Setting Up the Historian Environment

Before you begin

Before you start setting up your Historian environment, identify the computers that will function as your clients, data collectors, administration workstations, and archiver.


  1. Set up each computer.
    See Hardware Requirements , and refer to the user manual that accompanies each component for detailed setup information.
  2. Use a login account with administrator rights so that you can install Historian later.
    See Software Requirements, and refer to the user manual that accompanies each software product for more detailed setup information
  3. Activate the License Key on your Historian Server node. Additional licenses may be required on other nodes (such as mirroring and collector nodes) depending on your configuration requirements. See Historian Licenses.
  4. Disable the Guest account in Windows security if you want to limit authentication to known Windows users only.