Where Can I Find Variable Manager in LabVIEW?

Updated Aug 9, 2023

Reported In


  • Distributed System Manager

Issue Details

Previously I could use Variable Manager to access all my Network Published Shared Variables and Global Variables within LabVIEW, but I can't seem to find this option anymore. 

Where can I find it? 


Variable Manager was replaced in LabVIEW 8.6 in favour of the Distributed System Manager, which can be found under Tools>>Distributed System Manager, if installed. 

Additional Information

Distributed system manager gets automatically installed with the LabVIEW Real-Time Module, and certain drivers like NI Compact RIO, but can also be installed separately  through NI Packager Manager or direct download