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Aspen PIMS


Aspen PIMS is a software program developed by Aspen Technology. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 204 files and is usually about 1.15 MB (1,208,671 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 70% of users of Aspen PIMS come from the United States, it is also popular in IQ and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.aspentech.com
Help link: support.aspentech.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\aspentech\amsystem v8.4\incl
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A63F817F-C299-48EC-849A-7FE806D0251E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.15 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Aspen PIMS

  • abmldll.dll - AspenTech ABML (ABML)
  • acplex.dll - acplex Dynamic Link Library
  • aos_conopt.dll
  • aspenpimsdatasource.dll - Aspen PIMS (AspenPimsDataSource Implementation Assembly)
  • aspentech.integration.pims.integratorwrapper.dll
  • aspentech.pims.integration.productiontarget.dll - Aspen PIMS Integration Implementation Assembly
  • aspentech.visualisation.controls.dialogs.w1.dll - AspenTech Visualisation Controls (AspenTech.Visualisation.Controls.Dialog)
  • aspentech.visualisation.controls.plot.w1.dll - PlotCtrl
  • aspentech.visualisation.controls.support.w1.dll - AspenTech.Visualisation.Controls.Support
  • aspentech.visualisation.controls.trend.w1.dll - AtChartWpfControls
  • aspentech.visualisation.support.w1.dll - AspenTech.Framework.Support.1
  • aspentech.visualisation.support.xml.w1.dll - AspenTech.Visualisation.Support.Xml
  • auditlib.dll - AuditLib Implementation Assembly
  • axinterop.shdocvw.dll
  • axpress.dll - axpress Dynamic Link Library
  • caseparallel.exe - CaseParallel Application
  • cmfxlp.dll - cmfxlp Dynamic Link Library
  • copymodelcom.dll - CopyModelCOM Implementation Assembly
  • copymodellib.dll - CopyModelLib Implementation Assembly
  • dataconnect.dll - DataConnect
  • dataconnectwrapper.dll
  • dataobjectlayer.dll - DataObjectLayer Implementation Assembly
  • dbconfigurator.dll - DbConfigurator Implementation Assembly
  • dbconfigutil.dll - DbConfigUtil Implementation Assembly
  • dbschemacache.dll - DbLib Implementation Assembly
  • dotnetutil.dll - DotNetUtil
  • ecodriver.dll - Aspen PIMS Economics Driver Implementation Assembly
  • eosmcloadgen.dll - EOSMC (EOSMC Loader dll)
  • excelwrapper.dll
  • feedstockranging.dll - FeedStockRanging Implementation Assembly
  • flexcel.dll (by TMS Software) - FlexCel Studio for .NET (FlexCel Studio for .NET 4.0)
  • import.dll - Import Implementation Assembly
  • interop.adodb.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ADODB'.
  • interop.adox.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ADOX'.
  • interop.aspenaboutboxlib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ASPENABOUTBOXLib'.
  • interop.aspensplashlib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ASPENSPLASHLib'.
  • interop.excel.dll - Assembly imported from type library Excel
  • interop.manal.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MAnal'.
  • interop.msdasc.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MSDASC'.
  • interop.office.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Office'.
  • interop.pimswin.dll
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library SHDocVw
  • interop.vbide.dll - Assembly imported from type library VBIDE
  • invoke.dll
  • magiclocallibrary.dll (by Crownwood Consulting Ltd) - Magic
  • managedlib.dll - ManagedLIB Implementation Assembly
  • managedxlp.dll - ManagedXLP Implementation Assembly
  • manal.exe - Matrix Analysis Program
  • mpms.dll - PIMSWIN MFC Application
  • multistartparallel.exe
  • pims.dll
  • pims_sx_dll.dll (by OMV) - PIMS_SX_DLL Dynamic Link Library (PIMS_SX_DLL DLL)
  • pimsada.exe - PimsADA
  • pimscontext.dll - PIMSContext Implementation Assembly
  • pimsdata.dll - PIMSData Implementation Assembly
  • pimsdoctor.dll - PimsDoctor Implementation Assembly
  • pimsee.exe - PIMSEE Implementation Assembly
  • pimseedblib.dll - PIMSEEDbLib Implementation Assembly
  • pimsgoalgorithm.dll - PimsGOalgorithm Implementation Assembly
  • pimsgomanagedlibrary.dll - PimsGOManagedLibrary Implementation Assembly
  • pimsgosolvers.dll - PimsGOSolvers Implementation Assembly

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pimsremoteserver.exe runs as a service named 'PIMSRemoteService' (PIMSRemoteService).

How do I remove Aspen PIMS?

You can uninstall Aspen PIMS from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Aspen PIMS, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Aspen PIMS.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 10 50%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 33.33%
Windows 10 Pro 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  IQ 10.00%
  Canada 10.00%
  Malaysia 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Samsung 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Common models
Samsung R530/R730 16.67%
HP Spectre x360 Convertib... 16.67%
HP ProBook 4440s 16.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 16.67%
Dell Inspiron N5010 16.67%
ASUS All Series 16.67%

About Aspen Technology

Aspen Technology is a provider of software and services for the process industries and was created out a joint research project between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and US Department of Energy—an Advanced System for Process Engineering Project.
Publisher URL: www.aspentech.com


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