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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    Where I work, we don't rely on Internet Explorer to access PI Vision. People still use it, but this is due to choice and not necessity.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    In general, if a PI Interface can be made 64-bit, it should be, and the 32-bit version should be retired. Nearly all businesses these days use 64-bit computers with 64-bit operating systems, and those that don't should upgrade before Windows 10, the last version of Windows with a 32-bit version, becomes unsupported.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    Isn't the PI Message log based on PI SDK? If so, then this would be a backwards move. For that matter, what is the succession of logging methods for PI products, and what is the preferred logging method now?

    Also, this suggestion should be categorized under "Other specific PI Connector" and not "General". For clarity, the full name of the PI Connector should appear somewhere in the suggestion.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    "compmax" is not the best wording. I think that you mean compression (in the exception & compression sense), which solved this issue by saving both the event with the changed value and the previous event.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    A much better but less likely product would be a PI Connector or PI Adapter that uses Power Query directly without going through a separate program like Power BI Desktop. It would likely run faster than what I propose in my suggestion above but would lack the GUI, so the user would need to use Power BI Desktop anyways to edit their queries using the GUI. However, I don't know if Microsoft allows this kind of direct integration or provides any easy way to do this.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    The documentation can be accessed indirectly by searching for it:
    https://pisquare.osisoft.com/s/global-search/%40uri#q=%22Managed%20PI%22%20%22PI%20Agent%22%20%22PI%20Diagnostics%22&t=All&sort=date%20descending&f:sources=[Documentation]

    However, having direct access as well would make it easier to find this documentation.

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    The score is now A. Much better. However, there are still some blunders to iron out. To get an A+, I'm pretty sure that HSTS must be used.

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    The next release of Managed PI (due Q3 2021) utilizes virtual service accounts for Managed PI Services, and the documentation will reflect the updated best practices.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    The part about using virtual service accounts is now true, but the minimum permissions required by each service within the computer on which they are installed are still not documented.
    https://customers.osisoft.com/s/productcontent?id=a7R8W000000Y1zd

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    In response to sahilp, you can already use custom service accounts and nothing is forcing you to use a PI Trust instead of a PI Mapping. You can use a PI Mapping! See my 1st comment.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    In response to taterhead247, you don't have to map all of your computer accounts to a single PI Identity. You can have 1 PI Identity for each computer account. If you do this and follow the minimum permissions on the PI Data Archive that I described in my previous comment, you should be in a fairly good situation until OSIsoft finishes the documentation of minimum permissions. PI Builder will be your friend in setting those minimum permissions.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    I should be clearer: it is especially not clear what are the minimum permissions that each Managed PI service needs on the computer on which they run.

    The permissions within PI are fairly straightforward, even though they are still not documented the best. None of the services needs permission to the PI Asset Framework. PI Diagnostics UI and PI Agent both do not need any permissions on the PI Data Archive. PI Diagnostics simply needs read/write access to PIPOINT if you want it to automatically create the PI Interface health points or only read access if you create these manually, and it needs only read access to both the Point Security and the Data Security of those health points, and no other PI Points, after they are created.

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    Internet Explorer won't be supported for much longer. See this page:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/faq/internet-explorer-microsoft-edge

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    On this page (https://learning.osisoft.com/page/user-path), there are 2 spelling mistakes: DataLInk and Datalink.

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    For the 1st discussion in https://learning.osisoft.com/pi-system-basics/480642#en-language, there are 2 spaces in "company already".

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    There is also a mistake here: https://learning.osisoft.com/series/all-content/pi-system-basics

    "There is also a final quiz which you must pass to OBTAINED a certificate of completion."

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    At this point, it might be better to just retire the 32-bit version of programs that also have a 64-bit version.

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    I feel that this is most doable for PI AF Client. At installation time, the user already gets to choose which programs they install but not the bitness version. Currently, both versions are installed.

    Unlike some of the other PI programs that I've mentioned, there is no program that depends on PI System Explorer, since a program would be better off using PI AF SDK directly instead. And so the version of PI System Explorer that gets installed can be entirely based on the bitness of Windows.

    PI Builder is in a similar boat, where only users and not other programs would use it. However, a user might uninstall 32-bit Office and install 64-bit Office or vice versa, and so they might want both versions of PI Builder installed for this rare case. In my opinion, this is worth accommodating in only 1 direction (i.e. if the user has 32-bit Office, then install both versions of PI Builder to accommodate a potential Office bitness upgrade, but if they have 64-bit Office, then install only the 64-bit version because a future downgrade to 32-bit Office is neither common nor encouraged).

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    Kenneth Barber commented  · 

    I realize that PI API, PI SDK, PI OLEDB Provider, and PI OLEDB Enterprise are all deprecated, but there are also other programs that I didn't mention that also have 32-bit and 64-bit versions, such as PI SQL Client and PI Diagnostics.

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