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PI System Management Tools


PI System Management Tools 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 42 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.osisoft.com
Help link: techsupport.osisoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PIPC\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6449F2D2-066C-4B1E-BC4D-1A04B44E52BD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PI System Management Tools

  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIPerformanceEquationEditor.dll - PI Performance Equations SMT3 Plug-In (Performance Equations)
  • PI-ICU.exe - PI-Interface Configuration Utility (PI-Interface Configuration Utility "PI-ICU")
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PINetworkManagerStatistics.dll - PINetworkManagerStatistics (Network Manager Statistics)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIArchiveManager.dll - PI Archives SMT3 Plug-In (Archives)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIDatabaseSecurityEditor.dll - PIDatabaseSecurityEditor (Database Security)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIBatchCustomNamesEditor.dll - PIBatchCustomNameEditor (Batch Custom Names)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIServices.dll - PIServerProcessManager (PI Services)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIAutoPointSyncList.dll - PI AutoPointSync List (AutoPointSync List)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIBatchDatabaseEditor.dll - PIBatchDatabaseEditor (Batch Database)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIBufferServer.dll - PIBufferServerManager (Buffer Server)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIDigitalStateEditor.dll - PIDigitalStateEditor (Digital States)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIPointSourceTable.dll - PIPointSourceTable (Point Source Table)
  • pilogsrv.exe - PI-API log utility (pilogsrv)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIModuleDatabaseEditor.dll - PIModuleDatabase (Module Database)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIReasonTreeEditor.dll - ReasonTreeEditor (Reason Tree)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIRecordedValues.dll - PIRecordedValues (Recorded Values)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIInterfaces.dll - PIInterfaceList (Interface List)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PICurrentValue.dll - PICurrentValue (Current Values)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIPointBuilder.dll - PIPointBuilder (Point Builder)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIPointClasses.dll - PIPointClasses (Point Classes)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIMessageLogViewer.dll - PIMessageLogs (Message Logs)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PILicenseViewer.dll - PILicensing (Licensing)
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIBaGenCfg.dll - PIBaGenCfg (Batch Generator)
  • 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
  • bufserv.exe - bufserv
  • bufutil.exe - bufutil
  • OSIsoft.SMT.Plugins.PIPing.dll - PIPing (Ping)

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 System Management Tools?

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Or, you can uninstall PI System Management Tools 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 System Management Tools, 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 System Management Tools.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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