Installing the Historian HDA Server

About this task

Both the Historian Administrator and Historian HDA Server are installed by default when you install the Client Tools. It is recommended that you keep the default selections when you are installing Client Tools, because if you deselect them during the initial Client Tools installation, and then go back to install them, any check box that you deselect during the second install will uninstall the deselected component.
Note: If you choose to install the HDA server at a later time, make sure that Historian Administrator is installed before you install the HDA server, or select them together in the Select Features screen.

You can install the Historian OPC HDA Server on any server on which the Historian Server has been installed.


  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.
  3. Select HDA Server and click Next.
  4. Click Run.
    The Welcome screen appears.
  5. Click Next.
    The License Agreement screen appears.
  6. Click Yes.
    The Select Features screen appears.
  7. Select the component (HDA Server) that you want to install, and click Next.
    The Choose the Program Folder screen appears.
  8. Accept the default destination folder or browse for a new location, and click Next.
    The Historian Server Name screen appears.
    Note: On a 64-bit Windows operating system, the default destination folder for all 32-bit components (such as collectors and APIs) is C:\Program Files\Historian\x86. Similarly, for all 64-bit components (such as Excel Add-in 64-bit and SQL Server 64-bit), they are installed in C:\Program Files\Historian\x64.

    NOTE: When the HDA Server option is selected, then the Historian install wizard will install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 and the OPC Core Components 3.00 redistributable during the installation process.

  9. Enter the Historian Server name and click Next.
  10. Read the Configuration Review screen and click Next.
  11. Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now, and click Finish to complete the installation.