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inf2cat.exe doesnt exist anymore



I am trying to communicate with a test board through USB port of my PC. I followed the NI-VISA driver wizard suggestions already mentioned in the forums.  


I created the .inf file, but when i try to install the inf file, it asks me to sign the driver. I followed the NI article that gives the procedure. 

but the problem is, inf2cat.exe is not found in the latest Windows SDK i installed from microsoft website. I am using Windows 10 OS with build 1809 and Labview 2019 SP1. 


Is there any other method that NI is working on or has already??


Any one with suggestions, are of great help.



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I'm having same issue.  There is no such directory :Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\bin\x86


There is Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\ and three folders below





None of these sub directories contain the inf2Cat.exe file.


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Did anyone figure this issue out? Anyone find the Inf2Cat app in Windows 10?

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Windows 10 does not come with pre installed tools like Inf2Cat anymore. Head over to and 

to download the required Windows SDK and WDK.

You can follow the steps here,

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Even after downloading the kit and SDK, there is no Inf2Cat. Could it be in a specific version e.g. Windows 11?


Windows 11, version 22H2 x64 Edition 10_NI_X64
Windows 11, version 22H2 Arm64 Edition 10_NI_ARM64
Windows 11, version 21H2 x64 Edition 10_CO_X64
Windows 11, version 21H2 Arm64 Edition 10_CO_ARM64
Windows Server 2022 x64 Edition ServerFE_X64
Windows Server 2022 Arm64 Edition ServerFE_ARM64
Windows 10, version 21H2, 21H1, 20H2, 2004 x86 Edition 10_VB_X86
Windows 10, version 21H2, 21H1, 20H2, 2004 x64 Edition 10_VB_X64
Windows 10, version 21H2, 21H1, 20H2, 2004 Arm64 Edition 10_VB_ARM64
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Hey were you able to fix this issue? Did the Inf2Cat command work?

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