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PI DataLink 2010 SP1


PI DataLink 2010 SP1 is a software program developed by OSIsoft. 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 54 files and is usually about 126.29 MB (132,425,588 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 76% of users of PI DataLink 2010 SP1 come from the United States, it is also popular in Thailand and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: techsupport.osisoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PIPC\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{CED5455B-6D03-4B6E-AC58-DC1D885809A7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 126.29 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PI DataLink 2010 SP1

  • PISDKCommon.dll - PI-SDK, PISDKCommon X86 Module (PISDKCommon X86 Module)
  • PISDKParse.dll - PI-SDK, PISDKParse X86 Module (PISDKParse X86 Module)
  • pi2srvr.dll - PI Software Development Kit (PI SDK PI2 server compatibility module)
  • pisdk.dll - PI SDK 32-bit module
  • PISDKRegistry.dll - PISDKRegistry 32-bit Module
  • PITimeServer.dll - PITimeServer 32-bit Module
  • pibufss.exe - PI Server - Release Branch (PI Buffer Subsystem)
  • 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
  • apisnap.exe - PI API library (PI API snapshot and archive utility)
  • bufserv.exe - PI buffer server
  • bufutil.exe - PI buffer utility
  • PISDKDlg.dll - PI-SDK Dialogs
  • policy.1.2.OSIsoft.PISDK.Controls.PISDKCtrlDlg.dll - PISDKCtrlDlg
  • 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.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

5 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).".
  • pibufss.exe runs as a service named 'PI Buffer Subsystem' (pibufss).
  • bufserv.exe runs as a service named 'PI-Buffer Server' (bufserv) "Service to buffer data sent to a PI server.".

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Or, you can uninstall PI DataLink 2010 SP1 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 SP1, 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 SP1.

Win 7 (SP1) 93%
Win 8 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.86%
Windows 10 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 57.14%
Windows 7 Professional 28.57%
Windows 10 Pro 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional N 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.19%
  Thailand 9.52%
  Australia 4.76%
  Canada 4.76%
  India 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 69.23%
Lenovo 15.38%
Hewlett-Packard 15.38%
Common models
LENOVO 2441CQ7 7.14%
LENOVO 2320HMU 7.14%
HP Folio 13 Notebook PC 7.14%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 7.14%
Dell OptiPlex 990 7.14%
Dell OptiPlex 790 7.14%


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