Thursday, April 14, 2011

RSLinx not Appearing in Windows 7

After installing RSLinx Classic v2.57 in Windows 7 Pro (either 32 or 64 bit), the program doesn't seem to run?

RSLinx Classic defaults to starting as an application. If RSLinx Classic is running as a service, there is no graphical user interface (GUI).  If you need to configure RSLinx Classic, you must be in application mode. To switch between running as a service or application use the RSLinx Classic Launch Control Panel.

Start>All Programs>Rockwell Software>RSLinx>RSLinx Classic Launch Control Panel

6 comments:

  1. thanks a lot
    it works for me!

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  2. Excelent!!! I tried everything with no result... thanks a lot!

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  3. I am using RSLinx Gateway as a ControlLogix to OPC interface. I use Excel to check my tags and connection. When I run as a service, Excel won't poll data. I need RSLinx to start as a service so that it always starts up. Stupid windows 7. My XP laptop always runs as a service and I can use Excel to read tags in my PLC.

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  4. Thanks for this.

    I'm running Windows 7 and did not have a problem until a recent RS software update. RSLinx was running OK as a service, but couldn't open RSLinx to change config. Looks like the update switched it to running as a service.

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  5. Wow, wasted an hour on this, simple thing but with Rockwell one check box can ruin your day.

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  6. This issue is related to the changes Microsoft has made to their Operating Systems (as of Windows 7 and Server 2008). For security purposes applications which run in "Session 1" cannot interact with programs that run as a Service in what's known as "Session 0".

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