You can use any OPC Foundation Compliant OPC server for the Advanced Viewer.
Make sure, and confirm that the OPC Server you plan to use is:
Installed correctly and can be accessed by an OPC client.
Registered so Windows can find it when an OPC client asks for it by name.
Note: Windows looks up the OPC Server location in the registry.
The OPC Server directory can be on the same node as the Advanced Viewer or a different node; the node can be referenced in the Ptopc_config.xml file, which is also part of the OPC Server setup.
Step 1. Set up the OPC Server for the Advanced Viewer.