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  1. Here's my workaround...

     

    I deleted the settings.ini file from C:\ProgramData\JKI\VIPM (ProgramData is a hidden folder by default). This got my dialog windows to show their content.

     

    VIPM was still failing to launch LabVIEW 2010 or 2011 from the "VIPM - Test LabVIEW Connection" dialog. I manually opened LabVIEW and verified that the TCP/IP port settings were correct, then left LabVIEW open. I unchecked the box that says "Auto-configure LabVIEW to use the specified TCP/IP Port" and then the test completed successfully. For some reason VIPM is not able to launch LabVIEW for me (even when running as administrator). As long as I manually open the version of LabVIEW that I want to deal with I am able to load/upgrade packages without problems.

     

    -Toby


  2. I'll add this as it is likely related somehow. When I attempt to "Launch Current LabVIEW Version" frome the Tools menu nothing happens (for LV2010 or 2011). The following error is logged (I do have LabVIEW installed with the exe residing at the indicated path):

     

    =========== START of VIPM Error Message ===========

    An internal VIPM Error has occured on: Thursday March 01, 2012 at 04:59:55 PM

     

    = Automated Message Start =

    Error 998 occurred at System Exec.vi. Command was ""C:\Program Files (x86)\National

    Instruments\LabVIEW 2011\LabVIEW.exe""

    This error code is undefined. No one has provided a description for this code, or you might have

    wired a number that is not an error code to the error code input.

    = Automated Message End =

     

    = User Defined Message Start =

    Error launching LV from main window

    = User Defined Message End =

     

    = Error Handler Call Chain Start =

    VIPM Main Window.vi

    = Error Handler Call Chain End =

    =========== END of VIPM Error Message ===========


  3. Well, running as Administrator makes it work. My account has admin priviledges, but I see that doesn't matter. Thanks!

     

    I'm seeing this exact issue, but running as administrator is not solving the problem. A co-worker is experiencing the same thing. Originally I upgraded from 2010.0.2 (which was working fine). I then uninstalled and re-installed 2011.0.1 but the problem remains. It looks like all of the dialogs are blank white (tooltips still pop-up as I move my mouse around in the white window) and after 30 seconds or so VIPM stops responding and windows closes it down.

     

    I have LV 2010 and 2011 installed on Windows 7 64-bit. Running from an admin account "as administrator".

     

    Any ideas?

     

    Thanks,

    Toby


  4. I've added this issue to the known issues. We've fixed this issue in the next release which should be coming out soon.

     

    I just installed v1.1.0.121 for the first time in LabVIEW 8.6.1 on Windows Vista and saw this bug. the release notes say the bug has been fixed but apparently there is still something going on.

     

    A couple other things...

     

    1. I was able to resize the mass compile window (I don't think that is expected behavior)

     

    2. The text in the mass compile window does not fit in the box. I think this is the same Vista bug that plagues all things LabVIEW. The system fonts changed and nothing lines up quite right.

     

    Mass_Compile.jpg


  5. If anybody else has thoughts or feedback on using VIPM with Vista, feel free to jump in (Toby... Heiko... are you out there B))

     

    I'm here :)

     

    My experience with VIPM on Vista has been fairly smooth other than the known installation glitch. That said, I am the only user of my PC and I have local admin rights.

     

    The issues that Jed brought up are definitely worth knowing about, and not just for VIPM. I have run into similar problems with other programs that I was trying to make work with Vista. With VIPM, I could see potential problems during some future upgrade. The files in c:\Users\...\ are not removed during an uninstall or replaced during a reinstall, so if there were any big changes to the ini file or the SourceForge mirrors file, they may not get read in properly on first launch because the old files would be read (assuming they have the same name).

     

    I think NI handles things well with TestStand 4.1. The install package puts all the folders where Microsoft wants them to be, but it also adds shortcuts to the new folders in the old location. This makes it nice for people who knew the original path to an item (the examples folder for example) to be able to browse to either the original path or the new path. If I start browsing the the old location I will run into a shortcut at some point that takes me to the new location and the transition is virtually transparent to me. It's a bit of a kludge, but I can't think of a smoother way to handle it.

     

    One other think to pay attention to is that the error logs for VIPM are saved to the c:\Users\...\ directory. It took me a minute to realize what was going on the first time I went looking for them. I knew I should have some log files, but they weren't where I expected them.


  6. Also, you might want to simply try testing it yourself. If it is not working when installed+run normally then try installing+running with administrator privileges.

     

    I gave it a shot. The first attempt failed with the error message shown below. When I clicked on the "Why not Found?" button I got a message that essentially said that Windows had detected an incompatibility with the program and that it would be run in compatibility mode the next time it was run. So...I ran it again. Windows popped up a dialog box requiring admin rights and as soon as I gave it my password it installed and seems to be running fine. I am installing the packages now.

     

    Thanks for a great product!

     

    -Toby

     

    VPIM_Vista_Install_Error.jpg

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