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PXI-8196 RT MAX Configuration Trouble

All,
 
Just received the following system (w/ NI factory installation):
 
PXI-1045
PXI-8196 RT
PXI-4220 (slot 2)
(2) PXI-6259 (slot 3 and 4)
PXI-5152 (slot 5)
PXI-2585 (slot 6)
PXI-5404 (slot 7)
 
The problem is I can only see the following hardware/software on my MAX Remote System:
 

PXI System (NI PXI-8196)

Chassis 1 (PXI-1045)

PXI17::15::INSTR (NI 5404 for PXI)

PXI16::6::INSTR (PCI-GPIB)

PXI16::9::INSTR (NI Trigger Routing Module)

Software

Broadcom 57xx Gigabit Ethernet Driver 2.1.0.3.0

DataSocket for LabVIEW Real-Time 4.4

Intel 8254x Ethernet Driver 2.1.0.3.0

Intel 8255x 10/100Mbps Ethernet Driver 2.1.0.3.0

LabVIEW PID Control Toolkit 8.2

LabVIEW Real-Time 8.2

Language Support for LabVIEW RT 1.0.0.2

Modbus I/O Server 1.2.0

Network Variable Engine 1.2.0

NI-1394 External Drive Support 1.4.0.3.0

NI-488.2 RT 2.4.3

NI-IrDA RT 1.0.2

NI-Serial RT 3.1.0

NI-VISA 4.0

NI-VISA Server 4.0

NI-Watchdog 2.1.5

Traditional NI-DAQ 7.4.4

USB Support 1.0

Variable Client Support 1.2.0

 

I notice in ALL the documentation I've received, plus found on NI.com, NI-DAQmx shows up in the Remote System software tree but isn't showing up in mine?  

Here's the software on MAX "My System" :
 

LabVIEW

  • PID Control Toolset
  • Real-Time
  • VI Logger
  • LabVIEW Run-Time 7.0
  • LabVIEW Run-Time 7.1
  • LabVIEW Run-Time 8.0.1
  • LabVIEW Run-Time 8.2.1
  • LabWindows/CVI Run-Time
  • Measurement & Automation Explorer
  • Measurement Studio for VS2005
  • NI Script Editor
  • NI SignalExpress
  • NI Spy
  • NI-488.2
  • NI-845x
  • NI-DAQmx
  • NI-DCPower
  • NI-DMM
    • Soft Front Panel
  • NI-FGEN
    • FGEN Soft Front Panel
  • NI-HSDIO
  • NI-HWS
  • NI-PAL
  • NI-SCOPE
    • SCOPE Soft Front Panel
  • NI-Serial
  • NI-SWITCH
    • Soft Front Panel
  • NI-TClk
  • NI-USI
  • NI-VISA
    • visa32.dll
    • NiVisaServer.exe
    • NIvisaic.exe
  • Traditional NI-DAQ
  • VI Logger

Side problem, is there any real documentation out there regarding the RTOS for this controller, I mean, is the unaccessible prompt after "Welcome to LabVIEW Real-Time 8.2 NI-VISA Server 4.0 started successfully " the working prompt? I have zero RTOS experience but would expect the system to be very unambiguous in letting me know I am ready to begin working with it.

Any help that does not include a NI KB/tutorial or link would be appreciated since I have exhausted all of NI's documents. Thank you for your help.

JD

 
PXI-1045,PXI-8196 RT,PXI-4220 (slot 2),(2) PXI-6259 (slot 3 and 4),PXI-5152 (slot 5),PXI-2585 (slot 6),PXI-5404 (slot 7)
LV 8.2.1, RT 8.2, DAQmx 8.5, MAX 4.2, VISA 4.1,
Pharlap OS ver.12.0, PH_EXEC ver. 8.2
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Update:

Well I haven't solved the problem but am working up a scheme to. After seeing a lot of discussion regarding the correct order in which drivers and RT Module must be installed I've decided to delete all my drivers and reinstall. And specifically for this reason; a week before I received the PXI system I got NI's latest driver update pack (Labview 8.2.1, etc.) in the mail and had installed everything on it before I got the PXI system. I think there might be a lot of disconnect regarding all the different versions of drivers, etc. that have since been installed after digesting all the documentation and CDs that came with the PXI system. Stay tuned.
PXI-1045,PXI-8196 RT,PXI-4220 (slot 2),(2) PXI-6259 (slot 3 and 4),PXI-5152 (slot 5),PXI-2585 (slot 6),PXI-5404 (slot 7)
LV 8.2.1, RT 8.2, DAQmx 8.5, MAX 4.2, VISA 4.1,
Pharlap OS ver.12.0, PH_EXEC ver. 8.2
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Thread Closed,
 
PXI system successfully configured. I guess it makes sense for a complex system to require a very diligent driver installation process in order for it to work. Now off to the shredder with all these out of date driver CDs that came with it.
 
I have a feeling I will be turning to this forum many more times in the near future so stay tuned.
 
JD
PXI-1045,PXI-8196 RT,PXI-4220 (slot 2),(2) PXI-6259 (slot 3 and 4),PXI-5152 (slot 5),PXI-2585 (slot 6),PXI-5404 (slot 7)
LV 8.2.1, RT 8.2, DAQmx 8.5, MAX 4.2, VISA 4.1,
Pharlap OS ver.12.0, PH_EXEC ver. 8.2
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