incorporate remote network control technology into the Windows Operating System. Using Windows Remote Desktop, you can log in to a computer remotely, with the Windows desktop user interface passed over the network. Detailed information on the configuration of Remote Desktop will vary by OS and can be found in the Related Links section of this article.
You can try the following steps if the Remote Desktop session doesn't work:
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