Installing Historian Client Tools

About this task

The Historian Client Tools installation installs the following components by default:
  • Historian Client Tools
  • Historian Administrator
  • Historian Documentation and Help
  • OLE DB Driver and Samples
  • HDA Server
  • User API and SDK
  • Historian Client Access Assembly
  • Collector Toolkit
The Historian Excel Add-in 64-bit component is not selected in the Client Tools Select Features screen.

You can select the check box for the Excel Add-in to install it at the same time as the Historian Client Tools. Otherwise, you can install it in a separate installation using the Install Historian screen.
Note: You can deselect the check boxes for all the components except the Historian Client Tools and Historian Client Access Assembly. However, if you deselect any of the components to install them at a later time, such as the Historian Administrator or HDA Server, when you re-run the installation, make sure you select all of the previously installed components in addition to the ones that you are installing, because any component that you do not select that was previously installed will be uninstalled during the later installation.


  1. Run the Historian install.
    The Historian Splash screen appears.

    If this screen does not appear, double-click the InstallLauncher.exe file on the ISO or DVD to display it.

  2. Click the Historian Client Tools link.
    The Select Features screen appears with the check box for Historian Client Tools selected.

    By default, the check boxes for Historian Administrator, HDA Server, Historian Documentation & Help, OLE DB, and User API and SDK are also selected. If you do not want to install them at this time, deselect the check box(es) before continuing with the installation process.

  3. Select the Proficy Historian Client Tools check box and click Next.
    The Historian Server Security screen appears.
  4. Select All Users to give all local and domain users full access to the Historian server. Or, select Specific User to add one user with full access to the Historian server.
  5. Click Next.
    The OPC Core Components screen appears briefly, and the installation proceeds.
  6. Click Yes if you want to start the Historian services now, or click No if you want to apply software updates (SIMS) before starting Data Archiver.
  7. Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now, and click Finish.