Error: Cannot Register the DataProvider Because the DataPlugin Is Not Registered

Updated Dec 22, 2023

Reported In


  • SystemLink TDM DataFinder Module

Issue Details

I want to create an installer using LabVIEW and install it on a deployment system. This program should access a DataFinder server instance from my SystemLink server. Therefore I already exported a client configuration file (.urf file) from my server and want to register the DataFinder instance, using the .urf file, on the deployment system. 
During registration process I see following error: 
  • DataProvider: Cannot register the DataProvider because the DataPlugin "Name" is not registered

What can I do to solve the error? Also I want to know which additional installers have to be included to get this connection going.


To export a client configuration file (.urf.file) is the recommended way to connect a deployment system with a DataFinder server instance. The occurring problem normally is a result of missing software components on the deployment system. To resolve the error please include following additional installers to your LabVIEW installer. Install your program and try the registration of the DataFinder server instance again. 
  • NI LabVIEW Runtime 
  • NI LabVIEW - DataFinder Connectivity Runtime (when using only DataFinder server)
  • NI DataFinder Desktop Runtime (when using also DataFinder Desktop (MyDataFinder))
  • NI USI
  • NI USI Core
To include all the options you may have to disable the checkbox Automatically select recommended installers and Only display runtime installers during the installer creation process to get access to all selectable installers. The recommended installers stay enabled. 

Additional Information

  • NI LabVIEW Runtime can be downloaded separately
  • NI LabVIEW - Datafinder Connectivity Runtime, NI DataFinder Desktop Runtime, NI USI, NI USI Core are no separate downloads and can only transferred to deployment system when they are included into an installer