Generating a Log of Installed NI Package Manager Packages on a System

Updated Mar 20, 2018

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  • Package Manager

Issue Details

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


This log can be generated using the NI Package Manager command line interface (CLI). 
  1. Open a command prompt with administrator privileges using the right-click Run as administrator... option.
  2. Navigate to the correct directory using the below command in the command prompt
cd "C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI Package Manager"
  1. Run the following command in the same command prompt:
nipkg info-installed > C:\log.txt​​

The text file generated will contain detailed information about the installed packages on your system. The log file generated by the above command will be located in the root directory of the C drive as a file named log.txt.

Additional Information

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


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