Using the DAQ Assistant Without a License

Updated Aug 27, 2020

Reported In


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)


  • NI-DAQmx

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

On a deployment computer, I have installed the LabVIEW Runtime and the full DAQmx driver. To run my executable program created with LabVIEW, I need to create DAQmx Tasks using NI MAX.
When I try to create a new task, I get the following message in the DAQ Assistant:

Do I need a license to use the DAQ Assistant for task creation in NI MAX?


The DAQ Assistant can still be used even if no licensed development environment is installed. To create tasks using the DAQ Assistant, the NI-DAQmx full driver is required.
If you come across this message, you should tick the box explaining that you understand and accept the restrictions relative to licensing.
You can then click next and carry on using the DAQ Assistant and its features.

Additional Information

This message is a warning displayed when no development environment is detected to make sure that the license restrictions are understood considering that the DAQ Assistant and its features won't be used to their extent.