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WinCC (TIA Portal) -- Setting up development environments -- Installing and upgrading software 
What should you watch out for when installing WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 or WinCC V11 SP2 on an HP notebook? 
What are the requirements for installing STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12? 
With which versions can you select the MP377 15" Touch daylight readable as operator panel? 
Which licenses do you need to upgrade from WinCC flexible 2008 or WinCC V7 to WinCC V11 and in WinCC V11? 
What remedies are there for weak points in WinCC flexible 2008 and WinCC V11? 
Which devices and modules are supported by STEP 7 Professional and WinCC Professional in the TIA Portal? 

What should you watch out for when installing WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 or WinCC V11 SP2 on an HP notebook?Go to beginning
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Description
With the installation of Service Pack 3 for WinCC flexible 2008 on HP notebooks there are incompatibilities with the HP keyboard driver. If you uninstall the keyboard driver, this might mean that a block of the task switching function configured in WinCC flexible 2008 no longer works on the notebook.

The following products are affected:

  • SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 Compact/Standard/Advanced
  • SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 Runtime

Products not affected:
The error is cleared in WinCC Comfort/Advanced/Professional and WinCC Runtime Advanced in version V11 SP2 SE incl. Update 2 onwards.

Remedy
There are two alternatives for avoiding this incompatibility. Either you uninstall the HP keyboard driver or you uninstall the keyboard driver that is installed along with WinCC flexible Runtime or the simulation.
Both alternatives must be executed at the latest before the concluding restart of the PC after installation of WinCC flexible 2008 SP3.

If the restart after installation has already been made and the system no longer starts or you have a blue screen, follow the instructions given under "Run_Windows_Repair".

The alternatives are described below each with their advantages and disadvantages.

  1. Uninstallation of the HP keyboard driver
  2. Uninstallation of the keyboard driver of WinCC flexible Runtime

1. Uninstallation of the HP keyboard driver
With this alternative the task switching function is retained for WinCC flexible Runtime. Uninstallation of the driver might limit use of the HP special keys. To continue with this alternative you must uninstall the HP keyboard driver as follows before installing WinCC flexible 2008 SP3.
 
No. Procedure
1 Open the Windows Device Manager.


Fig. 01

2 Navigate to: Keyboards, "Standard ... Keyboard with HP QLB " and right-click to open the Properties.


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3 Open the "Driver" tab and select Roll Back Driver for the HP keyboard driver.


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4 Confirm the dialogs that open with "Yes" and "OK".
The result is that the standard Microsoft keyboard driver is used.


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5 Quit the Device Manager and restart the PC.
Table 01

2. Uninstallation of the keyboard driver of WinCC flexible Runtime
This alternative retains the HP special key functions. Uninstallation of the driver disables the task switching function for WinCC flexible Runtime. To continue with this alternative you must uninstall the keyboard driver for WinCC flexible Runtime as follows before restarting the PC after installation of WinCC flexible 2008 SP3.
 
No. Procedure
1 Open the input prompt (CMD) with administrator rights.


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2 Open the driver directory. The directory path for the driver directory depends on the installed operating system.

Driver directory on 32-bit operating systems:
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Siemens\HmiRTmDriver32"

Driver directory on 64-bit operating systems:
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Siemens\HmiRTmDriver64"


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3 Remove the driver with the following command:

For the WinCC flexible Runtime:
"FwKbdRTmRegister.exe -r fwkbdrtm -d fwkbdrtm.sys"


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4 Quit the Command Prompt and restart the PC.
Table 02

Run Windows Repair
If WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 is already installed and the ensuing restart already made, the system might no longer start or you get a blue screen.
Below is the procedure for this case.

Note
You need an additional USB keyboard for the steps below.
 
No. Procedure
1 Run a "Startup Repair" (displayed after boot problems) or start the HP notebook from the Windows DVD.
2 Select the "Launch Startup Repair" option after the "Startup Repair" or after the start from the Windows DVD.
3 Interrupt the "Startup Repair is checking your system for problems" message with "Cancel" (abort search).
4 Acknowledge the "Do you really want to abort?" question with "Yes".
5 Select the "View advanced options for system recovery and support" option.
6 Select the USB keyboard and log on.
7 Open the input prompt (CMD).
8 Switch to the driver directory ("C:\Windows\system32\drivers", for example).
9 Rename the HP driver: "ren hpqkbfiltr.sys hpqkbfiltr.sys_".
10 Quit the input prompt (CMD) and restart the PC.
11 Use the USB keyboard or USB mouse to continue with Alternative 1 or 2.
Table 03

What are the requirements for installing STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12?Go to beginning
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Description
The latest version of STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 is available from your Sales partner. You should observe the points below before installing STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12.

  1. Hardware requirements
  2. Software requirements
  3. Administrator rights
  4. Parallel installation of STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 and other versions of STEP 7
  5. Compatibility with other SIMATIC HMI products
  6. Compatibility with projects from STEP 7 V5.4 and V5.5
  7. Uninstallation of STEP 7 V12
  8. Repair of the STEP 7 V12 software
  9. Uninstallation of WinCC (TIA Portal) Professional
  10. Order of installation of SIMATIC products for the TIA Portal
  11. Compatibility with other products

The table below gives an overview of the general requirements for installing STEP 7 Basic / Professional V12.
 
No. Requirements for installing STEP 7 Basic / Professional V12
1 Hardware requirements
Your PC must meet the following minimum requirements for installing STEP 7 Basic / Professional V12:
  • Processor: Core i5, 2.4 GHz or comparable
  • Main memory:
    • 3GB for PC/PG hardware 32-bit operating system
    • 8GB for PC/PG hardware 64-bit operating system
  • Hard disk: 250 GB S-ATA HDD
  • Graphics: min. 1280x1024
  • Screen: 15" SXGA + Display (1400 x 1050)
2 Software requirements
STEP 7 Professional / Basic V12 is released for the following operating systems (32-bit, also 64-bit for Windows 7):
  • MS Windows XP Home SP3 (only for STEP 7 Basic)
  • MS Windows XP Professional SP3
     
  • MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (only for STEP 7 Basic)
  • MS Windows 7 Professional SP1
  • MS Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
  • MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
  • MS Windows 2003 Server R2 Standard Edition SP2 (only for STEP 7 Professional)
  • MS Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition SP2 (only for STEP 7 Professional)
3 Administrator rights
You need administrator rights for your PC to install STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12.
4 Parallel installation of STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 and other versions of STEP 7
You can also install other versions of STEP 7 on your computer in parallel to STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12:
  • STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11
  • STEP 7 V5.4 or V5.5
  • STEP 7 Professional 2006/2010
  • STEP 7 Basic V10.5
  • STEP 7 Micro/WIN

Note
Parallel online operation of STEP 7 V5.5 or older versions and STEP 7 Basic / Professional V12 is not enabled.

5 Compatibility with other SIMATIC HMI products
You can install the following SIMATIC HMI products on your hard disk in parallel to STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12:
  • WinCC flexible (from 2008) and
  • WinCC (from V7.0+SP2)

WinCC and WinCC TIA cannot be installed simultaneously on one and the same computer. WinCC flexible and WinCC TIA can be installed simultaneously on one and the same computer.

Note on WinCC and WinCC flexible

  • You can install WinCC flexible and WinCC (TIA Portal) simultaneously on one and the same computer.
  • You cannot install WinCC and WinCC (TIA Portal) simultaneously on one and the same computer.
6 Compatibility with projects from STEP 7 V5.4 and V5.5
Using the "Project > Migrate Project..." function in STEP 7 V12 you can migrate projects created with STEP 7 V5.5 and STEP 7 Professional 2010 to STEP 7 V12. The STEP 7 projects that contain a configuration with WinCC or WinCC flexible can also be migrated to the TIA Portal V12 with the included WinCC flexible parts. Included configurations created with WinCC V7.0+SP2 or lower are currently not migrated as well. The components below must be installed on your computer for this:  
  • STEP 7 V5.4+SP5 or STEP 7 V5.5
  • WinCC V7.0+SP2 and higher or WinCC flexible 2008+SP2

Note
You cannot migrate WinCC V7.0+SP1 or lower.

7 Uninstallation of STEP 7 V12
You have two options for uninstalling STEP 7 Basic / Professional V12:

1. Uninstallation via the Control Panel (in Windows 7)

  1. In the Control Panel you click "Programs" and then select "Programs and Functions".
  2. In the "Change/Remove Programs" dialog you double-click the "Siemens Totally Integrated Automation Portal V12" application and then "Yes" in the message that opens.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

2. Uninstallation using the SIMATIC STEP 7 V12 CD

  1. Insert the STEP 7 V12 CD in your computer's CD drive.
  2. If the Setup program does not start automatically, open the "Start.exe" file.
  3. Select the language in which you want the dialogs displayed.
  4. Select the "Uninstall" option field and click the "Next >" button.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
8 Repairing the STEP 7 V12 software
If the installation of STEP 7 Basic / Professional V12 is defective or damaged by an event, you have the option of repairing the STEP 7 V12 software.
  1. Insert the STEP 7 V12 CD in your computer's CD drive.
  2. If the Setup program does not start automatically, open the "Start.exe" file.
  3. Select the language in which you want the dialogs displayed.
  4. Select the "Repair" option field and click the "Next >" button.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
9 Uninstallation of WinCC (TIA Portal) Professional
If installation of STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 aborts and you receive the message that you must uninstall WinCC Professional V11 beforehand even though you have already done the uninstallation, this might be due to a Registry code. Proceed as follows to remove the Registry entry in Windows 7, for example:
  1. In Windows 7 you open the Registry by going to "Search programs and files" and entering "Regedit". Confirm with Enter.
  2. Open the path:

In Windows 7 (32-bit):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Siemens\Automation\_InstalledSW\
TIAP11\TIA_ES_V11\PrivateProperties\INST_TYPE_LEVEL_INTERNAL

In Windows 7 (64-bit)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Siemens\
Automation\_InstalledSW\TIAP11\TIA_ES_V11\PrivateProperties\
INST_TYPE_LEVEL_INTERNAL

  1. Remove the entry "4_0_Professional".
  2. Do a restart and then you can install STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12.


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10 Order of installation of SIMATIC products for the TIA Portal
First install STEP 7 (TIA Portal), because the HMI products integrate in STEP 7. Then the HMI products followed by the optional software packages (STARTER, SINAMICS Startdrive, for example). Below is an example for the order of installation:
  1. SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V12
  2. SIMATIC WinCC Professional V12
  3. SINAMICS Startdrive
  4. STEP 7 Safety

More information about compatibility is available in Entry ID: 64847781.

11 Compatibility with other products
Refer to the information in the STEP 7 (TIA Portal) Readme under "General Information" - "Information on Operation".

Note on Deltalogic
If you have the Deltalogic software installed on your computer, faults might occur during the online connection. In this case, check whether the "s7oiehsx64" service (SIMATIC IEPG Help Service) is being executed in the Task Manager.
Remedy
In the Task Manager and in the "Services" register you right-click the "s7oiehsx64" service to open the pop-up menu. Close and restart the services.

Note on the Matrox PowerDesk
If you have installed the Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software on your computer, there might be failures with the TIA Portal start screen.
Remedy
To prevent this behavior from reoccurring, disable the additional screen output.

Important
This entry contains information for editing the Registry. You should make a backup copy of the Registry before editing it. More information about making a backup copy, restoring and editing the registry is available in the Microsoft Knowledge Base in Entry ID 256986. Incorrect use of the Registry editor can cause serious problems that affect the complete system and make it necessary to reinstall the operating system. You use the Registry editor at your own risk.

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With which versions can you select the MP377 15" Touch daylight readable as operator panel?Go to beginning
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Description
The MP 377 15" Touch daylight readable is already integrated in the HMI software WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 and WinCC V12 and can be selected in the hardware catalog; it is not necessary to install a supplied AddOn here nor are the procedures described under "Install ProSave Options" necessary.

Requirements
If you are using WinCC flexible 2008 SP1 HF2 or WinCC flexible 2008 SP2, you must install the WinCC flexible AddOn in order to be able to select the MP377 15" Touch daylight readable as operator panel in WinCC flexible and ProSave. By installing the AddOn you can also configure the "Set Brightness" function.
 
WinCC flexible AddOn "Set Brightness" Availability of AddOn
WinCC flexible 2008 SP1 HF1 V01.00.01.01_01.05 Operator panel delivery package
WinCC flexible 2008 SP1 HF2 V01.00.01.02_01.02 MP377_Daylight_SW_AddOn_SP1_HF2.zip ( 11403 KB )
 
WinCC flexible 2008 SP2 V01.00.02.01_01.08 MP377_Daylight_SW_AddOn_SP2.zip ( 23840 KB )
 
WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 Already integrated Installation of AddOn not necessary
WinCC V12 Already integrated Installation of AddOn not necessary
Table 01

Entry ID 28531852 contains possible solutions for working with different versions of WinCC flexible on one system.

Installation
 
No. Procedure
1 Depending on the version of WinCC flexible, insert the AddOn CD from the operator panel delivery package in the CD/DVD drive of your PC or download the AddOn and unpack it on your hard disk.
2 Start the installation by double-clicking on the "MP377 Daylight*.msi" file or "Setup.exe".
  • Version V01.00.01.01_01.05 is located in the "WCF_Addon" folder.
  • Version V01.00.01.02_01.02 is located in the "WCF2008SP1HF2\WCF_Addon" folder.
  • Version V01.00.02.01_01.08 is located in the "WCF2008SP2\WCF_Addon" folder.
3 Now follow the instructions of the installation wizard until the installation is completed.
4 Now you can select and configure the Multi Panel 377 15" Touch daylight readable as operator panel in WinCC flexible and ProSave.
Table 02

Configuring the AddOn
More information on configuring the AddOn "Set Brightness" is available in the manual of the MP377 15" Touch daylight readable in Entry ID: 37954241 in the section "Appendix > The Addon 'Set Brightness' > Configure".

Installing ProSave options
Proceed as described below to be able to use options with ProSave on the MP 377 15"Touch Daylight.
 
No. Procedure
1 Close ProSave.
2 Insert the AddOn CD from the operator panel delivery package in the CD/DVD drive of your PC.
3 Start the "ModifyPii.bat" file from the "Tools" folder with a double-click.
4 Open ProSave.
5 Under "Device Type" select the MP 377 15" Touch Daylight.
6 In the "Options" tab select the option that you want to install and transfer it to the operator panel.
Table 03

Note
The MP 377 15" Touch daylight readable is already integrated in the HMI software WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 and WinCC V12 and the procedure described under "Installing ProSave options" is not necessary here.

Which licenses do you need to upgrade from WinCC flexible 2008 or WinCC V7 to WinCC V11 and in WinCC V11?Go to beginning
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Description
If you have WinCC flexible or WinCC V7.0 RT installed on your computer, you need either the license for the upgrade (or for the PowerPack).
The table below explains the options available for license upgrading.

If you still do not have a version of WinCC flexible or WinCC V7.0 RT installed on your computer, you need the full license for WinCC V11 Engineering, WinCC Runtime Advanced V11 or WinCC Runtime Professional V11.

WinCC flexible 2008 (ES and RT) to WinCC V11
(WinCC flexible 2008 Advanced to WinCC V11 Advanced, for example)

  Upgrade_WinCCflexible_to_WinCC_V11_e.pdf ( 14 KB )

Note

  • If you upgrade WinCC flexible 2008 to WinCC V11 with a upgrade license you get a combo license. This combo license is valid for WinCC flexible 2008 and WinCC V11.
    With a full license for WinCC V11 you can only operate with WinCC V11.
  • Versions older than WinCC flexible 2008 should be upgraded to WinCC flexible 2008.

WinCC V7 Runtime to WinCC Runtime Professional V11
(WinCC V7.0 Runtime 8k PowerTags to WinCC V11 Professional Runtime 8k PowerTags, for example)

  Upgrade_WinCC_V7_RT_to_WinCC_V11_RT_e.pdf ( 13 KB )

Note
It is not possible to upgrade from WinCC V7 RC  to V11.

Upgrading in WinCC V11
(WinCC V11 Advanced to WinCC V11 Professional, for example)

  Powerpacks_WinCC_V11_ES_RT_e.pdf ( 15 KB )

Additional information about upgrading STEP 7
Information about upgrading STEP 7 is available in Entry ID 57775228.

TIA Portal Readiness Check Tool
The TIA Portal Readiness Check Tool delivers an easy way of checking whether the TIA Portal supports the hardware in the project.
Information about this is available in Entry ID 60162195.

Additional Keywords
Order number, MLFB, TIA Portal, Migration, Update, Upgrade, Successor, Replacement, Change, License Key, Authorization, License key

What remedies are there for weak points in WinCC flexible 2008 and WinCC V11?Go to beginning
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Description
Siemens has analyzed the weak points in the web server of the Runtime system of SIMATIC WinCC flexible and WinCC (TIA Portal) and has prepared remedies.
There are remedies for the weak points available in the WinCC flexible Runtime versions 2004 to 2008 SP2, WinCC Runtime Advanced V11 and SIMATIC Panels (TP, OP, MP, Comfort Panels).

Information about the remedies and updates is available at the following links:

  • SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 Service Pack 3 - Information about delivery release (Entry ID: 57267466)
  • Update for WinCC V11 SP2 (Entry ID: 58112582)
  • Update for WinCC Runtime Advanced V11 SP2 (Entry ID: 58112587)

Note on security
Caution
The functions and solutions described in this article confine themselves predominantly to the realization of the automation task. Furthermore, please take into account that corresponding protective measures have to be taken in the context of Industrial Security when connecting your equipment to other parts of the plant, the enterprise network or the internet. More information can be found in Entry ID: 50203404.

Additional Keywords
Security note

Which devices and modules are supported by STEP 7 Professional and WinCC Professional in the TIA Portal?Go to beginning
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Description
The list attached contains modules that are supported by a joint installation of STEP 7 Professional V11 and WinCC Professional V11.

STEP7_V11_Support_HW_List.pdf ( 91 KB )   

Additional Keywords
Hardware update

 Entry ID:58064754   Date:2014-03-10 
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