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Deploying Both NI-DAQ and DAQmx Drivers/Software to Target XP machines

Hi,

 

I have a data acquisition VB6 program, written for the NI-6062E, that's presently being deployed to XP machines.  I am in the process of rewriting the code (still in VB6) so it works with a secondary DAQ card (USB-6212).  For the near-term, my data acquisiton program will need to be compatable with both DAQ cards (however, the NI-6062E will eventually be phased out).  Consequently, I need to update my installer program so that it not only installs the requisite legacy NI-DAQ drivers/software but also installs the DAQmx drivers/software necessary for my USB-6212 to run.

 

Does anyone else ever faced this challenge?  If so, do you have any documentation that you could refer me to?

 

Thanks!!

 

Scott 

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Hi Scott,

 

What are you currently using to build your installer?

Tom D.
Staff Software Engineer
NI
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Hi Tom,

 

Sorry for the delayed response.  I am using the WiX toolset to build my installer.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

 

Thanks,

 

Scott

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Hi Scott,

 

I'm not too familiar with the WiX toolset, but it seems to me that you should be able to use it to build an installer that includes both NI-DAQ and NI-DAQmx. You can have both drivers installed on one computer at once.

 

I would refer to this FAQ page for more information: http://www.ni.com/product-documentation/3021/en/

 

Specifically, the question "Q: Can I use Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) and NI-DAQmx at the same time?" should shed some light on how the two can work concurrently.

Tom D.
Staff Software Engineer
NI
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