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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 99412536, Entry date: 08/11/2014
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What should you watch out for when installing, licensing and configuring SIMATIC powerrate in the server/client mode?

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Description
Below we provide you with important information about installing, licensing and configuring SIMATIC powerrate in the server/client mode.

  • Installation
    You must install SIMATIC powerrate on the following stations:
    - Engineering Station
    - OS Server (on both servers in the case of redundancy)
    - OS Clients
    Note
    A valid version of EXCEL must be already installed for the installation of the Reporting component of SIMATIC powerrate.
  • Licensing
    You must install a SIMATIC powerrate license on the following stations:
    - OS Single Station
    - OS Server (on both servers in the case of redundancy)
  • Configuration
    You must pay attention to the following settings with SIMATIC powerrate in server/client mode:
    - On all clients you must set a standard server for the User Archive to be able to store the configuration of the load management.
    - On all clients you must set a standard server for Alarm Logging to be able to generate operator inputs.

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