Feeds Failed to Update Error When Deploying Packages in SystemLink

Updated Aug 7, 2020

Reported In

Software

  • SystemLink 19.6

Issue Details

When I try to deploy a package from an internal feed from my company, I get the following error:
 
One or more feeds failed to update.
Packages available from these feeds will not be shown.

 
My company uses a proxy server to route information. 

Solution

Please follow these steps to properly configure the proxy server:
  • Install Sysinternals PSTools.
  • Run a command prompt as Administrator and run the following: 
psexec64 -u "nt authority\network service" -i cmd.exe
  • This will open a new cmd that run as a ‘NetworkService’ user and from there run:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
  • Then go to Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings and set the default proxy address for the server.
  • Delete “[nipkg]proxyserver=address:port” from C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\NI Package Manager\Settings\nipkg.ini
  • (optional) Save the user and password in stored credentials running (if proxy needs authentication):
cmdkey /generic: <proxy-server-ip> /user:<user> /pass
 

Additional Information

The issue is caused because SystemLink is unable to communicate with the proxy server.