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Status Planned
Categories General
Created by GaryYegiazaryan
Created on Jan 18, 2024

Migrate Known Server Table (KST) configuration to a file.

PI data archive configuration is currently stored in the windows registry and is difficult to access and manipulate unless you know what you are doing.

The AF Server configuration is stored in an AFSDK.Config file. This file is simple, easy to read and much easier to manipulate.

The PI data archive and AF server configurations should be combined into one file or two separate files in the same location.

    Apr 1, 2024

    We are currently in the design phase of moving the Known Servers Table out of the Windows Registry and into a file. The name and location of this file is still being determined at this time. One of the key goals with this work is to alleviate the issue experienced by PI DataLink users after a Microsoft Office update is performed.

    Please continue to share your use cases around this idea!

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  • Tyler Engelhardt
    Jan 18, 2024

    Agreed, additionally, the file-based architecture would be easier for the AVEVA products to read and write from as compared to the registry. This also makes it far easier for PI Administrators to view the KST and troubleshoot connections.


Populate KST without Local Admin Privilege

After Microsoft Updates, PI Builder or DataLink users sometimes find that their KST (known servers table) has gone empty. A potential fix is to launch Excel as admin and try to any PI Data Archive in the list. Under the hood, the KST information ...
Guest almost 2 years ago in AVEVA™ PI Server / PI Builder 1 Planned