WATS Client - Uninstall

Uninstall the WATS client from Windows (Control Panel/Programs (and Features))

  • Close TestStand, LabVIEW and any WATS applications
  • Make sure there are no pending UUT reports

TestStand 2012 or greater

  • After Windows has completed the uninstall, browse to  C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\TestStand 2012\Cfg\ModelPlugins (Win7, 8, 10) or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\National Instruments\TestStand 2012\Cfg\ModelPlugins (WinXP)
  • Delete the "ResultProcessing.cfg" file. Note: this will set the Result Processing back to default
If needed - Manually Remove WATS add-on files from TestStand.
Normally, uninstalling the WATS client automatically removes all WATS files and folders, but it some cases they are not deleted.

Delete the following files and folders:

TestStand 3.X and 4.0:

  • C:\Program Files\National Instruments\TestStand X.X\Components\User...
  • C:\Program Files\National Instruments\TestStand X.X\CodeTemplates\User\WATS-XXXX-LabVIEW (Delete the 4 folders)
  • C:\Program Files\National Instruments\TestStand X.X\Cfg\TestStandDatabaseOptions.ini (WATS 2.3 Client)

TestStand 4.1 and above:
Form the <TestStand Public> directory (the files/folders are located at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\National Instruments\TestStand XX on Windows XP and at C:\Users\Public\Documents\National Instruments\TestStand XX on Windows Vista and Windows 7):

  • \Components\WATS_Models
  • \Components\WATS_ModelSupport
  • \Components\WATS_StepTypes
  • \Components\TypePalettes\WATS_Types.ini
  • \Components\TypePalettes\WATS_CfgTypes.ini
  • \Components\Models\ModelPlugins\WATS_ReportLogger.seq (TestStand 2012)
  • \CodeTemplates\WATS-XXXX-LabVIEW (Delete the 4 folders)
If TestStand is missing/searching for the WATS_SequentialModel.seq file after an uninstall
Change the default Station Model back to SequentialModel.seq (Configure>Station Options...>Model)
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