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KEPServerEX 5


KEPServerEX 5 is a software program developed by Kepware. The most common release is 5.19.467.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named ActivationClientIco.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 30.28 MB (31,754,861 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 53% of users of KEPServerEX 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.kepware.com/Support_Center/support_technical.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kepware\KEPServerEX 5\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0A820102-8418-4B0A-9574-D4FB3F5AE9AE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 30.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by KEPServerEX 5

Program executable:ActivationClientIco.exe
Additional files:
  • uaserverinterface.dll - OPC Unified Architecture Plugin
  • activationclient.exe - License Activation Utility
  • activationclientdll.dll - Activation Client DLL
  • FNP_Act_Installer.dll (by Acresso Software) - FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit) (Activation Licensing Service Installer)
  • kls_libFNP.dll (by Acresso Software) - FLEXnet Secure Activation Module
  • klsappact_libFNP.dll
  • server_eventlog.exe - KEPServerEX - EventLogger (Server - Event Log Service)
  • libssl.dll - All Kepware products (Open SSL interface helper)
  • libutil.dll - Shared utility library for all Kepware products.
  • systemeventresource.dll - Event Log Resource Source DLL
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libdbg.dll - OPC Quick Client (Trace and Timer support)
  • libplatform.dll - Shared cross platform utility library for all Kepware products.
  • libversion.dll - Server - Version
  • opcquickclient.exe
  • aeserverinterface.dll - KEPServerEX (OPC AE Interface)
  • applicationreport.exe - Application Report
  • keysvc.exe - The KEYSVC utility service
  • libalarms.dll - Alarm data.
  • libefm.dll - EFM library
  • libsecure.dll - client library for the keysvc.exe cryptographic data provider
  • libserver.dll - Communications server core functionality
  • loadlegacy.dll - Load legacy projects.
  • OpcDaServer.dll - OPC DA Server Component
  • opcdiags.dll - OPC diagnostics manager
  • opcuacm.exe - OPC UA Configuration Manager
  • server_admin.exe - Server - Administration
  • server_config.exe - Server - Configuration
  • server_runtime.exe - Server - Runtime

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • server_admin.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KEPServerEX 5.17.
3 Services
  • server_runtime.exe runs as a service named 'KEPServerEX 5.16 Runtime' (KEPServerEXV5) "Runtime component of Kepware Communications Server 5.16".
  • server_eventlog.exe runs as a service named 'KEPServerEX 5.16 Event Logger' (KEPServerEXLoggerV5) "Event logger component of Kepware Communications Server 5.16".
  • keysvc.exe runs as a service named 'KEPServerEX 5.16 Key Service' (KEPServerEXKeySvcV5) "Key service component of Kepware Communications Server 5.16".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • server_admin.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KEPServerEX 5.5' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Kepware\KEPServerEX 5\server_admin.exe" -autorun.

How do I remove KEPServerEX 5?

Quickly and completely remove KEPServerEX 5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall KEPServerEX 5 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program KEPServerEX 5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 KEPServerEX 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 26.67%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 10 Pro 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.19%
  Mexico 10.64%
  Canada 4.26%
  Turkey 4.26%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  Chile 2.13%
  BG 2.13%
  Spain 2.13%
  Malaysia 2.13%
  France 2.13%
  Venezuela 2.13%
  Indonesia 2.13%
  United Arab Emirates 2.13%
  AM 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 56.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.00%
Acer 8.00%
Toshiba 8.00%
Samsung 4.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
ASUS 4.00%
Common models
Dell Latitude E5520 6.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 3.45%
Dell Precision M6600 3.45%
ASUSTeK UX31E 3.45%
ARCELIK A.S. 13M-GNB1450B... 3.45%


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