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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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2.42.00 37.50%
2.41.0000 12.50%
2.31.0000 12.50%
2.30.00 37.50%



RSLinx is a software program developed by Rockwell Software. The most common release is 2.42.00, 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 84 files and is usually about 1.17 MB (1,230,336 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 36% of users of RSLinx come from the United States, it is also popular in MA and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.software.rockwell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\rockwell software\rslinx
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{34540622-805E-4CC7-98CF-65A43E99CF4D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by RSLinx

  • dnexpsrv.exe - DeviceNet Explicit Messaging Server
  • dnethtn.dll - DeviceNet Harmony/Topology Server (DeviceNet Harmony/Topology Server DLL)
  • rscsv32.dll - RSCSV32 Dynamic Link Library (The CSV plug for the Tag Name Services.)
  • rsrsp32.dll - RSRSP32 Dynamic Link Library (The RSP plug for the Tag Name Services.)
  • rstsv32.dll
  • dnwhops.dll - Rockwell Automation dnwhops (dnwhops)
  • rsopccon.dll - Inprocess Connection Server
  • dnhtnps.dll - Rockwell Software dnhtnps (dnhtnps)
  • pres.dll - PRes Dynamic Link Library (PRes DLL)
  • dnexpsrvps.dll - Allen-Bradley dnexpsrvps (dnexpsrvps)
  • rsladframe.exe - RSLadFrame Application
  • backup.dll - RSLinx Backup/Restore (RSLinx Backup/Restore Utility)
  • backup.exe
  • backupcmd.exe
  • dnwhosrv.exe - dnwhosrv Application (DeviceNet Who Server)
  • ic32ckit.dll - RSServer OPC Toolkit (RSI OPC/DDE Server Toolkit Library)
  • asaidentity.dll - AsaIdentity Module
  • rsacd32.dll - RSACD32 Module
  • rswd32.dll - RSI-Activation (RSI Software Activation)
  • abpicw2k.sys - RSLinx (RSLinx PIC/AIC+ Kernel Driver)
  • emu500x.dll - RSLinx Interface DLL for RSEmulate 500
  • emu5x.dll - RSLinx Interface DLL for RSEmulate 5
  • engine.dll - RSLinx Communications Engine
  • linxcomm.dll - RSLinx Harmony Extensions DLL
  • logger.dll - RSLinx Event Logger DLL
  • messages.dll - RSLinx Event Log Message Definitions
  • rnadll.dll - RSLinx KT/KTX/KTC Interface DLL
  • rslinx.exe - RSLinx Communications Server
  • rslinxcp.exe - RSLinx Service Control Panel
  • rslinxnt.dll - RSLinx Common Functions DLL
  • util.dll - RSLinx Utility Functions DLL
  • rstag32.dll - Rstag32
  • cipmsg.dll - Rockwell Software RSLinx CIP Messaging Server (RSLinx comms DLL)
  • rsidialer.dll - RSIDIALER Dynamic Link Library (RSIDIALER DLL)
  • dndialer.dll - DnDialer Dynamic Link Library (DnDialer DLL)
  • kfd32dvr.dll (by Allen-Bradley Company, Mayfield Heights, Ohio) - KFD32DVR Dynamic Link Library (KFD32DVR DLL)
  • sdnptdrv.dll - sdnptdrv Dynamic Link Library (DeviceNet Pass Through Driver DLL)
  • rsrss32.dll - RSRSS32 Dynamic Link Library (RSRSS32 DLL)
  • rssym32.dll - RSSYM32 Dynamic Link Library (RSSYM32 DLL)
  • sdn47pt.dll - sdn47pt Dynamic Link Library (sdn47pt DLL)
  • ctc_0000.dll
  • kt_whack.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • rslinx.exe runs as a service named 'RSLinx' (RSLinx).

How do I remove RSLinx?

You can uninstall RSLinx 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 RSLinx, 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 RSLinx.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 62.50%
Windows 7 25.00%
Windows 10 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 62.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%
Windows Seven Black Editi... 12.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.36%
  MA 9.09%
  Brazil 9.09%
  Australia 9.09%
  India 9.09%
  Mexico 9.09%
  Canada 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Lenovo 16.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 14.29%
Dell Latitude D520 14.29%
LENOVO 2689GPG 14.29%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 14.29%
Dell Inspiron 3521 14.29%
Micro-Star MS-7345 14.29%


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