Freelance OPCServer 2016. Is it possible to run as service? Is it nessassary logon to start it?
I have installed OPC server on the separate PC to be able to read data with 3-parts client.
If i need to be logged on this PC for communication or this server will start itself even if nobody will be logged on this PC. Is it possible to run it as service?
The OPC server itself doesn't run as a service. But it can be started
- by the OPC client via COM when the OPC client is on the same machine as the server or via DCOM if the client is on a different machine than the server. This is the traditional way.
- by the OPC Tunnel delivered with Freelance, if DCOM shall be avoided. In this case the OPC tunnel service will start the OPC server and an OPC tunnel client is needed on the OPC client machine.
Please look at the OPC tunnel documentation for more details.