Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 16754155, Entry date: 10/24/2005
Which possibilities exist in WinCC V6.0 for connecting to a server from a client without a separate client project?
There are a variety of ways in which a client without a client project can access the server project:
- WinCC Explorer
- WinCC Projects
- WinCC Autostart
1. WinCC Explorer
|1||Open the WinCC Explorer on the client computer. Click "Open" to navigate to the server project.
|2||Select the project's ".mcp" file. The login box for the client appears.
|3||Login with the user who is authorized to operate a client. This user must have been created in the server project beforehand. He requires "1000 Activate remote" or "1001 Configure remote" authorization.
|4||The server project opens locally on your client computer.|
2. WinCC projects
|1||The entry "WinCC Projects" can be found in the Windows Explorer. You can view all the WinCC projects present in the network via this entry.|
Right-click the required server and select "Wire".
|2||The client's login box opens. Enter the login and password of the user who is authorized to operate a client. He requires either "1000 Activate remote" or "1001 Configure remote"-level authorization.|
|3||The server project now opens on your client computer (see No. 1 - WinCC Explorer).|
3. WinCC autostart
|1||In the Windows Start menu click "Start > SIMATIC> WinCC" and select the "Autostart" entry.|
|2||In your network browse to the *.mcp file which you wish to start.
|3||If you mark this project as "active power up", a login box appears:
|4||Enter the login name and password of the user who possesses "1000 Configure remote" authorization in the server project.
|5||If you only wish to have the WinCC Explorer open after you restart your computer, this box does not appear until the project is opened.|
Project start, Access
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