Embedded UI Not Working With my Real-Time Target

Updated Oct 21, 2020

Reported In


  • cRIO-9038
  • cRIO-9039
  • cRIO-9035
  • cRIO-9034
  • cRIO-9033
  • CompactRIO Controller

Issue Details

  • Embedded UI is not working properly on my Real-Time target. I connect my Real-Time Target to a monitor and the UI does not appear.
  • The display shows blank when connected to my Real-Time target.
How do I fix this?


First, there are a couple of things to ensure:
  • Ensure your Real-Time target supports Embedded UI
  • Ensure that you have enabled Embedded UI in NI MAX and restart the Real-Time target
  • The Real-Time target must be running a VI or a deployed application in order to see it on the display.
Try different troubleshooting steps:
  • Try different cables to connect between your Real-Time target and the monitor. 
  • Ensure that your monitor works properly when connected to something other than the Real-Time target (using the same port on the monitor). 
  • Contact NI Support.