Generating a Package Installation Report from NI Package Manager

Updated Dec 8, 2023



  • Package Manager

I want to obtain a text file report of all the packages installed on my system through NI Package Manager, either for my own documentation or for troubleshooting. How can I generate this report?

This report can be generated using NI Package Manager's command line interface (CLI). 
  1. Open a Windows command prompt with administrator privileges: Open the Start Menu, then navigate to Windows Accessories. Right-click Command Prompt and click More » Run as administrator.
  2. Navigate to NI Package Manager's directory using the below command:
cd "C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI Package Manager"
  1. Run the following command in the same command prompt:
nipkg info-installed > C:\report.txt​​
The report file generated by the above command will be located in the root directory of the C drive as a file named report.txt. The text file generated will contain detailed information about the packages installed on your system.

Additional Information

In the above example, the report file is generated in the user's C drive as report.txt. This path can be changed to other locations or file names as long as a text file is targeted.