DAQExpress Connection Error or Offline Usage

Updated Apr 28, 2021

Reported In


  • DAQExpress

Issue Details

I'm working on a computer that is not connected to the internet. When I launch DAQExpress it does not open and displays following connection error, can I work offline with DAQExpress?


Depending on the used DAQExpress versions it can be worked completely offline or offline during a definite time period. 
  1. Periodically offline: DAQExpress versions above 2.0:
  • DAQExpress will ask you to log into your NI account during first start when internet connection is established
  • Otherwise connect your pc to internet, launch DAQExpress and log in.
  • After first launch and log in it is possible to use DAQExpress offline for the next three months without a license. After this time, you will be asked to log in into your account again.
  1. Offline: DAQExpress versions 2.0 and earlier: