Unable to Install NI Software through NI Package Manager

Updated Jul 27, 2018

Reported In


  • Package Manager

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I need to install NI Software, such as LabVIEW NXG, through NI Package Manager. I was able to download and install NI Package Manager from NI's website. However when I try to install the software, I get the error:

There was a problem executing your request.
Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
Please check your Internet connection and try again.

 I know that I am connected to the internet, but something seems to be blocking my access to the software.


In order to use NI Package Manager, you must disable FIPS encryption. Instructions for doing so can be found on Microsoft's website, although NI recommends contacting your IT department before attempting to disable FIPS.

Additional Information

This error can occur if you are trying to install a package using NI Package Manager on a computer that has Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) encryption enabled. FIPS is an encryption algorithm that can be enabled in the Windows Operating System. More information on FIPS can be found in the Related Links section below.

This error can also occur from antivirus software threat protection. Disable this functionality to download via Package Manager.

FIPS can also cause some programs, like DAQExpress, to not run if installed. 


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