No Operation to Be Performed in NI Package Manager

Updated Dec 2, 2019

Reported In


  • Package Manager

Issue Details

When I go to install National Instruments software through NI Package Manager, I get an error with the following message:

No operation to be performed.

How can I resolve this so I can install the software correctly?


This error can occur if the software is already installed on your system. 

You can verify it is already installed through the steps below. If the software is not installed on your system and you are still seeing this error, contact NI Technical Support
  • You can search for the software application on your PC and verify that you are able to open it successfully. 
  • You can also follow the steps in the Determine the Version of the NI Software Installed article to verify the software is installed via NI Measurement & Automation Explorer or the Windows Control Panel.