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NI installer - include installer NI-IMAQ for USB Cameras, Why this don't work?

Hi All!
When building an NI installer, you can run an executable file after instalation. I am trying to include a installer NI-IMAQ for USB Cameras (imaq_usb_installer_setup.exe). Why this don't work? My system - LabVIEW 8.5+Vision 8.5
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Hey Serhiy,


When you build an installer that involves anything with Vision (not the USB stuff, just IMAQ vi's in general), you will need to have a copy and license of the Vision Runtime Engine installed on the target computer for this to work.  I believe this is what you are missing.  I do not think you can include that as an installer in app builder.  This is a seperate runtime engine that must be purchased.  You can download the

Vision Runtime Engine and use it in evaluation mode for 30 days to see if this is the reason your program is not working.

If when you say that it doesn't work, you mean that it throws some sort of error when the exe tries to run after the installation, could I have some more information like an error code so that I can research what is happening.  At any rate, I hope you have a great weekend!


Take Care,

Evan D.
Installer R&D
National Instruments
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Hi everybody,


I have the same problem than Serhiy. I have built an Installer for NI-IMAQ for USB cameras and I have also downloaded the Vision Runtime Engine evaluation because I would like to work without installing LabView. The project, application and setup are attached.


Thank you very much!

Best wishes,


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Hi again,

Please, could anybody tell me if I have created a good project and setup?

As I have the Vision Runtime Engine, I do not know where is my trouble.

Thank you very much.



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Hey JL,


Just as a note, this particular thread has not been touched in over a year. As such, you might be better off starting a new thread for your question and simply referencing this thread started by another member last January. Regardless, what issues are you seeing with your current application? Are getting errors when installing your executable? Are you getting errors when running your executable? Is your application simply not acquiring images? What versions of LabVIEW and NI Vision Development Module are you working with on your development machine? Are you including the Vision Run-Time Engine as a part of you installer or are you installing the trial of the Vision Run-Time Engine separately? After you install your application, do you see the Vision Run-Time Engine in NI-License manager? Is there a particular reason why you are wishing to use IMAQ for USB instead of using IMAQdx (3.4 or later) to acquire from your USB camera?


I do apologize for more questions than answers, but more information is needed to fully understand what is actually going on here.

Hope this helps.

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Dear Ben,


Thank you very much for your answer. Now I am going to open another thread.


Take care,



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Hi JL,


Having been investigating this issue this morning I have found a KnowledgeBase article which directly addresses your issue, which I have linked below.


Requirements for Computer Running an EXE Using NI-IMAQ for USB Functions


I am confident that this will solve your problems.


Best Regards,


Christian Hartshorne


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LabVIEW 8.5+ vision 8.5 for NI-IMAQ for USB Cameras first of all we have to install the NI_Vision Acquisition Software 8.5 then NI-IMAQ for USB Cameras works............enjoy......................

Thanks all

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