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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 73947391, Entry date: 07/26/2013

Service Pack 1 for WinCC V12 Released for Delivery

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Service Pack 1 for WinCC V12 Released for Delivery

Service Pack 1 for WinCC V12 is herewith released for delivery. It will also be delivered within the scope the relevant Software Update Service agreements.
The same applies to the Service Pack 1 for STEP 7 V12 (entry ID 76276623) und Startdrive V12 (entry ID 77330014).


Enhancements of Service Pack 1

System diagnostic indicator for WinCC Runtime Professional

  • Universal concept from Panel to WinCC Runtime Professional, CPU Display & CPU web server

Download WinCC Runtime Professional - expansion of the offline download

  • Selection of the data to be overwritten to the target station (archive, message log, recipes)

Optimization of the compiler for WinCC Runtime Professional

Support of the Mobile Panel 277(F) IWLAN

  • Configuration of the F-functionality (S7-300F and S7-400F), requires Safety Advanced V12

Libraries - Types

  • New HMI types: Image,  C- Script, VB-Script
  • Versioning of types
  • Central update functionality
  • Mass operations such as "Release Type", "Renaming", ...


  • V11 SP2 Projects can be used in V12 SP1 in the compatibility mode (open, process, save). Subsequent processing in V11 SP2 is possible.
  • Simultaneous use of different TIA Portal full versions (e.g. V11 and V12 SP1 can be installed in parallel)

The WinCC V12 Service Pack 1 already includes all the changes of the WinCC V12 updates.

How to obtain the Service Pack

Customers with a Software Update Service agreement will receive the Service Pack within their contract.

Upgrading to the Service Pack is also possible via the respective Trial versions.

The Service Pack 1 for WinCC V12 is also available for download (entry ID 73956248). The installation is only possible if a predecessor version (WinCC V12) is installed already.

Registered customers can download the predecessor version (WinCC V12) from entry ID 67797298.

System requirements

WinCC V12 SP1 has been released for use under the following operating systems (32-bit, Windows 7 also 64-Bit):

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (only WinCC Basic)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 (only WinCC Basic)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
  • Microsoft Server 2003 R2 Std. SP2 (only WinCC Professional)
  • Microsoft Server 2008 Std. SP2 (only WinCC Professional)
   Microprocessor  RAM      Graphics  Operating System  
 Recommended PC/PG hardware   Core i5, 2.4 GHz
 or comparable 
 8 GB  1280x1024   Windows 7 64 bit

Project Compatibility

  • Projects that were opened in WinCC V12 SP1 can no longer be processed with V12.
  • When the user opens a V12 project with TIA Portal V12 SP1, he will be notified of the upgrade. The original V12 project will be retained (parallel storage).
  • WinCC V12 SP1 permits processing of Panels and WinCC Runtime Advanced devices in the runtime versions V11 and V12 .

Compatibility with other products

  • WinCC V12 SP1 will work together with STEP 7 V12 SP1 and Startdrive V12 SP1 in one framework.
    (please note the sequence of installation: STEP 7 V12 SP1 must be installed before Startdrive V12 SP1)
  • The TIA Portal V12 products STEP 7 (incl. PLCSIM), WinCC and Startdrive must be upgraded to the same version (V12 SP1).
  • WinCC Basic/Comfort/Advanced V12 SP1 can be installed on one computer in parallel with STEP 7 V5.4 or V5.5, STEP 7 Micro/WIN, STEP 7 V10.5, STEP 7 V11, WinCC V11, WinCC flexible (2008 and higher), WinCC (V7.0 SP3 and higher) and PCS 7 V8.0 SP1.
  • WinCC Professional V12 SP1 can be installed on one computer in parallel with STEP 7 V5.4 or V5.5, STEP 7 V10.5, STEP 7 V11 and WinCC flexible (2008 and higher). Parallel installation with WinCC V6/V7 is not permitted.
  • The following virus scanners have been tested with WinCC V12 SP1:
    - Trend Micro Officescan 10.6
    - McAffee Virusscan Enterprise 8.8
    - Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1

Ordering data

The products and their order numbers are listed in the referenced file below.

 WinCC_V12SP1_Orderlist ( 66 KB )

Readme files

The Readme files referenced below contain additional information on WinCC V12 SP1. They are available in portable document format (.pdf):

Information material 


Online Support - Technical Information on the TIA Portal entry ID: 65601780
TIA Readiness Check Tool entry ID: 60162195
Information on migration entry-ID: 73051526

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