Feature on Local Host Has Expired Error Prevents LabVIEW From Opening

Updated Nov 29, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW 7.1

Issue Details

When I try to open LabVIEW, usually LabVIEW 7.1, I receive the error The Feature on Local Host Has Expired and LabVIEW fails to load. How can I prevent this?


After receiving this error, there are two steps to try to eliminate the error.
  • Try opening NI License Manager by going to Start┬╗Programs┬╗National Instruments┬╗NI License Manager. Right-click on your version of LabVIEW and select Deactivate, followed by right-clicking the version of LabVIEW again and selecting Activate.
  • If that does not rectify the situation, an uninstall and re-install of LabVIEW should clear the error.


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