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FactoryTalk® AssetCentre
Installation Guide
Table of contents
Chapter 1
About FactoryTalk AssetCentre ........................................................... 9
FactoryTalk Services Platform ....................................................... 9
About the documentation set ................................................................ 9
About this book ............................................................................. 10
The components of FactoryTalk AssetCentre..................................... 10
System requirements ........................................................................... 12
Server computer requirements ...................................................... 12
Client computer requirements ....................................................... 13
Agent computer requirements ....................................................... 15
Web Client computer or device requirements .............................. 17
Network requirements ................................................................... 18
About the installation process ............................................................. 18
Introduction
Chapter 2
Upgrade FactoryTalk
AssetCentre
Upgrade from any previous CPR 9-compatible version ..................... 21
Optional software upgrades .......................................................... 22
Location of setup files ................................................................... 23
Upgrade from version 2.00 (CPR 7) to 7.00.00 (CPR 9 SR 8) ........... 23
Chapter 3
Use unattended
setup to install the
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre software
Use unattended setup to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server
software ............................................................................................... 25
Before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software
using unattended setup .................................................................. 26
Use unattended setup to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server
software ......................................................................................... 28
About the command line properties .............................................. 32
Use unattended setup to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client
software ............................................................................................... 34
Before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software
using unattended setup .................................................................. 34
Use unattended setup to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client
software ......................................................................................... 36
After the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software installation .... 39
Use unattended setup to install FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents ....... 39
Before you install FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents using
unattended setup............................................................................ 39
Use unattended setup to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent
software ......................................................................................... 40
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After the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software installation .... 43
Use unattended setup to custom install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
software ............................................................................................... 43
After the installation using the unattended setup ................................ 48
Chapter 4
Install the
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server
software
Before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software ....... 49
Ensure that the current Windows user has administrative rights .. 50
Ensure that Server Manager is closed on Windows Server 2008
Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 operating system .............. 50
Install Internet Information Services ............................................ 50
Enable .NET Framework features................................................. 54
Install Microsoft SQL Server ........................................................ 54
Install the ProCalV5 server software ............................................ 60
Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software .......................... 61
Select software products to install ................................................ 63
Check the installation of Microsoft SQL Server........................... 64
Install Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) ................... 65
Setup Wizard terminates applicable Rockwell Automation
software ......................................................................................... 66
Set up user information ................................................................. 67
Accept License agreement ............................................................ 68
Select File Location ...................................................................... 69
Configure FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server database ................... 70
Configure ProCalV5 ..................................................................... 74
Get Ready to Install ...................................................................... 75
Automatically install prerequisites ............................................... 75
Install necessary Rockwell Software components ........................ 76
Complete the installation .............................................................. 77
Install the ProCalV5 server software after the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server software .................................................................................... 78
Run the ProCalV5 Data Source Edit Wizard ................................ 78
Chapter 5
Install FactoryTalk
AssetCentre clients
4
Before you install FactoryTalk AssetCentre clients ........................... 81
Where to install FactoryTalk AssetCentre clients ........................ 81
Enable .NET Framework features................................................. 82
Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software ........................... 83
Select software products to install ................................................ 85
Setup Wizard terminates applicable Rockwell Automation
software ......................................................................................... 86
Set up user information ................................................................. 87
Accept License agreement ............................................................ 88
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Select File Location ...................................................................... 89
Select third party editor integration features to install .................. 90
Get Ready to Install ...................................................................... 91
Automatically install prerequisites ............................................... 91
Install necessary Rockwell Software components ........................ 92
Complete the installation .............................................................. 93
Check whether the client is installed correctly ................................... 93
Install the ProCalV5 client software ................................................... 94
Install DTMs ....................................................................................... 94
Run Process Device Configuration Field Edition ............................... 96
Chapter 6
Install FactoryTalk
AssetCentre agents
Before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software ........ 97
Enable .NET Framework features................................................. 98
Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software ........................... 99
Select software products to install .............................................. 101
Setup Wizard terminates applicable Rockwell Automation
software ....................................................................................... 102
Set up user information ............................................................... 103
Accept License agreement .......................................................... 104
Select File Location .................................................................... 105
Get Ready to Install .................................................................... 106
Automatically install prerequisites ............................................. 106
Install necessary Rockwell Software components ...................... 107
Complete the installation ............................................................ 108
Configure for security-enabled RSLogix family software................ 108
If operating in a Windows domain.............................................. 109
If operating in a Windows workgroup ........................................ 110
Check whether the agent software is current .................................... 113
Chapter 7
Custom install the
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre software
Example 1: Custom install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server and
client software ................................................................................... 117
Example 2: Partial installation .......................................................... 118
Chapter 8
Configure
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre
Configure for client access to the server ........................................... 119
Add users to the FactoryTalk Directory...................................... 119
Add computers to the FactoryTalk Directory ............................. 121
Configure feature security for FactoryTalk AssetCentre users......... 121
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Chapter 9
About FactoryTalk
AssetCentre Web
Client
Configure the SSL protocol for FactoryTalk AssetCentre Web Client
........................................................................................................... 127
Access FactoryTalk AssetCentre Web Client ................................... 128
Chapter 10
Troubleshoot
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre
6
General installation ........................................................................... 129
A red x appears next to an item to be installed ........................... 129
A Program Maintenance window appears while installing ........ 129
An error window opens during the .NET Framework 4.5
installation when installing prerequisites .................................... 130
Server installation ............................................................................. 130
SQL collation error encountered during database installation .... 130
Unable to log on to SQL Server during server installation ......... 130
The application failed to initialize properly ................................ 130
FTACServiceManager has stopped working .............................. 131
Client and agent installation.............................................................. 131
Web page for installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client and
agent cannot be shown ................................................................ 131
Error reading Primary Server Name from FactoryTalk Directory
..................................................................................................... 132
Currently logged in Windows user is not part of the Administrators
group ........................................................................................... 133
Start the client ................................................................................... 133
Error initializing FactoryTalk AssetCentre ................................. 133
The client and server versions are incompatible ......................... 133
Cannot initialize application eventing subsystem or No connection
could be made because the target machine actively refused it ... 133
At least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use
Event Viewer to examine the event log for details ..................... 134
Error initializing FactoryTalk AssetCentre. Could not load file or
assembly… CalibrationPlugin.dll ............................................... 134
If the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server is installed to a drive other
than C: ......................................................................................... 134
Other errors starting the client .................................................... 135
Start the agent ................................................................................... 136
Use Calibration Management ........................................................... 136
No ProCalV5 Server connection information exists on the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server .................................................. 136
Error executing ProCalV5 commands, check ProCalV5 installation
..................................................................................................... 136
Error initializing FactoryTalk AssetCentre. Could not load file or
assembly… CalibrationPlugin.dll ............................................... 137
Unable to run the ProCalV5 software ......................................... 137
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Legal Notices
Index
Unable to run the ProCalV5 Data Source Edit Wizard............... 137
Legal Notices .................................................................................... 139
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Introduction
About FactoryTalk
AssetCentre
FactoryTalk® AssetCentre monitors your factory automation system and
provides centralized tools to minimize downtime due to unauthorized actions
or failing devices. It does this by:

providing version control and archiving of program files and
documents.

providing a disaster recovery system that verifies your devices’
program and configuration files against protected master files, ensuring
quick and accurate recovery if a problem should occur (optional
Disaster Recovery capability).

monitoring FactoryTalk-enabled software products and logging system
events and user actions (recorded in the Event log and Audit log
respectively).

managing device configuration files.

managing process device calibration, including scheduling and tracking
(optional Calibration Management capability).

managing and configuring DTM devices (optional Process Device
Configuration capability).
DTM stands for Device Type Manager. It is a software component for
devices that contains device information and configuration parameters
for that device. The device manufacturer provides the DTM for the
device. DTMs are designed according to FDT (Field Device Tool)
standards.
FactoryTalk Services Platform
FactoryTalk AssetCentre uses the FactoryTalk Services Platform to provide
seamless connectivity with other FactoryTalk-enabled software. Users and
computers are defined in the FactoryTalk Directory; access to actions within
the FactoryTalk AssetCentre system is controlled with FactoryTalk Security.
About the
documentation set
The documentation set includes:

FactoryTalk AssetCentre Installation Guide (Document ID
FTAC-IN005). Use this manual to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
system. This manual is also available on the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
installation DVD. The file name is FTAC-InstallGuide.pdf.
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Help. Use the comprehensive Help for assistance while using the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre system. For information about getting started,
see the help topic "Quick Start" from the Help menu.
About this book
This book is written for FactoryTalk AssetCentre administrators and IT
professionals. To perform many of the tasks described in this book, you need
to log on to the computers onto which you are installing software as an
Administrator, or log on using an account that has administrative privileges.
We assume you are familiar with:
The components of
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre

Microsoft® Windows® operating systems including basic Windows
networking and administration tasks

Microsoft SQL Server

RSLinx™ communication software

Rockwell Software programming tools for programmable logic
controllers

control networks such as DeviceNet and programmable logic
controllers such as PLC-5® processors
There are three primary components of a FactoryTalk AssetCentre system:

FactoryTalk AssetCentre server, which controls the rest of the
system and governs its operations. The server requires Microsoft SQL
Server to function (see One of the following Microsoft SQL Server
editions on page 12). The SQL Server is typically on the same
computer as the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server. The instructions in
this manual are written for that case, although the SQL Server could be
installed on a different computer.

FactoryTalk AssetCentre clients, which permit users to configure
and use the server, view logged events, and perform other tasks
associated with the software. The client can be installed on any
computer that:

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is capable of running the client software (see Client computer
requirements on page 13).

is connected to the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Web Client, which allows users to access a
FactoryTalk AssetCentre client through a web interface on computers
and mobile devices. FactoryTalk AssetCentre Web Client supports
several FactoryTalk AssetCentre client functions. FactoryTalk
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AssetCentre Web Client can be accessed on any computer and mobile
device that:


is capable of running the Web Client software (See Web Client
computer or device requirements on page 17).

is connected to the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents, which are programs that perform
certain scheduled operations, such as Disaster Recovery and searches.
Agents run independently of the server and independently from each
other—users schedule operations and the agents perform them at the
scheduled time. By spreading the processing load over multiple
computers, FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents speed up operations. When
a server needs a scheduled operation to begin, it tries to locate an
available computer running the appropriate agent to perform that task.
When it locates an agent to perform the task, it assigns the task to that
agent. When the agent has completed the task, the agent reports back to
the server that the task is done.
Agents can be installed on any computer that:
Tip:

is capable of running the agent software (see Agent computer
requirements on page 15).

is connected to the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server.
When the system needs to run a schedule it searches
the network for an available agent to perform that
function.
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System
requirements
Server computer requirements
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computers must meet the following
minimum requirements. The operating system can be in English, Portuguese,
French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, or Chinese.
Tip:
Some FactoryTalk AssetCentre capabilities are only
supported on an English language operating system. At
this time, the Calibration Management capability requires
an English language operating system. The Process
Device Configuration capability requires an English,
Portuguese, French, or Italian operating system.
Hardware requirements

Server class computer with 2.4 GHz or higher dual core processor
recommended

DVD drive

4 GB of RAM (or more, depending on application requirements)

3 GB of free hard disk space (or more, depending on application
requirements), and an additional 100 GB of free hard disk space for
data (10 GB additional free space for data is acceptable if SQL Server
will be on a separate computer)

Graphics adapter capable of a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
pixels

Keyboard and pointing device (mouse)

Network adapter card
Supported Operating Systems and Databases
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
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1
(64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1
(64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 (32-bit or
64-bit)

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition (64-bit)

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)
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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2
(32-bit or 64-bit) or higher (We recommend the most recent service
pack)

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Edition with Service Pack 2
(32-bit or 64-bit) or higher (We recommend the most recent service
pack)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 3
(32-bit or 64-bit) or higher (We recommend the most recent service
pack)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition with Service Pack 4
(32-bit) or higher (We recommend the most recent service pack)
Tip:
Microsoft Corporation strongly recommends the use of a
RAID-5 system for computers running SQL Server.
Software requirements

FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.60.00 or later

FactoryTalk Activation 4.00 or later
Client computer requirements
Computers running the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client must meet the
following minimum requirements. The operating system can be in any
language.
Tip:
Some FactoryTalk AssetCentre capabilities are only
supported on an English language operating system. At
this time, the Calibration Management capability requires
an English language operating system.
Hardware requirements

PC with 2 GHz or higher dual core processor recommended

2 GB of RAM (or more, depending on application requirements)

3 GB of free hard disk space (or more, depending on application
requirements)

Graphics adapter capable of a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
pixels

Keyboard and pointing device (mouse)

Network adapter card
Supported Operating Systems

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)
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Windows 8.1 Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)
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Windows 8.1 Standard Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 Professional Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or
64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1
(64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1
(64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 (32-bit or
64-bit)
Software requirements
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
Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser, version 6.0 or higher
(version 11.0 is recommended for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server
2012 operating systems)

FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.60.00 or later

RSLinx Classic Lite version 3.74 or later

(optional) RSLogix 5 version 7.30 or later, RSLogix 500 version 8.10
or later, RSLogix 5000 version 12 or later, Logix Designer application
version 21 or later, or any other version released as part of CPR 9 or
later

To take advantage of auditing, the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client
must be installed on each computer running your RSLogix family
software.

To edit the file and data settings for a compare operation for
PLC-5, SLC 500, or MicroLogix processors, you must have
RSLogix 5 or RSLogix 500 software installed on the client
computer.

To do a Rockwell Automation Compare, you must install the
programming software on the client computer.
For this device...
Install...
PLC-5
RSLogix 5
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ControlLogix, CompactLogix RSLogix 5000 or Logix Designer
Rockwell Automation drives
DriveExecutive Lite

(optional) RSLinx Enterprise version 5.00 or later if your system
includes PanelView Plus operator interfaces

(optional) RSLinx Enterprise version 5.71 or later if your system
includes MobileView operator interfaces

(optional) FactoryTalk View ME Transfer Utility version 5.00 or later
if your system includes PanelView Plus operator interfaces

(optional) FactoryTalk View ME Transfer Utility version 8.00 or later
if your system includes MobileView operator interfaces

(optional) DriveExecutive™ Lite version 5.01 or later if your system
includes Rockwell Automation drives

(optional) Editing software for Siemens S5 or S7 processors, including
SIMATIC Manager (Step 7), Step 5, S5 for Windows, ACCON-PG,
and PG-2000

(optional) Connected Components Workbench if using RA Motor
Control assets
Agent computer requirements
Computers running FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents must meet the following
minimum requirements.
Hardware requirements

PC with 2 GHz or higher dual core processor recommended

2 GB of RAM (or more, depending on application requirements)

3 GB of free hard disk space (or more, depending on application
requirements)

Graphics adapter capable of a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
pixels

Keyboard and pointing device (mouse)

Network adapter card
Supported Operating Systems

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8.1 Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8.1 Standard Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)
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Windows 7 Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 Professional Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or
64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1
(64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1
(64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 (32-bit or
64-bit)
Software requirements

Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser, version 6.0 or higher
(version 11.0 is recommended for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server
2012 operating systems)

FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.60.00 or later

RSLinx Classic Lite version 3.74 or later

RSLinx Enterprise version 5.60 or later

RSLogix 5000 Compare utility version 3.20 or later

Unified Device Configuration (UDC) version 3.09 or later

For Disaster Recovery functions, the programming software for your
devices MUST be installed on the agent computer.
RSLogix 5 version 7.30 or later, RSLogix 500 version 8.10 or later,
RSLogix 5000 version 12 or later, Logix Designer version 21 or later,
or any other version released as part of CPR 9 or later
For this device...
Install...
PLC-5
RSLogix 5
SLC 500, MicroLogix
RSLogix 500
ControlLogix, CompactLogix RSLogix 5000 Compare utility or Logix Designer Compare Tool
PanelView Plus, MobileView View ME Transfer Utility and RSLinx Enterprise
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DriveExecutive Lite
RA Motor Control
Unified Device Configuration
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FactoryTalk View ME Transfer Utility version 5.00 or later if your
system includes PanelView Plus operator interfaces

FactoryTalk View ME Transfer Utility version 8.00 or later if your
system includes MobileView operator interfaces

DriveExecutive™ Lite version 5.01 or later if your system includes
Rockwell Automation drives

(optional) SIMATIC NET if you want to connect to Siemens S7
processors via MPI (Multi Point Interface) or PROFIBUS protocol

(optional) INAT H1 driver if you are using an H1 protocol with a
Siemens S5 controller (The driver is available at
http://www.inat.de/index.php?18&backPID=18&tt_products_sof=226
&L=1)
http://www.inat.de/index.php?18&backPID=18&tt_products_sof=226
&L=1)
Web Client computer or device requirements
Computers or devices running FactoryTalk AssetCentre Web Client must
meet the following minimum requirements.
Supported Operating Systems

Android 4.4

iOS 9.1

Windows 10 Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8.1 Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7 Professional Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1
(64-bit)

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1
(64-bit)
Software requirements

Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser, version 11 or later

Google Chrome 46 or later
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Network requirements
Your Microsoft Windows network must use the TCP/IP protocol.
If you use a firewall, you must configure the firewall to permit traffic on the
following ports:
This port
is used for
TCP port 25
SMTP mail
TCP port 80
Standard WWW port
TCP port 135
Remote Process Calls
TCP port 139
File and printer sharing
TCP port 445
File and printer sharing
TCP port 1433 Communications to SQL Server
TCP ports
7002 - 7004
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
UDP port 137
File and printer sharing
UDP port 138
File and printer sharing
UDP port 1434 Browsing for SQL Servers
UDP port
21060
Rockwell Automation Trace Diagnostics
UDP port
21061
Rockwell Automation Trace Diagnostics
Some of these ports may vary on your network. Work with your network
administrators to determine the correct port numbers to open.
You may need to open ports for other Rockwell Automation products as
well. See Rockwell Automation Knowledgebase Answer ID 29402
https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29402.
About the
installation process
Installing FactoryTalk AssetCentre software is a multiple-part process. You
can use the standard Setup Wizard to install the software step by step or use
the unattended setup to install the software with almost no interaction. The
unattended installation uses command lines to specify installation properties
so that you don't have to go through the installation process step by step.
If you choose the unattended setup to install FactoryTalk AssetCentre
software, see Chapter 3 for detailed instructions. Unattended installation
doesn't omit any installation components against the standard method. It
allows you to specify all installation properties before the installation starts,
and then installs the software automatically.
If you choose the standard Setup Wizard to install FactoryTalk AssetCentre
software, Chapter 4 through Chapter 7 guides you through the following
tasks:
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1. Install the prerequisite software for the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server.
2. If you have purchased the Calibration Management capability, install
the ProCalV5 server.
3. Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server.
4. Install FactoryTalk AssetCentre clients.
5. If you have purchased the Calibration Management capability, install
the ProCalV5 clients.
6. Install FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents.
7. Configure users and security.
8. If you have purchased the Process Device Configuration capability,
install DTMs.
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Upgrade FactoryTalk AssetCentre
If you upgrade from a previous version of FactoryTalk AssetCentre, the steps
to follow depend on which version you are upgrading from:

To upgrade from FactoryTalk AssetCentre versions later than 2.00 to
version 7.00.00, follow the instructions in Upgrade from any previous
CPR 9-compatible version on page 21.

To upgrade from FactoryTalk AssetCentre version 2.00 (compatible
with CPR 7) to version 7.00.00 (compatible with all CPR 9 releases),
follow the instructions in Upgrade from version 2.00 (CPR 7) to
7.00.00 (CPR 9 SR 8) on page 23.

To upgrade an RSMACC system to FactoryTalk AssetCentre, follow
the instructions in Answer ID 454396 at
http://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/rockwellautomation.cf
g/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=454396.
In rare situations, especially on low-performance computers, a dialog box
may open during the installation when upgrading FactoryTalk AssetCentre.
The dialog box indicates that the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server service
needs to be stopped. If you use the unattended setup to upgrade FactoryTalk
AssetCentre, you need to click Yes to stop the service or click No to cancel
the installation.
Upgrade from any
previous CPR
9-compatible
version
To upgrade from CPR 9-compatible versions later than 2.00
1. Upgrade optional software products. See Optional software upgrades
on page 22.
2. If you have Calibration Management, install the ProCalV5 server
software. See Install the ProCalV5 server software on page 60.
3. Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server, client and agent software.
Follow the instructions in Chapter 3 to use the unattended setup or
Chapter 4 through Chapter 6 to use the standard Setup Wizard.
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Tip:
If you have Studio 5000 Logix Designer Compare Tool
v4.10.01 (formerly RSLogix 5000 Compare Tool)
installed on your agent computer, after you upgrade to
FactoryTalk AssetCentre 7.00.00, you need to manually
configure the agent computer using the Agent Services
Logon Configuration utility. Otherwise, the compare and
backup schedule may not run. For more instructions, see
To configure the agent computer using the Agent
Services Logon Configuration utility on page 110.
Optional software upgrades
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre 7.00.00 installation DVD contains installations
for these software products used with FactoryTalk AssetCentre:

FactoryTalk Activation Manager version 4.00.00

FactoryTalk Services Platform version 2.80.00

FactoryTalk View ME Transfer Utility version 8.20.00

RSLinx Classic version 3.80.00

RSLinx Enterprise version 5.80.00

RSLogix 5 version 8.00.00

RSLogix 500 version 9.05.01

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Compare Tool v5.10.00 (formerly
RSLogix 5000 Compare Tool)
When earlier versions of the following software are installed on your
computer:

FactoryTalk View ME Transfer Utility

ProCalV5

RSLogix 5

RSLogix 500
If you want the latest versions, you need to install them manually. See
Location of setup files on page 23.
When earlier versions of the following software are installed on your
computer:
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FactoryTalk Activation Manager

FactoryTalk Services Platform

RSLinx Classic Lite
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RSLinx Enterprise

Studio 5000 Logix Designer Compare Tool (formerly RSLogix 5000
Compare Tool)
If the versions are lower than the minimum versions required to install
FactoryTalk AssetCentre 7.00.00, the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Setup wizard
will upgrade the software automatically.
If the software versions are equal to or higher than the minimum versions
required to install FactoryTalk AssetCentre 7.00.00, but lower than the
versions included in the FactoryTalk AssetCentre installation DVD, the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Setup wizard will not upgrade the software
automatically. If you want to use the latest versions instead, you must select
the software check boxes during the installation of FactoryTalk AssetCentre.
Tip:
If you use FactoryTalk Services Platform CPR 9 SR 8,
be sure to use the CPR 9 SR 8 versions of RSLinx
Enterprise and RSLinx Classic Lite.
If you want to upgrade the optional software products,
we recommend that you upgrade them before installing
FactoryTalk AssetCentre.
Location of setup files
The setup files for the optional upgrades are available on the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre installation DVD.
This product’s installation file
Is located in this folder
FactoryTalk View ME Transfer Utility ME Transfer Utility\Setup.exe
Upgrade from
version 2.00 (CPR 7)
to 7.00.00 (CPR 9
SR 8)
RSLogix 5
8.00.00-RSLogix 5\setup.exe
RSLogix 500
9.05.01-RSLogix 500\setup.exe
This section provides instructions for upgrading from FactoryTalk
AssetCentre version 2.00 (CPR 7) to version 7.00.00 CPR 9 SR 8.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre version 7.00.00 relies on FactoryTalk Services
Platform 2.10.00 or later. To upgrade FactoryTalk AssetCentre, you must
also upgrade from FactoryTalk Automation Platform 2.00. This is
automatically taken care of in the FactoryTalk Services Platform portion of
the FactoryTalk AssetCentre installation. Other FactoryTalk-enabled
products must also be upgraded to their corresponding CPR 9 versions. A list
of products requiring an upgrade is provided during the FactoryTalk Services
Platform installation.
When you upgrade a computer from FactoryTalk Automation Platform 2.00
(CPR 7) to FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.10.00 or later, the installation
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process automatically creates a backup of your existing FactoryTalk
Directory configurations. If something goes wrong during the installation,
you can restore the system from this backup. Information about the location
of the backup files is provided during installation.
In addition, while the installation process updates each directory with support
for new policy settings and new features, it leaves your original directory
configurations intact. It does not change your existing policy or security
settings. For details, see FactoryTalk Security Help.
Important:
It is very important that FactoryTalk AssetCentre
2.00 be removed from ALL client and agent
computers BEFORE uninstalling the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre 2.00 software from the server.
To upgrade FactoryTalk AssetCentre from a CPR 7-compatible version
1. Uninstall FactoryTalk AssetCentre from the client and agent computers
using Add or Remove Programs from the Windows Control Panel.
On this
computer...
Remove these components...
Clients
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Client
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Common Components
Agents
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Agent
FactoryTalk AssetCentre RA Disaster Recovery Agent
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Common Components
2. Uninstall FactoryTalk AssetCentre from the server using Add or
Remove Programs from the Windows Control Panel.
On this
computer...
Remove these components...
Server
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Common Components
3. Install FactoryTalk AssetCentre according to the instructions in
Chapter 3 to use the unattended setup or Chapter 4 through Chapter 6
to use the standard Setup Wizard. During the FactoryTalk Services
Platform portion of the installations, FactoryTalk will be upgraded and
a message will inform you of other Rockwell Software products that
rely on FactoryTalk Services Platform and need to be updated.
4. Upgrade your other FactoryTalk-enabled products according to the
instructions provided with each product.
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FactoryTalk AssetCentre version 7.00 supports unattended installation. Use
command lines to specify properties to install FactoryTalk AssetCentre
software automatically with little interaction. The unattended installation
supports the following installation modes:

FactoryTalk AssetCentre server

FactoryTalk AssetCentre client

FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent

FactoryTalk AssetCentre custom installation
Tip:
Unlike custom installation using the standard Setup
Wizard, custom installation in unattended setup doesn't
allow you to select software products to install. Instead, it
automatically installs all FactoryTalk AssetCentre
software, including FactoryTalk AssetCentre server,
client, and agent.
If you install FactoryTalk AssetCentre client or agent with RSLinx Classic
version 3.80 using unattended installation on 32-bit operating systems, you
must manually install the USB CIP package first. To manually install the
USB CIP package, run it from FactoryTalk AssetCentre installation
directory: \Redist\USBCIP_3.18.06\Setup.exe.
During the unattended installation, all associated Rockwell Automation
software processes will be automatically terminated. Make sure to shut down
all associated Rockwell Automation software products before installation.
This chapter describes how to use unattended setup to install the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre software. If you want to use the standard Setup Wizard to install
the software step by step, see Chapter 4 through Chapter 7 for detailed
instructions.
Use unattended
setup to install the
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server
software
This section describes:

Before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software using
unattended setup on page 26

Use unattended setup to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server
software on page 28
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
About the command line properties on page 32
Before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server software using unattended setup
The following checklist summarizes the basic tasks involved in the
unattended installation of FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software along
with supporting software.
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Ensure that the user installing the software has administrative rights in
Windows.

Ensure that Server Manager is closed on Windows Server 2008
Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 operating system. The
unattended setup automatically installs .NET Framework 4.5, which
requires Server Manager to be closed. If Server Manager is open, an
error occurs during installation. You need to restart the computer and
install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software with Server
Manager closed.

Ensure the following software or services is installed on the computer:
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Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) on Windows Server
2008 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 operating system
Tip:

Chapter 3
If you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software
on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or
Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, the
unattended setup installs IIS automatically.
.NET Framework 3.5
Tip:
If you are using Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter,
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server
2012 Datacenter, or Windows Server 2012 Standard
operating system, you need to manually install .NET
Framework 3.5 before installing the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server software.

Microsoft SQL Server (can be located on a separate computer)

(Optional) ProCalV5 server software (for the Calibration
Management capability)
Tip:
Normally, you would install the ProCalV5 server software
before installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server
software. However, you can also install it after the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software. Unattended
installation doesn't support the installation of ProCalV5
software. You can only use unattended installation to
specify its database properties, such as the ProCalV5
database server location, login name and password, and
the name of the database.
 To install the ProCalV5 server software before the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software, see Install
the ProCalV5 server software on page 60.
 To install the ProCalV5 server software after the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software, see Install
the ProCalV5 server software after the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server software on page 78.

Schedule downtime for the system if you are upgrading operating
applications or replacing computers during the installation.
Important:
If you use a software firewall (such as the Windows
Firewall), you must manually permit File and
Printer Sharing through your firewall. Consult the
documentation for your firewall software for
instructions. You must also open Port 80 (or
whatever port is used for HTTP).
The tasks listed above are the same as you perform with the standard
step-to-step installation method. For detailed instructions, see Before you
install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software on page 49.
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To install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software with unattended
setup
Important:
All properties are not case sensitive. If any property
value includes space, enclose the value within
double quotation marks.
1. Log on to your server computer as an administrator, or as a user with
administrative privileges.
2. If necessary, close all open Windows programs, and then place the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Installation DVD in the computer’s DVD
drive.
3. Open the Windows Command Prompt window. Use commands to
specify the installation properties.
a. (Required) Location of Setup.exe
For example, C:\Users\Public\"FactoryTalk
AssetCentre 7.00"\Setup.exe
Tip:
The location or folder of Setup.exe must be enclosed
within double quotation marks.
b. (Required) The flag for unattended installation
/Q
c. (Required) Accept license agreement
/AcceptAllLicenseItems
d. (Required) Specify product to install
/Product="AssetCentre Server"
Tip:
Product name must be enclosed within double quotation
marks.
e. (Optional) Type the command below to install Adobe Reader
/AdobeReader
Tip:
f.
If you don't need to install Adobe Reader, omit this
command.
(Optional) Specify the user name for the administrator of the
application
For example, /UserName=user_name
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g. (Optional) Specify the organization name for the administrator of
the application
For example, /Organization=organization_name
h. (Required) Specify FactoryTalk AssetCentre database server
(Microsoft SQL Server) location
For example, /SqlServer="(Local)"
Tip:
i.
The database location must be enclosed within double
quotation marks.
(Required) Specify the database server administrator account name
For example, /SqlAdmin=sa
j.
(Required) Specify the database server administrator account
password
For example, /SqlAdminPwd=admin_password
k. (Required) Specify the user name for the account that will be used
to access the database
For example, /SqlUser=AssetCentreUser
l.
(Required) Specify database user account password
For example, /SqlPwd=sql_user_password
The database user account password cannot be the following terms
associated with the installation computer:


The name of the user currently logged onto the machine.
The computer name.
The database user account password must be more than 8
characters and no more than 128 characters in length and satisfy at
least three of the following four criteria:




It must contain uppercase letters.
It must contain lowercase letters.
It must contain numbers.
It must contain non-alphanumeric characters; for example, #,
%, or ^
m. Configure the database connection for ProCalV5
If you have not installed the ProCalV5 server software, or if you do
not want to configure the database connection now, type the
required command below:
/ProCalV5ConfigureSkip
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If you want to configure the database connection, omit the
"/ProCalV5ConfigureSkip" command, and use commands to
specify the following properties:

ProCalV5 SQL database server location. For example,
/ProCalV5Server="(Local)"
Tip:

The database location must be enclosed within double
quotation marks.
ProCalV5 SQL database login name. For example,
/ProCalV5User=pcV5us01

ProCalV5 SQL database login password. For example,
/ProCalV5Pwd=sql_user_password

ProCalV5 SQL database name. For example,
/ProCalV5Db=PROCAL55RS
n. Configure the FactoryTalk Directory
If the current computer is your FactoryTalk Directory server, type
the required command below:
/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip
If your FactoryTalk Directory server is on another computer, omit
the "/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip" command, and use
commands to specify the following properties:

Current desktop login account name. For example,
/SourceLoginUser=login_user

Current desktop login account password. For example,
/SourceLoginPassword=login_password

FactoryTalk Directory server login account name. For
example,
/DestinationLoginUser=Destination_login_user

FactoryTalk Directory server login account password. For
example,
/DestinationLoginPassword=Destination_login_pa
ssword

FactoryTalk Directory server location. For example,
/DirectoryServer="server_location"
o. (Optional) Specify whether to restart the computer automatically
after the installation
If you want the computer to restart automatically, type the
command below:
/AutoRestart
If you omit the "/AutoRestart" command, you will be prompt to
restart the computer manually.
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Command line example
Below is an example of a complete command line. In this example,
Setup.exe is located in the FactoryTalk AssetCentre 7.00 folder.
Adobe Reader will be installed. User name and organization name for
the administrator of the application are omitted. ProCalV5 server
software and FactoryTalk Directory configurations will be skipped.
The computer will automatically restart after the installation.
C:\Users\Public\"FactoryTalk AssetCentre
7.00"\Setup.exe /Q /AcceptAllLicenseItems
/Product="AssetCentre Server" /AdobeReader
/SqlServer="(Local)" /SqlAdmin=sa
/SqlAdminPwd=admin_password /SqlUser=AssetCentreUser
/SqlPwd=sql_user_password /ProCalV5ConfigureSkip
/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip /AutoRestart
4. After you type the command line in the Windows Command Prompt
window, press Enter. The unattended installation starts and will
complete the installation automatically.
5. If you have specified to restart the computer with the
"/AutoRestart" command, the computer automatically restarts after
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the installation. If not, you will be prompt to restart the computer after
the installation. Click Yes to restart now, or click No to restart later.
Once the installation is complete, you need to activate FactoryTalk
AssetCentre. For more information, see Help.
You can find the installation logs and view the installation status in the
following path:

On 32-bit operating systems:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Rockwell\Install Logs

On 64-bit operating systems:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Rockwell\Install Logs
About the command line properties
Unattended setup uses command line properties in the Windows Command
Prompt window to complete the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software
installation. All properties are not case sensitive. If any property value
includes space, enclose the value within double quotation marks. For
example, to install FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software, type
"AssetCentre Client" in the command window. To view the help text for
property description and examples, specify the Setup.exe location and type
/? in the command window. For example, C:\Users\Public\"FactoryTalk
AssetCentre 7.00"\Setup.exe /?
The following tables shows the command line properties, their meanings, and
if any properties are required or optional.
Command line properties Required or optional
Meanings
Q
Required
Specifies whether to use the unattended
installation. If omitted, the other properties
will not take effect, and the installation will
start with the standard Setup Wizard.
AcceptAllLicenseItems
Required
Specifies that you accept all license
agreements, and agree to continue the
unattended installation. If omitted, you
cannot continue the installation.
Product
Required
Specifies which product to install. Product
name must be enclosed within double
quotation marks. For example,
/Product="AssetCentre Custom
Installation". The product name must be
one of followings:
 AssetCentre Server
 AssetCentre Client
 AssetCentre Agent
 AssetCentre Custom Installation
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AdobeReader
Optional
Specifies whether to install Adobe Reader.
If omitted, Adobe Reader will not be
installed.
Username
Optional
Specifies the user name for the
administrator of the application.
Organization
Optional
Specifies the organization name for the
administrator of the application.
SqlServer
Required when installing the Specifies the Microsoft SQL Server
location.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Server software.
SqlAdmin
Required when installing the Specifies the Microsoft SQL Server
administrator account name.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Server software.
SqlAdminPwd
Required when installing the Specifies the Microsoft SQL Server
administrator account password.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Server software.
SqlUser
Required when installing the Specifies the user name for the account
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
that will be used to access the Microsoft
Server software.
SQL Server database.
SqlPwd
Required when installing the Specifies the Microsoft SQL Server
database user account password.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Server software.
ProCalV5ConfigureSkip
Required when installing the Skips the configuration of the ProCalV5
server software.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Server software.
ProCalV5Server
Required when installing the Specifies the ProCalV5 database server
location.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Server software and
ProCalV5ConfigureSkip is
omitted.
ProCalV5User
Required when installing the Specifies the ProCalV5 database login
name.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Server software and
ProCalV5ConfigureSkip is
omitted.
ProCalV5Pwd
Required when installing the Specifies the ProCalV5 database login
password.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Server software and
ProCalV5ConfigureSkip is
omitted.
ProCalV5Db
Required when installing the Specifies the ProCalV5 database name.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Server software and
ProCalV5ConfigureSkip is
omitted.
FTDirectoryConfigureSkip
Required
Skips the configuration of the FactoryTalk
Directory Server.
SourceLoginUser
Required when
FTDirectoryConfigureSkip
is omitted.
Specifies the current desktop login account
name.
SourceLoginPassword
Required when
FTDirectoryConfigureSkip
is omitted.
Specifies the current desktop login account
password.
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DestinationLoginUser
Required when
FTDirectoryConfigureSkip
is omitted.
Specifies FactoryTalk Directory server login
account name.
DestinationLoginPassword
Required when
FTDirectoryConfigureSkip
is omitted.
Specifies FactoryTalk Directory server login
account password.
DirectoryServer
Required when
FTDirectoryConfigureSkip
is omitted.
Specifies FactoryTalk Directory server
location.
AutoRestart
Optional
Specifies whether to restart the computer
automatically after the installation. If
specified, the computer will restart
automatically after the installation. If not,
you will be prompt to restart the computer
after the installation. Click Yes to restart, or
click No to restart later.
Use unattended
setup to install the
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client
software
This section describes:

Before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software using
unattended setup on page 34

Use unattended setup to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client
software on page 36

After the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software installation on page
39
Before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
client software using unattended setup
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software provides the user interface for
FactoryTalk AssetCentre. It is through the client that you perform tasks such
as checking files in and out, creating and running scheduled events,
managing and configuring DTMs (if you have the Process Device
Configuration capability), and viewing logs. For more information on what
you can do with FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software, see the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Help (once the client is installed).
Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software on all computers on
which you want to use FactoryTalk AssetCentre.
The client is not required on the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer,
but you can install it on the server if desired.
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Install the client on any computer

from which you want to access the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client
software (to edit the representation of your assets, to view logs, to
create schedules, to search the logs, and so on).

that is capable of running the client software (see Client computer
requirements on page 13).

that is connected to the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server.

that you want to use remotely to manage process device configurations
(using the Field Edition software in conjunction with the Process
Device Configuration capability).

from which FactoryTalk audits are desired.
Ensure that Server Manager is closed on Windows Server 2008 Standard
Edition with Service Pack 2 operating system. The unattended setup
automatically installs .NET Framework 4.5, which requires Server Manager
to be closed. If Server Manager is open, an error occurs during installation.
You need to restart the computer and install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
client software with Server Manager closed.
If you are using Windows 8.1 Professional, Windows 8.1 Enterprise,
Windows 8.1 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows
Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, or Windows
Server 2012 Standard operating system, you need to manually install .NET
Framework 3.5 before installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software.
The Disaster Recovery capability provides the ability to schedule a
comparison between master files, and processor program and data files. To
edit the file and data settings for a compare operation for PLC-5, SLC 500, or
MicroLogix processors, you must have RSLogix 5, or RSLogix 500 software
installed on the client computer.
If you have purchased the Calibration Management capability for
FactoryTalk AssetCentre, you must also install the ProCalV5 client software
on the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client computer. This step comes after you
have installed the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software. See Install the
ProCalV5 client software on page 94.
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AssetCentre client software
To install a FactoryTalk AssetCentre client with unattended setup
Important:
All properties are not case sensitive. If any property
value includes space, enclose the value within
double quotation marks.
1. Log on to your computer as an administrator, or as a user with
administrative privileges.
2. If necessary, close all open Windows programs, and then place the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Installation DVD in the computer’s DVD
drive.
3. Open the Windows Command Prompt window. Use commands to
specify the installation properties.
a. (Required) Location of Setup.exe
For example, C:\Users\Public\"FactoryTalk
AssetCentre 7.00"\Setup.exe
Tip:
The location or folder of Setup.exe must be enclosed
within double quotation marks.
b. (Required) The flag for unattended installation
/Q
c. (Required) Accept license agreement
/AcceptAllLicenseItems
d. (Required) Specify product to install
/Product="AssetCentre Client"
Tip:
Product name must be enclosed within double quotation
marks.
e. (Optional) Type the command below to install Adobe Reader
/AdobeReader
Tip:
f.
If you don't need to install Adobe Reader, omit this
command.
(Optional) Specify the user name for the administrator of the
application
For example, /UserName=user_name
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g. (Optional) Specify the organization name for the administrator of
the application
For example, /Organization=organization_name
h. Configure the FactoryTalk Directory
If the current computer is your FactoryTalk Directory server, type
the required command below:
/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip
If your FactoryTalk Directory server is on another computer, omit
the "/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip" command, and use
commands to specify the following properties:

Current desktop login account name. For example,
/SourceLoginUser=login_user

Current desktop login account password. For example,
/SourceLoginPassword=login_password

FactoryTalk Directory server login account name. For
example,
/DestinationLoginUser=Destination_login_user

FactoryTalk Directory server login account password. For
example,
/DestinationLoginPassword=Destination_login_pa
ssword

FactoryTalk Directory server location. For example,
/DirectoryServer="server_location"
i.
(Optional) Specify whether to restart the computer automatically
after the installation
If you want the computer to restart automatically, type the
command below:
/AutoRestart
If you omit the "/AutoRestart" command, you will be prompt to
restart the computer manually.
Command line example
Below is an example of a complete command line. In this example,
Setup.exe is located in the FactoryTalk AssetCentre 7.00 folder.
Adobe Reader will be installed. User name and organization name for
the administrator of the application are omitted. The FactoryTalk
Directory configurations will be skipped. The computer will
automatically restart after the installation.
C:\Users\Public\"FactoryTalk AssetCentre
7.00"\Setup.exe /Q /AcceptAllLicenseItems
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/Product="AssetCentre Client" /AdobeReader
/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip /AutoRestart
4. After you type the command line in the Windows Command Prompt
window, press Enter. The unattended installation starts and will
complete the installation automatically.
5. If you have specified to restart the computer with the
"/AutoRestart" command, the computer automatically restarts after
the installation. If not, you will be prompt to restart the computer after
the installation. Click Yes to restart now, or click No to restart later.
You can find the installation logs and view the installation status in the
following path:

On 32-bit operating systems:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Rockwell\Install Logs

On 64-bit operating systems:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Rockwell\Install Logs
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After the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software
installation
Once the installation of the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software is
complete, you can perform the following tasks. Performing these tasks is the
same as you would do after installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client
software with the standard Setup Wizard.
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setup to install
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
Check whether the client is installed correctly on page 93

Install the ProCalV5 client software on page 94

Install DTMs on page 94

Run Process Device Configuration Field Edition on page 96
This section describes:

Before you install FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents using unattended
setup on page 39

Use unattended setup to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent
software on page 40

After the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software installation on page
43
Before you install FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents
using unattended setup
Agents are programs that communicate with the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server and perform scheduled tasks on behalf of the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server. Agents allow work to be distributed and shared among multiple
computers to spread processing load and speed up operations. When a server
needs an agent to perform a task, it locates the computer running the
operation and assigns the task to that agent. The agent then reports the task’s
completion to the server. The Search feature, as well as purchased
capabilities, such as Disaster Recovery capabilities, require the use of agents
to perform scheduled operations.
Where to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software
Agents can be installed on any computer that:

is capable of running the agent software (see Agent computer
requirements on page 15).

is connected to the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server.

runs the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server, or the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client.
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Ensure that Server Manager is closed on Windows Server 2008 Standard
Edition with Service Pack 2 operating system. The unattended setup
automatically installs .NET Framework 4.5, which requires Server Manager
to be closed. If Server Manager is open, an error occurs during installation.
You need to restart the computer and install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
agent software with Server Manager closed.
If you are using Windows 8.1 Professional, Windows 8.1 Enterprise,
Windows 8.1 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows
Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, or Windows
Server 2012 Standard operating system, you need to manually install .NET
Framework 3.5 before installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software.
See Before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software on page
97 for more information about FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents.
Use unattended setup to install the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre agent software
You must have the appropriate RSLogix family software for your devices
installed on the agent computer to run Disaster Recovery schedules.
To install a FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent with unattended setup
Important:
All properties are not case sensitive. If any property
value includes space, enclose the value within
double quotation marks.
1. Log on to your computer as an administrator or as a user with
administrative privileges.
2. If necessary, close all open Windows programs, and then place the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Installation DVD in the computer’s DVD
drive.
3. Open the Windows Command Prompt window. Use commands to
specify the installation properties.
a. (Required) Location of Setup.exe
For example, C:\Users\Public\"FactoryTalk
AssetCentre 7.00"\Setup.exe
Tip:
The location or folder of Setup.exe must be enclosed
within double quotation marks.
b. (Required) The flag for unattended installation
/Q
c. (Required) Accept license agreement
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/AcceptAllLicenseItems
d. (Required) Specify product to install
/Product="AssetCentre Agent"
Tip:
Product name must be enclosed within double quotation
marks.
e. (Optional) Type the command below to install Adobe Reader
/AdobeReader
Tip:
f.
If you don't need to install Adobe Reader, omit this
command.
(Optional) Specify the user name for the administrator of the
application
For example, /UserName=user_name
g. (Optional) Specify the organization name for the administrator of
the application
For example, /Organization=organization_name
h. Configure the FactoryTalk Directory
If the current computer is your FactoryTalk Directory server, type
the required command below:
/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip
If your FactoryTalk Directory server is on another computer, omit
the "/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip" command, and use
commands to specify the following properties:

Current desktop login account name. For example,
/SourceLoginUser=login_user

Current desktop login account password. For example,
/SourceLoginPassword=login_password

FactoryTalk Directory server login account name. For
example,
/DestinationLoginUser=Destination_login_user

FactoryTalk Directory server login account password. For
example,
/DestinationLoginPassword=Destination_login_pa
ssword

FactoryTalk Directory server location. For example,
/DirectoryServer="server_location"
i.
(Optional) Specify whether to restart the computer automatically
after the installation
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If you want the computer to restart automatically, type the
command below:
/AutoRestart
If you omit the "/AutoRestart" command, you will be prompt to
restart the computer manually.
Command line example
Below is an example of a complete command line. In this example,
Setup.exe is located in the FactoryTalk AssetCentre 7.00 folder.
Adobe Reader will be installed. User name and organization name for
the administrator of the application are omitted. The FactoryTalk
Directory configurations will be skipped. The computer will
automatically restart after the installation.
C:\Users\Public\"FactoryTalk AssetCentre
7.00"\Setup.exe /Q /AcceptAllLicenseItems
/Product="AssetCentre Agent" /AdobeReader
/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip /AutoRestart
4. After you type the command line in the Windows Command Prompt
window, press Enter. The unattended installation starts and will
complete the installation automatically.
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5. If you have specified to restart the computer with the
"/AutoRestart" command, the computer automatically restarts after
the installation. If not, you will be prompt to restart the computer after
the installation. Click Yes to restart now, or click No to restart later.
You can find the installation logs and view the installation status in the
following path:

On 32-bit operating systems:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Rockwell\Install Logs

On 64-bit operating systems:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Rockwell\Install Logs
After the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software
installation
Once the installation of the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software is
complete, you can perform the following tasks. Performing these tasks is the
same as you would do after installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client
software with the standard Setup Wizard.
Use unattended
setup to custom
install the
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre
software

Configure for security-enabled RSLogix family software on page 108

Check whether the agent software is current on page 113
FactoryTalk AssetCentre version 6.10 or later supports custom installation of
the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software. Custom installation in unattended
setup automatically installs the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server, client, and
agent software.
Ensure that Server Manager is closed on Windows Server 2008 Standard
Edition with Service Pack 2 operating system. The unattended setup
automatically installs .NET Framework 4.5, which requires Server Manager
to be closed. If Server Manager is open, an error occurs during installation.
You need to restart the computer and install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
software with Server Manager closed.
To custom install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software with
unattended setup
1. Log on to your computer as an administrator, or as a user with
administrative privileges.
2. If necessary, close all open Windows programs, and then place the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Installation DVD in the computer’s DVD
drive.
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3. Open the Windows Command Prompt window. Use commands to
specify the installation properties.
a. (Required) Location of Setup.exe
For example, C:\Users\Public\"FactoryTalk
AssetCentre 7.00"\Setup.exe
Tip:
The location or folder of Setup.exe must be enclosed
within double quotation marks.
b. (Required) The flag for unattended installation
/Q
c. (Required) Accept license agreement
/AcceptAllLicenseItems
d. (Required) Specify product to install
/Product="AssetCentre Custom Installation"
Tip:
Product name must be enclosed within double quotation
marks.
e. (Optional) Type the command below to install Adobe Reader
/AdobeReader
Tip:
f.
If you don't need to install Adobe Reader, omit this
command.
(Optional) Specify the user name for the administrator of the
application
For example, /UserName=user_name
g. (Optional) Specify the organization name for the administrator of
the application
For example, /Organization=organization_name
h. (Required) Specify FactoryTalk AssetCentre database server
(Microsoft SQL Server) location
For example, /SqlServer="(Local)"
Tip:
i.
The database location must be enclosed within double
quotation marks.
(Required) Specify the database server administrator account name
For example, /SqlAdmin=sa
j.
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For example, /SqlAdminPwd=admin_password
k. (Required) Specify the user name for the account that will be used
to access the database
For example, /SqlUser=AssetCentreUser
l.
(Required) Specify database user account password
For example, /SqlPwd=sql_user_password
The database user account password cannot be the following terms
associated with the installation computer:


The name of the user currently logged onto the machine.
The computer name.
The database user account password must be more than 8
characters and no more than 128 characters in length and satisfy at
least three of the following four criteria:



It must contain uppercase letters.
It must contain lowercase letters.
It must contain numbers.
It must contain non-alphanumeric characters; for example, #, %, or
^
m. Configure the database connection for ProCalV5
If you have not installed the ProCalV5 server software, or if you do
not want to configure the database connection now, type the
required command below:
/ProCalV5ConfigureSkip
If you want to configure the database connection, omit the
"/ProCalV5ConfigureSkip" command, and use commands to
specify the following properties:

ProCalV5 SQL database server location. For example,
/ProCalV5Server="(Local)"
Tip:

The database location must be enclosed within double
quotation marks.
ProCalV5 SQL database login name. For example,
/ProCalV5User=pcV5us01

ProCalV5 SQL database login password. For example,
/ProCalV5Pwd=sql_user_password

ProCalV5 SQL database name. For example,
/ProCalV5Db=PROCAL55RS
n. Configure the FactoryTalk Directory
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If the current computer is your FactoryTalk Directory server, type
the required command below:
/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip
If your FactoryTalk Directory server is on another computer, omit
the "/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip" command, and use
commands to specify the following properties:

Current desktop login account name. For example,
/SourceLoginUser=login_user

Current desktop login account password. For example,
/SourceLoginPassword=login_password

FactoryTalk Directory server login account name. For
example,
/DestinationLoginUser=Destination_login_user

FactoryTalk Directory server login account password. For
example,
/DestinationLoginPassword=Destination_login_pa
ssword

FactoryTalk Directory server location. For example,
/DirectoryServer="server_location"
o. (Optional) Specify whether to restart the computer automatically
after the installation
If you want the computer to restart automatically, type the
command below:
/AutoRestart
If you omit the "/AutoRestart" command, you will be prompt to
restart the computer manually.
Command line example
Below is an example of a complete command line. In this example,
Setup.exe is located in the FactoryTalk AssetCentre 7.00 folder.
Adobe Reader will be installed. User name and organization name for
the administrator of the application are omitted. ProCalV5 server
software and FactoryTalk Directory configurations will be skipped.
The computer will automatically restart after the installation.
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C:\Users\Public\"FactoryTalk AssetCentre
7.00"\Setup.exe /Q /AcceptAllLicenseItems
/Product="AssetCentre Custom Installation"
/AdobeReader /SqlServer="(Local)" /SqlAdmin=sa
/SqlAdminPwd=admin_password /SqlUser=AssetCentreUser
/SqlPwd=sql_user_password /ProCalV5ConfigureSkip
/FTDirectoryConfigureSkip /AutoRestart
4. After you type the command line in the Windows Command Prompt
window, press Enter. The unattended installation starts and will
complete the installation automatically.
5. If you have specified to restart the computer with the
"/AutoRestart" command, the computer automatically restarts after
the installation. If not, you will be prompt to restart the computer after
the installation. Click Yes to restart now, or click No to restart later.
Once the installation is complete, you need to activate FactoryTalk
AssetCentre. For more information, see Help.
You can find the installation logs and view the installation status in the
following path:
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On 32-bit operating systems:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Rockwell\Install Logs

On 64-bit operating systems:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Rockwell\Install Logs
After the installation
using the
unattended setup
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After you have completed the installation using the unattended setup, you
can configure FactoryTalk AssetCentre. Navigate to Chapter 8 Configure
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This chapter describes:
Before you install
the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server
software

Before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software on
page 49

Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software on page 61

Install the ProCalV5 server software after the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server software on page 78
The following checklist summarizes the basic tasks involved in installing
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software along with supporting software.

Ensure that the user installing the software has administrative rights in
Windows.

Ensure that Server Manager is closed on Windows Server 2008
Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 operating system.

Ensure the following software or services is installed on the computer:

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) on Windows Server
2008 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 operating system
Tip:

If you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software
on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or
Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, the Setup
Wizard installs IIS automatically.

.NET Framework 3.5

Microsoft SQL Server (can be located on a separate computer)

ProCalV5 software (for the Calibration Management capability)
Schedule downtime for the system if you are upgrading operating
applications or replacing computers during the installation.
Important:
If you use a software firewall (such as the Windows
Firewall), you must manually permit File and
Printer Sharing through your firewall. Consult the
documentation for your firewall software for
instructions. You must also open Port 80 (or
whatever port is used for HTTP).
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Ensure that the current Windows user has
administrative rights
As part of the installation process, FactoryTalk AssetCentre creates program
folders and modifies registry entries.
For this part of the process to succeed, the user installing the software must
have administrative rights in Windows on the computer where the software is
being installed.
For example, the Windows domain Administrator account has these rights
and will be able to install FactoryTalk AssetCentre software.
Ensure that Server Manager is closed on Windows
Server 2008 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2
operating system
When installing prerequisites, the .NET Framework 4.5 installation requires
Server Manager to be closed. If Server Manager is open, an error occurs
during installation. You need to restart the computer and install the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software with Server Manager closed.
Install Internet Information Services
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is provided with Windows
Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008. However, it is not installed by
default. You must install this software on the server before installing
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software.
You may want to run Windows Update to make sure you have the most
recent IIS patches before proceeding.
To manually install IIS on Windows Server 2012
Tip:
If you install the FactoryTalk AssetCenter server software
on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012,
the Setup Wizard installs IIS automatically. See Install
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) on page 65.
1. Log on to the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer as an
administrator or a user with administrative privileges.
2. From the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel to open
Windows Control Panel.
3. In Control Panel, double-click Programs and Features.
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4. In the Programs and Features window, click Turn Windows
features on or off.
5. In the right pane of the Server Manager window, click Add Roles
and features to open the Add Roles and Features Wizard.
6. Follow the wizard until you come to the Select server roles screen.
7. On the Select server roles screen, select Web Server (IIS). If you are
asked to add features required for Web Server (IIS), click Add
Features to continue.
8. Follow the wizard until you come to the Select role services screen.
9. On the Select role services screen, use the default settings for IIS.
Make sure the default check boxes are all selected.

Under Common HTTP Features:





Under Health and Diagnostics:


Static Content Compression
Under Security:


HTTP Logging
Under Performance:


Default Document
Directory Browsing
HTTP Errors
Static Content
Request Filtering
Under Management Tools:

IIS Management Console
10. Under Application Development, select ASP.NET 3.5, and
ASP.NET 4.5. Then when asked if you want to add the role services
required for ASP, click Add Features.
Make sure the following check boxes under Management Tools are
selected:
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IIS Management Console

IIS 6 Management Compatibility

IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility

IIS 6 Management Console

IIS 6 Scripting Tools

IIS 6 WMI Compatibility

IIS Management Scripts and Tools

Management Service
Click Next to continue the installation. (If these check boxes are
already selected, click Cancel. IIS is already installed.)
11. Click Install to continue the installation.
Tip:
Optional: If you want to use a web site other than the
Default Web Site for IIS, create that web site now in the
Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
Right-click This PC, select Manage. In the left pane,
click IIS. Then in the right pane, right-click the server
name, and select Internet Information Services (IIS)
Manager. For more information, see your Windows
Server documentation.
To manually install IIS on Windows Server 2008
Tip:
If you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software
on Windows Server 2008 R2, the Setup Wizard installs
IIS automatically. See Install Microsoft Internet
Information Services (IIS) on page 65.
1. Log on to the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer as an
administrator or a user with administrative privileges.
2. From the Windows Start menu, select Settings > Control Panel to
open Windows Control Panel.
3. In Control Panel, double-click Programs and Features.
4. In the Programs and Features window, click Turn Windows
features on or off.
5. In the right pane of the Server Manager window, click Add Roles to
open the Add Roles Wizard.
6. Follow the wizard until you come to the Select Server Roles screen.
7. On the Select Server Roles screen, select Web Server (IIS). If you are
asked to add features required for Web Server (IIS), click Add
Required Features to continue.
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8. Follow the wizard until you come to the Select Role Services screen.
9. On the Select Role Services screen, use the default settings for IIS.
Make sure the default check boxes are all selected.

Under Common HTTP Features:





Under Health and Diagnostics:



Request Filtering
Under Performance:


HTTP Logging
Request Monitor
Under Security:


Static Content
Default Document
Directory Browsing
HTTP Errors
Static Content Compression
Under Management Tools:

IIS Management Console
10. Under Application Development, select ASP.NET. Then when asked
if you want to add the role services required for ASP, click Add
Required Role Services.
Make sure the following check boxes under Management Tools are
selected:

IIS Management Console

IIS Management Scripts and Tools

Management Service

IIS 6 Management Compatibility

IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility

IIS 6 WMI Compatibility

IIS 6 Scripting Tools

IIS 6 Management Console
Click Next to continue the installation. (If these check boxes are
already selected, click Cancel. IIS is already installed.)
11. Click Install to continue the installation.
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Tip:
If you want to use a web site other than the Default Web
Site for IIS, create that web site now in the Server
Manager. Right-click Computer, select Manage. Then
select Roles > Web Server (IIS) > Internet Information
Services (IIS) Manager. For more information, see your
Windows Server documentation.
Enable .NET Framework features
If you are using Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012
R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, or Windows Server 2012
Standard operating system, you need to manually install .NET Framework
3.5 before installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software.
Tip:
To enable the .NET Framework features, you need to log
on to the computer as an administrator or a user with
administrative privileges.
During the installation, you may need Internet access, or
your operating system installation disc.
To enable .NET Framework features
1. Right-click This PC and select Manage.
2. In the right pane, click Add roles and features.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to continue until you get to the Select
features screen. In the Select features screen, select .NET
Framework 3.5 Features, and click Next.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Install Microsoft SQL Server
FactoryTalk AssetCentre uses a Microsoft SQL Server database to store
project files and user data. You may install SQL Server on the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server computer or on a separate server computer. Microsoft
SQL Server is not included in FactoryTalk AssetCentre installation DVD.
You need to purchase Microsoft SQL Server separately.
Tip:
Before you install Microsoft SQL Server, you need to turn
off Windows Firewall from Windows Control Panel.
If a supported edition of SQL Server is installed, you can skip these steps,
however, you may need to reconfigure the SQL Server.
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If you use an existing SQL Server installation
The SQL Server collation must be dictionary-order, case-insensitive for use
with FactoryTalk AssetCentre software. If your existing SQL Server
collation is case-sensitive, the FactoryTalk AssetCentre database installation
will fail. Follow the directions here if your SQL Server collation is NOT
dictionary-order, case-insensitive.
If this SQL Server has no other databases on it, do one of the following:

Uninstall SQL Server and reinstall it using the default collation in the
setup program. (This statement applies to English language Microsoft
Windows operating systems and SQL Server software. For other
languages, be sure to select a dictionary-order, case-insensitive
collation when reinstalling.)

Rebuild the master database using a dictionary-order, case-insensitive
collation. Refer to the SQL Server online books for instructions.
If this SQL Server has other databases on it, set up or use another SQL
Server that is configured with a dictionary-order, case-insensitive collation.
If you have an MSDN subscription you can find more information at
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143508.aspx, or search the
Microsoft MSDN site for SQL Server collation settings.
Install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Packs
After you install Microsoft SQL Server 2012, you must install at least SQL
Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 is recommended). The service
pack is necessary for the software to run properly and protects your SQL
Server 2012 server from certain types of attacks.
To obtain the service pack, go to the Microsoft website
(http:\\www.microsoft.com) and search for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack.
To install Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Tip:
If you want to install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on a
Windows Server 2008 operating system, you need to
enable .NET Framework 3.5.1 Features from Server
Manager.
1. Log on to the server computer as an administrator or as a user with
administrative rights.
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Tip:
It is possible to install SQL Server 2012 on a different
computer from the one, on which you install the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software.
2. Start the SQL Server 2012 installation from the SQL Server 2012
discs.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions for installation until you get to the
Feature Selection screen.
4. The Feature Selection screen asks which features of SQL Server 2012
you want to install. If you like, or if your business requires you to do
so, you may install the complete SQL Server 2012 installation.
If you want to install only those features necessary to run the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server:
a. On the Feature Selection screen, make sure the following features
are selected:






Database Engine Services
SQL Server Replication
Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search
Client Tools Connectivity
Client Tools Backwards Compatibility
Management Tools - Basic
b. Click Next.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions for installation until you get to the
Server Configuration screen.
6. In the Server Configuration screen, the Services Accounts tab asks
how you want to run the services for the SQL Server. Specify the
account name and password for each SQL Server service.
Tip:
You can run the SQL Server using a domain account.
This can, however, complicate system maintenance (for
instance, when changing passwords). If you are not sure
of the type of account you should use for running the
SQL Server, consult your network administrator.
7. In the Server Configuration screen, click the Collation tab and then
click the Customize button next to the Database Engine area to
specify the Database Engine collation. In the Customize the SQL
Server 2012 Database Engine Collation dialog box, select SQL
collation, used for backwards compatibility, and then select the
SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS option.
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the settings are case-sensitive, the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre database installation will fail.
8. In the Database Engine Configuration window, click the Server
Configuration tab. In the Authentication Mode area, select Mixed
Mode (SQL Server authentication and Windows authentication).
This means that both the SQL Server and the Windows domain can
authenticate users for the SQL Server.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre uses SQL Server authentication.
When you click Mixed Mode, fields open for entering the password
for the sa (SQL Server system administrator) account password. Do not
forget the password. You will need this password when you install the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server.
Important:
Do not leave the password blank. Doing so leaves
your SQL Server and your computer open to
attack.
9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Packs
After you install Microsoft SQL Server 2008, you must install the
appropriate SQL Server 2008 Service Pack.

If you installed SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition, you must install
Service Pack 3

If you installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition, you must install
Service Pack 2.
The service pack is necessary for the software to run properly and protects
your SQL Server 2008 server from certain types of attacks.
To obtain the service pack, go to the Microsoft website
(http:\\www.microsoft.com) and search for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack.
To install Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Tip:
If you want to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 on a
Windows Server 2012 operating system, you need to
enable .NET Framework 3.5 Feature from Server
Manager.
1. Log on to the server computer as an administrator or as a user with
administrative rights.
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It is possible to install SQL Server 2008 on a different
computer from the one, on which you install the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software.
2. Start the SQL Server 2008 installation from the SQL Server 2008
discs.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions for installation until you get to the
Feature Selection screen.
4. The Feature Selection screen asks which features of SQL Server 2008
you want to install. If you like, or if your business requires you to do
so, you may install the complete SQL Server 2008 installation.
If you want to install only those features necessary to run the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server:
a. On the Feature Selection screen, make sure the following features
are selected:
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Database Engine Services
SQL Server Replication
Full-Text Search
Client Tools Connectivity
Client Tools Backwards Compatibility
Management Tools - Basic
b. Click Next.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions for installation until you get to the
Server Configuration screen.
6. In the Server Configuration screen, the Services Accounts tab asks
how you want to run the services for the SQL Server. Specify the
account name and password for each SQL Server service.
Tip:
You can run the SQL Server using a domain account.
This can, however, complicate system maintenance (for
instance, when changing passwords). If you are not sure
of the type of account you should use for running the
SQL Server, consult your network administrator.
7. In the Server Configuration screen, click the Collation tab and then
click the Customize button next to the Database Engine Collation
area to specify the Database Engine collation. In the Customize the
SQL Server 2008 Database Engine Collation dialog box, select SQL
collation and then select the SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
option.
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The collation settings must be case-insensitive! If
the settings are case-sensitive, the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre database installation will fail.
8. In the Database Engine Configuration window, click the Account
Provisioning tab and then select Mixed Mode (SQL Server
Authentication and Windows authentication). This means that both
the SQL Server and the Windows domain can authenticate users for the
SQL Server.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre uses SQL Server authentication.
When you click Mixed Mode, fields open for entering the password
for the sa (SQL Server system administrator) account password. Do not
forget the password. You will need this password when you install the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server.
Important:
Do not leave the password blank. Doing so leaves
your SQL Server and your computer open to
attack.
9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Minimum Microsoft SQL Server permissions
The permissions discussed here are set automatically during the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre Database installation. The information is provided for reference
for the SQL administrator.
The AssetCentreUser SQL user’s default database value can be master or
AssetCentre. By default, the database value is set to AssetCentre. The
AssetCentreUser SQL user needs to belong to the following AssetCentre
database roles:
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db_dataexecute
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db_datareader
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db_datawriter
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public
The db_dataexecute database role was added to the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
database during the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server installation. It is used to
group Execute permissions of stored procedures and functions within the
AssetCentre database.
All of the user stored procedures and user functions in the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre database need to have the Execute permission granted to the
db_dataexecute database role.
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Install the ProCalV5 server software
If you have purchased the Calibration Management capability for
FactoryTalk AssetCentre, you next install the ProCalV5 server software on
the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer. The ProCalV5 server software
must be installed on the same computer as the Microsoft SQL Server. This
step comes after you have installed IIS, and the Microsoft SQL Server
software.
Tip:
You can also install the ProCalV5 server software after
the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software as
described in Install the ProCalV5 server software on
page 78.
1. Log on to the computer as an administrator, or as a user with
administrative privileges.
2. Run the ProCalV5 installation program.
3. Click Product Documentation on the ProCalV5 install screen.
4. In the window that opens, open the Installation Guide folder.
5. Open and review the ProCalV5 Installation Guide. Use Microsoft
Word to read or print the guide. Close the window.
6. Click Server Setup.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions for the installation.
8. After you install the ProCalV5 server, the ProCalV5 Server Setup
window opens. This step installs the database connection for
ProCalV5. Specify the SQL Server that you set up previously, and
enter the sa (SQL Server system administrator account) user name and
password.
9. Click Connect.
10. The ProCalV5 Server Setup window expands. Provide the
information:

The name of the ProCalV5 SQL database (default is
PROCAL55RS).

The ProCalV5 database login name (default is pcV5us01) and
password.
If you install the ProCalV5 version 5.5.0 server software with
Microsoft SQL Server 2008, you need to manually specify the Data
File Physical Location and Log File Physical Location in the
ProCalV5 Server Setup window during the installation.
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By default, for SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition:
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The Data File Physical Location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft
SQL Server\MSSQL
10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\PROCAL55RS.mdf.
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The Log File Physical Location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft
SQL Server\MSSQL
10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\PROCAL55RS.ldf.
By default, for SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition:
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The Data File Physical Location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft
SQL Server\ MSSQL
10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\PROCAL55RS.mdf.

The Log File Physical Location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft
SQL Server\ MSSQL
10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\PROCAL55RS.ldf.
11. Click Load Database, and continue to follow the on-screen
instructions.
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AssetCentre server
software
1. Log on to your server computer as an administrator, or as a user with
administrative privileges.
2. If necessary, close all open Windows programs, and then place the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Installation DVD in the computer’s DVD
drive.
3. Run D:\setup.exe, where D:\ is the drive containing the DVD.

Select AssetCentre Server.
Tip:
You can also select AssetCentre Custom Installation
to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software. See
Custom install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software on
page 115.
4. After you make the selection from the list, click Next.
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5. The general order of the installation is:
a. Select software products to install on page 63
b. Check the installation of Microsoft SQL Server on page 64
c. Install Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) on page 65
d. Setup Wizard terminates applicable Rockwell Automation
software on page 66
e. Set up user information on page 67
f.
Accept License agreement on page 68
g. Select File Location on page 69
h. Configure FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server database on page 70
i.
Configure ProCalV5 on page 74
j.
Get Ready to Install on page 75
k. Automatically install prerequisites on page 75
l.
Install necessary Rockwell Software components on page 76
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FactoryTalk Services Platform
FactoryTalk Activation Manager
AssetCentre Common Components
AssetCentre Server
AssetCentre Cal Mgmt Server
AssetCentre PDC Server
m. Complete the installation on page 77
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Select software products to install
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software is automatically installed with
the appropriate underlying Rockwell Automation software products.
The grayed-out and selected check boxes indicate that the software will be
automatically installed.
Clicking any of the software product shows its status in the right window.
Status messages may include that the software product will be installed, and
whether it is already installed and will be upgraded.
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Check the installation of Microsoft SQL Server
During the installation, the Setup Wizard prompts you to install Microsoft
SQL Server. You can find the supported SQL Server editions on page 12,
and the instructions to install SQL Server on page 54.
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Install Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
During the installation, the Setup Wizard determines whether Microsoft IIS
is installed on the computer.

When IIS is installed on the computer, this screen does not show.

When IIS is not installed on the computer:

If you run the installation on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows
Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, click
Install IIS. You can also install IIS manually. See Install Internet
Information Services on page 50.
Tip:
If you install FactoryTalk AssetCentre on Windows
Server 2008 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2
operating system, the Setup Wizard prompts you to
download and install WebDAV Extension. Follow the
on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
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Setup Wizard terminates applicable Rockwell
Automation software
During the installation, the Setup Wizard identifies Rockwell Automation
software that will be replaced. The program automatically terminates the
programs listed in the following dialog box.
Click Next to proceed.
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automation system will become inoperable. Be
certain that you have prepared for this downtime
and all of your company’s systems are prepared for
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Set up user information
In this screen, you need set up user information for the administrator of the
application.
Tip:
User Name and Organization are optional and not
required for installation.
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Accept License agreement
End-user license agreements (EULA) spell out your rights and
responsibilities. The individual license agreements are listed above the text
box.
When all license agreements have been viewed, click Accept All. If you
click Decline, it will halt the installation process.
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Select File Location
Select the location for Rockwell Automation software. If needed, select from
the list to browse to another drive location.
When ready to proceed, click Next.
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Configure FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server
database
Configure database server administrator account,
password and database user account
During the installation, the Setup Wizard prompts you to configure
FactoryTalk AssetCentre database.

In the DataBase Server field, enter User Name and Password for the
database server administrator. The database server administrator (sa)
credentials are created in SQL Server. See Install Microsoft SQL
Server on page 54.

In the DataBase User Configuration field, enter User Name for the
account that will be used to access the database. You can provide a
SQL Server user account, instead of a Windows user account. See
Database user account requirements on page 70.
When ready to proceed, click Next. If the database user account does not
exist, the Setup Wizard prompts you to create a new account. Click Yes.
Database user account requirements
By default, the database user account is AssetCentreUser. If you want to
enter another name, make sure to follow the user name policies, for example:
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User names only accept characters such as uppercase letters, lowercase
letters, numbers and underline (_). Other special characters are invalid.
Configure database user account password
After the database user account is ready, the Setup Wizard prompts you to
configure its password. You cannot proceed with the installation without
configuring the database user account's password. The password cannot be
configured as the default value.

If the default AssetCentre account already exists from a previous
installation, you need to change the password before proceeding. See
Database user account password requirements on page 73.
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If the user account does not already exist, enter the new password to
proceed. See Database user account password requirements on page
73.

If the user account AssetCentreUser is created with a user-defined
password or you use another existing user account, you need to specify
the user account's password to proceed.
After configuring the user account password, the Setup Wizard verifies the
password.
Click Next to proceed.
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Database user account password requirements
The database user account password cannot use prohibited conditions or
terms, including:
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A blank or NULL condition
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Password
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Admin
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Administrator
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sa

sysadmin
The database user account password cannot be the following terms
associated with the installation computer:

The name of the user currently logged onto the machine.

The computer name.
The database user account password must be more than 8 characters and no
more than 128 characters in length and satisfy at least three of the following
four criteria:

It must contain uppercase letters.

It must contain lowercase letters.

It must contain numbers.

It must contain non-alphanumeric characters; for example, #, %, or ^
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Configure ProCalV5
During the installation, the Setup Wizard prompts you to configure the
database connection for ProCalV5. This step is optional.

If you have not installed the ProCalV5 server software, or if you do not
want to configure the database connection now, click Skip. Then the
Setup Wizard continues the installation. You can install the ProCalV5
software after installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software,
and then create the ProCalV5 connection. See Install the ProCalV5
server software after the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software on
page 78.

If you want to configure the database connection, you need to provide
the following information:

The ProCalV5 database server location.

The ProCalV5 database login name (default is pcV5us01) and
password.

The name of the ProCalV5 database (default is PROCAL55RS).
Click Test Connection. The Setup Wizard prompts you the connection
status.
When ready to proceed, click Next.
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The Setup Wizard shows the prerequisites and Rockwell Software that will
be installed.

Configuration Summary indicates the software that will be included
in the installation process.

Prerequisite Software is required on the computer to support the
Rockwell Software applications.

Rockwell Software are the software to be installed together with the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software.
Clicking any of the prerequisites or Rockwell Software will show a
description in the Description window. The bottom of the screen shows the
total hard drive space required for the selected application, as well as the
space required for all products that will be installed.
Tip:
The All selected products size does not include the
Prerequisite Software size.
When ready to proceed, click Install.
Automatically install prerequisites
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre Setup Wizard automatically detects required
applications and installs those that are not on the computer.
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After installing prerequisites, the Setup Wizard automatically installs all the
software products selected previously.
During the installation, the Setup Wizard prompts you to configure the
FactoryTalk Directory.
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If the current computer is your FactoryTalk Directory server, click
Continue.
When all the software products are installed, click Next.
Complete the installation
When all the software products are installed, the setup complete window
opens.
To proceed directly to activate the installed software products
1. Select the Activate products using FactoryTalk Activation check
box, and click Finish. The following window opens.
2. In the Serial number field, enter the serial number.
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3. In the Product key field, enter the product key.
4. Select Activate locally, or Activate using a dongle.
5. Click Continue.
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software will be activated. You will be
prompted to restart the computer after the activation starts.
To complete the installation and activate the software later

Clear the Activate products using FactoryTalk Activation check
box, and click Finish.
For more information about activation for FactoryTalk AssetCentre, see
Help.
For more information about FactoryTalk Activation, see the Activate
Rockwell Software Products insert that comes with your FactoryTalk
AssetCentre software, or the Help for FactoryTalk Activation Manager.
Tip:
Install the ProCalV5
server software
after the
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server
software
When the installation completes, it is recommended to
install the latest FactoryTalk AssetCentre patches. See
Rockwell Automation Knowledgebase Answer ID
473892.
If you have purchased the Calibration Management capability for
FactoryTalk AssetCentre, you would normally install the ProCalV5 server
software before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software.
However, if you did not install the ProCalV5 server before the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server, you can install it now.
To install the ProcalV5 server
1. Install the ProCalV5 server software.
2. Run the ProCalV5 Data Source Edit Wizard, described next.
Important:
If you installed the ProCalV5 server before you
installed the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server
software, do not install the ProCalV5 server again.
Run the ProCalV5 Data Source Edit Wizard
If you installed the ProCalV5 server AFTER you installed the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server, you must run the ProCalV5 Data Source Edit Wizard to
connect the ProCalV5 server to FactoryTalk AssetCentre.
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This step is not necessary if you installed the ProCalV5
server before you installed the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server software.
For this step, you need to know the information from the ProCalV5 server
installation:

The name of the SQL Server for the ProCalV5 database

The ProCalV5 SQL Server login name (default is pcV5us01) and
password

The name of the ProCalV5 SQL database (default is PROCAL55RS)
To connect the ProCalV5 server to FactoryTalk AssetCentre
1. From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Rockwell
Software > FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server > ProCalV5 Data
Source Configuration.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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This chapter describes:
Before you install
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre clients
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Before you install FactoryTalk AssetCentre clients on page 81
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Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software on page 83

Check whether the client is installed correctly on page 93

Install the ProCalV5 client software on page 94

Install DTMs on page 94

Run Process Device Configuration Field Edition on page 96
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software provides the user interface for
FactoryTalk AssetCentre. It is through the client that you perform tasks such
as checking files in and out, creating and running scheduled events,
managing and configuring DTMs (if you have the Process Device
Configuration capability), and viewing logs. For more information on what
you can do with FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software, see the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Help (once the client is installed).
Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software on all computers on
which you want to use FactoryTalk AssetCentre.
The client is not required on the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer,
but you can install it on the server if desired.
Where to install FactoryTalk AssetCentre clients
Install the client on any computer

from which you want to access the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client
software (to edit the representation of your assets, to view logs, to
create schedules, to search the logs, and so on).

that is capable of running the client software (see Client computer
requirements on page 13).

that is connected to the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server.
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that you want to use remotely to manage process device configurations
(using the Field Edition software in conjunction with the Process
Device Configuration capability).

from which FactoryTalk audits are desired.
Ensure that Server Manager is closed on Windows Server 2008 Standard
Edition with Service Pack 2 operating system. When installing prerequisites,
the .NET Framework 4.5 installation requires Server Manager to be closed. If
Server Manager is open, an error occurs during installation. You need to
restart the computer and install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software
with Server Manager closed.
The Disaster Recovery capability provides the ability to schedule a
comparison between master files, and processor program and data files. To
edit the file and data settings for a compare operation for PLC-5, SLC 500, or
MicroLogix processors, you must have RSLogix 5, or RSLogix 500 software
installed on the client computer.
If you have purchased the Calibration Management capability for
FactoryTalk AssetCentre, you must also install the ProCalV5 client software
on the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client computer. This step comes after you
have installed the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software. See Install the
ProCalV5 client software on page 94.
Enable .NET Framework features
If you are using Windows 8.1 Professional, Windows 8.1 Enterprise,
Windows 8.1 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows
Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, or Windows
Server 2012 Standard operating system, you need to manually install .NET
Framework 3.5 before installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software.
Tip:
To enable the .NET Framework features, you need to log
on to the computer as an administrator or a user with
administrative privileges.
During the installation, you may need Internet access, or
your operating system installation disc.
To enable .NET Framework features
1. Right-click This PC and select Manage.
2. In the right pane, click Add roles and features.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to continue until you get to the Select
features screen. In the Select features screen, select .NET
Framework 3.5 Features, and click Next.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
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To install a FactoryTalk AssetCentre client
1. Log on to your computer as an administrator, or as a user with
administrative privileges.
2. If necessary, close all open Windows programs.
3. Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software:

If you use the Installation DVD, follow the steps below:
a. Place the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Installation DVD in the
computer’s DVD drive.
b. Run D:\setup.exe, where D:\ is the drive containing the DVD.
c. Select AssetCentre Client, and click Next.
Tip:
You can also select AssetCentre Custom Installation
to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software. See
Custom install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software on
page 115.
d. Go to step 4.

If you use the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server website, follow
the steps below:
a. Open Internet Explorer, and in the Address field, type the following:
http://servername/rockwellsoftware/assetcentre
where servername is the name of your FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server computer. For example, if your FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server computer name is MYSERVER, type the following:
http://MYSERVER/rockwellsoftware/assetcentre
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Tip:
If you are using SSL, then start the address with https://
instead of http://.
If you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software
on the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer, type
the following in the Address field:
http://localhost/rockwellsoftware/assetcentre
b. Press Enter. Internet Explorer shows a page from the server that
allows you to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software.
Tip:
If Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is not installed on your
computer, the page also provides the installation of .NET
Framework 4.0. Follow the on-screen instructions to
install .NET Framework 4.0 before you install the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software.
c. Click Install AssetCentre Client on this computer. The installation
automatically starts when the download completes.
Tip:
If Internet Explorer shows an error message that it
cannot connect to the install web page, try bypassing the
proxy for local addresses. Also make sure that IIS is
running on the server. For information on running IIS see
Web page for installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
client and agent cannot be shown on page 131.
If in one of the following situations:
 Internet Explorer shows a warning about opening
possibly unsafe content or downloading possibly
unsafe files
 Windows SmartScreen prevents the installation
Add the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Web site (URL above)
to your Trusted Sites. See your Internet Explorer
documentation for more information.
d. Go to step 4.
4. The general order of the installation
a. Select software products to install on page 85
b. Setup Wizard terminates applicable Rockwell Automation
software on page 86
c. Set up user information on page 87
d. Accept License agreement on page 88
e. Select File Location on page 89
f.
Select third party editor integration features to install on page 90
g. Get Ready to Install on page 91
h. Automatically install prerequisites on page 91
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j.
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RSLinx Classic Lite
RSLinx Enterprise
Unified Device Configuration
AssetCentre Common Components
AssetCentre Client
AssetCentre Cal Mgmt Client
AssetCentre PDC Client
Complete the installation on page 93
Select software products to install
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software is automatically installed with
the appropriate underlying Rockwell Automation software products.
The grayed-out and selected check boxes indicate that the software will be
automatically installed.
Clicking any of the software product shows its status in the right window.
Status messages may include that the software product will be installed, and
whether it is already installed and will be upgraded.
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Setup Wizard terminates applicable Rockwell
Automation software
During the installation, the Setup Wizard identifies Rockwell Automation
software that will be replaced. The program automatically terminates the
programs listed in the following dialog box.
Click Next to proceed.
Important:
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applications. It is possible that your factory
automation system will become inoperable. Be
certain that you have prepared for this downtime
and all of your company’s systems are prepared for
these applications to be terminated.
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In this screen, you need set up user information for the administrator of the
application.
Tip:
User Name and Organization are optional and not
required for installation.
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Accept License agreement
End-user license agreements (EULA) spell out your rights and
responsibilities. The individual license agreements are listed above the text
box.
When all license agreements have been viewed, click Accept All. If you
click Decline, it will halt the installation process.
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Select the location for Rockwell Automation software. If needed, select from
the list to browse to another drive location.
When ready to proceed, click Next.
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Select third party editor integration features to
install
If you have Siemens S5 or S7 processors, you may also need to select the
check boxes to install the 3rd party editor integration features. This step is
not required for Disaster Recovery actions, it merely associates project files
with the appropriate editor.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre supports the integration of the following editors:

Step 5 Version 7.x

Step 7 Version 5.4
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ACCON-PG

PG-2000

S5 for Windows
Tip:
To successfully integrate the S5 or S7 editors, you must
install the editors before the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
installation. Otherwise, you may receive an information
message indicating that the required file for the installed
editor could not be found and the editor could not be
integrated.
When ready to proceed, click Next.
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The Setup Wizard shows the prerequisites and Rockwell Software that will
be installed.

Configuration Summary indicates the software that will be included
in the installation process.

Prerequisite Software is required on the computer to support the
Rockwell Software applications.

Rockwell Software are the software to be installed together with the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software.
Clicking any of the prerequisites or Rockwell Software will show a
description in the Description window. The bottom of the screen shows the
total hard drive space required for the selected application, as well as the
space required for all products that will be installed.
Tip:
The All selected products size does not include the
Prerequisite Software size.
When ready to proceed, click Install.
Automatically install prerequisites
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre Setup Wizard automatically detects required
applications and installs those that are not on the computer.
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After installing prerequisites, the Setup Wizard automatically installs all the
software products selected previously.
During the installation, the Setup Wizard prompts you to configure the
FactoryTalk Directory.
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If your FactoryTalk Directory server is on another computer, click
Select FactoryTalk Directory Server, and specify the server
computer.
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Continue.
When all the software products are installed, click Next.
Complete the installation
When all the software products are installed, the setup complete window
opens. Click Finish.
The Installation Summary content varies, depending on what you selected
to install.
Check whether the
client is installed
correctly
To check whether the client is correctly installed and connected to the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server

(Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8) Right-click Start, select All
apps > Rockwell Software > AssetCentre Client

(Windows 8.1) From the Windows Start menu, click the down arrow
and select Apps > Rockwell Software > AssetCentre Client

(Windows 7, ) From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs >
Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk AssetCentre Client >
AssetCentre Client.
When the client runs, it checks the server for the latest version of the client
software. If the client software is not the latest version, the following
message shows:
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The client and server versions are incompatible.
To update the client software, follow the steps in Install the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client software on page 83.
For information on getting started with the software, see the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre Help.
Install the ProCalV5
client software
If you have purchased the Calibration Management capability for
FactoryTalk AssetCentre, install the ProCalV5 client software on the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre client computer. This step comes after you have
installed the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client software.
To install the ProCalV5 client
1. Log on to the client computer as an administrator, or as a user with
administrative privileges.
2. Run the ProCalV5 installation program.
3. Click Product Documentation on the ProCalV5 install screen.
4. In the window that opens, open the Installation Guide folder.
5. Open and review the ProCalV5 Installation Guide. Use Microsoft
Word to read the guide. Close the window.
6. Click Client Setup.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions for the installation.
8. After you install the ProCalV5 client, the ProCalV5 Client
Configuration Assistant window opens. This assistant creates the
client connection to the ProCalV5 database server. Click Next.
9. In the Specify CFG File window, click Change.
10. Open the Client Connection File folder, select PROCAL55S.CFG,
and then click Open. Follow the on-screen instructions to continue.
Install DTMs
DTM stands for Device Type Manager. It is a software component for
devices that contains device information and configuration parameters for
that device.
If you have purchased the Process Device Configuration capability, install
DTMs for the devices you use on every client computer that will
communicate with the device.
The device manufacturer provides the DTM for the device. Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions to install the DTM.
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After you have installed DTMs on the client computers, update the DTM
Catalog on every client computer. For information about how to do this, see
the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Help.
Install Rockwell Automation DTMs
Rockwell Automation provides some device and communications DTMs on
a separate disc from the FactoryTalk AssetCentre installation. These include
communication DTMs and device DTMs. The communication DTMs
provided are for use with Rockwell Automation connectivity products. For
example, the RSLinx 1756 DTM routes communication between a computer
and the backplane of a ControlLogix 1756 chassis. The iDTM is a generic
device DTM for use with HART or FOUNDATION fieldbus protocol
devices that do not come with a DTM. The iDTM is limited in that it may not
have all the parameters and functions specific to the physical device. The
iDTM is only available to go online with the device and does not support an
offline mode.
To install a Rockwell Automation DTM
1. Place the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Device Type Manager (DTM)
Libraries disc in the the client computer’s DVD drive.
2. The installation menu should open automatically. If it does not, open
the disc in My Computer and then run the Setup.exe program. We
recommend reading the Release Notes before continuing.
3. From the installation menu, select the protocol type for the DTM you
want to install.
4. Select the appropriate library menu item for the DTM you want to
install.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
6. Perform these steps on every client computer according to the
following table.
Install...
If...
the iDTM for HART
the computer will communicate with a HART device
that lacks its own DTM
the iDTM for
FOUNDATION
Fieldbus
the computer will communicate with a FOUNDATION
Fieldbus device that lacks its own DTM
a communications
DTM
the DTM network includes Rockwell Automation
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Configuration Field
Edition
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To run Field Edition

from Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Rockwell
Software > FactoryTalk AssetCentre Client > PDC Field Edition.
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Before you install
the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre agent
software

Before you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software on page
97
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Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software on page 99
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Configure for security-enabled RSLogix family software on page 108
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Check whether the agent software is current on page 113
Agents are programs that communicate with the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server and perform scheduled tasks on behalf of the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server. Agents allow work to be distributed and shared among multiple
computers to spread processing load and speed up operations. When a server
needs an agent to perform a task, it locates the computer running the
operation and assigns the task to that agent. The agent then reports the task’s
completion to the server. The Search feature, as well as purchased
capabilities, such as Disaster Recovery capabilities, require the use of agents
to perform scheduled operations.
Where to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software
Agents can be installed on any computer that:

is capable of running the agent software (see Agent computer
requirements on page 15).

is connected to the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server.

runs the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server, or the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client.
Ensure that Server Manager is closed on Windows Server 2008 Standard
Edition with Service Pack 2 operating system. When installing prerequisites,
the .NET Framework 4.5 installation requires Server Manager to be closed. If
Server Manager is open, an error occurs during installation. You need to
restart the computer and install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software
with Server Manager closed.
If you intend to perform a large number of Disaster Recovery operations, we
recommend the following limitations on your network:
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Items
Maximum
Agent computers
15
Agent groups
10
Agent computers
in each agent
group
5
If items exceed the limits (for example, if you need more than 15 agent
computers, more than 10 agent groups, or more than five agent computers in
each agent group), contact Rockwell Automation.
If scheduled operations are taking longer than desired to complete, you may
need install more Disaster Recovery agents. To estimate the number of
necessary FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents in your system, see Rockwell
Automation Knowledgebase Answer ID 106118
http://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/cgibin/rockwellautomation.cfg/php/e
nduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=106118\n.
You can use the Agent Controller Launch Control Panel to start the agent
controller application automatically following a reboot of the computer. To
do so, you must turn off User Account Control on the operating system.
If your system uses PanelView Plus operator interfaces, you must install
RSLinx Enterprise and the FactoryTalk View ME Transfer Utility software
on every agent computer in the system. RSLinx Enterprise must be version
5.00.00 or later. FactoryTalk View ME Transfer Utility is a separate
installation. The installation is included on the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
installation DVD in ME Transfer Utility\Setup.exe.
Also, for Disaster Recovery functions, the agent computer MUST have the
appropriate RSLogix family software for your devices.
Enable .NET Framework features
If you are using Windows 8.1 Professional, Windows 8.1 Enterprise,
Windows 8.1 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows
Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, or Windows
Server 2012 Standard operating system, you need to manually install .NET
Framework 3.5 before installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software.
Tip:
To enable the .NET Framework features, you need to log
on to the computer as an administrator or a user with
administrative privileges.
During the installation, you may need Internet access, or
your operating system installation disc.
To enable .NET Framework features
1. Right-click This PC and select Manage.
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2. In the right pane, click Add roles and features.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to continue until you get to the Select
features screen. In the Select features screen, select .NET
Framework 3.5 Features, and click Next.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Install the
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre agent
software
You must have the appropriate RSLogix family software for your devices
installed on the agent computer to run Disaster Recovery schedules.
To install a FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent
1. Log on to your computer as an administrator or as a user with
administrative privileges.
2. If necessary, close all open Windows programs.
3. Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software by using:

the installation DVD, follow the steps below:
a. Place the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Installation DVD in the
computer’s DVD drive.
b. Run D:\setup.exe, where D:\ is the drive containing the DVD.
c. Select AssetCentre Agent, and click Next.
Tip:
You can also select AssetCentre Custom Installation
to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software. See
Custom install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software on
page 115.
d. Go to step 4.
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the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server website, follow the steps
below:
a. Open Internet Explorer, and in the Address field, type the following:
http://servername/rockwellsoftware/assetcentre
where servername is the name of your FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server computer. For example, if your FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server computer name is MYSERVER, type the following:
http://MYSERVER/rockwellsoftware/assetcentre
Tip:
If you are using SSL, then start the address with https://
instead of http://.
If you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software
on the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer, type
the following in the Address field:
http://localhost/rockwellsoftware/assetcentre
b. Press Enter. Internet Explorer shows a page from the server that
allows you to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software.
Tip:
If Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is not installed on your
computer, the page also provides the installation of .NET
Framework 4.0. Follow the on-screen instructions to
install .NET Framework 4.0 before you install the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software.
c. Click Install AssetCentre Agent on this computer. The installation
automatically starts when the download completes.
Tip:
If Internet Explorer shows an error message that it
cannot connect to the install web page, try bypassing the
proxy for local addresses. Also make sure that IIS is
running on the server. For information on running IIS see
Web page for installing the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
client and agent cannot be shown on page 131.
If in one of the following situations:
 Internet Explorer shows a warning about opening
possibly unsafe content or downloading possibly
unsafe files
 Windows SmartScreen prevents the installation
Add the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Web site (URL above)
to your Trusted Sites. See your Internet Explorer
documentation for more information.
d. Go to step 4.
4. The general order of the installation is:
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Select software products to install on page 101

Setup Wizard terminates applicable Rockwell Automation
software on page 102

Set up user information on page 103

Accept License agreement on page 104

Select File Location on page 105

Get Ready to Install on page 106

Automatically install prerequisites on page 106

Install necessary Rockwell Software components on page 107
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FactoryTalk Services Platform
RSLinx Classic Lite
RSLinx Enterprise
RSLogix 5000 Compare
Unified Device Configuration
AssetCentre Common Components
AssetCentre Agent
AssetCentre Disaster Recovery
Complete the installation on page 108
Select software products to install
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software is automatically installed with
the appropriate underlying Rockwell Automation software products.
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The grayed-out and selected check boxes indicate that the software will be
automatically installed.
Clicking any of the software product shows its status in the right window.
Status messages may include that the software product will be installed, and
whether it is already installed and will be upgraded.
Setup Wizard terminates applicable Rockwell
Automation software
During the installation, the Setup Wizard identifies Rockwell Automation
software that will be replaced. The program automatically terminates the
programs listed in the following dialog box.
Important:
This procedure could shut down your process
applications. It is possible that your factory
automation system will become inoperable. Be
certain that you have prepared for this downtime
and all of your company’s systems are prepared for
these applications to be terminated.
Click Next to proceed.
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In this screen, you need set up user information for the administrator of the
application.
Tip:
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required for installation.
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Accept License agreement
End-user license agreements (EULA) spell out your rights and
responsibilities. The individual license agreements are listed above the text
box.
When all license agreements have been viewed, click Accept All. If you
click Decline, it will halt the installation process.
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Select File Location
Select the location for Rockwell Automation software. If needed, select from
the list to browse to another drive location.
When ready to proceed, click Next.
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Get Ready to Install
The Setup Wizard shows the prerequisites and Rockwell Software that will
be installed.

Configuration Summary indicates the software that will be included
in the installation process.

Prerequisite Software is required on the computer to support the
Rockwell Software applications.

Rockwell Software are the software to be installed together with the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software.
Clicking any of the prerequisites or Rockwell Software will show a
description in the Description window. The bottom of the screen shows the
total hard drive space required for the selected application, as well as the
space required for all products that will be installed.
Tip:
The All selected products size does not include the
Prerequisite Software size.
When ready to proceed, click Install.
Automatically install prerequisites
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre Setup Wizard automatically detects required
applications and installs those that are not on the computer.
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After installing prerequisites, the Setup Wizard automatically installs all the
software products selected previously.
During the installation, the Setup Wizard prompts you to configure the
FactoryTalk Directory.

If your FactoryTalk Directory server is on another computer, click
Select FactoryTalk Directory Server, and specify the server
computer.
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If the current computer is your FactoryTalk Directory server, click
Continue.
When all the software products are installed, click Next.
Complete the installation
When all the software products are installed, the setup complete window
opens. Click Finish.
The Installation Summary content varies, depending on what you selected
to install.
Configure for
security-enabled
RSLogix family
software
If FactoryTalk Security is enabled in your RSLogix family software (Logix
Designer, RSLogix 5000, RSLogix 500, or RSLogix 5), you must configure
the Disaster Recovery agent, and FactoryTalk Security to grant the necessary
permissions for Disaster Recovery operations. FactoryTalk Security is
always enabled in RSLogix 5000 version 20, and Logix Designer version 21
or later.
These instructions assume that the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent software
has been installed, and that all RSLogix family software packages that will
be used in the system are also installed on each agent computer.

108
To configure the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents and FactoryTalk
Security in a Windows domain, follow instructions in If operating in a
Windows domain on page 109.
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To configure the FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents and FactoryTalk
Security in a Windows workgroup, follow instructions in If operating
in a Windows workgroup on page 110.
If operating in a Windows domain
1. Create a domain account for the VerificationAgent service and the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre AgentController service to run as. This is
generally performed by someone in your Information Technology
department. This account must be used exclusively for the service, not
by users.
2. On each agent computer:

Add the new domain account to the Administrator user group in
Windows.

Configure both services to run as the new domain account created
above. To do so, open the Services utility in Microsoft Windows,
find the FactoryTalk AssetCentre AgentController service and
edit its properties to log on as the account. Find the
VerificationAgent service and edit its properties to log on as the
account.
3. On any computer in the system, open the FactoryTalk Administration
Console (logging on to the Network directory using a FactoryTalk
Administrator account) and add the new domain account as a new
Windows-linked user.
4. Grant this user read access to the FactoryTalk Directory. To do so,
right-click the Network node at the top of the tree, and then select
Security. On the Permissions tab, select the domain account and then
expand the Common permissions group. Make sure the Read
permission is set to Allow.
5. Set permissions for your RSLogix family software packages
(depending on what type of processors you are using). Under System
in the Explorer pane, right-click Networks and Devices and select
Security. On the Permissions tab, select the new domain user. (If the
user account you just created does not appear in the list of users, add
it.) Expand the permissions group for the appropriate software and set
the following permissions to Allow:
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For RSLogix 5 grant Offline Program File Monitoring, Save, and
Upload.

For RSLogix 500 grant Offline Program File Monitoring, Save,
and Upload.

For RSLogix 5000 grant Project: Export, Project: Go Online,
Project: Open, Project: Save, and Project: Upload. (Use this group
for Logix Designer applications and grant the same permissions.)
6. Configure FactoryTalk Security to use single sign-on. Still in the
FactoryTalk Administration Console, navigate to System > Policies >
System Policies in the Explorer pane. Double-click Security Policy.
Set the Use single sign-on policy to Enabled.
The preceding configurations can be done using the Agent Services Logon
Configuration utility. See To configure the agent computer using the Agent
Services Logon Configuration utility on page 110 for detailed instructions.
If operating in a Windows workgroup
On each agent computer
Perform these steps on each agent computer in the system. These steps show
you how to create a new Windows user account and a new FactoryTalk user
account for each agent computer.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre provides a utility to facilitate the process of
creating and setting security credentials necessary for secured RSLogix
editors. You can configure the agent computer using the utility or manually
configure the agent computer.
To configure the agent computer using the Agent Services Logon
Configuration utility
1. From Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Rockwell
Software > FactoryTalk AssetCentre Agent > Agent Services
Logon Configuration.
2. Use the Agent Services Logon Configuration dialog box to create
and set security credentials:
a. In the User Name field, enter a user name. The default user name
is AssetCentre_DR.
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want to enter another name, make sure to follow the
Windows user name policies, for example:
 ser names must be no more than 20 characters in
length.
 User names cannot contain certain characters. Invalid
characters include:
"/\[]:;|=,+*?<>
a. In the Password field, enter a password for the user.
b. In the Confirm Password field, enter the password again.
c. When complete, click OK.
The utility creates the user as a local Windows administrator
account and adds it to FactoryTalk as a Windows-linked user
account. The FactoryTalk AssetCentre AgentController service,
and the VerificationAgent service are logged on as the user. The
utility also configures the necessary security permissions for Logix
Designer application, RSLogix 5000, RSLogix 500, and RSLogix
5 software packages.
d. If a message is shown asking to restart the agent service, click Yes
to restart immediately, or click No to manually restart later.
To manually restart the service, open the Services utility in
Microsoft Windows

find the FactoryTalk AssetCentre AgentController service,
right-click and select Restart.
Tip:
If a Windows user account AssetCentre_DR with
administrative privileges already exists, you will be
prompted to enter the password to continue the
configuration.
To manually configure the agent computer
1. On the agent computer, use the Computer Management utility in
Microsoft Windows to create a Windows user account that can be used
to authenticate with FactoryTalk Security.
2. Add the new Windows user account to the local Administrators group.
3. Configure both services to run as the new Windows user account
created in step 1. To do so, open the Services utility in Microsoft
Windows, find the FactoryTalk AssetCentre AgentController
service and edit its properties to log on as the account. Find the
VerificationAgent service and edit its properties to log on as the
account.
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4. Open the FactoryTalk Administration Console and add the new
Windows user account created above as a new Windows-linked user.
On any computer in the system
Perform these steps on any computer connected to the FactoryTalk Network
Directory. These steps need only be performed once and will be in effect for
the entire FactoryTalk Network Directory.
1. In the FactoryTalk Administration Console, create a new user group
called Local Agent Users.
2. The users created on different agent computers in the previous section
(whether using the utility, or added manually) all appear in the
FactoryTalk Network Directory as individual users. Add each of these
new FactoryTalk users to the Local Agent Users group. This will
facilitate making security settings because you will be able to set them
once for the whole group, rather than for each user.
3. Grant the Local Agent Users group read access to the FactoryTalk
Directory. To do so, right-click the Network node at the top of the tree,
and then select Security. On the Permissions tab, select the Local
Agent Users group and then expand the Common permissions group.
Make sure the Read permission is set to Allow.
4. Set permissions for your RSLogix family software packages
(depending on what type of processors you are using). Under System
in the Explorer pane, right-click Networks and Devices and select
Security. If the Local Agent Users group does not appear in the list,
add it. On the Permissions tab, select the Local Agent Users group.
Expand the permissions group for the appropriate software and set the
following permissions to Allow:

For RSLogix 5 grant Offline Program File Monitoring, Save, and
Upload.

For RSLogix 500 grant Offline Program File Monitoring, Save,
and Upload.

For RSLogix 5000 grant Project: Export, Project: Go Online,
Project: Open, Project: Save, and Project: Upload. (Use this group
for Logix Designer application and grant the same permissions.)
5. Configure FactoryTalk Security to use single sign-on. Still in the
FactoryTalk Administration Console, navigate to System > Policies >
System Policies in the Explorer pane. Double-click Security Policy.
Set the Use single sign-on policy to Enabled.
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Unlike the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client, the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
agent does not show a message if the agent does not have the latest version
of the software. Instead, the agent does not start, and logs a message in the
System Event log and the AssetCentre Event log.
To check whether the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software on the agent is up to
date, start a FactoryTalk AssetCentre client. The client does not have to be on
the same computer as the agent. From the Windows Start menu, select All
Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk AssetCentre Client >
AssetCentre Client. The number of running agent computers is shown in the
status bar of the client. If one or more agents are not running, and the client
software has been recently updated, then the agent software may need to be
updated as well.
To update the agent software, follow the steps in Install the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre agent software on page 99. After you start the Install
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Agent program from the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server website, the installer searches the computer for components that need
to be updated, and shows the results in this window. Components that will be
updated are indicated with a computer icon and a checked box.
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FactoryTalk AssetCentre version 6.10 or later supports custom installation of
the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software.
Ensure that Server Manager is closed on Windows Server 2008 Standard
Edition with Service Pack 2 operating system. When installing prerequisites,
the .NET Framework 4.5 installation requires Server Manager to be closed. If
Server Manager is open, an error occurs during installation. You need to
restart the computer and install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software with
Server Manager closed.
1. Log on to your computer as an administrator, or as a user with
administrative privileges.
2. If necessary, close all open Windows programs, and then place the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Installation DVD in the computer’s DVD
drive.
3. Run D:\setup.exe, where D:\ is the drive containing the DVD.
Select AssetCentre Custom Installation.
4. Click Next.
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5. Select software products to install.

The grayed-out and selected check boxes indicate that the software
will be automatically installed.

Clicking any of the software product shows its status in the right
window. Status messages may include the following:




the software product will be installed.
whether the software product is already installed and will be
upgraded.
whether the software product is available for installation or
supported on current operating system.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre 6.10 or later allows selecting or clearing
the following check boxes:



AssetCentre Server
AssetCentre Client
AssetCentre Agent
If the computer to which you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
software meets the system requirements, the software product
check boxes are selected by default.
If you cleared any product check box, the related prerequisite
product check boxes will be cleared automatically.
6. After you make the selection, click Next.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
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and client software
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This example shows when you custom install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
server and client software on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition
operating system. When you clear the AssetCentre Agent check box, the
RSLogix 5000 Compare check box is cleared automatically.
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The FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software is installed on your computer,
but a component (for example, AssetCentre PDC Server) is uninstalled.
When you custom install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software, the
AssetCentre Server check box is grayed-out, and the Setup Wizard will
automatically install the component (that is AssetCentre PDC Server in the
example).
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Configure for client
access to the server

Configure for client access to the server on page 119

Configure feature security for FactoryTalk AssetCentre users on page
121
For clients to be able to access the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server, the
FactoryTalk Directory and FactoryTalk Security must be configured to give
clients access. To configure access, you will need to use the FactoryTalk
Administration Console.
The FactoryTalk Directory uses two factors to determine who should have
access to any given function:

The user’s account, which can either be a FactoryTalk Directory
account or a Windows domain account. This identifies the user.

The computer from which the user is accessing the FactoryTalk
Directory.
This allows you to limit which computers can access the directory, and
also allows you to determine whether certain functions can or cannot
be performed from a given computer. For example, you can configure
the FactoryTalk Directory to give access to a user from her or his own
computer but not from another computer.
At a minimum, you must add the FactoryTalk AssetCentre users and their
computers to the FactoryTalk Directory, and you must configure access
privileges for FactoryTalk AssetCentre in the FactoryTalk Directory.
Add users to the FactoryTalk Directory
A user must have a FactoryTalk Directory user account in order to use
FactoryTalk AssetCentre.
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Tip:
This section contains only basic instructions for using the
FactoryTalk Directory and FactoryTalk Security. For
background information and information regarding more
advanced procedures, please see the Help for the
FactoryTalk Administration Console.
By default, all members of the Administrators group on the computers on
which you installed the FactoryTalk Services Platform were added to the
Administrators group in the FactoryTalk Directory. Also, any rights that you
assign to a Windows User Group are assigned to all members of that group.
To add a user to the FactoryTalk Directory
1. Start the FactoryTalk Administration Console (from Windows Start
menu, select All Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk
Administration Console).
2. Log on to the Network directory using a FactoryTalk Administrator
account.
3. Open the Users and Groups folder.
4. Under the Users and Groups folder, right-click the Users folder, and
then select New.
5. Specify whether you want to create a new User or a Windows-Linked
User.

User accounts are visible only to the FactoryTalk system and their
access is independent of Windows.

A Windows-linked user is validated by Windows.
See the FactoryTalk help topic "Choosing between FactoryTalk
Security accounts and Windows-linked accounts" for more
information. (A FactoryTalk Security account is the same as a User
account.) To find this help topic, open the FactoryTalk Administration
Console. Select Help > Contents. On the Search tab, look up
Choosing between FactoryTalk Security accounts and
Windows-linked accounts.
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If you may need to use FactoryTalk AssetCentre while
disconnected from the network, use FactoryTalk Security user
accounts. Windows-linked user accounts will not be able to
authenticate with the domain while disconnected.

If you choose to use Windows-linked users, consider using
Windows-linked group accounts rather than Windows-linked user
accounts if possible. This simplifies the process if you ever move
your software to a different domain. You cannot move individual
Windows-linked user accounts from one domain to another. You
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retaining all of the security permissions for the group. If you
change the domain an individual Windows-linked user account
belongs to, you must delete the old account, create the new
account, and then recreate all of the security permissions for the
new account.
Tip:
If you have users who need similar access to features of
FactoryTalk AssetCentre, consider grouping users to
make assigning security privileges easier. For example,
you can group all of your electricians into an Electricians
group, and then provide security access for them as a
group. For information about grouping users, see the
Help for the FactoryTalk Administration Console.
6. Enter the information for the user.
Add computers to the FactoryTalk Directory
When FactoryTalk Services Platform is installed on a computer, that
computer is automatically added to the FactoryTalk Network Directory.
Because FactoryTalk Services Platform is included in the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre installation, your client computers should already be in the
FactoryTalk Network Directory.
By default, for a user to be able to use FactoryTalk AssetCentre, the user’s
computer must be in the FactoryTalk Directory. For instructions on how to
add a computer, refer to the FactoryTalk Help in the FactoryTalk
Administration Console.
Tip:
Configure feature
security for
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre users
If you have a significant number of computers for which
you need to permit or restrict access, consider grouping
them to make assigning security privileges easier. For
example, you can group all of the computers used in
offices away from the plant floor and restrict access to
features that should be used only from computers
stationed where the user can see the automation system
directly. For information about grouping computers, see
the Help for the FactoryTalk Administration Console.
By default, all users and the Administrators group in FactoryTalk Directory
can perform any task in the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software. To deny
specific users the right to perform tasks in FactoryTalk AssetCentre, you
must edit the Feature Security settings in the FactoryTalk Administration
Console.
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Important:
Never explicitly deny rights to the All Users or
Administrators group in FactoryTalk. Rather, set up
specific user groups of your own and deny rights to
those groups. Denying rights to All Users or
Administrators could lock everyone out of the
system and would deny rights in all
FactoryTalk-enabled products using any
FactoryTalk CPR 9 version.
To change which users can perform tasks in FactoryTalk AssetCentre
1. Start the FactoryTalk Administration Console (From Windows Start
menu, select All Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk
Administration Console).
2. Log on to the Network directory using a FactoryTalk Administrator
account.
3. In the Explorer pane of the FactoryTalk Administration Console,
navigate to System > Policies > Product Policies > FactoryTalk
AssetCentre.
4. Double-click Feature Security.
Important:
There is also a Server Settings object in the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre folder. Do NOT attempt to
change any of the settings in this object. Doing so
may render your FactoryTalk AssetCentre system
inoperative. If you need to change server settings
(to use a different mail server, for example), from
Windows Start menu, select All Programs >
Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Server > Server Settings.
5. In the Feature Security Properties window, click the policy you want
to change, and then click the browse button for the policy. See the table
after step 8 for a description of each policy.
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6. In the Configure Securable Action dialog box, select the user or
group for whom you want to assign permissions. If the user or group
does not appear in the list, click Add, click Show all, select the user or
group, and then click OK.
7. Click the appropriate box to allow or deny the user permission to the
selected feature.
8. Click OK.
This Policy Setting
Controls whether users can
View Address Book
View the Address Book (which contains addresses for the purpose of
sending automatic e-mail notifications).
Edit Address Book
Edit or add contacts and groups in the Address Book (which contains
addresses for the purpose of sending automatic e-mail notifications).
Override Archive Check In
Check in a file regardless of who checked it out, or from where it was
checked out.
Override Archive Undo
Check Out
Undo a check out even if a different user checked the file out.
Override Removal of Local
Copies
Choose to keep local copies of checked-in files on their computer. If
this right is allowed, the user can keep local copies. If this right is
denied, the user is not given this option.
Configure Database
Limitation
Configure the total maximum size of the AssetCentre database, the
size warning levels, the maximum number of versions per archive
asset, the maximum size of Event, Audit, and Diagnostics logs, and
the database capacity status refresh rate.
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Configure Personal Archive
File Associations
Configure which software product launches when opening a
particular type of file. If a personal file association is set, it will take
precedence over the system file association.
Configure System Archive
File Associations
Configure which software product launches when opening a
particular type of file. This setting applies unless the user has
specified a personal file association.
Configure Personal Archive
Working Folders
Set a personal working folder for checking out files. For more
information on working folders and personal working folders see the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre client Help.
Configure System Archive
Working Folders
Set the system working folder to which all users check out files
unless they have a personal working folder. For more information on
working folders and system working folders, see the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client Help.
Run Archive Database
Cleanup Wizard
Run the wizard to delete unused versions of files.
Display Calibration
Management Data
View Calibration Management data in FactoryTalk AssetCentre.
Perform Calibration
Management
Perform Calibration Management tasks in ProCalV5 software.
Administer Calibration Users Administer users, groups, and permissions in ProCalV5 software.
Note that this policy only determines if the user is automatically
added to the Administrator group in the ProCalV5 software. Once the
user is added to ProCalV5, changing this policy for an AssetCentre
user does not change the user’s ProCalV5 security permissions.
Switch to Design mode
Enter Design mode, in which the user can edit the asset tree.
View Event Log
Show the Event Log and run a search on the Event Log.
View Audit Log
Show the Audit Log and run a search on the Audit Log.
View Diagnostics and Health Show the Diagnostics and Health Log and run a search on the
Log
Diagnostics and Health Log.
Change Diagnostics and
Health Log Message
Change the status of or add a comment to a Diagnostics and Health
Log record.
View Diagnostics and Health View the status history for a Diagnostics and Health Log record.
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Run Log Database Cleanup
Wizard
Run the wizard to export or delete log records.
Enable or Disable DTMs
Enable or disable DTMs. DTMs that are disabled cannot be added to
the DTM network. If they are already added to the network, they
cannot be opened or used.
Edit DTM Network
Edit the DTM network.
Run PDC Field Edition
Use the Process Device Configuration Field Edition software.
Create a new schedule
Create a new schedule (backup, or backup and compare).
Edit a schedule
Change existing schedules.
Delete a schedule
Delete schedules.
View a schedule
View the Schedules tab, which shows a list of existing schedules
and their status.
Command a schedule
Issue commands to a schedule, such as making the schedule active
or running the schedule immediately.
Create a Search
Set up a new search to find entries matching specified criteria in one
of the logs, in the Archive History, or in Archive Check Out Status
information.
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For more information on these policy settings or the features to which they
refer, see the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client Help.
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Web Client
FactoryTalk AssetCentre 7.00.00 supports the accessing of a FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client through a web interface on computers and mobile devices.
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Web Client supports several FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client functions. The new capability allows you to:
Configure the SSL
protocol for
FactoryTalk
AssetCentre Web
Client

View archives and schedules in the asset tree

View, run, and stop schedules

View dashboards of the Backup and Backup and Compare schedule
results

View Event Log, Audit Log, and Diagnostics and Health Log

View and run searches

View agent groups
You need to manually configure the SSL protocol for FactoryTalk
AssetCentre Web Client.
To configure the SSL protocol:
1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager on the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server computer.
a. From the Windows Control Panel, navigate to System and
Security > Administrative Tools.
b. Double-click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
2. Make sure you have a SSL certificate. If not, you need to create one:
a. In the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager window,
double-click the localhost section in the left pane to open the home
page.
b. Under the IIS section, double-click Server Certificates.
c. Click Create Self-Signed Certificate in the right pane. Enter a
unique name for the certificate. Click OK.
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3. In the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager window,
navigate to localhost > Sites > Default Web Site. Click Bindings in
the right pane.
4. In the Site Bindings dialog box, click the Add button. In the Add Site
Binding dialog box, configure the following settings:
Set this option
To
Type
https
IP address
The IP address of the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer
Port
443
SSL certificate
The SSL certificate you created.
Click OK.
5. In the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager window,
navigate to localhost > Sites > Default Web Site >
RockwellSoftware > AssetCenterWebClient. Under the IIS section,
double-click SSL Settings. Make sure the following options are
selected:

Require SSL

Ignore
6. Click Apply in the right pane.
Access FactoryTalk
AssetCentre Web
Client
To access FactoryTalk AssetCentre Web Client
1. Open the device's browser, and type the following address:
https://ipaddress/RockwellSoftware/AssetCentreWebCli
ent
Tip:
ipaddress is the IP address of your FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server.
2. On the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Web Client page, type the user name
and the password.
Tip:
Make sure to create a FactoryTalk Service Platform
account and its password on the computer running
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server. The account and
password are used to log on to FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Web Client.
3. Click the Log in button.
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This chapter describes:
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General installation on page 129

Server installation on page 130

Client and agent installation on page 131

Start the client on page 133

Start the agent on page 136

Use Calibration Management on page 136
General installation
A red x appears next to an item to be installed
The initial window in each installation (server, client, and agent) shows a list
of all necessary components, whether they were found on the computer, and
whether they will be installed. If the installer could not determine whether
the correct version already exists on that computer, a red x is shown next to a
component .
Contact Technical Support using the contact information provided on the
copyright page at the beginning of this guide.
A Program Maintenance window appears while
installing
This indicates that the component of the software you are installing is already
installed. You do not need to install it again. If you suspect your installation
is damaged, you can choose to repair the installation.
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An error window opens during the .NET
Framework 4.5 installation when installing
prerequisites
This is a known issue with the installation of .NET Framework 4.5 on
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 operating
system. When installing prerequisites, the .NET Framework 4.5 installation
requires Server Manager to be closed. If Server Manager is open, an error
occurs during installation. You need to restart the computer and install the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre software with Server Manager closed.
Server installation
SQL collation error encountered during database
installation
The SQL Server collation must be case-insensitive for use with FactoryTalk
AssetCentre software. If your SQL Server collation is case-sensitive, the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre database installation will fail. If your SQL Server
collation is case-sensitive, see Install Microsoft SQL Server on page 54 for
detailed directions.
Unable to log on to SQL Server during server
installation
The logon during the installation process requires the use of the SQL Server
sa (system administrator) account.

If you configured your SQL Server to use mixed (both SQL Server and
Windows domain) authentication, the sa account is available. Use the
password you created for the sa account when the installation program
prompts you for it.

If your SQL Server installation is not configured for mixed
authentication, you will need to change the authentication method. See
the documentation for SQL Server for more information.
If you have forgotten your sa account password, you will need to change it.
See the Microsoft SQL Server documentation for more information.
The application failed to initialize properly
This is a known issue with Symantec Endpoint Protection. When installing
the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server on a computer that has Symantec
Endpoint Protection version 11.0.5002.333, you may receive an error
message indicating that the application you are installing fails to initialize
properly.
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To fix this issue

Use a different Symantec Endpoint Protection version.

Disable the Symantec Application and Device Controller service by
following the steps below:
a. From Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Accessories >
Command Prompt.
b. In the Command Prompt window, enter sc config sysplant
start=disabled and press Enter.
c. Restart the computer and try to install the server again.
FTACServiceManager has stopped working
When you install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server on a computer using
Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2, the installation may be
unable to stop the FactoryTalk AssetCentre service.
To resolve this problem, make sure IIS is correctly installed.
For more information about IIS installation, see Install Internet Information
Services on page 50.
Client and agent
installation
Web page for installing the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client and agent cannot be shown
To solve this problem

Make sure the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer is running. In
the Windows Services utility, make sure that the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre Server service is running.

Make sure you have access to your local area network.

Make sure you are installing the software as an administrator, or an
account with administrative privileges.

Make sure IIS is running on the server computer. For instructions, see
the gray box, next.

Try logging on to the server computer from the client. On the client
computer, click Start, then select Run. In the Open field type two
backslashes, and then the server name (for example, \\ourserver). Click
OK. You will be asked to log in to the server.
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If you are using a firewall, make sure File and Printer Sharing is
permitted through the firewall. Port 80 (or whatever port used for
HTTP on the server machine) also needs to be permitted.
To make sure IIS is running on the server computer
1. From Windows Start menu, right-click the My Computer icon, and
then select Manage. This starts the Computer Management console.
2. In the Computer Management console, open Services and
Applications.
3. Click Internet Information Services. The right pane lists the Internet
services running under IIS. Open the Web Sites folder, and make sure
the correct web site for IIS is Running. This is generally the Default
Web Site, however, if you have created a different web site for IIS on
page 65, be sure to select that web site instead. If the web site is not
running, continue to step 4.
4. To start the service, right-click the Default Web Sites icon, and select
Start.
Error reading Primary Server Name from
FactoryTalk Directory
This error occurs when the computer on which you are installing the client is
not using the same FactoryTalk Directory as the computer running the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server, or there was an error in the FactoryTalk
Services Platform.
To solve this problem
1. On the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer, set the FactoryTalk
Directory location.
From Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Rockwell
Software > FactoryTalk Tools > Specify FactoryTalk Directory
Location.
2. Log in if prompted to do so, and then specify the location of the
FactoryTalk Directory.
3. Close any clients that are connected to the server.
4. Restart the FactoryTalk Directory Server.
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Currently logged in Windows user is not part of the
Administrators group
To resolve this problem, make sure you are installing the software as an
administrator, or a user with administrative privileges.
Start the client
Error initializing FactoryTalk AssetCentre
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre server may have failed (or you may have lost
your network connection to the server), or the computer on which you
installed the client may not be part of the FactoryTalk Directory.
To solve the problem

Check the server (see Other errors starting the client on page 135).

Try adding the client computer to the FactoryTalk Network Directory.
From another computer that has access to the FactoryTalk Directory
(the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server, for example), use the FactoryTalk
Administration Console to add the computer to the FactoryTalk
Directory. See Add computers to the FactoryTalk Directory on page
121.

See If the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server is installed to a drive other
than C on page 134.
The client and server versions are incompatible
The FactoryTalk AssetCentre software installed on the server has been
updated, and the software on the client needs to be updated. See Check
whether the client is installed correctly on page 93.
Cannot initialize application eventing subsystem or
No connection could be made because the target
machine actively refused it
If you see the error Cannot initialize application eventing subsystem, or an
error indicating that the target machine actively refused the connection, then:

Make sure the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server service is started on the
server computer.

Restart the client computer.

If you still see the error, stop and disable all schedules. Restart the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer.
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Important:

While the server is restarting other users will not be
able to edit the asset tree, create or edit schedules
and searches, view information in the logs, and so
on. Also, most data will not be logged during the
reboot. The exception is audit data generated by
other software products such as RSLogix software,
which is cached and will appear in the audit log
when the server comes back online.
See If the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server is installed to a drive other
than C: on page 134.
At least one service or driver failed during system
startup. Use Event Viewer to examine the event log
for details
This message may appear when launching RSLinx Classic on a system that
has both RSLinx Classic and RSLinx Enterprise installed. The System Event
log contains the message, The A-B Virtual Backplane service failed to start
due to the following error: The system cannot find the file specified.
In some cases, the Virtual Backplane driver does not get installed correctly.
For more information, see the Rockwell Automation Knowledgebase article
34128.
Error initializing FactoryTalk AssetCentre. Could
not load file or assembly… CalibrationPlugin.dll
If the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Calibration Management client was not
installed in the same directory as the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client, this
message shows when you start the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client.
To fix this problem, you must uninstall and then reinstall the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client, making sure to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Calibration Management client in the same directory as the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client. See Install FactoryTalk AssetCentre clients on page 81.
If the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server is installed to
a drive other than C:
If the server was installed to a drive other than C:, and necessary permissions
to the Users group were removed on that drive, you may encounter error
messages when starting the client. The FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server
service will be stopped and, if you attempt to manually start it, will fail to
start.
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To rectify this problem, you must set permissions for the Users group on that
drive as follows:
1. On the server computer in Windows Explorer, or My Computer,
navigate to the Program Files folder on the drive, on which the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server was installed.
2. Right-click the Rockwell Software folder and select Properties.
3. Select the Security tab.
4. Add the group Users (computername\Users) if it is not in the list. If it
is in the list, skip to step 5.
To add the Users group:
a. Click Add.
b. Make sure the local computer name appears in the From this
location field.
c. In the Enter the object names to select field, type:
Users
d. Click Check Names, then OK.
5. Select the group Users (computername\Users).
6. Set the Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, and Read
permissions to Allow.
Other errors starting the client
If the client won’t start or you see other error messages not specifically
mentioned above, try the following:

Make sure the client computer is connected to the network, and the
network is operational.

Make sure the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server computer is running.

Make sure the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server service, IIS, and SQL
Server are all running on the server computer (and the database
computer if separate). To check IIS, see the gray box To make sure IIS
is running on the server computer on page 131.

Make sure the correct FactoryTalk Directory is specified. On the
machine running the client, from Windows Start menu, select All
Programs > Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk Tools > Specify
FactoryTalk Directory Location.
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Start the agent

If you are running in an environment without a domain controller (in a
workgroup), you may need to turn off the single sign-on feature of
FactoryTalk. See the FactoryTalk help for more information.

Make sure the server location setting is correct. On the server
computer, from Windows Start menu, select All Programs >
Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server > Server
Settings. The server location must be set in this utility, NOT in the
FactoryTalk Administration Console.

Make sure the SQL Connection is set properly. On the server
computer, from Windows Start menu, select All Programs >
Rockwell Software > FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server > Data
Source Configuration.

If you are using a firewall, make sure your firewall is configured
properly to permit access to the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server. See
Network requirements on page 18, and Rockwell Automation
Knowledgebase Answer ID 29402.
If the FactoryTalk AssetCentre software installed on the server has been
updated, the agent will not start until the software on the agent is updated.
See Check whether the agent software is current on page 113.
Use Calibration
Management
No ProCalV5 Server connection information exists
on the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server
This error message shows when you attempt to use the Calibration
Management capability, but have not installed the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Calibration Management server. See Install the ProCalV5 server software
after the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server software on page 78.
This error message is also shown if you have installed the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre Calibration Management server, but have not run the ProCalV5
Data Source Edit Wizard.
Error executing ProCalV5 commands, check
ProCalV5 installation
This error message shows when you attempt to use the Calibration
Management capability, but have not installed the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Calibration Management client. See Install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
client software on page 83.
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Error initializing FactoryTalk AssetCentre. Could
not load file or assembly… CalibrationPlugin.dll
If the FactoryTalk AssetCentre Calibration Management client was not
installed in the same directory as the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client, this
message shows when you start the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client.
To fix this problem, you must uninstall and then reinstall the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client, making sure to install the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Calibration Management client in the same directory as the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre client. See Install FactoryTalk AssetCentre clients on page 81.
Unable to run the ProCalV5 software
You must be logged on to the client computer as an administrator or as a user
with administrative privileges to run the ProCalV5 software from within
FactoryTalk AssetCentre.
Unable to run the ProCalV5 Data Source Edit
Wizard
If the ProCalV5 Data Source Edit Wizard shows an error when you run it
(from Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Rockwell Software >
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server > ProCalV5 Data Source
Configuration), the cause may be that the FactoryTalk AssetCentre
Calibration Management server was not installed in the same directory as the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server. To fix this problem, you must uninstall and
then reinstall the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server, making sure to install the
FactoryTalk AssetCentre Calibration Management server in the same
directory as the FactoryTalk AssetCentre server.
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Index
A
Access to features 121
Administrator rights 50
Agents 10
agent does not run 113
Disaster Recovery, install 99
install 97
not start 136
system requirements 12
update from server 113
C
Calibration Management capability
install ProCalV5 client 83, 94
install ProCalV5 server 60, 78
operate system language 12, 13
ProCalV5 Connection Installer 60, 94
requirements 12, 13
Calibration Management server 60, 94
Capabilities 97
Checklists 49
Clients 10
error starts 133
install 83
run 93, 113
system requirements 13, 15
update from server 93
Computers 121
Configure
Access to features 121
client computers 121
security 121
security and RSLogix 108
Users 119
Connect ProCalV5 server 78
D
Device Type Manager 9
install 94
Disaster Recovery 99
DriveExecutive Lite 13
DTM 9
install 94
E
Error Messages
At least one service or driver failed during
system startup 134
Cannot initialize application eventing
subsystem 133
Currently logged in Windows user is not part
of the Administrators group 133
Error initializing FactoryTalk AssetCentre
133
Error initializing FactoryTalk AssetCentre.
Could not load file or assembly 134
Error reading Primary Server Name from
FactoryTalk Directory 132
No ProCalV5 Server connection information
exists on the FactoryTalk
AssetCentre server 136
Target machine actively refused the
connection 133
The application failed to initialize properly
130
The client and server versions are 133
F
FactoryTalk Administration Console 119
FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents 10
install 97
not start 136
requirements 12, 13
FactoryTalk AssetCentre clients 10
error starts 133
install 83
requirements 12, 13
run 93, 113
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server 10
error starts 133
install 49, 61, 115
requirements 12
FactoryTalk Directory
access via 119
add computers 121
add users 119
FactoryTalk Security
configure 121
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Index
RSLogix and 108
Feature security 121
Field Edition 96
File and Printer Sharing setting 49
Firewall
configure for 18
IIS and 49
TCP/IP ports 18
TCP/IP 18
ProCalV5 client 81, 94
ProCalV5 Connection Installer 60, 94
ProCalV5 Data Source Edit Wizard
run 78
unable to run 137
ProCalV5 server
connect 78
install ProCalV5 server 60, 78
Process Device Configuration capability 9
H
Hardware requirements 12
agent computer 13, 15
clients 13, 15
server 12
R
RAID-5 12
RSLogix
agents and 99
security and 108
I
IIS
check if running 131
firewall and 49
install 50
Install
Calibration Management server
DTM 94
FactoryTalk AssetCentre agents
FactoryTalk AssetCentre clients
FactoryTalk AssetCentre server
IIS 50
log on as administrator 50
ProCalV5 client 81, 94
ProCalV5 server 60, 78
Siemens editor integration 90
SQL Server 2008 54
Troubleshoot 50
S
60, 94
97
81
49, 61, 115
L
Logix Designer 13, 108
N
Network requirements 18
P
Ports
needed for FactoryTalk AssetCentre 18
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Security
add users 119
configure 121
RSLogix and 108
Server 10
install 49, 61, 115
requirements 12
Server Settings 121
Siemens editor integration 90
Siemens, editors for
ACCON-PG 13, 90
PG-2000 13, 90
S5 for Windows 13, 90
SIMATIC Manager 13
SIMATIC NET 15
Software requirements 12
agent computer 13, 15
clients 13, 15
server 12
SQL Server
collation 54
minimum SQL permissions 59
Service Pack 55
SQL Server 2008 54
Start
FactoryTalk AssetCentre agent 136
FactoryTalk AssetCentre client 93, 113, 133
Field Edition 96
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Studio 5000 13
System requirements 12, 13, 15
T
TCP/IP 18
Troubleshoot 50
U
Update message when starting client 93
Upgrade from earlier versions 21
Users 119
W
Windows Firewall 49
Windows Vista 10
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