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SIMATIC
Process Control System PCS 7
PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2)
Installation Manual
Valid for PCS 7 as of V8.2
03/2016
A5E36200050-AB
Security information
Preface
PC components of a PCS 7
system
Hardware for PC stations
Installing PC stations
Appendices
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    Security information Preface PC components of a PCS 7 system SIMATIC Hardware for PC stations Process Control System PCS 7 PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installing PC stations Appendices Installation Manual Valid for PCS 7 as of V8.2 03/2016 A5E36200050-AB...

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    Note the following: WARNING Siemens products may only be used for the applications described in the catalog and in the relevant technical documentation. If products and components from other manufacturers are used, these must be recommended or approved by Siemens. Proper transport, storage, installation, assembly, commissioning, operation and maintenance are required to ensure that the products operate safely and without any problems.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Possible ways to operate engineering stations..............16 Differences between multiple station systems and single station systems......17 Solutions for engineering stations..................20 3.5.1 PCS 7 project engineering with multiple engineering stations..........20 3.5.2 PCS 7 project engineering with a single PC................21 3.5.3 Combination of engineering station and operator station on a single PC......21 Solutions for multiple station systems..................22...

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    How to configure standard communication modules.............92 5.5.1.3 How to disable the power saving options of network adapters..........93 5.5.1.4 How to prepare a PC station with CP 16xx for operation in PCS 7........93 5.5.2 Additional Devices and Drivers for PCS 7................94 5.5.2.1 Overview of additional devices and drivers for PCS 7............94...

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    How to disable user switching....................126 5.7.19 Downloading the network configuration to the PC stations..........127 Notes on add-ons and utilities....................128 5.8.1 Overview of additional programs and utilities for PCS 7............128 5.8.2 Remote diagnostics functions....................128 5.8.3 Automatic logon to the operating system................130 5.8.4...

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    Table of contents Index.................................151 PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 7: Security Information

    Siemens recommends strongly that you regularly check for product updates. For the secure operation of Siemens products and solutions, it is necessary to take suitable preventive action (e.g. cell protection concept) and integrate each component into a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept.

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    Security information PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 9: Preface

    Preface Purpose of this documentation This documentation provides you with an overview of the PC components used in PCS 7. It contains the following information: ● The PC components you can use for specific PCS 7 applications. ● The software and hardware you require for specific PC components.

  • Page 10: Process Control System Pcs

    Internet. – PCS 7 Readme (online) This version contains all information on the installation and use of PCS 7 in the format which is already familiar to you. The file is only available on the Internet to keep it always up-to-date.

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    If you use the operating system Windows 10, you can find the Siemens SIMATIC programs in the Start menu under All apps > Siemens Automation.

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    Preface PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 13: Pc Components Of A Pcs 7 System

    ● Route Control stations (RCS) ● Stations for connecting SIMATIC PCS 7 to the SIMATIC IT environment PCS 7 refers to these stations collectively as "PC stations". The following figure outlines the most important components in a PCS 7 plant.

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    ● The AS recognizes operator inputs and returns them to the process. SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX A SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX is an industrial PC for small plants. It can encompass the functions of a (Page 35) PCS 7 process control system (engineering, automation, operator control and monitoring) when used in conjunction with distributed I/O.

  • Page 15: Fault-tolerant (redundant) Configurations

    Redundancy for PC stations in a PCS 7 plant You can use redundant components in PCS 7 to ensure high availability of PC stations. ● Note the following properties for redundant server pairs:...

  • Page 16: Possible Ways To Operate Engineering Stations

    You should always use redundant server pairs when the availability of the respective application is critical to your PCS 7 plant. If PC stations of a PCS 7 plant are integrated into a domain, we recommend that you use multiple domain controllers.

  • Page 17: Differences Between Multiple Station Systems And Single Station Systems

    Definition of a multiple station system A multiple station system is a system of related PCs in which the functionality of a PCS 7 application in a client-server architecture is distributed over several PCs, for example, OS clients and OS servers. The Process Control System; SIMATIC PCS 7 DVD provides the associated client or server software for this.

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    You can find additional information on this in the section "Fault-tolerant (redundant) configurations (Page 15)". Number of servers Maximum number of servers or server pairs in the PCS 7 plant that can simultaneously access a project on the OS clients: 18 The following each count as one server: ●...

  • Page 19

    You can realize the Intranet and Internet connection via OpenPCS 7 or Web Option for OS. You can find more information on this in the sections "Remote access via the Web Option for OS (Page 37)" and "Access to PCS 7 data using OpenPCS 7 (Page 39)". Example configuration...

  • Page 20: Solutions For Engineering Stations

    Solutions for engineering stations 3.5.1 PCS 7 project engineering with multiple engineering stations Distributed engineering You can distribute the engineering tasks for a PCS 7 plant over multiple engineering stations (Distributed Engineering). PCS 7 provides the following options for this: Option Application Configuring in a multi‐...

  • Page 21: Pcs 7 Project Engineering With A Single Pc

    PCS 7 project engineering with a single PC Central engineering You can configure a PCS 7 plant centrally for all PCS 7 applications (OS, BATCH, Route Control, AS) with a single engineering station. Connect the engineering station to the plant bus and the terminal bus when you download the configuration information to the target systems and test it in process mode.

  • Page 22: Solutions For Multiple Station Systems

    Example configuration SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX can also be used as an engineering station for small standalone systems. You can find additional information on this in the section "SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX Stations Process Control System PCS 7; SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX .

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    You can find additional information on this in the section "Remote access via the Web Option for OS (Page 37)". Long-term archive with Process Historian The Process Historian is used in PCS 7 as an external server for long-term archiving of system SIMATIC; Process Historian data. You can information on this in the system manual Administration .

  • Page 24: Batch Station Multiple Station System

    ● You can achieve high availability for the PCS 7 system by configuring a redundant BATCH server. In terms of the number of servers in a PCS 7 project, a BATCH server set up as redundant is considered a BATCH server.

  • Page 25: Route Control Station Multiple Station System

    (project data, process values, archives, alarms and messages) from a route control server via a terminal bus. ● There is only one route control project with one route control server in a PCS 7 system (even when redundant).

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    Process Control System PCS 7; configuration instructions in the configuration manual Maintenance Station . You can find additional about installation in the section "How to install the PCS 7 software (Page 77)". PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 27: External Archive Servers And Reporting System

    The Process Historian is used in PCS 7 as an external server for long-term archiving of system data. The Information Server is used in PCS 7 as a reporting system for plant data that are archived on the Process Historian.

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    PC components of a PCS 7 system 3.6 Solutions for multiple station systems Process Historian Information Server ● Filtering BATCH data Using SQL functions Saving archive data to external media manual and automatic saving possible Exporting process values ● via WinCC controls ●...

  • Page 29: Long-term Archiving With The Process Historian And Information Server

    ● The OS single station system is an operator station on a single PC with complete operator control and monitoring functionality for a PCS 7 project (process cell/unit). ● The OS single station system on the system bus can be used in parallel with additional single station or multiple station systems.

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    PC (Page 21)". ● You can also use the OS single station system in combination with an engineering station and an automation system on a PC. This solution is offered as the SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX RTX.

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    PC components of a PCS 7 system 3.7 Solutions for single station systems Requirements: ● Operating systems: Process Control System PCS – You can find information about this in the documentation 7; PCS 7 Readme (online) – When selecting operating systems, orient yourself with the configurations of the pre- ST PCS 7 catalog.

  • Page 32: Batch Single Station System

    3.7 Solutions for single station systems Long-term archive with Process Historian The Process Historian is used in PCS 7 as an external server for long-term archiving of system SIMATIC; Process Historian data. You can information on this in the system manual Administration .

  • Page 33: Route Control Single Station System

    PC components of a PCS 7 system 3.7 Solutions for single station systems Example configuration 3.7.3 Route Control single station system Route Control as a single station system on a single PC ● The route control single station system is a route control station on a single PC. You use the route control single station system to automate the movement of materials and products in a PCS 7 plant.

  • Page 34: Maintenance Station Single Station System

    3.7.4 Maintenance station single station system Overview The Maintenance Station is used for the diagnostics and asset management of a PCS 7 plant. The Maintenance Station as a single-station system consists of a PC station with engineering station, OS single-station system and Maintenance Station.

  • Page 35: Simatic Pcs 7 Box Stations

    SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX as a process control system for small plants A SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX is an industrial PC for small plants. It can encompass the functions of a PCS 7 process control system (engineering, automation, operator control and monitoring) when used in conjunction with distributed I/O.

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    ● SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX as Web server for up to two Web clients Example configuration The following figure shows the basic structure for an AS based on PCS 7 AS RTX. Licenses You can find information on licenses for the components of the process control system and Process Control System PCS 7;...

  • Page 37: Solutions For Accessing Pc Stations

    ● PCS 7 Web client These operator stations access project data available on the Web server via the Intranet/ Internet. The PCS 7 Web client can function as a "web client" or a "web diagnostics client". Client for process control...

  • Page 38: Remote Access Via Terminal Services

    PCS 7 plant with local PC systems (terminal client based on the Web Option for OS). A terminal server must be installed in the PCS 7 plant to enable this access option. The terminal server can be installed on the following PC stations: ●...

  • Page 39: Access To Pcs 7 Data Using Openpcs 7

    Access to PCS 7 data using OpenPCS 7 Accessing PCS 7 data with OPC and OLE/DB Data from a PCS 7 plant can be made available to third-party systems using OLE DB or OPC via a PC station with OpenPCS 7, a so-called Open PCS 7 station.

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    ● Terminal bus The following table shows data communication in the PCS 7 plant. PCS 7 is also connected to components at higher levels, for example MES level and office networks, via the terminal bus. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2)

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    CPU -> CP -> BUS -> CP -> CPU Shared system/terminal bus When using PCS 7 for process engineering plants, we recommend you separate the terminal bus and system bus. This recommendation is based on the most stringent requirements for availability and robustness of these plants.

  • Page 42: Connection To The Terminal Bus/plant Bus

    ● Section "Basic configuration of the PCS 7 plant (Page 13)" ● Section "Components for connection to the terminal bus/plant bus (Page 48)" ● You can find general information about the configuration limits in PCS 7 in the installation Process Control System PCS 7; Licenses and Configuration Limits .

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    ● Cables and network components ● Distances between the components of a PCS 7 plant Redundant bus systems You can use redundant communication paths in PCS 7. You can find information on this in the PCS 7; Fault-Tolerant Process Control Systems . function manual PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2)

  • Page 44: Connecting Pc Stations Via Wireless Lan

    Connecting a PC station via Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN) Industrial Wireless LAN (subsequently referred to as WLAN) allows you to integrate mobile or stationary PC stations via an access point in a PCS 7 plant. You can integrate the following PC stations: ●...

  • Page 45: Time Synchronization

    PC components of a PCS 7 system 3.9 Connecting PC stations Example for WLAN in PCS 7 The following figure show a basic configuration of WLAN components in a PCS 7 plant. Additional information You can find detailed information on WLAN components, installation guidelines and settings in the following documentation: Process Control System PCS 7;...

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    PC components of a PCS 7 system 3.9 Connecting PC stations The time master is responsible for distributing the time signal to the PCS 7 components to be synchronized, for example, operator stations and automation systems. Synchronization options The following table below shows the PCS 7 components for which time synchronization is...

  • Page 47: Hardware For Pc Stations

    You can find additional information on this in the PCS 7 BOX manual. If you use other types of PCs for PCS 7, you can find the relevant hardware requirements in the "Basic hardware configuration (Page 48)" section. Color monitors Choose a suitable monitor for PCS 7: ●...

  • Page 48: Basic Hardware Configuration

    Information in the readme file Process Read the latest information that accompanies each PCS 7 version in the document Control System PCS 7; PCS 7 Readme . You can find information about this function in the section "Preface (Page 9)".

  • Page 49

    Process Control System You can find more information on this in the function manual PCS 7; Fault-Tolerant Process Control Systems . ● Licensing for the configured terminal bus If you use a CP 16xx on the system bus and configure the terminal bus in NetPro, you will require a BCE license.

  • Page 50: Optional Hardware Components

    Note Ordering optional hardware components ST PCS You will find hardware components which are suitable and approved for PCS 7 in the 7 catalog. Be aware of any dependencies on the operating system used and standards for required additional components (e.g. standards for chip cards required).

  • Page 51: Configuring And Ordering

    ● Catalog Process Control System PCS 7; Released Modules ● Product overview ● Section "Overview of additional devices and drivers for PCS 7 (Page 94)" Configuring and ordering Station configuration software You can find the configuration editor software that will support you in building your PC networks Interactive Catalog CA01;...

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    Ordering information You can find the ordering information for tested PC configurations and software components Process Control System PCS 7; ST PCS 7 Catalog . The components offered represent in the the optimal basis for your plant for all areas of application. The catalog offers turn-key solutions.

  • Page 53: Installing Pc Stations

    Overview of installation steps Introduction Below, you will find a practical outline of the basic procedure for installing PC stations for PCS 7. Siemens AG offers training courses on PC and network administration. Please contact your regional training center or the central training center for more information.

  • Page 54: Workgroup And Domain

    Creating a backup (Page 72) Workgroup and domain Working environment You have the option of operating the computers in your PCS 7 plant in a workgroup or domain environment. The following tables present a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages (from a technical perspective) as well as scenarios (examples) and their use in workgroups and domains.

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    Workgroup example In the workgroup, the majority of settings have to be made on the local computer. If a PCS 7 plant is running with fixed settings, however, and few changes are expected, these settings only need to be made once.

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    ● Setup makes the necessary settings on computers with installed PCS 7 components. ● The MTU size has to be set to 1494 bytes for all components without a PCS 7 installation. This can be done on computers without a PCS 7 installation (e.g. domain controller and file server) or network components based on Windows (e.g.

  • Page 57: Installing The Operating System

    Below you will information about how to make the settings. Operating systems You can find information about operating systems for PC stations on which PCS 7 software is Process control system PCS 7; PCS 7 Readme file (see "Preface (Page 9)").

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    Install the PC stations locally or in a workgroup. Using this procedure prevents group policies or domain restrictions from hindering the installation. Do not use the following PC stations in PCS 7 for domain management (as DHCP or DNS server, for example): ●...

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    ● Italian ● Spanish ● Chinese When you use PCS 7, you will have to set the required language and region at every point in the Windows language settings. This affects all the settings available under “Regional and Language Options”.

  • Page 60: Partitioning Hard Disks

    Partitioning hard disks Partitioning the hard disks If you are not using a preconfigured PC from a PCS 7 product bundle, but instead a different type, divide the PC's hard disk into the following partitions to facilitate easy data backup.

  • Page 61: Name Of The Pc Station

    Additional information Process You can find information about the minimum configuration of the basic hardware in the Control System PCS 7; PCS 7 - Readme file (see "Preface (Page 9)"). 5.3.3 Name of the PC station The selection of the computer name is crucial to the project configuration. You specify the computer name during installation of the operating system on the computer.

  • Page 62: Pc Configuration Security Settings

    ● In the file folder. Changing the computer name The computer name can no longer be changed after the installation of PCS 7. If the computer name is nevertheless changed, you must perform a new installation (Restore DVD). Note Note the following: ●...

  • Page 63

    ● It will provide you with important information about integrating PCS 7 networks into the Windows management system. ● You will learn what the options are available for time synchronization in a PCS 7 plant. ● You can find information about how to establish patch management and secure communication paths between the PC stations in a PCS 7 plant.

  • Page 64: Installing An Operating System

    – Section "Installing security patches, hotfixes, service packs (Page 122)" Security concept PCS 7 and WinCC - Basic Document ● Document Process Control System PCS 7; PCS 7 Readme file (see "Preface (Page 9)") ● 5.3.5 Installing an operating system Configuring the operating system The operating system setup is largely self-explanatory.

  • Page 65: How To Install The Message Queuing Service

    How to install the Message Queuing Service Introduction PCS 7 uses the Microsoft Message Queuing Service. This component is part of the operating system. MS Message Queuing is not included in the standard installation of Windows, however, and must be installed separately, if needed.

  • Page 66: How To Configure The Microsoft Internet Information Service (iis) For The Server

    Services". 5.3.7 How to configure the Microsoft Internet Information Service (IIS) for the server Introduction The Internet Information Service (IIS) is required to install and use the following PCS 7 PC stations: ● PCS 7 Web server ● Information Server ●...

  • Page 67

    Performance (performance features) ● Compression of static contents Security ● Request filtering ● Basic authentication ● Windows authentication Integrity and diagnostics (system health and ● HTTP logging diagnostics) ● Request monitor PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 68: How To Install A Multilingual User Interface Pack

    NOTICE Property of operating systems Installed language packs that are not used will be removed from the operating system after some time: ● Windows 10 ● Windows Server 2012 R2 PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 69: How To Install Service Packs For The Operating System

    ● Disable the task LPRemove (Language Pack Removal Task) in Computer Management > Task Scheduler. This setting may change with an operating system update. – Default setting for LPRemove with PCS 7 Bundle PC station: LPRemove disabled – Default setting for LPRemove after installation of the operating systems:...

  • Page 70: How To Set The Paging File

    - Use of standard monitors: Minimum resolution 1280 x 1024 - Use of widescreen monitors: Minimum resolution 1680 x 1050 – The higher resolution allows you to better utilize the display features of the PCS 7 software, for example, for the online operation of faceplates from the libraries. Please ensure that you have installed appropriate drivers and are using suitable monitors.

  • Page 71: How To Set The Color Scheme And Font Size

    Virus scanners, updates and Microsoft Office products Important information on the required software, versions and availability is available in the Process Control System PCS 7; PCS 7 Readme file (see "Preface (Page 9)"). You should install the following software after installing the operating system components: ●...

  • Page 72: Installing Additional Services For Simatic Batch

    (BatchCC) Additional information Process Control ● You can find additional information on configuring services in the manual System PCS 7; SIMATIC BATCH . 5.3.15 Creating a backup Recommendation After restarting and testing the installation, create a backup of the partitions on which the operating system/PCS 7 software is installed.

  • Page 73: Installing The Pcs 7 Software

    Note Please note the following: ● When installing PCS 7 in a network, make sure that at least one DVD drive and one diskette drive are available. ● Read the latest information about installation and the software and hardware requirements Process control system PCS 7;...

  • Page 74

    Several PCS 7 applications on a single PC station A PC station can not only be used to run a single PCS 7 application (such as OS server) with PCS 7, it can also be used to run several PCS 7 applications (such as OS server and BATCH client).

  • Page 75

    ● When in factory state, the settings are made in the registry, in DCOM and in the exception list for the Windows firewall. ● The local Windows firewall for the PCS 7 product bundle PC is disabled in the factory state. ● The log of firewall events is disabled.

  • Page 76: How To Install On A Network

    ● Make sure the PC is set up to automatically restore the link to the directory containing the PCS 7 software after a PC restart. ● Set up a share for the directory (folder or drive) on which the PCS 7 software is available. ● Set up the following access rights for the share: –...

  • Page 77: How To Install The Pcs 7 Software

    PCS 7 installation. You can find information on transferring license keys in the documentation SIMATIC; Automation License Manager . You can find a description of the license concept in the section "PCS 7 licenses and quantity structures (Page 98)". Checking the installation requirements The PCS 7 system setup automatically checks whether the program packages needed for the PCS 7 installation are already installed on the PC.

  • Page 78

    ● All communications processors have been installed in the PC. ● You have administrator rights on the PC station. Starting the PCS 7 setup Process Control System; SIMATIC PCS 7 DVD into the DVD drive. 1. Insert the 2. Double-click on "Setup.exe" to start the setup.

  • Page 79

    An installation of PCS 7 is not possible without the required settings. Select the "I accept the change to the system settings" check box. 13.Ready to install the selection. – The software installed on the PC for this PCS 7 application is listed in the display window. – ... "Install" Note Restart of the PC station required Some of the PCS 7 program packages require a restart of the PC during installation.

  • Page 80: How To Prepare The Engineering Station For Multi-user Operation

    PC to be operated in the PCS 7 plant. After a PCS 7 installation, a dialog appears in which the network adapter for the terminal bus must be selected. Once an adapter is selected, confirm it with "OK" and then confirm the "Reinitialize"...

  • Page 81: How To Install The Process Historian

    You can find information on how to install the Process Historian in the Historian documentation. 5.4.6 Configuring redundancy for redundant servers Introduction You will need to configure the redundancy monitoring for redundant servers in PCS 7. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 82: Installing A Pc For Web Option For Os

    5.4.8 Setting up user groups and users Some user groups and users are created automatically when PCS 7 software is installed. The following table shows: ● The software installation on the PC station with which the user groups and users were created.

  • Page 83

    ● The "User group / users" column lists the user groups and users which are automatically created when a software package is installed. The user groups are marked "bold". ● The "Members" column lists the users that are assigned to a user group in a PCS 7 plant. User groups and users...

  • Page 84

    – User management is expanded to include SIMATIC Logon on a single PC. Setup of Windows users for PCS 7 The user who installs the PCS 7 components is automatically entered as a user of these components in Windows management.

  • Page 85

    Installing PC stations 5.4 Installing the PCS 7 software If you want to authorize other users to use a PCS 7 component, they must be set up in Windows and assigned to the relevant PCS 7 components (user groups). You can find additional information on this in the section "How to set permissions for the project paths (Page 86)".

  • Page 86: Installing Pcs 7 Libraries Of Older Pcs 7 Versions

    Installing PCS 7 libraries of older PCS 7 versions If you install or remove an older version of the PCS 7 Library, PCS 7 Basis Library or PCS 7 Advanced Process Library following the installation of PCS 7 , you must re-install the current versions of PCS 7 Basis Library or PCS 7 Advanced Process Library by means of the PCS 7 general setup afterwards.

  • Page 87

    "Read" permission for access to the OS database. ● The following steps are performed with administrator rights Procedure Perform the following steps for all paths in which projects are located (STEP 7, PCS 7 or WinCC projects): 1. Start the SimaticRights program.

  • Page 88: Firewall In Pc Stations

    5.4.12 Subsequent installation or updating If a PCS 7 software package is already installed on the PC, a dialog box for the type of installation appears during the PCS 7 system setup. You can specify which type of installation you require in this dialog box: ●...

  • Page 89

    Some of the PCS 7 software packages require the PC station to be restarted for the update. Note If you want to update a PCS 7 project of a previous PCS 7 version with a current PCS 7 version, then follow the descriptions provided in the software update manuals.

  • Page 90: Uninstalling Pcs 7

    5.5 Installation of drivers for PCS 7 5.4.13 Uninstalling PCS 7 If you no longer require PCS 7 on the PC station, you can remove the PCS 7 software by performing the steps described below. Recommendation ● Remove the license keys.

  • Page 91

    You can find additional information on this in the documentation of the BIOS manufacturer. Detection of plug-and-play components is activated as default for SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX. Switching the logs on the bus (Industrial Ethernet) If you need to change the protocol of a bus in a system, from TCP to ISO protocol for example, you will need to set a mixed protocol (TCP and ISO) briefly on the engineering station.

  • Page 92: How To Configure Standard Communication Modules

    Installing PC stations 5.5 Installation of drivers for PCS 7 5.5.1.2 How to configure standard communication modules Settings for BCE and SOFTNET CPs We recommend the following if there is a separate bus (terminal bus and system bus) in the plant: ●...

  • Page 93: How To Disable The Power Saving Options Of Network Adapters

    Energy saving options allow the PC to monitor the activity of input devices. If energy saving options are activated, they shut the PCS 7 PC down or trigger a restart if the PC is inactive for a set period of time.

  • Page 94: Additional Devices And Drivers For Pcs 7

    Additional Devices and Drivers for PCS 7 5.5.2.1 Overview of additional devices and drivers for PCS 7 If you want to make use of specific properties of PCS 7, special drivers are required. Note Process Information on the required software and availability of the drivers is available in the Control System PCS 7;...

  • Page 95

    Smart card reader Information on the suitable smart card reader and the required driver is available in Process Control System PCS 7; PCS 7 Readme file (see "Preface (Page 9)") . PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 96: Multi-monitor Graphics Cards In Pc Stations

    Installing PC stations 5.5 Installation of drivers for PCS 7 Additional information Section "Optional hardware components (Page 50)" 5.5.2.2 Multi-monitor graphics cards in PC Stations If you want to connect multiple monitors to a computer, you should orient yourself using the ST PCS 7 catalog .

  • Page 97: Assigning The Driver To The Sound Card

    The driver for the sound card must be assigned in Windows. For more information on the PCS 7 Process Control availability of the drivers approved for use with PCS 7, refer to the System PCS 7 Readme file (see "Preface (Page 9)").

  • Page 98: Licensing

    Note Information on the required software and availability of the drivers is available in the Process Control System PCS 7; PCS 7 Readme file (see "Preface (Page 9)"). Procedure 1. Install the driver. 2. If necessary, use the control panel to change the settings.

  • Page 99

    Pay per use license With this license, software usage is restricted by the terms of use defined in the contract. Contract license With this license, the software may be used without restriction. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 100

    Not all products support all license types. In the which license form is valid for a specific product. PCS 7 without a license key SIMATIC PCS 7 software package for up to 14 days as a trial version. You can use the Note You can activate the trial (demo) mode the first time the software is used.

  • Page 101: How To Transfer License Keys

    Installing PC stations 5.6 Licensing Additional information SIMATIC; Automation License Manager ● Documentation Process Control System PCS 7; Licenses and Configuration Limits ● Installation manual 5.6.2 How to transfer license keys Introduction Automation License Manager software: The following license keys are transferred with the ●...

  • Page 102

    Backing up license keys Automation License Manager to backup all license keys. You can use the Read the information under "Possible license key storage locations" provided above. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 103: Preparing Pc Stations

    The following settings must be performed on all PC stations to allow all automation systems (AS) and PC stations (for example OS, BATCH) of a PCS 7 project to be configured, loaded and tested from one central engineering station (ES).

  • Page 104: Simatic Logon

    You can find information on the availability of the drivers in the PCS 7; PCS 7 - Readme file (see "Preface (Page 9)"). You can find a description of the chip card readers in the section "Overview of additional devices and drivers for PCS 7 (Page 94)".

  • Page 105: How To Authorize Users To Configure Simatic Logon

    ● SIMATIC Electronic Signature Query and archive the required documentation If you want to use the SIMATIC Logon for access protection in a PCS 7 plant, you need to add users who want to configure SIMATIC Logon to the "Logon_Administrator" user group. Enter these users in one of the following groups: ●...

  • Page 106: Setting The User Language (mui)

    To work with PCS 7 optimally, we recommend that you make all the language settings to meet the needs for the specific system. In PCS 7 you can set the interface language to one of the following for the engineering system and for process mode (depending on the languages installed): ●...

  • Page 107: How To Set The Communication Module For Connecting To The Terminal Bus

    Installing PC stations 5.7 Preparing PC stations Settings of the region and language options ● Regional settings Recommendation: Make these settings in accordance with your PCS 7 plant. ● Language for menus and dialog boxes Select the required language. Note The drop-down list only contains languages which are installed.

  • Page 108

    If redundant network adapters are used, the shared TEAM connection must be at the top Process Control System of the list. You can find additional information on this in the manual PCS 7; Fault-tolerant Process Control Systems . Note Once new network adapters have been installed, the most recently entered connection appears at the top of the list.

  • Page 109: How To Set Up A Work Group For Connection To The Terminal Bus

    5.7.6 How to set up a work group for connection to the terminal bus If you want to operate PC stations of PCS 7 in a work group, you have to check the settings of the network configuration. After installation of the operating system, the network profile "Public network" is configured by default for the network connections.

  • Page 110

    CP 16xx: Note If you have reinstalled the PCS 7 software on the PC station, the first two steps preceded by "Standard" are not required. 1. "Standard": In the tree view, select "Modules > <Name of Network Adapter for Communication with the System Bus>...

  • Page 111: How To Make Settings For Standard Network Adapters

    Note Special features of communication using a server with several network adapters Read the information on this in the following documentation: Process Control System PCS 7; Engineering System ● Configuration manual Process Control System PCS 7; Operator Station ● Configuration manual WinCC Information System : ●...

  • Page 112: How To Access Pc Stations Outside A Subnet

    ● If a firewall protects the networks, you need to adapt the firewall rules. Simatic Shell "Simatic Shell" is part of PCS 7 and is used for central maintenance and diagnostics of all PC stations integrated in the client-server system.

  • Page 113

    ● If higher availability is required, you can enter the network addresses of multiple PC stations (recommendation: 2). ● Do not enter too many network addresses, because this will cause a high load on the network by broadcast frames. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 114: Changing Settings For Encrypted Communication

    5.7.10 Changing settings for encrypted communication As of PCS 7 V8.1, you can use encrypted communication between the PC stations (OS and OS or ES and OS) that are involved in process mode. Encrypted communication makes it difficult for potential attackers to determine information about the process mode or to interfere with process mode.

  • Page 115

    If you change settings for encrypted communication, you must always perform the changes for all PC stations in the entire plant. You can find information about the procedure in the section "How to configure encrypted communication between the PC stations (Page 116)". PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 116: How To Configure Encrypted Communication Between The Pc Stations

    (Page 114)". ● For redundant servers, the redundancy synchronization is completed before each step. ● Process mode is ended on the relevant PC station. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 117: How To Change The Psk For Encrypted Communication

    You can find information on the procedure in the section "How to configure encrypted communication between the PC stations (Page 116)". ● For redundant servers, the redundancy synchronization is completed before each step. ● Process mode is ended on the relevant PC station. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 118

    Unencrypted Client_1 Encrypted No connection Unencrypted Server_B No connection No connection Unencrypted Client_2 Unencrypted Unencrypted Unencrypted Additional information ● Section "How to access PC stations outside a subnet (Page 112)" PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 119: How To Use Migration Mode For Changing Encrypted Communication

    ● The same pre-shared key is configured. 2. All PC stations in the plant: Clear the "Migration mode" check box in the properties of the PC station in Simatic Shell. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 120: How To Change The Transmission Rate And Operating Mode In The Pc Network

    ● Operating mode Note The factory settings for Siemens devices are set so that parameters for the transmission rate and operating mode are identified automatically (autonegotiation). This setting only needs to be changed if nodes which do not have access to the "Autonegotiation"...

  • Page 121

    Switches SCALANCE X ... Port configuration ● Configuration via Telnet or e.g.: Web Based Management (WBM) SCALANCE X-400 ● Open the configuration dialog box for the switch via Internet Explorer: http: \\<TCP-IP address> PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 122: Installing Security Patches, Hotfixes, Service Packs

    Information is provided with the software package explaining the properties that need to be changed and the requirements for its installation. Note You will find information on the software version for the current PCS 7 version in the pcs7 readme file. Microsoft security patches Siemens tests the compatibility of Microsoft security patches for the Microsoft operating system, the SQL server and Internet Explorer.

  • Page 123: Enable And Configure Snmp

    5.7.16 Enable and configure SNMP Introduction You can monitor SNMP-enabled components with the maintenance station. SNMP-enabled components include: ● PC stations - SIEMENS Industrial PC (IPC) ● Network components – Switches (SCALANCE X...) – Communications processors ● Other devices – Network adapters –...

  • Page 124

    ● Setting up cross-network communication links You should follow the recommendations in the following document if you wish to set up cross-network communication links: Process Control System PCS 7; Security Concept PCS 7 and WinCC - – White paper Basic Document Process Control System PCS 7;...

  • Page 125: How To Activate Redundancy For Fault-tolerant Pcs

    2. Select the "Simatic Shell" folder. (Windows 10: "This PC" folder, "Devices and Drives" area) 3. In the shortcut menu, select the menu command Redundancy Settings ..The "Redundancy Settings" dialog box opens. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 126: How To Disable User Switching

    How to set the communication module for connecting to the terminal bus (Page 107) 5.7.18 How to disable user switching Introduction For PCS 7, the use of the Windows functionality "Fast user switching" is not permitted for changing the Windows user. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 127: Downloading The Network Configuration To The Pc Stations

    To allow you to configure, download and test all automation systems and PC stations (OS, BATCH, RCS) of a PCS 7 project from a central engineering station (ES), make the following network settings and download the configuration to all PC stations.

  • Page 128: Notes On Add-ons And Utilities

    Remote diagnostics functions Security requirements If you want to perform remote diagnostics on a PCS 7 plant, you must protect that plant against unauthorized access. Several steps have to be taken in order to implement a security concept. Only when taken together as a whole will these security measures offer the plant optimum protection.

  • Page 129

    The "RealVNC" Enterprise Edition software has been approved for use for remote service access as of PCS 7 V8.0 . You can find regularly updated information about the version compatible with your PCS 7 version and about using RealVNC under Entry ID 55422236 in Industry Online Support: Internet link http://support.automation.siemens.com/...

  • Page 130: Automatic Logon To The Operating System

    ● Access to computers via RDP should only be temporary and not static. Note PCS 7 Web client The above restrictions do not apply when using a PCS 7 Web client as terminal service. Additional information ● Section "Subsequent installation or updating (Page 88)"...

  • Page 131: Virus Scanners

    SIMATIC PC. Messages can appear via: ● Ethernet (SNMP) ● Internet/telephone – E-mail – SMS ● OPC (forwarded to the SIMATIC software applications) ● Web browser PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 132

    Installing and configuring DiagMonitor software (overview) Process Information on the software version of the latest PCS 7 version is available in the Control System PCS 7; PCS 7 Readme file (see "Preface (Page 9)"). Note Version of DiagMonitor software already installed Check the Control Panel to see if a version of the "DiagMonitor"...

  • Page 133

    Installing PC stations 5.8 Notes on add-ons and utilities DiagMonitor on PCS 7 PC stations 1. Run the following file: DiagMonitor_Silent_Install.bat Wait until the installation process is complete. 2. Run the following file: CM_Activate.exe 3. Reboot the computer. DiagMonitor on domain controllers Note Stricter security policies have to be observed for domain controllers.

  • Page 134: Screen Savers

    Screen savers Using screen savers It is not recommended to use a screen saver on the PC with PCS 7 for the following reasons: ● The screen saver uses CPU time and may therefore cause the system to be overloaded.

  • Page 135: Wincc/datamonitor

    WinCC print jobs, or from published Excel workbooks. This makes available statistics and analysis of specific process data or historical data, for example. The reports are stored in PDF format and can be forwarded by e-mail, if desired. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 136

    5.8 Notes on add-ons and utilities Additional information You can find information on SIMATIC WinCC/DataMonitor in the online help for SIMATIC WinCC/DataMonitor. Path on the DVD Process Control System; SIMATIC PCS 7: 23_DataMonitor__V...\Documents\<Sprache> PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 137: Appendices

    The following applications are installed during the PCS 7 system setup from the Process Control System; SIMATIC PCS 7 DVD for basic engineering. License keys are required for use. You can find additional information on this in the section "PCS 7 licenses and quantity structures (Page 98)". Applications...

  • Page 138: Software Packages For Operator Stations

    The following applications are installed during the PCS 7 system setup from the Process Control System; SIMATIC PCS 7 DVD for operator stations. License keys are required for use. You can find additional information on this in the section "PCS 7 licenses and quantity structures (Page 98)".

  • Page 139: Software Packages For Simatic Batch

    The following applications are installed during the PCS 7 system setup from the Process Control System; SIMATIC PCS 7 DVD for SIMATIC BATCH. License keys are required for use. You can find additional information on this in the section "PCS 7 licenses and quantity structures (Page 98)". Program name...

  • Page 140: Software Packages For Simatic Route Control

    The following applications are installed during the PCS 7 system setup from the Process Control System; SIMATIC PCS 7 DVD for SIMATIC Route Control. License keys are required for use. You can find additional information on this in the section "PCS 7 licenses and quantity structures (Page 98)". Program name...

  • Page 141

    SIMATIC Logic Matrix Editor Realize logic operations for control signal Web Navigator ... For remote publishing of images and other relevant data for a PCS 7 Web server. SIMATIC Management Con‐ ● Central administration and management of SIMATIC software...

  • Page 142: Appendix B - Approved Configurations On A Pc Station

    Approved configurations Introduction You can use a PC station for PCS 7 not only in the standard configuration. By installing additional program packages or taking advantage of special properties, you can use a PC station for several purposes, for example: ●...

  • Page 143

    BATCH client's process mode. Optimum performance To ensure that PCS 7 performs at its optimum level, we recommend that you use only standard configurations on a PC station. However, system-specific conditions may mean that you have to equip a PC station with several program packages for standard configurations.

  • Page 144

    This will allow you to avoid faults should a redundant server fail. Note: Should a PCS 7 server application on a PC of a PCS 7 server pair fail, all PCS 7 applications for this PC's process mode will be terminated automat‐...

  • Page 145

    6.2 Appendix B - Approved configurations on a PC station Approved configurations - PC station for several PCS 7 applications The tables below show the approved configurations of PC stations for several PCS 7 applications. The flow chart below displays how the configurations are assigned to the...

  • Page 146: Configuration Tables

    Read Tables 1 - 3 carefully from left to right. This means that a PC with a standard installation can also be used for an additional purpose (by using properties or an additional installation by means of the PCS 7 system setup). Example: If you also use a PC station with the standard configuration "engineering station"...

  • Page 147: Configurations With Server Operating System (server To Server)

    (Page (Page 148) (Page (Page 148) server 149) 149) Process Historian and Information Server (archive server) You can install the Process Historian and Information Server on a single PC station. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 148: Configurations With Server Operating System (client Installation On Server)

    Route Control (Page (Page (Page server 148) 148) 148) 6.2.3 Information on the configurations 6.2.3.1 Information on configuration type "X" No restrictions Read the configuration notes for the respective standard configurations. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 149: Information On Configuration Type

    ● The SIMATIC Manager must be closed when the client project is opened. Otherwise the OS client takes its server data from the engineering station. ● Activate the OS client: 1. Open WinCC Explorer. 2. Select the OS client project. 3. Activate process mode. PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 150

    Appendices 6.2 Appendix B - Approved configurations on a PC station PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 151: Index

    Name of the PC station, 61 Automation system, 13 Configuration, 51, 66 Autonegotiation, 121 Approved configurations, 142, 146, 147, 148 Basic configuration for PCS 7 plant, 13 IIS, 67 OS server, 66 Basic engineering, 137 Web option for OS, 66...

  • Page 152

    Message Queuing Service, 65 Optional, 50 Messages PC, 53 Acoustic, 95, (Horn module) Hotfix, 122 Monitoring the system bus, 93 MUI, 106 Multiple station system, 22, 24, 25 BATCH station, 24 IEAPO, 141 PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 153

    Authorizations, 87 Connection for OS servers, 107 Maintenance station, 125 Properties of the PC stations, 15 Route Control, 81, 125 Paging file, 70 Selecting an interface, 125 Single station system, 125 PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 154

    Connecting, 42, 48 PC configuration, 35 Connecting the PC station, 107 SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX, 13 Data communication, 40 SIMATIC PCS 7 OS Web Option, 82 Disconnection from system bus, 41 SIMATIC PDM, 141 Topology, 40 SIMATIC Route Control, 140...

  • Page 155

    Defragmentation program, 128 Screen savers, 128 Validity, 9 Virus scanners, 128 VXM, 141 Web client, 37 Operator station, 37 Web Navigator, 141 Web View Publisher, 141 Wireless LAN, 44 WLAN, 44 PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

  • Page 156

    Index PCS 7 - PC Configuration (V8.2) Installation Manual, 03/2016, A5E36200050-AB...

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