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PI DataLink 2010


PI DataLink 2010 is a program developed by OSIsoft. 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 software installer includes 51 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 87% of users of PI DataLink 2010 come from the United States, it is also popular in Chile and Malaysia.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: techsupport.osisoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PIPC\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{31CCC674-2EA8-421E-9E4A-5B1CD67A5D16}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PI DataLink 2010

  • PISDKRegistry.dll - PI-SDK, PISDKRegistry X86 Module (PISDKRegistry X86 Module)
  • PISDKCommon.dll - PI-SDK, PISDKCommon X86 Module (PISDKCommon X86 Module)
  • PISDKParse.dll - PI-SDK, PISDKParse X86 Module (PISDKParse X86 Module)
  • pisdk.dll - PI-SDK, PI-SDK X86 Module (PI-SDK X86 Module)
  • pi2srvr.dll - PI-SDK, PI2Srvr Module (PI2Srvr Module)
  • pilogsrv.exe - PI-API log utility (pilogsrv)
  • MDBTree.ocx - PI-SDK Controls (This file contains the following PI-SDK Controls:MDBTree Control.)
  • PISDKCtl.ocx - This file contains the following PI-SDK Controls: PI-ServerPickList.
  • policy.1.2.OSIsoft.PISDK.Controls.PIArchiveEditor.dll - PIArchiveEditor
  • PISDKDlg.dll - PI-SDK Dialogs
  • policy.1.2.OSIsoft.PISDK.Controls.PISDKCtrlDlg.dll - PISDKCtrlDlg
  • policy.1.2.OSIsoft.PISDKCommon.dll - PISDKCommon
  • policy.1.2.OSIsoft.AXPISDKCTL.dll - AXPISDKCTL
  • ipisql.exe - PI Server (IPISQL)
  • piartool.exe - PI Archive Tool
  • piconfig.exe - PI Table Configuration Utility
  • pictrdll.dll - PI Performance Counter DLL
  • pidiag.exe - PI Diagnosis Utility
  • pigetmsg.exe - PI Get Message Utility
  • pilistupd.exe - PI Update Manager List Utility
  • pimsgss.exe - PI Message Subsystem
  • pinetmgr.exe - PI Network Manager
  • pintlog.dll - PI Event Viewer DLL
  • policy.1.2.OSIsoft.AXMDBTREE.dll - AXMDBTREE
  • policy.1.2.OSIsoft.PISDKCtl.dll - PISDKCtl
  • bufserv.exe - bufserv
  • bufutil.exe - bufutil
  • policy.1.2.OSIsoft.MDBTree.dll - MDBTree
  • AboutPI-SDK.exe - PI-SDK (PI-SDK "About box" utility)
  • AFExplorer.exe - PI-AF (PI System Explorer)
  • AFExplorerCommon.dll - AFExplorerCommon
  • AFExport.exe - OSIsoft AFExport Utitlity
  • AFImport.exe - OSIsoft AFImport Utitlity
  • AFPlugInAssets.dll - AFPlugInAssets
  • AFPlugInUOM.dll - AFPlugInUOM
  • OSIsoft.I18N.LSTControl.dll - OSIsoft.I18N.LSTControl
  • policy.1.2.OSIsoft.PISDK.dll - PISDK
  • RegPlugIn.exe - OSIsoft Register AFSDK Plug-In
  • SetPISystem.exe - OSIsoft AFSDK Set PISystem
  • OSIsoft.AXMDBTREE.dll
  • OSIsoft.AXPISDKCTL.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Services
  • pinetmgr.exe runs as a service named 'PI Network Manager' (pinetmgr).
  • pimsgss.exe runs as a service named 'PI Message Subsystem' (pimsgss).
  • pilogsrv.exe runs as a service named 'PIPC Log Server' (pilogsrv) "Service to manage the number and size of PI-API log files (pipc.log).".
  • bufserv.exe runs as a service named 'PI-Buffer Server' (bufserv) "Service to buffer data sent to a PI server.".

How do I remove PI DataLink 2010?

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Or, you can uninstall PI DataLink 2010 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 PI DataLink 2010, 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 PI DataLink 2010.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 17%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 16.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  Chile 6.67%
  Malaysia 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 60.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
Microsoft Corporation Vir... 16.67%
LENOVO 20296 16.67%
HP EliteBook 2570p 16.67%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex 780 16.67%
Dell Latitude E5430 non-v... 16.67%


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