Create hms-en2pb-r Module issue Studio 5000


Hi, Im trying to setup an hms-en2pb-r module in Studio 5000, version 31.00.00.

When i search for it in the list of modules, i can see it pop up. But when i try to create mark and create it. i get a message refering to a network catalog that i not present on my computer.

When i try to select the folder with the HMnetComm.msi i get a message "The file C:\User… is not a valid installation package for the HMS Ethernet_IP Linking Device anymore. Search for a catalog containing the installation package HMEnetCOm…

I have tried to move the file to difrent folders and also tried starting studio 5000 in administrator mode in widows. Also tried to run the “HMS_V1.02.11_RELEASE” MPSetup installer but it does not seem to do anything. The details in the installer shows me that the module is already installed.


When i run trough the installer it is not posible to select any modules to install. When install is complete i can’t find the HMEnetComm.msi file anywhere.

This is my Rockwell RSLogix module profiles folder on my C: drive.

Don’t know what else to do. Please help.



Hello Martin,

It looks like the AOP might not be fully installed for you. Are you using network drives for the studio installation? Can you try installing the following AOP directly to you PC?

Let me know if this helps.



I’ve followed the instructions above and am still getting the prompt to install the MSI
The MSI file is not on any of the downloads for the product nor can I find it as part of your download suite
Can you please help resolve this issue?


Hi @acurley,

What version of studio 5000 are you running? Older versions do not support the AOP, this might be why it is failing. The AOP has a minimum RSlogix 5000 version of v20.01.

Another option might be to download all AOP for studio from Rockwell directly. That installer and the Linking device AOP is available here:,55909



Hi Deryk
I’m using V31 of Studio5000.
When I try opening the APO - I get the MSI install search option and cannot find the MSI file to install anywhere.


Its not the best option but I have seen issues like this resolved by uninstalling studio and reinstalling it. During the install have it install the AOP’s and the Linking device AOP will also be installed.



That is not the best option.
Is there any other option I could use - this will take me all day and potentially mess up my environment for the machines I;m installing



Hi, Problem solved for me. I installed Studio5000 from an usb disk. And that is why it could not find the file. It seems that the msi file available on the HMS page is not working, at not least for me. I insterted the usb drive i installed Studio5000 with and tried to add the module. That msi file that comes with the rockwell installation seems to work.


One of my Colleagues found a solution on a separate thread.
The answer is to uninstall the HMS aops from studio 5000 and re-install from a clean download.

This solves the issue.