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Diagnostics in PCS 7
7.4 Diagnostics for PC components
Diagnostics for
Function of standard network modules
Online verification of operating
capability of redundant OS components
Networks and network connections
Security settings and patches
Printers and print jobs
Installed versions of the PCS 7 software Installed SIMATIC software
PCS 7 bundle PCs
Operating system faults with Dr. Watson
Diagnostics tool
Set PC station (Page 94)
Redundancy status display
(Page 106)
MBSA (Page 101)
Printers and print jobs
(Page 96)
(Page 97)
PC DiagMonitor (Page 97)
Dr. Watson Log
Called via
In the Siemens SIMATIC programs Start menu:
SIMATIC NET > Settings > Set PC Station
In the tree view, select PC Station > "Network
Module" modules > Softnet IE.
Click "Test".
Picture must be configured and downloaded to
the OS.
Additional information is available in the
Process Control System
configuration manual
PCS 7; Operator Station
For additional information, refer to the section
"Diagnostics for network connections
(Page 79)."
Enter the following in the "Run" dialog of the
Start menu: "Mbscali.exe"
In the Start menu in the settings for Printers and
To obtain information about a print job, click on
the printer executing the job.
In the Siemens SIMATIC programs Start menu:
SIMATIC > Product Information > Installed
Language version of the PCS 7 software
● European language version:
● Asian language version:
PC DiagMonitor is started automatically on
bundle PCs when the PC starts up.
Enter the following in the "Run" dialog of the
Start menu: drwtsn32"
Make the following settings:
● Select the "Visual Notification" check box.
● Windows XP SP2 allows the following:
Select "Full" (default setting "Mini") for the
"Crash Dump Type" option.
You can find additional information on the use
and the settings in the Microsoft "Help and
Support Center".
Service support and diagnostics (V8.0)
Service Manual, 03/2012, A5E02779775-02


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