The installation procedure above explain installation of OFS in order to use OPC XML DA standard.
This installation procedure describe installation steps for OFS V3.31
Setting for Internet Information Setting (IIS) remains true for OFS V3.2 and OFS V3.3
Procedure installation is for Windows XP Professionnal SP1 or SP2
The purpose of this document is to explain how to setup IIS and DCOM setting in order to use OPC XML Data Access
Before Starting OFS Installation IIS must be installed on the PC.
In order to verify if IIS is installed on your PC select : Control Panel -> Add / Remove program -> Windows Component as seen below
Select IIS and push details button, the following option must be checked
After IIS installation you must create 2 directory :
- Create manually a directory named OFS under C:\Inetpub\wwwroot
- Create a directory named ftp within OFS directory
You can now start OFS installation
Start OFS installation
The picture bellows show OFS Installation screens
1 Select OPC XML Server
within the tree view.
Note : OFS InstallShield checks if IIS and .NET framwork are installed on the PC.
2 Complete installation of OFS
The following section will describe how to set FTP server configuration.
FTP server is necessary to save animations tables from Data Editor.
Within IIS configuration tool create 1 virtual Directory for OFS directory for FTP server (Read Only)
Create a virtual Directory for OFS pointing out ofs directory
with path c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ofs (Read Only)
Create another one
pointing out ftp directory
with path c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ofs\ftp
Select Read / Write access for this one
FTP Security Right Click on FTP Server Status
Start Computer management
from administrative tools
as Administrator of the PC
With Explorer go on ofs\ftp directory
Select files and in Security option add IUSR_MachineName
user with Full access rights
The following section describe how to set up DCOM Configuration.
In order to start DCOM configuration from Start menu -> run then enter dcomcnfg
From My Computer
Select Default COM Security
Select Edit Default
Customize Launch & Access permission add IUSR_PCNames user
Customize Launch Permission
by adding this user too
The IIS server is now well configured and OPC XML is now available on your PC
IIS Web Site Configuration
After OFS installation you must configure the Server in order to define OFS directory previously created as a web site from IIS.
From Internet Information Service (Administrative Tools) define a virtual Directory for OFS
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Virtual directory name is set to OFS
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Define the path of the virtual directory
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Continue the WIZARD with default option.
When Virtual Directory is created right click on it and select properties, the following screen will appear
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Publish the we site by using create button.
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Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL180275 V1.0, Originally authored by JePe on 10/30/2006, Last Edited by JePe on 10/30/2006
Related ranges: OFS