Using a Real-Time Executable With a Computer Without a LabVIEW License

Updated Jan 17, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW Base

Issue Details

I have created a LabVIEW Real-Time application on a computer with the LabVIEW development system. If I create a real-time executable for the real-time target and a Windows executablefor the host VI, can I communicate between the real-time target and a computer without a LabVIEW License.


Yes. You do not need a LabVIEW license to run a LabVIEW executable that communicates with a real-time target running a real-time executable. 

Additional Information

It is recommended to allow the user to select the proper real-time target to connect to within the LabVIEW executable to ensure a proper connection.


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