Hi all. I’m posting this for the benefit of anyone confronting the same issue I had.
I was on Sierra and I was holding off on upgrading as not everything in my setup was 100% tested under High Sierra.
After I exhausted all options I decided to install High Sierra and that solved the issue.
Be careful with those updates through Native Access. They have the potential to disrupt your system like they did to me.
From now on, I’ll be making an image of my system before attempting any updates from NI.