LabVIEW - Install/Licensing

Issue/Question

  • How do I install LabVIEW?
  • Is my device compatible with LabVIEW?
  • Can students install LabVIEW on their personal computers?

Environment

  • Oregon State University
  • Student
  • Graduate Student
  • Employee
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Linux

License Restrictions

Available for OSU faculty, staff and students on institutional devices or computers for use in education and non-commercial research. A student install license is avaialble for installation on personal devices.

Resolution

If installing from off campus, make sure to connect to the VPN before proceeding.

Student Install

  1. Open Windows file explorer and enter \\software.oregonstate.edu\software into the address bar.
  2. If prompted for a username and password, enter "ONID\[Your ONID Username]" for the username and your ONID password for the password.
  3. Find the LabView Student folder.
  4. Find the desired version (usually latest).
  5. Copy either the 32 or 64 bit version to your computer.
  6. Make note of the student install serial number.
  7. Run the exe to start the installation.
  8. Select any needed addons when prompted.
  9. When the installation is finished, it should prompt to activate.
  10. Select "enter a serial number" from the dropdown and enter the student serial number in all of the boxes.
    NOTE: Not all of the extensions are covered by the student install option. If any come back as not being a valid serial number, those are not included.

Staff/Faculty

Windows

  1. Open Windows file explorer and enter \\software.oregonstate.edu\software into the address bar.
  2. If prompted for a username and password, enter "ONID\[Your ONID Username]" for the username and your ONID password for the password.
  3. Find the LabVIEW Folder.
  4. Find the desired version and copy the Windows folder to the desktop.
  5. Make note of the LabVIEW Serial Number in the text document.
    NOTE: There are 2 serial numbers in the LabVIEW Serial Numbers.txt folder. Use the corresponding number for University owned or student owned.
  6. Run Install.exe.
  7. Read and accept the license and click next.
  8. This may prompt to disable fast startup. This might require coordination with your IT group to disable.
  9. Review the selected options and click next.
  10. Select the desired products and click next.
  11. Do this again on the next page.
  12. Read and accept the licenses and click next.
  13. Review the install and click next.
  14. Click yes on the NI Update Service.
  15. Select an option when prompted to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program.
  16. The NI Licensing Wizard should open.
  17. Register for an account if you don't have one already.
  18. Enter the serial number noted earlier and enter those next to the products needed.
  19. Click next, then close.

MacOS

  1. Open Finder and select "Go -> Connect to Server".
  2. Enter "smb://software.oregonstate.edu/software" and click "Connect".
  3. If prompted for a login, enter "ONID\[Your ONID Username]" for the usernname and your ONID password for the password.
  4. Find the LabVIEW folder and the desired version.
  5. Copy the folder to the desktop.
  6. Double click on LabVIEW.dmg.
  7. Double click on LabVIEW Pro in the top left corner.
  8. Step through the installer and read and accept the license agreement.
  9. Change the install directory if needed (usually fine to leave this at the default) and click install.
  10. Once finished, LabVIEW should already be activated.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.

Details

Article ID: 97059
Created
Thu 1/30/20 4:54 PM
Modified
Tue 5/4/21 5:49 PM