Deciding What Software to Include in a LabVIEW Installer

Updated Nov 3, 2020

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Runtime

Issue Details

  • I'm currently building a LabVIEW Installer and I want to know what software I should include in it for distribution.


To distribute an installer built in LabVIEW, you should take into consideration the following software:
  1. Run-Time Engine:
  • Regardless of the nature of your executable, you will need to have the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine installed on your target computer.
  • The Run-Time Engine version needs to match the version of LabVIEW that the executable was built in.
  • All versions of the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine are available for download from our website .
  1.  Drivers:
  • If your executable utilizes any hardware functionality, you will need to install the necessary drivers.
  1.  Toolkits:
  • If there are any toolkits that were used to develop the executable, the same toolkits need to be installed on the target computer.