Installing Standalone Help

Historian standalone Help can be installed as one of the components. The following procedure describes how to install Historian standalone Help using the wizard.


  1. Open the Historian ISO.
  2. Click Install Help.
  3. On the Welcome Screen, click Next.
  4. Select the Accept check box to accept the License agreement and Click Next.
  5. Choose an available drive for installing Help. This step is optional. If you do not select any other drive, Help will be installed in C:\ drive.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Input the desired port number for NodeJS server to run (optional). By default it will be installed in port 7070. If the port 7070 is already running other services, the installation cannot proceed further. Select another port for installing the Help.
  8. Click Next.
  9. You are now ready to install. Click Install.
    The installation of standalone Help is complete.
  10. Click Exit.
    Note: You cannot just uninstall the old help and install the new 7.1 help. You can install the new Help by installing the clients of Historian 7.1 - VB Admin, Excel Addin, Web Admin.
    Silent Installing of Historian standalone Help
    1. Load the Historian ISO into the System.
    2. Open Command Prompt and Navigate to the directory where ISO is loaded.
    3. Navigate to the folder Help (present inside ISO file).
    4. Run the command:
      Help_Install.exe -s RootDrive= <Root Drive> PortNumber=<Port Number>
    5. The installation of the Help module will start in Silent Mode.