NI OPC Servers is individually licensed and is not part of the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module or NI Software Suites. When you install the DSC Module, NI OPC Servers is installed by default with a temporary license for a two-hour evaluation period.
NI OPC Servers is available for download online or on NI Package Manager.
Note: NI LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit is a separate product, and its serial number does not activate NI OPC Servers.
Note: there is no run-time version of NI OPC Servers. While some of NI's products have a trimmed-down license available for deployment systems, every system that runs this software must have its own full license.
Note: The 2 hours refer to the time that has elapsed since the OPC Servers' service started.
There are two licensing options for NI OPC Servers 2012 or later:
For more details see: 1 Simultaneous vs. Unlimited Simultaneous Driver Licenses for NI-OPC Servers
In NI OPC Servers, go to Help»About, then select Versions to open the Version Information Window. The screenshot below show the expected appearance for both unlicensed and licensed mode. Even though the drivers are listed as Demo, they will not timeout.
In addition, connection to NI OPC Servers can only be made by the following clients:
Note: Versions of LabVIEW DSC and Lookout released prior to LabVIEW DSC 2011 SP1 and Lookout 6.6 cannot connect to NI OPC Servers 2012
Note: NI OPC Servers is only compatible with LabVIEW DSC 2013-2015 SP1 and Lookout 6.6.