Manually Include NI MAX in a LabVIEW-Built Installer

Updated Aug 3, 2023



  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module
  • LabVIEW
  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

  • I am distributing my Application through the use of an Installer built in LabVIEW. However, this Installer is not including NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX) even when I include my driver Run-Times. How can I ensure that NI MAX is installed on my deployment computers as part of the Installer?
  • How can I add NI MAX to my Additional Installers when building a LabVIEW Installer?

To manually include NI MAX in your Installer, follow the instructions below:
  1. Navigate to the Additional Installers category in the properties for your Installer Build Specification.
  2. Deselect "Automatically select recommended installers" to allow custom selection of Installers.
  3. Deselect the automatically checked option "Only display runtime installers"
    • If this option is left checked, the Installer for NI MAX will not show up in the list.
  4. Select NI Measurement & Automation Explorer, then save your changes and build the Installer.

Additional Information

  • By default, LabVIEW Installers automatically choose which Additional Installers to include based on the Application. This typically only includes Run-Time installers, and many driver Run-Times do not include NI MAX.
  • This process applies to other NI installers as well. You can include any other NI programs that are needed by your Application using this menu.