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WinCC -- Setting up development environments -- Installing and upgrading software
What are the possible causes of an unsuccessful Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express installation or why is creating or opening a WinCC flexible 2008 project aborted?
Why do I receive errors during the upgrade installation to WinCC version V7.0 SP2?
Why should you not install the Microsoft security patches KB2467174, KB2467175, KB2465361 and KB2465367 in WinCC, PCS 7 and WinCC Professional V11?
Which Microsoft Patches ("Security Patches" and "Critical Patches") have been tested for compatibility with SIMATIC WinCC?
How can you switch the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express to English on the bundle PC IPC 477C with WinCC V7.0 SP1?
Why does the installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 abort?
Why can't you install the SQL server from WinCC V6.2 or WinCC V6.2 SP2 after installing WinCC flexible 2008?
How do you install WinCC V7.0 on a MUI operating system if the language set in Windows is not English?
What can you do if installation of Security Patch KB929046 fails in the Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2?
Why is it not possible to activate the subcomponent "Common" while installing the "Microsoft Message Queuing" component?
How can you install WinCC while the computer is logged on to a domain?
Why does installation of the "Microsoft Message Queuing Services" abort with an error message?
What is the difference between an upgrade and an update?
How do you upgrade the WinCC Options V6.1?
How do you upgrade WinCC V6.0 to WinCC V6.0 SP3?
How do you migrate WinCC V4.x projects to WinCC V6.x and WinCC V7.x?
How can you regularly receive updates to the latest versions of WinCC?
Which settings do you have to make to set up a redundant single-user station in Microsoft Windows XP SP2?
How can you analyze errors when installing WinCC?
Why is the Setup of SIMATIC WinCC aborted at the ACE component (Active Communication Environment)?
How should you proceed if installation of the Microsoft SQL server fails?
Missing SQLUNIRL.dll when Installing SIMATIC WinCC V6
Why does the SQL server 2000 SP3 not appear as present during the installation of WinCC V6.0 SP3, even though it is installed?
How can you analyze errors when installing WinCC?
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Upon installation of WinCC different log files are created in the Windows directory, e.g. "C:\WINDOWS\". If installation problems occur, you can go through these log files to find error entries and thus determine a possible cause of the problem. Below is a list of some of the log files with path specifications.

Files up to and including WinCC V7.0:
citamis.str C:\WINDOWS
HMI_*.log 1) C:\WINDOWS
RASetup*.LOG C:\
WinCCInstallation.log C:\WINDOWS
1) For example: HMI_CCInit_Master.log, HMI_WebNavigatorServer.log, HMI_WinCCSmartTools.log, HMI_RemotePublisher.log
2) For example: HMI_SC_ACE_LOG.TXT, HMI_SQLServerData.txt, HMI_SSC_ComArch_LOG.TXT

Files as from WinCC V7.0 SP1: 

XP / 2003
citamis.str C:\WINDOWS
HMI_SQLStarter.txt C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Siemens\Automation\Logfiles\Setup
RASetup*.LOG C:\
WinCC_Configuration_Log.txt C:\WINDOWS
WinCC_Runtime_Log.txt C:\WINDOWS

citamis.str C:\ProgramData\Siemens\Automation\Logfiles\Setup
HMI_SQLStarter.txt C:\ProgramData\Siemens\Automation\Logfiles\Setup
RASetup*.LOG C:\ProgramData\Siemens\Automation\Logfiles\Setup
WinCC_Configuration_Log.txt C:\ProgramData\Siemens\Automation\Logfiles\Setup
WinCC_Runtime_Log.txt C:\ProgramData\Siemens\Automation\Logfiles\Setup

You can quickly find the error entries by using specific full-text searches, e.g. a search for the character string "ERROR". Taking the time stamp, you can compare the entries with any entries in the Windows event display and thus establish further connections.

 Entry ID:23069304   Date:2009-05-14 
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