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SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) 2010 including Service Pack 3 available

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With immediate effect, SIMATIC WinAC RTX 2010 and SIMATIC WinAC RTX F 2010 including Service Pack 3 are available. SP3 ensures compatibility with the current Windows security patches. The delivery version has been updated and an update DVD is provided to upgrade existing installations.


Improvements in Service Pack 3

Compatibility with current Windows security updates

SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) 2010 incl. SP3 is compatible with all Microsoft security updates provided that the following prerequisites are met:

  • Security updates which have been published until 12/2017 and
  • Security updates which have been published since 04/2019 and later for Windows 7 und Windows Embedded Standard 7

Additional improvements

  • ALARM_8P, messages are not processed correctly
    Alarm_8P messages are displayed with invalid time stamps and cannot be acknowledged. This behavior is corrected with SP3.
  • WinAC RTX is not started when using a CP 5612 as submodule
    WInAC RTX is not started with an assigned CP 5612. SP3 supports operation with CP 5612.
  • The shutdown of WinAC RTX is slowed down each time the WinLC_Shutdown.exe command is called.
    When the WinLC_Shutdown.exe command is used several times, the shutdown of WinAC RTX is increasingly slowed down. SP3 ensures fast shutdown even when using the command several times.
  • Alarm_8P, group acknowledgment does not acknowledge all collective displays
    With a group acknowledgment for Alarm_8P messages, not all group displays are reset. SP3 corrects this behavior.
  • Increased memory consumption of WinAC RTX with missing license key
    In case of a missing license key, the memory consumption of WinAC RTX may increase continuously and lead in the long term to a memory bottleneck.  This behavior is corrected with SP3 


Availability of Service Pack 3

Service Pack 3 for WinAC RTX (F) 2010 can be purchased as follows:

 ProductType of deliveryArticle No. 
 WinAC RTX 2010 incl. SP3 DVD, Single License 6ES7671-0RC08-0YA0
 WinAC RTX 2010 incl. SP3 DL Online Download, Single License 6ES7671-0RC08-0YG0
 WinAC RTX 2010 incl. SP3 Upgrade DVD, Upgrade License 6ES7671-0RC08-0YE0
 WinAC RTX F 2010 incl. SP3 DVD, Single License 6ES7671-1RC08-0YA0
 WinAC RTX F 2010 incl. SP3 DL Online Download, Single License 6ES7671-1RC08-0YG0
 WinAC RTX F 2010 incl. SP3 Upgrade DVD, Upgrade License 6ES7671-1RC08-0YE0

These products contain a SIMATIC NET IE SOFTNET S7 LEAN license V12 for SIMATIC communication via the Windows Ethernet interface and for using the SIMATIC NET OPC server with WinAC.

An update DVD is available ex stock to upgrade existing installations.

 ProductType of deliveryArticle No. 
 WinAC RTX 2010 incl. SP3 UpdateDVD, without license, upgrade only 6ES7671-0RC08-0YU8
 WinAC RTX F 2010 incl. SP3 UpdateDVD, without license, upgrade only 6ES7671-1RC08-0YU8

The update DVD for SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) 2010 is only suitable for upgrading existing installations and does not include any licenses!


Installation

New installation

Service Pack 3 is integrated in the full version of SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) 2010 and is fully installed.

The SIMATIC NET Software Edition V12 is integrated in the DVD and in the OSD download and can be installed from there, if required.

Upgrading existing installations

Before you can upgrade existing installations, you must uninstall SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) 2010 with SIMATIC Windows Logic Controller, WinAC Time Synchronization and IntervalZero RTX. Then, SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) 2010 incl. SP3 must be reinstalled. We recommend that you install the latest Microsoft security updates prior to installing WinAC RTX.


Compatibility

System requirements

SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) 2010 incl. SP3 has been tested with the following systems and components:

 Operating systems
  • Windows 7 SP1, 32 bit
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7, 32 bit (delivery images of the supported SIMATIC IPCs)
 SIMATIC IPC
  • IPC227D, IPC277D
  • IPC227E, IPC277E
  • IPC427C, IPC477C
  • IPC427D, IPC477D, IPC577D
  • IPC427E, IPC477E
  • IPC547D
  • IPC627C, IPC827C, IPC677C, IPC647C, IPC847C
  • IPC627D, IPC827D, IPC677D, IPC647D, IPC847D
 SIMATIC NET
  •  SIMATIC NET DVD Edition 8.2 SP2 for Windows 7 and WES7
  • SIMATIC NET DVD Edition V12 SP2 for Windows 7 and WES7 (available on DVD)

  • SIMATIC NET DVD Edition V14 SP1 for Windows 7 und WES7 (available on DVD)

 


Note:
The SIMATIC NET software is installed independently of the WinAC setup, depending on the Windows operating system used.
The SIMATIC NET version need not be upgraded with existing installations. If the SIMATIC NET installation shall nevertheless be upgraded from the WinAC RTX (F) DVD, it must be checked whether the existing SIMATIC NET licenses are valid for the new version. They must be purchased separately, if necessary. 


Compatibility with virus scanners and whitelisting software

 Virus scanner software
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

  • TREND MICRO OfficeScan

 Whitelisting software
  •  McAfee Solidcore


Note:
The tests have been performed to test exemplarily the compatibility of WinAC RTX (F) 2010 incl. SP2 with virus scanners. General release with arbitrary versions cannot be issued. Regarding the use and configuration of virus scanners and whitelisting software with WinAC RTX (F), see also the SIMATIC Security Guide for PC-based Automation Systems 55390879 

Operation with existing ODK applications.

We cannot guarantee for existing ODK applications (Windows, RTDLL or RTSS) that they can be properly operated with WinAC RTX (F) 2010 SP3 or Windows 10 using the latest security patches. These applications must therefore be sufficiently tested before being used with WinAC RTX (F) 2010 SP3.







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