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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 65976201, Entry date: 03/18/2020

How do you efficiently collect diagnostics and system information with the SIMATIC Assessment Suite - Data Collector (SAS-DC)?

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The SIMATIC Assessment Suite - Data Collector (SAS-DC) - formerly known as SIMATIC Diagnostics Tool (SDT) - enables you to simply and easily collect diagnostics and system information from computers or other devices.

You can collect diagnostics and system information from a local system or from systems in the network. This diagnostics and system information is stored in system-specific archives.

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Scope of functions
  • Collection of diagnostics and system information from systems
  • Archiving of collected data in ZIP format, sorted by system
  • System-specific configuration of the data to be collected via a configurator (Settings Manager)
  • Saving of settings in a configuration file


  • Rapid collection of a large amount of diagnostics and system information
  • "One click" collection. This eliminates time-consuming manual collection of diagnostics and system information per system.
  • No installation necessary
  • Set configurations can be saved and used again
  • Configurations can be forwarded
  • Diagnostics and system information of all configured systems is available centrally on one computer after one run

System Requirements

  • Can run on standard Windows operating systems
  • .NET Framework 3.5 or higher is installed on the systems concerned

NET Framework is not part of a standard installation of Windows 10. For information to install the framework on your computer, see 109745988

Data collection
Download the "SAS-DC_2019_1.zip" file from this page to your system and unpack it in a folder of your choice, "D:\Diagnose", for example. 

Data collection from the local system

Data collection from multiple systems via the network
  1. Start the tool by double-clicking the "SDT2019" icon.
  2. Click "Start Collecting".
  3. An archive file is created in a subdirectory.
  1. Start the tool by double-clicking the "SDT2019" icon and go to the Settings Manager.
  2. Create and configure profiles for your systems.

  3. Save the configuration.

  4. Go to the "Collector" tab and click "Start Collecting".

  5. One archive file per profile is created in a subdirectory


Downloads for current version

Download package
 Registrierung notwendig  SAS-DC_2019_1.zip (3,9 MB)
SHA-256 checksum: 6077DD90C0DFB05AE0B75EBB64BFBD274DD910A79CE902F9884C5BB6BCF68821

To ensure that the required diagnostics files are complete you should also download the latest reference lists given below.

Step-by-step instructions for a quick start
  quickstartguide.pdf (374.7 KB)

Reference lists (as at: 2020-02)
To ensure that the required diagnostics files are complete, the reference lists are made available immediately. Download the files and replace the existing files in the subfolder "...\bin" des SAS-DC.
 Registrierung notwendig  diagsets.xml (60,0 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  localall.xml (60,2 KB)

Predefined configuration file for STARTER and SCOUT (status: 2018-12)
 Registrierung notwendig  scout_starter.xml (14,5 KB)

Note on McAfee Application Control

When using McAfee Application Control, the participating systems must be in Update mode.
This can be run from the central McAfee Server (ePO).
For configurations without a central server you have to make changes on the participating systems. For this, please get in touch with Technical Support

Further Information

  • What diagnostics options are available for WinCC and PCS 7 OS? 48698507
  • Which user authorizations do you need to be able to collect hardware information with the SAS-DC (SIMATIC Assessment Suite - Data Collector)? 109763454
  • How do you collect device and diagnostic information of different components with the SAS-DC? 109485717

Version 2011

The following files are no longer updated because the corresponding Microsoft operating systems are no longer updated.

Software Requirements

  • MS Windows 2000 Server
  • MS Windows 2003 Server
  • MS Windows XP < SP3
  • MS Windows XP SP3 incl. .Net Framework >= 2.0


Data Collector V2011
Download the "SDT2011_3.zip" file from this page to your Engineering Station and unpack the file in a folder of your choice, "D:\SDT", for example. For decoding use the password "12345678"
Registration required Packed version of the data collector (3.9 MB)
SHA-256 checksum: F2366CBDFA45C2CF5CB9FF78B7D585BBB6B3DA368B0647F20E09BCE3C6986EE9

Configuration files
Download the "general-configs.zip" file from this page to your Engineering Station and unpack it in a folder of your choice, "D:\SDT", for example.
Registration required Configuration files for local and remote stations (1.3 KB)

Instructions for the basic configuration of the data collector
basic_config_sdt_en.pdf (379.4 KB)

Additional Keywords
44029135, Log files, Log file, Diagnostics data, Hotline request, WinCC, PCS 7, Analysis, Troubleshooting, Diagnostics file, SIMATIC Diagnostics Tool, Diagnostics tool, Diag, SDT, SDT2014_3, SDT2015_1, Data Collector, SIMATIC Assessment Suite

Security information
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