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In-Sight OPC Server 5.5


The In-Sight OPC Server provides access to In-Sight spreadsheet cell data from OPC clients based on versions 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 of the OPC Specification. In order for In-Sight cell data to be visible to OPC clients, "OPC tags" are inserted into spreadsheet cells that contain data on an In-Sight vision system. Once a tag has been applied to a cell, the In-Sight OPC Server is then configured to publish the tag and its associated value so that OPC clients can access it.

You must be logged on as a user with full administrative privileges in order to install the In-Sight OPC Server and  you must disable User Account Control (UAC) before installing the In-Sight OPC Server. For instructions on how to disable UAC, do the following:

Windows 7/Windows Sever 2008 R2:

  1. Click Start > Help and Support.
  2. In the search box, type: Turn off UAC
  3. Press ENTER.
  4. View the first search result topic entitled "Turn User Account Control on or off".

Windows 10: You must disable UAC from Registry Editor by manually changing the value. (Note: Disabling UAC from the Control Panel > User Accounts will not allow you to install the In-Sight OPC Server on Windows 10.)

  1. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard. The Run dialog opens.
  2. Type regedit and click OK. Registry Editor opens.
  3. Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Policies > System.
  4. Right-click on EnableLUA, and select Modify. The Edit DWORD Value dialog opens.
  5. Change the Value data to 0.
  6. Click OK to close the dialog.
  7. Restart your PC. Now you can install the In-Sight OPC Server.

After installation, you may re-enable UAC; however, in order to uninstall the In-Sight OPC Server you will need to temporarily disable it again.


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