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Vernier NI 2012 Installer


Vernier NI 2012 Installer is a program developed by Vernier Software & Technology. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 42 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 80% of users of Vernier NI 2012 Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vernier.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\National Instruments\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5F995123-2D98-490D-A7D7-8C15D4BAC8F0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Vernier NI 2012 Installer

  • EWBCOMCtrl.dll (by National Instruments) - Assistants (EWB COMControls)
  • MAXComputerID.exe (by National Instruments) - SCS_MAX_COMPUTER_ID (MAX Computer Identification Tool)
  • mswUI.dll - AF_MSWUI (AF_mswUI)
  • mxMax.dll - SCS_MX_PROVIDER_FRAMEWORK (MAX Provider framework)
  • mxReportUI.dll - SCS_MAX_REPORTGEN_UI (MAX Report Generation UI)
  • mxRmCfgG.dll - LabVIEW RT Install Software wizard
  • mxs.dll - SCS_MXS_LIBRARY (MXS storage library bridge)
  • mxsdb.dll - SCS_MXS_DATABASE (MXS internal database implementation)
  • mxsin.dll - SCS_MXS_IN (MXS in-process transaction layer)
  • mxsmsxml.dll - SCS_MXS_MSXML (MXS storage from XML loader helper)
  • mxsout.dll - SCS_MXS_OUT (MXS out-of-process client)
  • mxssvr.dll - SCS_MXS_SERVER (MXS connection server)
  • mxsutils.dll - SCS_MXS_UTILS (MXS storage utility functions)
  • mxsxport.dll - SCS_MXS_EXPORT (MXS legacy configuration)
  • mxwOTask.dll - AF_OUTTASK (AF_OutTask)
  • mxwRCCHS.dll - AF_MXWRC (Assistant Framework Resource File)
  • mxwRCDEU.dll
  • mxwRCENG.dll
  • mxwRCFRA.dll
  • mxwRCJPN.dll
  • mxwRCKOR.dll
  • mxwTask.dll - AF_MXWTASK (AF_mxwTask)
  • NiAsstnt.exe - AF_NIASSISTANT (AF_NiAssistant)
  • nicont.dll - NI ActiveX Container
  • nicontdt.dll - NI ActiveX Container Design Time
  • nigmp.dll - GMP_SHARED (GMP)
  • NIMax.exe - SCS_MAX_LAUNCH (Measurement & Automation Explorer)
  • NIMaxImp.dll - SCS_MAX_IMPL (MAX stub implementation)
  • NIMaxRes.dll - SCS_MAX_RSRC (MAX UI resources)
  • NIMaxResChs.dll
  • NIMaxResDeu.dll
  • NIMaxResFra.dll
  • NIMaxResJpn.dll
  • NIMaxResKor.dll
  • NIMaxUI.dll - SCS_MAX_UI (Measurement & Automation Explorer UI implementation)
  • NiMxCtrl.dll - SCS_MX_ACTIVEX_CONTROL (MAX ActiveX control)
  • nimxs.exe - SCS_MXS_SERVICE (MXS Service)
  • nimxsimp.dll - SCS_MXS_IMPL (MXS offline stub implementation)
  • nimxsMessage.dll - SCS_MXS_MESSAGE (MXS event messages)
  • nimxsoffline.exe - SCS_MXS_OFFLINE (MXS offline server)
  • nipxi_sysapi_expert.dll - NIPXI_SYSAPI_EXPERT (NI-PXI Expert for System API)
  • rtInsRes.dll - SCS_PROVIDER_RTWIZ_RSRC (Remote Systems RT wizard resources)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • nimxs.exe runs as a service named 'NI Configuration Manager' (mxssvr) "Manages National Instruments configuration data. If this service is stopped, some NI programs and hardware will not function properly.".

How do I remove Vernier NI 2012 Installer?

You can uninstall Vernier NI 2012 Installer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Vernier NI 2012 Installer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Vernier NI 2012 Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 10 50%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Finland 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%


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