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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 22450372, Entry date: 01/19/2006

Delivery Release: SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP4

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Effective immediately, SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP4 is released for delivery. As a separate product and full version, SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP4 replaces its immediate predecessor SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP3. The sale of SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP3 ends with the availability of SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP4.  

Table of Contents

1. Delivery Release

2. Contents

3. Licensing

4. Ordering Data


1. Delivery Release

Besides the WinCC basic packages (incl. PowerPacks and Archive PowerPacks), the following WinCC options are released or are compatible with SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP4:

  • WinCC/Server V6.0 SP4
  • WinCC/Redundancy V6.0 SP4

  • WinCC/User Archives V6.0 SP4

  • WinCC/Connectivity Pack V6.1 SP1

  • WinCC/IndustrialX V1.1

  • SIMATIC Logon Service V1.3

  • WinCC/ProAgent V6.0 SP3

  • WinCC/Audit V6.0 SP2

  • WinCC/IndustrialDataBridge V6.1

  • WinCC/Client Access License

  • WinCC/Client Access License per Processor

For the following WinCC options, there are separate delivery releases:

  • WinCC/ODK V6.0 SP4                      (article ID: 22450798)

  • WinCC/WebNavigator V6.1 SP1        (article ID: 22453248)

  • WinCC/Dat@Monitor V6.1 SP1         (article ID: 22449045)

There will be no Asia version on the basis of WinCC V6.0 SP4. The current Asia version remains WinCC V6.0 SP3 ASIA. 

2. Contents

Content-wise, SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP4consists of error corrections and the consolidation of the hotfixes published to date. Functionality-wise, SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP4 possesses the following changes compared to SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 SP3:

Operating Systems

  • The operating system Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1 is supported for WinCC systems.

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP4

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP4 is used as the database and comes with WinCC V6.0 SP4.

  • The SQL Server SA (System Administrator) password can be assigned by the user herself. This supports the adherence to company password conventions. 


  • The supplied SIMATIC NET CD-ROM contains - as a central component - the product SIMATIC NCM PC. The use of this version of the SIMATIC NCM PC is released with WinCC V6 SP4. This enables a considerably improved handling of WinCC projects without the presence of STEP 7.   

  • With SIMATIC NCM PC, WinCC projects can be loaded onto the corresponding target systems. For redundant systems as well, there is now a convenient method for loading the target systems.  

  • WinCC single-user projects can be loaded onto multiple computers without duplicating the WinCC project. That is, the WinCC project can be changed centrally at one location and then be reloaded onto all stations. For this, OS references in the SIMATIC NCM PC can be used that only contain the reference to the respective project.     

WinCC Online Trend Control

  • With this WinCC version, the Online Trend Control can also be used for the output in the report system. Thus, the display possibilities are not only available to the Graphics runtime, but also in printed/saved reports. 

Further technical details on WinCC V6 can be found in the delivery release to SIMATIC WinCC V6.0 (article ID: 15195529).

3. Licensing

Analogous to SP3, WinCC V6.0 SP4 employs the Automation License Manager. 

The authorizations used up to WinCC V6.0 SP2 continue to remain valid and can also be managed with the Automation License Manager. Please note, however, that vice versa, older WinCC 6.0 versions (V6.0, V6.0 SP1 and V6.0 SP2) do not accept WinCC V6.0 SP4 licenses. For system expansions in which an existing WinCC V6 installation is not to be upgraded to V6.0 SP3 or SP4, WinCC V6.0 SP2 packages (including options and PowerPacks) can continue to be ordered until at least the end of 2006. Note that WinCC V6.0 SP2 is being phased out.  

A detailed description on the topic of licensing can be found in the WinCC Information System as well as on the WinCC documentation CD-ROM. 

4. Ordering Data

Ordering Data WinCC V6.0 SP4 ( 25 KB )

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