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Where Can I Find the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine Installer?

Updated Dec 3, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Full

Issue Details

I need to install the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine. Where can I find it?


There are four methods to locate the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine:
  • Method 1: The download for the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine can be found at the LabVIEW Download page.
  • Method 2: With the LabVIEW Professional Development System, use the Application Builder in a LabVIEW Project to create an installer file. Right click Build Specifications and select New >> Installer. After bundling an executable in the Source Files category, navigate to the Additional Installers category. In the additional installer list, ensure that the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine box is checked.
  • Method 3: Once LabVIEW is installed, the Run-Time Engine will be located at  C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Shared\LabVIEW Run-Time
  • Method 4: After running the LabVIEW installation CD, the Run-Time Engine can be found in the Products\LabVIEW_Runtime_Engine_20XX directory

Additional Information

The LabVIEW Run-Time Engine must be installed on any system where you plan to run executables or shared libraries built with the LabVIEW Application Builder. While it allows you to run applications, it doesn't allow you to develop them. For that, you need to use the LabVIEW Development Environment.


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