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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 109749283, Entry date: 10/10/2019
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What are the incompatibilities between Windows and WinCC (TIA Portal)?

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Loading Windows updates might impair the function of the software.

Preliminery remark
The name LTSB (Long-term Servicing Branch) was officially renamed LTSC (Long-term Servicing Channel) by Microsoft. Nothing changes in the systems except the designation and the compatibilities are ummodified. Additional information is available at the following link:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/ltsc/

Windows 10

Note on Windows 10 without LTSC
When using WinCC with Windows 10 (without LTSC) we recommend using a Windows Server Update Service (WSUS).
Detailed information is available in this entry 109754089 

Notes on the Windows 10 Update Version 1703 and follow-up versions
As part of the Windows 10 Features Update, Microsoft.Net Framework 4.7 is either installed as part of the update Version 1703 or installed manually.

The Microsoft.Net Framework Version 4.7 is not compatible with WinCC (TIA Portal) 14 SP1 Update 1. Instead you install a higher update version (>TIA Portal V14 SP1 Update 1).

Important note on Windows 10 Update Version 1709 "Fall Creators Update" and follow-up versions
After installing Windows 10 Version 1709 "Fall Creators Update", there are currently problems with the installation and operation of WinCC (TIA Portal) V13 SP2, V14 SP1 and other SIMATIC software products. Further information is available in this entry: 109755067


Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 R2

The Microsoft.Net Framework Version 4.7 is not compatible with WinCC (TIA Portal) 14 SP1 Update 1. Instead you install a higher update version (>TIA Portal V14 SP1 Update 1).

If .Net Framework V4.7 is already installed, proceed as follows to install .NET Framework V4.6.2:

    1. Uninstall .NET Framework V4.7 via the Control Panel on your computer.
    2. Install .NET Framework V4.6.2. (Download)
    3. Recompile your project with "Rebuild all".

Note
Refer to the following Excel document for more details on the updates and further remedies.

Affected updates (KBs)

The following KBs are affected.
 Registration required  109749283 security patches failed WinCC_TIAP.xlsx (12.2 KB)

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