Archive for August, 2018

What Would Happen When OsiSoft’s License is Expired ?

When the license is expired, upon activating the PI License Manager (pilicmgr.exe), it will show error in the message log: Then all related core subsystems will also be restricted: The user can not use the PI SMT because port 5450 in PI Network Manager (pinetmgr.exe) will not be activated by PI Base Subsystem. You can […]

Analysis of OsiSoft’s PI License Mechanism

The licensing mechanism in OsiSoft’s PI is governed by a service called “PI License Manager” or pilicmgr.exe. This application can be activated as a service or a command line program. If it is invoked without a parameter, it will behave as a service and if it is invoked via command line, it will perform the […]

Analysis of OsiSoft’s PI SMT (System Management Tools)

This article will discuss how the SMT perform access to OsiSoft’s PI Point in the Current Values Plugin. This plug-in is used to view the real time current value of selected PI Points. This plug-in is governed by a module in OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PICurrentValue.dll file. So, when the user clicks the search button after entering the proper […]

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