Caching Installer Distribution Components (Windows)

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Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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A distribution is a collection of files that form an installer. When you use the Application Builder to build an installer that contains additional installers or components, the Application Builder prompts you to locate the original distribution for the components. Caching installer distribution components copies them into a permanent location on the local system and eliminates the need to specify a location for the additional components each time you build the installer. The next time you build an installer that includes these components, the Application Builder automatically copies the components from your local drive instead of prompting you for a distribution media.

Complete the following steps to cache installer distribution components:

  1. Right-click Build Specifications from the Project Explorer window and select New»Installer from the shortcut menu.
  2. Select Additional Installers from the Category list.
  3. Place a checkmark in the To minimize media prompts while building your installers, copy the selected installers and all future installers to this computer checkbox.
  4. Click OK.
Note  The LabVIEW Professional Development System includes the Application Builder. If you use the LabVIEW Base Development System or Full Development System, you can purchase the Application Builder separately from


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