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PM8000 driver for ION enterprise 5.6 SP2

Issue
User cannot find PM8000 series in the device type drop down field when adding a new device in Management Console

Product
PM8000 series ION Enterprise 5.6 

Cause 
A device driver is needed in order to correctly add the PM8000 to the system. However, ION enterprise 5.6 is not supported anymore and no new drivers will be released

Resolution 
Download the PM8000 series driver zip file attached, extract the contents to a folder and the perform the following :

1- Extract the content of PM8000_LocalAssets.zip to the ION enterprise root directory. For example C:\Program Files\Schneider Electric\ION Enterprise. 
2- Confirm folder replacement to all files.
3- Open Windows Command Prompt and go to IONE system bin folder,  cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Schneider Electric\Power Monitoring Expert\ION Enterprise\system\bin" for example.
4- Type MeterRegistry.exe RegistryPM8000.xml in Windows Command Prompt and hit Enter ( as shown below).
                                                                  
5- Extract the content of PM8000_SharedAssets.zip to the ION enterprise root directory. For example C:\Program Files\Schneider Electric\ION Enterprise.
6- Confirm folder replacement to all files.
7- Open SQL Server Management Studio, connect to the correct instance, usually ION, and execute PM8000.sql in the Diagnostic folder, C:\Program Files (x86)\Schneider Electric\ION Enterprise\Diagnostic\PM8000.sql. 
8- Confirm that PM8000 device can now be added to Management Console.

 
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