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FAQ Compatibility Tool for Automation and Drive Technology

The Compatibility Tool is a function provided by the Industry Online Support with which you can select compatible software products or check the compatibility of existing configurations.

08/06/2020
ID: 64847781
FAQ How do you configure the on-screen keyboard in SIMATIC WinCC?

On-screen keyboard with and without SIMATIC Logon

10/21/2019
ID: 22613581
FAQ Why, when implementing SIMATIC Logon, is there a user already logged on after starting WinCC RT / PCS 7 OS or other SIMATIC applications?

SIMATIC Logon uses a so-called "Single Sign-On" procedure for user identification. With this a single logon is valid for all applications.

03/11/2019
ID: 21979054
FAQ How do you encrypt the connection between SIMATIC Logon and a Comfort Panel or a WinCC Runtime Advanced?

This entry will show you how to establish an encrypted connection between a SIMATIC Logon server and an HMI operator panel.

01/31/2018
ID: 109480490
FAQ What should you do when the Role Management no longer opens in the SIMATIC Manager on a 32-bit operating system?

The Role Management can be repaired by re-installing the Automation License Manager (ALM).

12/14/2015
ID: 109479526
FAQ How do you activate access protection for a STEP 7 project and set up a user as project editor?

STEP 7's access protection permits you to protect projects and libraries with a project password.

07/24/2015
ID: 25470496
FAQ What support does Siemens AG offer to make products comply with FDA regulations?

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) FDA logo The FDA is the USA authority for licensing drugs and is under the Ministry of Health. The FDA was founded in 1927 with headquarters in Rockville (Maryland). ...

08/29/2013
ID: 37939948
FAQ What support does Siemens AG offer to make use of WinCC comply with FDA regulations?

Description A general description on the subject of the Food and Drug Administration is available in Entry ID: 37939948. ...

08/29/2013
ID: 37940022
FAQ How can you replace the Windows on-screen keyboard of SIMATIC Logon (from V1.4) with the ProTool keyboard so as not to reach the operating system during Runtime?

Instructions Up to SIMATIC Logon V1.3 SP1 you can proceed as described in Entry ID 22613581 to call the on-screen keyboard. ...

09/07/2012
ID: 25220564
FAQ Why do I get a license error message in SIMATIC PDM although all the necessary licenses are available?

Description: A license error message from SIMATIC PDM can basically have three reasons: Authorizations are available, but are not recognized. This is extremely rare. In this case you have to play the licenses back to the floppy disk, restart the computer and transfer the licenses back again from the floppy disk to the computer. The license for SIMATIC PDM is indeed available, but it is not the right version. The license fo ...

08/25/2011
ID: 10678936
FAQ How do you program the ANY parameters for SFC14 and SFC15 in S7-SCL?

In S7-SCL and in the LAD/FBD/STL editor, it is not possible to declare a variable of the data type ANY in a UDT or in a DB, because the ANY variable is a parameter type. However, you can declare an ANY variable as a temporary variable.

12/28/2010
ID: 10625180
FAQ How do you automatically log on a default user after a reboot without using the Logon Box?

You would like to ensure minimum availability of your operator control and monitoring system after powering up and during operation, without having to use the logon box. However, you would also like to retain the logon function for higher-order operations.

04/26/2010
ID: 19141675
FAQ Why isn't the group selection dialog displayed any longer in WinCC V6.2 and higher?

Description: When using SIMATIC Logon, if a user is assigned to multiple Windows groups that are configured in the WinCC User Administrator, the following behavior results. Up to WinCC V6.2: ...

02/08/2010
ID: 28632767
FAQ How can you verify a logged on user at runtime when using SIMATIC Logon (as from V1.3)?

Description The WinCC User Administrator does not provide any functions by default that can be used to verify currently logged on users through password querying. WinCC has functions for triggering and executing a logon procedure. However, this means that there is a new logon even if the current user name is used again for the logon. Logon is usually linked to a picture change (calling the Start picture) and the closing of all faceplates. ...

For products:6ES7658-7..31-2Y.0, 6ES7658-7..41-2Y.0
04/14/2009
ID: 24458155
FAQ How can you use the "GetSignature" function as of SIMATIC Logon V1.4?

Description You need the attached DII if you are operating WinCC in connection with SIMATIC Logon as of version V1.4 and want to use the C functions 'GetSignature' or 'GetSignatureEx'. This provides you with both functions. ...

For products:6ES7658-7..41-2Y.0
07/03/2008
ID: 27780448
FAQ How can you verify a logged on user at runtime when using SIMATIC Logon up to version V1.2 SP1?

Instructions: The WinCC User Administrator does not provide any functions by default that can be used to verify currently logged on users through password querying. WinCC has functions for triggering and executing a logon procedure. However, this means that there is a completely new logon even if the current user name is used again for the logon. Logon is usually linked to a picture change (calling the Start picture) and the closing of all faceplates. ...

01/11/2007
ID: 24458070
FAQ How do you call the SIMATIC Logon dialog box by means of C-Script?

Instructions: The SIMATIC Logon interface is partly integrated into WinCC from WinCC V6.0 SP3 (or SIMATIC Logon V1.2). You can find further information about calling the SIMATIC Logon box either in the WinCC Online Help under: 'Release Notes > Notes on WinCC > Utilization of SIMATIC Logon', 'Working with WinCC > Setting Up User Administration > WinCC Options for the User Administrator > Option SIMATIC Logon', or in the manual 'SIM ...

07/21/2006
ID: 19552508
FAQ How are the Windows security settings (DCOM settings) defined for SIMATIC Logon?

Instructions: If you use the 'Log on to: another computer with SIMATIC Logon' function, define the following settings exclusively on the computer from which the data is taken: ...

03/07/2006
ID: 22680930
FAQ How do you avoid the error message "Error when copying project data to target system." when downloading a WinCC configuration to the Operating Station (OS)?

This error message that occurs when downloading a configuration may have different causes. In the following we explain three possible scenarios and solutions for clearing them.

10/13/2005
ID: 22019649
FAQ How can you have entries generated by SIMATIC Logon in the password-protected file displayed, printed out or exported?

Instructions: Display: With SIMATIC Logon the tool 'SIMATIC Logon Eventlog Viewer' is used to display recorded events. You can start the program via 'Start > SIMATIC >SIMATICLogon > SIMATICLogon Eventlog Viewer'. ...

09/08/2005
ID: 21978739
 
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