Do I Need a Run-Time License to Install the LabVIEW Real-Time Engine to My PXI or Real-Time PC?

Updated May 3, 2018

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  • PXI Controller

Issue Details

I know that National Instruments sells controllers with the LabVIEW Real-Time Engine installed on them as an operating system, but I have an existing PXI controller with a Windows operating system on it. Do I need to purchase a run-time license in order to install the LabVIEW Real-Time Engine on my controller?


Yes. If you want to install the Real-Time Engine on a Windows based PXI or desktop PC then a run-time deployment license must be purchased.