Is there a need to re-install nimbus.exe?

Document ID : KB000126173
Last Modified Date : 04/02/2019
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Question:
We have a concern about the nimbus.exe on some of our robots.
We have noticed that this file is not being updated when we deploy the robot_update.
Some of these files date back to 2014.
Is this a problem and if so how do we correct it?
 
Environment:
UIM 9.02 and earlier
ROBOT 7.97 and earlier
 
Answer:
The nimbus / nimbus.exe  is the service that the OS calls to start a robot.
This process only starts the controller and stop the controller process.
There is no other logic in this binary dealing with monitoring or communication.

The only time this binary is updated is during a robot install.
the robot/update does not change this binary as it does not affect the functioning of the robot.

Currently, there is no need to update this binary to a newer version over time as we do with the robot binaries stored in the <nimsoft>\robot directory.