How Can I Run and Stop the NIFB.exe from LabVIEW?

Updated Nov 27, 2018

Reported In


  • USB-8486


  • Fieldbus Stack Software

Issue Details

I am programming my Foundation Fieldbus Application in LabVIEW and I have noticed that the NI-FBUS Communications Manager is not started automatically. How can I start and stop programatically this executable from my LabVIEW application?


You can start and stop the NI-FBUS Communications Manager using the System Exec VI, as you can do with any other executable.
  • To run the Communications Manager, you should enter the executable's name and path to the System Exec VI as discussed here.
  • To stop the Communications Manager, you should use for the command taskkill /f /im nifb.exe, as discussed here