Siemens SIMATIC WinCC flexible

The versiondog system supports the management of SIMATIC WinCC flexible projects and enables the automatic creation of backups as well as HMI cyclical monitoring.

 

 

System requirements

From versiondog

Version

WinCC flexible

2005

2006 2007 2008 SP3 2008 SP5
2.6  
6.0

 

Other requirements

At present, you can only carry out an upload of the runtime for IPCs and Panel PCs with Windows operating system. Securing solely panels is still not possible.

Limitations: under certain conditions, depending on your network surroundings and implement devices, an upload cannot be carried out (e.g. limited access rights).

SQL instances for WinCC flexible versions on the devices that carry out the comparison

WinCC flexible version MS Data Engine 97 MS Data Engine 2000 MS Data Engine XP MS Access 97 MS Access 2000 MS SQL Server 7.0 MS SQL Server 2000

MS SQL 2005

MS SQL 2014
2004  

 

 
2005      

2007

 

 

 

2008

         

 
2008 SP5                

Key features and functions

Custom component type for SIMATIC WinCC flexible

Integrated SIMATIC WinCC flexible project tree

Automatically detection of differences between the program running on the device and the latest version on the server
Clear presentation of complete change history

 

FAQ: Why does the comparison of my WinCC flexible projects fail, even though an instance of SQL Server is installed?

Explanation

If the name of the instance of SQL Server installed on the affected client computer is different from the versiondog standard name (WINCC or WINCCFLEXEXPRESS), then versiondog cannot access the service.

versiondog expects one of these names because in the majority of cases they are the names given to SQL Server instances included with installations of WinCC/WinCC flexible

 

 

Solution

If the actual name of the SQL Server instance is not the standard name, then the actual name has to be provided to versiondog.

In the following example, the name of the instance is MSSQLEXPRESS:

1. Go to the directory <vdClientArchive>\VD$A\Configuration\Compare

2. Open the file AgentStation.ini or create it with a text editor if it does not already exist

3. Add the following contents, depending on whether you want to compare WinCC or WinCC flexible (MSSQLEXPRESS is the name of the SQL instance that we are using in the example):

  1. [WinCC]
     7030=MSSQLEEXPRESS 
  1. [WinCCFlexible]
     7050=MSSQLEXPRESS

 

Note

If the above entry is one of the versiondog standard names of WINCC or WINCCFLEXEXPRESS, then versiondog will expect that editor to be installed in addition to the instance of SQL Server.

If it is not installed, the comparison will fail.

This means that if no WinCC editor is installed, then you cannot use WINCC or WINCCFLEXEXPRESS as the name of the SQL instance.

 

If you need an installation guide of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, contact us

 

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Last updated: 02 July 2020