About Installation

This topic covers installing the Collector Toolkit with Historian in Windows. To use the Collector Toolkit in Linux, see Installing and Configuring the Collector Toolkit for Linux.

Before you install the Collector Toolkit, verify that Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is already installed on your computer. The Collector Toolkit is one of the standard options available during the installation of Proficy Historian. User developed Collectors built with the Collector Toolkit will require a client license in the same manner as other API programs. Run the install on the computer on which you want to develop your collector and select the Collector Toolkit option at the prompt. Refer to the Getting Started with Historian guide for the complete installation procedure