FactoryTalk View Studio application manager could not restore apa application, complaining that “Unable to restore the application ….”

Unable to Restore Application MessageSolution:

If you still have this message after you reboot your computer, then make sure the following services are started using control panel -> services:

  • RSLinx Enterprise
  • Rockwell Directory Server
  • Rockwell Application Services
  • FactoryTalk Diagnostics Local Reader

If all of them are started and you still have the above problem, the RSLink Enterprise on your computer maybe damaged. You need to remove your existing RSLink Enterprise and install it again from your installation disc as shown in the picture below:

Re-install RSLink EnterpriseNext

You may have problem with your runtime security account when you restore your application. If you do, please follow this page to solve Damaged FactoryTalk Runtime security.