Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 6944907, Entry date: 11/05/2014
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Which operating system and software do you require for the SIMATIC WinCC Web Navigator V1.x, V6.x and V7.x?

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Statements on compatibility with regard to SIMATIC WinCC/Web Navigator and the required operating system.

Configuration Notes
The requirements for the WinCC Web Navigator hardware and operating system are given in the WinCC Web Navigator Help, under "Start > SIMATIC > WinCC > Web Navigator > Web Navigator Information System > Contents > Requirements > Hardware and Software".

Operating system and software requirements for SIMATIC WinCC WebNavigator V1.x:
WinCC WebNavigator V1.x Compatibility List ( 74 KB )

Operating system and software requirements for SIMATIC WinCC WebNavigator V6.x:
WinCC WebNavigator V6.x Compatibility List ( 65 KB )

Operating system and software requirements for SIMATIC WinCC WebNavigator V7.0:
WinCC WebNavigator V7.0 Compatibility List ( 67 KB )

Operating system and software requirements for SIMATIC WinCC WebNavigator V7.2:
Detailed information is available in the manual here: Link.

Operating system and software requirements for SIMATIC WinCC WebNavigator V7.3:
Detailed information is available in the manual here: Link.

Operating system and software requirements for SIMATIC WinCC WebNavigator V7.4:
Detailed information is available in the manual here: Link.


Note
The Internet Explorer V9.0 referred to in the manual is released only for the Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) operating system. All other operating systems require Internet Explorer V11.

Notes on WinCC WebServer V1.x

  • If the server is being used as a standalone computer and is only installed as server because of the WinCC/Web Navigator client, then please do a customized installation of Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and do not install the "Domain Controller" option.
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)
    The IIS is included on the Microsoft Windows 2000 CD. It is installed automatically in Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. In the case of Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, you have to install the IIS afterwards via "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Software > Add/Remove Windows Components".
    You can install the IIS in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with the 5-language Option Pack CD supplied.
  • If the server is being used as a standalone computer and is only installed as server because of the WinCC/Web Navigator client, then please do a customized installation of Windows 2000 and do not install the "File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Server" and "SMTP Service" options.

Notes on WinCC WebClient V6.x and V7.x

  • You must disable the Windows firewall in Windows XP SP2 on Web Clients with WinCC Basic system V6.0 SP3, V6.0 SP4 or WinCC File Server.
  • Using the MSI technology when installing the Web Client means that the "MS Installer" service is required on the target computer. However, this is not available in Windows NT V4.0. You can install the service via the "instmsiw.exe" file on the "Web Navigator" product CD.
  • Access to intranet / Internet or TCP/IP connection to the Web Server

Notes on WinCC WebServer V6.x and V7.x

  • You must disable the Windows firewall in Windows XP SP2 on computers with WinCC Basic system V6.0 SP3, V6.0 SP4 or WinCC File Server.
    Note
    Make sure that you protect the computer with other mechanisms against unauthorized access.
  • In order to use more than 3 clients, you must install the server version Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003, because the workstation version is limited to three clients.
  • Access to intranet / Internet or TCP/IP connection to the Web client
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS):
    The IIS is included on the Microsoft Windows 2000 CD. It is installed automatically in Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. In the case of Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, you have to install the IIS afterwards via "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Software > Add/Remove Windows Components".
    In the case of Microsoft Windows XP, you have to install the IIS afterwards via "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Software > Add/Remove Windows Components".
    The IIS is already installed in Microsoft Windows Vista. You have to activate this by going to "Start > Control Panel > Programs and Functions > Enable/Disable Windows Functions > Internet Information Services". Details on the settings are available in the WinCC Information System under "Options > WinCC/WebNavigator > WinCC/WebNavigator Installation Notes > Installation of the WinCC/Web Navigator Server > Installation of the Internet Information Service (IIS)".
    The IIS is already installed in Microsoft Windows 7. You have to activate this by going to "Start > Control Panel > Programs and Functions > Enable/Disable Windows Functions > Internet Information Services". Details on the settings are available in the WinCC Information System under "Installation Notes > Installation Requirements > Software Requirements for the Installation > Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008: Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)".
  • If you wish to have the information published in an intranet, you need the following:
    - A network-compatible computer and a LAN connection (LAN = Local Area Network).
    - A system for name resolution, the computer name resolved in IP addresses (IP = Internet Protocol). This step is not mandatory, but it permits you to use "alias names" instead of IP addresses for the connection with your server.
  • If you wish to have the information published in the internet, you need the following:
    - An internet connection and an IP address from your internet service provider (ISP). You can only publish in the internet if you have a connection to the internet that is provided to you by the internet service provider.
    - A network card that supports the connection with the internet.
    - A DNS registration (DNS = Domain Name System) for your IP address. This step is not mandatory, but it permits you to use "alias names" instead of IP addresses for the connection with your server.
  • If the server is being used as a standalone computer and is only installed as server because of the WinCC/Web Navigator client, then please do a customized installation of Windows 2000. Do not install the "File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Server" and "SMTP Service" options.

Security Information
In order to protect plants, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions only form one element of such a concept.
Customer is responsible to prevent unauthorized access to its plants, systems, machines and networks. Systems, machines and components should only be connected to the enterprise network or the internet if and to the extent necessary and with appropriate security measures (e.g. use of firewalls and network segmentation) in place.
Additionally, Siemens’ guidance on appropriate security measures should be taken into account. For more information about industrial security, please visit
http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity.
Siemens’ products and solutions undergo continuous development to make them more secure. Siemens strongly recommends to apply product updates as soon as available and to always use the latest product versions. Use of product versions that are no longer supported, and failure to apply latest updates may increase customer’s exposure to cyber threats.
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