Software Versions Mismatch Between My Host PC and RT Target

Updated Feb 19, 2021

Reported In


  • Industrial Controller
  • CompactRIO Controller
  • PXI Controller


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Issue Details

I have an RT target (cRIO, PXI, Industrial Controller, sbRIO, etc) which I am trying to install some software on it. The issue is that the versions on the host PC do not match the options available in the RT target (Remote Systems-> RT target-> Right-click over the Software tab-> Add/Remove Software). For example, I have NI-XNET 20.5 on my host PC as shown below:
However, in my RT target I just can see an older version:
How can I fix this issue?


This issue can be seen when the LabVIEW Real-Time support was not added when installing the software.​​​​​​ To fix this issue:
  • Remove and reinstall the software adding the LabVIEW Real-Time support. For the NI-XNET example, it should look like this:
  • If the software is already installed, you can go to NI Pack Manager and add just the support for LabVIEW Real-Time. Go to the PACKAGES tab and look for the desired software: