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OPC and DCOM Configuration. Typical problems and solutions.

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5. Typical problems

5.1 RPC server unavailable

This error means that it is impossible to establish a network connection to the RPC service.

  1. If the error occurs during an attempt to get the list of OPC servers on the remote computer, you should check the firewall settings. The OpcEnum.exe file located in the Windows\System32 folder by default must be added to exceptions.
  2. You should make sure that inbound DCOM connections to port 135 are permitted
  3. If the error occurs during an attempt to connect to the OPC server, you should make sure that the executable file of the OPC server is added to the Windows firewall exception list.

5.2 Access denied

This error means that the current permissions are not enough to establish a connection. You should configure DCOM as described in section 4.

5.3 IOPCServerList interface not found

You should restart the computer after you install the OPC Core Components.

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