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create a directory with all the device drivers

How do I create a directory so I can point to a single directory containing both device driver cds?
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Joseph,

Could you be a little more specific about your question? Are you just asking how to create a directory in Windows? Does your question relate to LabVIEW in any way?

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E. Sulzer
Applications Engineer
National Instruments
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In the help notes, it was suggested that the driver cds be placed in a directory where you can refer to this directory whenever you start a build application. It does not state whether ot place the disk in a single directory, 2 directories, etc. In addition, when you set the modules in the installer portion, it does not give you any clues which cd it is suppose to point to. An example is the NI-Serial. There is a regular portion and a real time portion. In the additional install module there is a reference to the NI-Serial real time version (note there is no option for just a standard Ni-Serial). So where do we point the directory to?
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When you are speaking about the "help notes" are you talking about this Help excerpt? If so, it is only saying that you need to make sure that the installer actually exists in the location listed under "Installer Source Location" in the Additional Installer section of the installer build specification. Typically users install their device drivers from a CD in their CD drive, so if that is the case, the source location will be their CD drive, and they will need to make sure to have the proper device driver CD inserted into the CD drive before building the installer.

E. Sulzer
Applications Engineer
National Instruments
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The notes also indicated that you can copy the files to either a network drive or another drive. There you can alter the location for the additional installer to point at this location. That way you do not have to have the CDs with you every time you have to build a module. In addition, when you have multiple CD, you have several identifiers for the CD. Ideally you would like to point to a single location for all of the drivers. That way you are not prompted to look at multiple locations. Loading and unloading CDs when you are hunting a problem on a build becomes a real pain especially when you have to load and unload the same cd multiple times.
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When choosing driver installers to include with your EXE installer, LabVIEW will look at whatever location you originally installed the driver from. If you want to prevent from having to load up CDs during this process, then before you install your device drivers, you should copy the contents of the associated CDs to your hard drive and install from there. Then you will have a copy of the device driver installers on your hard drive where LabVIEW will go to when including them in EXE installers.

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E. Sulzer
Applications Engineer
National Instruments
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That information would have been very valuable in the installation procedure. The manual documentation I had was basically only an order to install the various items. It seems to me, this is a major departure from the way Labview 7 did it. It would have been useful to include some kind of paper note that this should have been done instead of infering it after a complete installation that takes several hours to complete.
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