Error when Using Replication and Deployment Utility (RAD) for RT or PXI Target Image

Updated Aug 24, 2018

Reported In


  • PXI Controller


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Issue Details

I receive Application Image Retrieval Error (s) as shown in the images below when using the Replication and Deployment (RAD) utility to replicate or deploy an image to my RT or PXI target. How do I resolve the errors?

Figure 1: Error -2147220321 when replicating image

Figure 2: Error -2147220308 when deploying image


  • Error -2147220321
The error indicates that the directory containing the image is not found. To resolve the issue, reformat the target. Refer to How Do I Format My Real-Time Target and Reinstall the Software? for steps on formatting the real-time target and reinstalling the software. Make sure to select the Reliance file system format as it is compatible with PXI targets. 
  • Error -2147220308
The error indicates that the remote target/host cannot be contacted. Make sure the image deployed is the same controller model. If you receive an image from a specific controller, you can only deploy that image to the controllers of the same model number.
  • Error -2147220354
This error can indicate an issue with communication between the target and host. Ensure network connection, and firewalls are configured correctly.