To Start and Stop the 3 OPC Systems Services you can use either the Service Control Manager built into the Windows Operating System or the OPC Systems Service Control application.
To run the OPC Systems Service Control application select Start-All Programs–OPC Systems.NET-OPC Systems Service.
Select the desired feature of the Service Control application.
• Refresh Status: Refreshes the Service Status and License Status.
• Start Service: Starts the Service.
• Stop Service: Stops the Service.
• Start Runtime: Starts Runtime of OPC Systems if the Service is Running. Use the OPC Systems Configuration application under Options to have the Service start automatically in Runtime.
• Stop Runtime: Stops Runtime of OPC Systems if the Service is Running.
• Configure OPC Systems: Launches the OPC Systems Configuration application.
• Hide: Hides the application and leaves it running with the system tray icon available.
• Exit: Exits the application.
Alternatively you can use the Service Control Manager built into the operating system. To start the Service Control Manager you must first have Administrative rights to the system.
For Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, and Server 2008: Select Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Services to view all Services installed on the system.
For Vista: Select Start-Control Panel-System Maintenance-Administrative Tools-Services to view all Services installed on the system.
For Windows 7: Select Start-Control Panel-System and Security-Administrative Tools-Services to view all Services installed on the system.
Select OPC Systems, OPC Systems Data, and OPC Systems Database and select Start or Stop. Using Properties of the Service you can also set the Startup Type as Manual, Disabled, or Automatic. Automatic is the default after installation so the Service will start with the Operating System.