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Managing Your Software with FactoryTalk® Updater by Rockwell Automation®

Wayne Welk11/4/2022

Keeping track of your control system software doesn’t need to be a time-consuming or complicated task. FactoryTalk® Updater by Rockwell Automation® can do this work on your behalf, quickly determining what FactoryTalk software is on your computer and ending the continual search for available new versions and patch rollups.

The best part is that you may already have FactoryTalk Updater on your PC and ready to go, as it automatically installs when you install Studio 5000® and other FactoryTalk software offerings from Rockwell Automation. If you don’t have it already installed, no worries – you can download it for free with no license required. 

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on maintaining your critical automation assets. Part 1 covered disaster recovery with FactoryTalk® AssetCentre. Part 2 covered ControlFLASH Plus™ for device firmware management.

Managing your software with FactoryTalk® Updater



FactoryTalk Updater will take an inventory of your local PC or a networked PC to detect the software installed in an at-a-glance view. This inventory list will show the currently installed versions and what the latest version is and if any patches are available.


Once the software inventory is completed, you can compare the installed software to the latest software version or available patch rollup. Then export the inventory information to see a report of your software and activation install base.


Log in to your Rockwell Automation profile right in FactoryTalk Updater to connect to the Product Compatibility and Download Center (PCDC) to download the latest versions or patches, as well as view later version release notes.

Start using FactoryTalk Updater Today

Download FactoryTalk Updater today and see how you can easily manage your software with one easy utility from Rockwell Automation. Contact your local sales representatives from The Reynolds Company for additional information.

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Automation Specialist | Louisiana