SIMATIC HMI WinCC V7.3 - WinCC/WebNavigator

SIMATIC HMI WinCC V7.3 - WinCC/WebNavigator
SIMATIC HMI
WinCC V7.3
WinCC/WebNavigator
System Manual
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WinCC/WebNavigator
Installation Notes
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WinCC/WebNavigator
Release Notes
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WinCC/WebNavigator
Getting Started
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WinCC/WebNavigator
Documentation
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Legal information
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Table of contents
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2
3
WinCC/WebNavigator Installation Notes......................................................................................................7
1.1
General information.......................................................................................................................7
1.2
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.2.3
Requirements................................................................................................................................8
Hardware and Software.................................................................................................................8
Licensing.....................................................................................................................................10
Requirements for the Use of Terminal Services..........................................................................12
1.3
1.3.1
1.3.2
1.3.3
Installing a WebNavigator server................................................................................................14
Overview.....................................................................................................................................14
Installing the Internet Information Server (IIS).............................................................................15
Installing the WebNavigator server.............................................................................................16
1.4
1.4.1
1.4.2
1.4.3
1.4.4
1.4.5
Installing the WebNavigator client...............................................................................................18
Installing the WebNavigator client...............................................................................................18
User rights and user groups........................................................................................................20
Internet Explorer Settings............................................................................................................21
Installation from the DVD............................................................................................................22
Installation via the Intranet/Internet.............................................................................................23
1.5
Installing the WebNavigator diagnostics client............................................................................25
1.6
WebNavigator Demo Project.......................................................................................................26
1.7
Deinstallation...............................................................................................................................27
WinCC/WebNavigator Release Notes........................................................................................................29
2.1
Information about WebNavigator.................................................................................................29
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3
Service and Support....................................................................................................................35
Warnings.....................................................................................................................................35
Customer Support.......................................................................................................................37
Support Request.........................................................................................................................39
WinCC/WebNavigator Getting Started.......................................................................................................43
3.1
First Web Project.........................................................................................................................43
3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
Configuring the WinCC project....................................................................................................45
Publishing process pictures.........................................................................................................45
Administering the users for WebNavigator Client........................................................................51
3.3
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
Configuring the WebNavigator Server.........................................................................................54
Starting the demo project............................................................................................................54
Configuring the WebNavigator web page....................................................................................54
Configuring the firewall................................................................................................................56
Check the activated web page....................................................................................................58
3.4
3.4.1
3.4.1.1
3.4.1.2
Operating the WinCC project......................................................................................................59
Operating the WinCC project with Internet Explorer...................................................................59
Internet Explorer Settings............................................................................................................59
Installing the WebNavigator Client..............................................................................................60
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3.4.2
3.4.2.1
3.4.2.2
Operating the WinCC project using WinCCViewerRT.................................................................61
Configuring WinCCViewerRT......................................................................................................61
Operating the WinCC project......................................................................................................64
3.5
3.5.1
3.5.2
3.5.3
Creating a new process picture and displaying it on the client....................................................66
Creating a new process picture...................................................................................................66
Configuring a new process picture for the web...........................................................................69
Displaying the process picture on the WebNavigator Client.......................................................70
WinCC/WebNavigator Documentation.......................................................................................................73
4.1
Function overview.......................................................................................................................73
4.2
4.2.1
4.2.2
4.2.3
4.2.4
4.2.5
4.2.6
Possible applications of WinCC/WebNavigator...........................................................................75
WebNavigator Server on the WinCC Server...............................................................................75
Separation of the WinCC and WebNavigator servers.................................................................76
Dedicated Web Server................................................................................................................78
WinCCViewerRT.........................................................................................................................80
WebNavigator Diagnostics Client................................................................................................80
Terminal services and WebNavigator.........................................................................................81
4.3
4.3.1
4.3.2
4.3.2.1
4.3.2.2
4.3.2.3
4.3.3
4.3.3.1
4.3.3.2
4.3.4
4.3.4.1
4.3.4.2
4.3.4.3
Configuring the WebNavigator system........................................................................................82
Overview of the configuration steps............................................................................................82
Configuring the WinCC project....................................................................................................83
Publishing WinCC process pictures............................................................................................83
Configuring web settings.............................................................................................................93
Administering the users for WebNavigator Client........................................................................99
Configuring the WebNavigator Server.......................................................................................102
Configuring the WebNavigator web page..................................................................................102
Load Distribution Using the "Load Balancing" Function............................................................109
Differences to the WinCC Basic System...................................................................................115
Functional restrictions...............................................................................................................115
Using Scripts.............................................................................................................................116
Using tags.................................................................................................................................118
4.4
4.4.1
4.4.2
4.4.3
4.4.3.1
4.4.3.2
4.4.3.3
4.4.3.4
4.4.4
4.4.4.1
4.4.4.2
4.4.5
Operating the WinCC project....................................................................................................119
General properties of the WebNavigator Client.........................................................................119
Process pictures on the WebNavigator Client...........................................................................121
Operating the WinCC project with Internet Explorer.................................................................123
Operating the WinCC project with Internet Explorer.................................................................123
Working with the WinCC Web Navigation interface..................................................................124
Expanding the WinCC Web Navigation interface......................................................................125
Diagnosis of the Connections with "Status.html".......................................................................126
Operating the WinCC project using WinCCViewerRT...............................................................128
Configuring WinCCViewerRT....................................................................................................128
Operating the WinCC project....................................................................................................131
Using the "Hardcopy" function...................................................................................................132
4.5
4.5.1
4.5.2
Installation of the WinCC Plug-In Builder..................................................................................134
Overview of the WinCC Plug-In Builder....................................................................................134
How to publish a plug-in............................................................................................................136
4.6
4.6.1
4.6.2
4.6.3
Configuring terminal services for WebNavigator.......................................................................139
Communication Using Terminal Services.................................................................................139
Terminal Services Setup...........................................................................................................139
Activating terminal services on the Windows Server.................................................................140
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4.6.5
Creating users for access to the Terminal Server.....................................................................140
Starting the Terminal Server on the Terminal Client.................................................................141
4.7
4.7.1
4.7.2
4.7.2.1
4.7.2.2
4.7.2.3
Appendix...................................................................................................................................142
Troubleshooting.........................................................................................................................142
Functions...................................................................................................................................144
Supported functions..................................................................................................................144
WaitForDocumentReady...........................................................................................................152
Unsupported Functions.............................................................................................................154
Index.........................................................................................................................................................157
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WinCC/WebNavigator Installation Notes
1.1
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General information
Software Information Service
If you return the "WinCC Software Information Service" card, you will receive the latest
information on all SIMATIC WinCC products.
Information about licensing terms
Please observe the license conditions which appear during the installation process. Please
contact your Siemens AG representative for additional information.
Contents of the WinCC DVD for WinCC/WebNavigator
● WebNavigator server
● WebNavigator client
● WinCCViewerRT
● WebNavigator diagnostics client
● Web View Publisher
● WebNavigator Plug-In Builder
● Documentation
● Release notes
Note
Installation of WinCC/WebNavigator V7.3 is only released on the basis of WinCC V7.3
You cannot install the WebNavigator server/client of V7.3 on a computer with WinCC versions
earlier than V7.3. Nor can a WebNavigator server/client version older than V7.3 be installed
on a computer with WinCC V7.3.
Note that mixed use of European and Asian versions of WinCC and WebNavigator is not
permitted in the configuration.
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1.2 Requirements
1.2
Requirements
1.2.1
Hardware and Software
Introduction
This section describes the hardware and operating system requirements for WinCC/
WebNavigator.
Note
A WebNavigator server cannot be operated on a WinCC client without a project of its own.
WebNavigator client
Hardware
Minimum
Recommended
CPU
Pentium II; 300 MHz
E.g. Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon64 or higher
Working memory
256 MB
1 GB
Software
Operating system
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Via MS Terminal Services, also other operating systems such as WinCE, Win95
Windows Embedded 7 SP1 in connection with Panel PC 477
Windows Embedded Standard 8
Software
Internet Explorer as of V9.0 (32-bit)
If you want to use .NET and XAML controls, you will need to install .NET Framework 4.0.
Other
Access to the intranet/Internet
or a TCP/ IP connection to the WebNavigator server
Operation of the WebNavigator client via Wireless LAN has been approved with SIMATIC Mobile
Panel PC 12" only.
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1.2 Requirements
WebNavigator server on a WinCC single-user system
Hardware
Minimum
Recommended
CPU
Pentium III; 1 GHz
E.g. Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon64 or higher
Working memory
1 GB
2 GB
Software
Operating system
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Software
Internet Explorer as of V9.0 (32-bit)
WinCC Basic System V7.3
Other
Access to the intranet/Internet
or a TCP/IP connection to the WebNavigator client
WebNavigator server on WinCC server or WinCC client with its own project
Hardware
Minimum
Recommended
CPU
Pentium III; 1 GHz
E.g. Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon64 or higher
Working memory
1 GB
> 1 GB
Software
Operating system
Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Software
Internet Explorer as of V9.0 (32-bit)
WinCC Basic System V7.3
Other
Access to Intranet/Internet
If you wish to publish on the Intranet , you will need a system that converts computer names into
IP addresses. This step allows users to use alias names instead of IP addresses when connecting
to the server.
You will need DNS registration for your IP address if you wish to publish on the Internet . This step
allows users to use alias names instead of IP addresses when connecting to the server.
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1.2 Requirements
WebNavigator diagnostics client
Software
Operating system
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Software
Internet Explorer as of V9.0 (32-bit)
Other
Access to Intranet/Internet
1.2.2
Licensing
WebNavigator client
No license is required for the PC on which the WebNavigator client is running, as server
licenses are available on the WebNavigator server.
WebNavigator server
As a prerequisite for the WinCC basic system, the WinCC RT basic license is required. No
WinCC server license is required if no local WinCC clients are to be operated. Even when
operating a WinCC client as a dedicated web server, you do not require a WinCC server license
for the WinCC client.
Without license, WebNavigator server will run in demo mode for 30 days.
However, you need a license to use WebNavigator server on a permanent basis. Licenses are
available for 1 / 3 / 5 / 10 / 25 / 50 / 100 / 150 clients that can simultaneously access the
WebNavigator server.
A message will appear if the number of licensed clients is exceeded during a login attempt by
a WebNavigator client. No further logins will be possible.
WebNavigator diagnostics client
A "Diagnostics client" license is required on the client computer for the diagnostics client. The
diagnostics client can access up to 18 WebNavigator servers simultaneously.
If a license for WebNavigator server or for WebNavigator diagnostics server is installed on the
server, the diagnostics client will have access even if the maximum number of clients is
exceeded.
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WebNavigator diagnostics server
This license allows the WebNavigator diagnostics client to access the WebNavigator server if
there is no WebNavigator server license for WebNavigator clients installed on the
WebNavigator server.
In total, simultaneous access to up to 50 diagnostics clients per server is permitted.
Overview of licenses for WebNavigator server and client
Server
Client has no license
Client has diagnostics client
license
WebNavigator server license +
WinCC license
WebNavigator client
To max. number of server
licenses
Diagnostics client
One license per diagnostics
client
WebNavigator diagnostics server
license +
WinCC license
Demo client
Unlimited number
Diagnostics client
One license per diagnostics
client
No WebNavigator license or
no WinCC license
Demo client
Unlimited number
Demo client
Unlimited number
WebNavigator server license +
WinCC license +
"Load Balancing" license
WebNavigator client
To max. number of server
licenses
Diagnostics client
One license per diagnostics
client
WebNavigator server license +
WinCC license +
WinCC redundancy license +
"Load Balancing Step-Up" license
WebNavigator client
To max. number of server
licenses
Diagnostics client
One license per diagnostics
client
You can combine WebNavigator and diagnostics licenses.
Restarting the WebNavigator client after license modification
If the WebNavigator licenses on the WebNavigator server are modified, e.g. to a different
number of clients, Internet Explorer must be restarted on each connected WebNavigator client,
and the WebNavigator client must log in again. Otherwise, the WebNavigator client will switch
to demo mode. This also applies to automatic reconnection of the WebNavigator client.
Note
Diagnostics client without corresponding license
If the diagnostics client is installed without the respective license, a message will appear
about one hour after each start-up of the computer. Install the diagnostics client license or
remove the diagnostics client software.
Computer with WinCC basic system and diagnostics client
If you install a diagnostics client on a computer with the WinCC basic system, you will have
to reinstall the diagnostics client after removing WinCC.
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1.2 Requirements
1.2.3
Requirements for the Use of Terminal Services
The WebNavigator client is released for Windows Terminal Services. A maximum of 25
sessions per terminal server are permitted.
Terminal server
Table 1-1
Hardware
Minimum
Recommended
CPU
Pentium III; 1 GHz
E.g. Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon64
Working memory
1 GB
> 1 GB
Note
Each terminal client will increase the memory requirements and the processor load. You must
therefore ensure that the terminal server has adequate memory and processor load capacity.
Table 1-2
Software
Operating system
Windows Server 2008 SP2 32-bit or 64-bit
Server 2008 R2 SP2 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
It must be possible to repeatedly call and execute applications that
are to be executed on the clients.
Other:
If many users want to access the server, you will need to use a highperformance network card.
Minimum requirement:
Network card with TCP/IP
Terminal client RDP 5.0
Display or monitor
Pointing device
Terminal client
Note
As with Windows Server CAL, there are two different CAL terminal services:
● The TS device CAL enables a device to run user-independent Windows sessions on a
Windows Server.
● The TS user CAL enables a user to run device-independent Windows sessions on a
Windows Server.
A Windows Server Terminal Server CAL "TS CAL" is required for every user or every device.
Please go to "http://www.microsoft.com/resources/sam/lic_cal.mspx" for more information.
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See also
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/sam/lic_cal.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/
sam/lic_cal.mspx)
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1.3 Installing a WebNavigator server
1.3
Installing a WebNavigator server
1.3.1
Overview
Requirements
● The software requirements for the Windows operating system have been met.
● Local administrator rights.
● The WinCC basic system is installed.
NOTICE
WebNavigator server: Using a secure connection over HTTPS
To increase the security of your communication, configure the WebNavigator server in such
a way that only HTTPS connections are supported. You need a digital certificate for your
WebNavigator server for this. For more information, refer to "How to Set Up an HTTPS
Service in IIS" in Microsoft Support:
● http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324069 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324069)
Installation Overview
1. Installation of the Internet Information Server (IIS).
2. Installation of the WebNavigator server.
Note
WinCC options previously installed
If you have already installed other WinCC options prior to the installation of WinCC/
WebNavigator, you may have to re-install these options.
Installation sequence for the WebNavigator Server for Windows 7
When installing a WebNavigator server on a computer with Windows 7, adhere to the following
installation sequence:
1. Install the Internet Information Service (IIS).
2. Install the SQL server.
3. Start the "Web Configurator" in the Windows start menu by selecting "SIMATIC > WinCC
> Web Configurator" and configure the WebNavigator server.
4. Start the Security control in the Windows start menu by selecting "Programs > Siemens
Automation > Security Controller" and configure the security settings.
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See also
Installing the Internet Information Server (IIS) (Page 15)
Installing the WebNavigator server (Page 16)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324069 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324069)
1.3.2
Installing the Internet Information Server (IIS)
Settings
Before installing the WebNavigator server, you must first install the Internet Information Service
(IIS). You specify the settings for the WebNavigator server during installation.
Activate the following settings under Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008:
● Web management tools:
– IIS management service
– IIS management console
– IIS management scripts and tools
– Compatibility with IIS Metabasis and IIS 6 configuration
– Compatibility with WMI for IIS 6
● WWW services > General HTTP features:
– Standard document
– Static content
● WWW services > Application development features:
– ASP
– ISAPI extensions
– ISAPI filters
● WWW services > Security:
– Requirement filtering
– Standard authentication
Note
If the logging functions are active with IIS, the log files must be monitored and deleted,
if necessary. The event views should be configured so that the log files do not become
too large.
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1.3 Installing a WebNavigator server
Requirements
● Administrator rights
● Write access for the registration database
Procedure
1. Insert the Windows installation data medium into the drive.
2. From the Windows start menu, select the entry "Settings" > "Control Panel."
3. Click the "Software" icon.
4. Open the "Add or Remove Programs" dialog and click "Add or Remove Windows
Components". The wizard for Windows components will open.
5. Select the checkbox preceding the "Internet Information Service (IIS)" item in the selection
window.
6. Activate the specified settings under Windows 7.
7. Close the dialog with the "OK" button. The required data is transferred and the IIS is
configured accordingly.
Alternative procedure
Alternatively, you can use the command line "Start > Run > cmd" to install the IIS components
located on the installation data medium:
pkgmgr.exe /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-WebServer;IIS-CommonHttpFeatures;IISStaticContent;IIS-DefaultDocument;IIS-HttpErrors;IIS-ASPNET;IIS-ASP;IISISAPIExtensions;IIS-ISAPIFilter;IIS-BasicAuthentication;IIS-WindowsAuthentication;IISManagementConsole;IIS-ManagementService;IIS-IIS6ManagementCompatibility;IISMetabase;IIS-WMICompatibility
Procedure for Windows Server 2008
Configure the settings for the Windows Server 2008 in the Server Manager via the role
"Webserver (IIS)" in the associated role services.
1.3.3
Installing the WebNavigator server
Requirements
● Local administrator rights
● The Internet Information Server is installed.
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Procedure
1. Insert the WinCC DVD in the drive.
The DVD starts automatically if Autorun is enabled in the operating system. If the autorun
function is not activated, start the program Setup.exe on the DVD.
2. In the "Installation Type" dialog, select "Package Installation".
3. Select the "WebNavigator Server" installation.
4. Before the installation, the security settings that are adapted for WinCC are displayed in
the "System Settings" dialog. The firewall is configured automatically. Confirm the changes
to the system settings.
5. Start the installation.
You can track the status of the installation in the displayed dialog. Select "Cancel" to cancel
the installation.
6. You can transfer the license key for the product after installation of the WebNavigator
server. To do so, click on "Transfer License Key." Select "Next" if you have already
transferred the license key or want to install it at a later time.
Note
License keys will not be transferred automatically. You will have to transfer missing license
keys during or after installation with "Automation License Manager" .
7. Restart the computer when prompted to do so by setup.
Result
The WebNavigator server is installed and is displayed in the navigation window of the WinCC
Explorer.
Upgrading the WebNavigator server
If an older WebNavigator server is already installed, this will be recognized by the setup and
installation will not be possible.
A WebNavigator server can only be upgraded to a newer version if the WinCC basic system
is upgraded.
1. Remove the older version of the WebNavigator server using "Change or remove software/
programs" in the control panel.
2. Install the new version of the WinCC basic system as an upgrade without previous manual
removal.
3. Install the new version of the WebNavigator server.
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1.4 Installing the WebNavigator client
1.4
Installing the WebNavigator client
1.4.1
Installing the WebNavigator client
Introduction
You can install the WebNavigator client as follows:
● Installation from the WinCC product DVD.
In this case, certain Windows user rights are necessary, depending on the operating system.
● Installation via the Intranet/Internet.
In this case, certain Windows user rights are necessary, depending on the operating system.
● Installation without user interaction:
– Using the Windows user rights of the current user
– Or in networks, using group policy-based software distribution
In addition, you can also install the WebNavigator client on the WebNavigator server. This is
useful, for example, if you want to check the WinCC project locally on the server in Internet
Explorer.
Note
.Net controls on the WebNavigator client
If you wish to use .Net controls on the WebNavigator client, you need to install the .Net
Framework 4.0 on the client from the WinCC product DVD.
WinCCViewerRT
The web viewer "WinCCViewerRT" is installed upon installation of the WebNavigator client.
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Procedure
1. Entry and check of the settings of the client computer in Internet Explorer.
2. Installation of the WebNavigator client.
Note
If you are installing from the DVD or using software distribution based on group policy,
you can directly upgrade an older version of the WebNavigator client without having to
remove the older client first.
If you install the WebNavigator server on a PC after the WebNavigator client, you will have
to install the client again.
Plug-in reinstallation
The plug-ins "User Archive Control", "FunctionTrend Control", "Hardcopy" and "Web
Client" are already integrated in the WebNavigator client as of version V7.0 upon
installation.
If a WebNavigator client as of V7.0 is connected to a WebNavigator server older than V7.0
(e.g. V6.2 SP3), you will be offered these plug-ins for installation in the download area of
the Web navigation user interface.
The plug-ins are already installed. Do not reinstall these plug-ins.
Information on the setup and installation of the WebNavigator client:
● Before downloading and installing a new version on the WebNavigator client, check the
languages installed on the client and connected server. Only the languages of the
connected server will be available on the client computer following client installation by
download.
● WebNavigator client setup will be interrupted with the error message "WinCC Active" if the
local WinCC project is open or has been opened since the PC was last restarted. Restart
the computer. Check whether WinCC has been included in the Autostart directory. Remove
the entry if necessary and then restart the computer to execute WebNavigator client
installation.
● You will need at least 70 MB of free memory space on the local hard disk to install the
WebNavigator client. Otherwise, the MSI setup will cancel installation with a corresponding
error message.
● When installing the WebNavigator client by downloading it from the Intranet/Internet, you
can select to either "Open" or "Save" the setup file. The procedure you select upon initial
installation of the WebNavigator client must also be selected for the subsequent installation
of plug-ins or ActiveX controls. Otherwise, the "MSI Installer" service will output the error
message "Error 1316".
● In the download area of the Web Navigation user interface, the Plug-Ins which can be
installed are displayed. The same minimum user rights are required for installing these plugins as for installation of the WebNavigator client. If you select a plug-in in the Web
Navigation user interface, WebNavigator client setup will start. You will have to confirm the
selected plug-in again.
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1.4 Installing the WebNavigator client
Upgrading the WebNavigator client from a previous version
The current version of the WebNavigator client can be downloaded and installed from the
website "www.wincc.de" on the "WinCC/WebNavigator and WinCC/DataMonitor demo
access" page using the "WebNavigator" link.
Upgrade from WinCC V6.2 SP3
Perform a repair installation after upgrading from WinCC V6.2 SP3. To do so start the WinCC/
WebNavigator client installation with "Settings > Control Panel > Software" and select "Repair".
Otherwise, controls may be reinstalled during operation. Restart the computer.
Installing the WebNavigator client under Windows Server
Installation of the WebNavigator client under Windows Server with a lower user authorization
than "Administrator" is not possible in the default setting of group policies.
Enable the installation of the WebNavigator client in the group policy by
● Assigning and making the software public
● Or activating the setting "Always install with elevated privileges" under "Administrative
Templates / Windows Components / Windows Installer". You must activate "Never" for the
"Deactivate Windows Installer" option.
1.4.2
User rights and user groups
Windows user rights required for installation and initial registration of the WebNavigator client
"Administrator" rights are required for installing the WebNavigator client via Intranet/Internet
or using the product DVD. The initial registration of the client on the WebNavigator server must
take place with the user identification used during installation and the same or higher Windows
user rights. The connections must be established successfully. All subsequent logins can then
be performed by users with different Windows user rights, which may be more restricted.
Installing the WebNavigator client with limited Windows user rights
The MSI technology used allows you to install the WebNavigator client even with limited
Windows user rights. This procedure can be set during the installation using the group policy
based software distribution in networks.
Even the add-ins and plug-ins for the WebNavigator client can be installed. "Administrator"
rights are required for the installation of plug-ins that were created with the WinCC Plug-In
Builder.
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1.4 Installing the WebNavigator client
Installation for a configured group of users or computers
Using the Microsoft Systems Management server or group policy on a Domain Controller, it is
possible to install a group of users or computers configured by the Administrator.
● For this the MSI file "WinCCWebNavigatorClient.msi" is published at the Domain Controller
and enabled for a user group. Installation is then performed either during login of the defined
users or when the computer is started, depending on the configuration of the group policybased software distribution.
● When using a Microsoft Systems Management Server, the installation is configured by the
administrator, triggered and executed when the relevant computer boots.
Group policy-based software distribution
Software is normally installed with the access rights of the current Windows user. When using
MSI technology, the installation is performed by an operating system service with a higher
level of rights. This enables installations for which the Windows user does not have the
necessary rights. Applications which require higher rights for installation are referred to as
"privileged installations" in MSI technology. Installation of these applications is possible when
a Windows user is assigned the "Always install with elevated privileges" permission.
A group policy is created in the domain controller for use of group policy-based software
distribution. The software to be distributed is then assigned or made public using Active
Directory.
● Assignment: Software distribution can be assigned to a user or a computer. The software
to be distributed is automatically installed when the user logs in or the computer is started.
● Publication: The software distribution can be published for individual users. When the user
logs on to the client computer, the software to be distributed appears in a dialog and can
be selected for installation.
1.4.3
Internet Explorer Settings
Introduction
You have to adapt the Internet Explorer security settings in order to utilize full functionality of
the WebNavigator Client.
Procedure
1. Click "Tools > Internet Options" in Internet Explorer.
2. Select the "Security" tab.
Select the corresponding zone, for example, "Local Intranet" or "Internet".
3. Click "Custom Level...".
4. Enable the "Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting" and "Download signed
ActiveX controls" options.
5. Enable "Active Scripting" under "Scripting".
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6. Click "OK". Carry out the modifications in the subsequent dialog.
7. Click the "Trusted Sites" icon.
Click the "Sites..." button to open the "Trusted sites" dialog.
8. Enter the address of the WebNavigator Server in the "Add this website to the zone" field.
Possible formats and wildcards include "*://157.54.100 - 200", "ftp://157.54.23.41", or "http://
*.microsoft.com".
Deactivate the "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone" option.
Click "Add". Click "OK".
9. Click the "Trusted Sites" icon.
Click the "Standard level" button and then the "Custom Level" button.
Enable "Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe". Click "OK".
10.Click on the "General" tab.
Click in the "Settings" area on the "Temporary Internet Files" button.
Enable the "Automatic" option under "Check for newer versions of stored pages:".
Click "OK".
11.Close the "Internet Options" dialog by clicking "OK".
1.4.4
Installation from the DVD
Requirements
● For the installation and use of the WebNavigator client, the information in Internet Explorer
Settings (Page 21) applies.
● Depending on the operating system, specific minimum user rights are required to install
the WebNavigator client; see User rights and user groups (Page 20).
Procedure
1. Insert the WinCC DVD in the drive.
The DVD starts automatically if Autorun is enabled in the operating system. If the Autorun
function is not activated, start the program Setup.exe on the DVD.
2. In the "Installation Type" dialog, select "Package Installation".
3. Select the "WebNavigator Client" program package.
4. Before the installation, the security settings that are adapted for WinCC are displayed in
the "System Settings" dialog. The firewall is configured automatically. Confirm the changes
to the system settings.
5. Start the installation. You can track the status of the installation in the displayed dialog.
Select "Cancel" to cancel the installation.
6. Restart the computer when prompted to do so by setup.
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Result
The WebNavigator client is now installed and has been added as a function to the navigation
window of the WinCC Explorer.
1.4.5
Installation via the Intranet/Internet
Requirements
● For the installation and use of the WebNavigator client, the information in Internet Explorer
Settings (Page 21) applies.
● Depending on the operating system, specific minimum user rights are required to install
the WebNavigator client; see User rights and user groups (Page 20).
● The WebNavigator server must be installed on a computer. The Internet Information Server
must be configured with the WinCC Web Configurator. The users must be registered in the
WinCC User Administrator. The WinCC project must be in runtime.
Procedure
1. Go to the address bar of Internet Explorer and enter the URL "http://www.servername" of
the WebNavigator server. For installation in a virtual directory, the URL can be as follows:
"http:// www.servername/WebNavigator/".
2. Type in the user name and password.
3. The first time you access the WebNavigator server, you will be prompted to install the
WebNavigator client. Click the "Click here to install" link. Click the "Save" button in the "File
Download" dialog to store the client setup on the target computer. It is recommended to
save the Setup file because, in the event of a restart of the client computer being necessary,
the Setup need not be downloaded again.
Note
If you have already installed the WebNavigator client and wish to install a more recent
version via the Intranet/Internet, open the client setup straight away. You do not need to
save the installation file on the target computer. Remove the old installation file first if you
wish to save the new one. Alternatively, you can save the new version of the file in a
different directory.
4. Leave the Internet Explorer open and open Windows Explorer. Navigate to the directory in
which you saved the setup file. Start setup by double-clicking on the file.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen and enter the information and settings necessary.
The client-side controls of the WebNavigator will be installed. Close the Setup dialog.
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Result
Following successful installation, the WebNavigator client connects to the WinCC project
currently in runtime.
Note
If you want to use the on-screen keyboard, you also have to install .net 4.0. If you install the
WebNavigator client from the WinCC DVD, .net 4.0 is already included.
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1.5 Installing the WebNavigator diagnostics client
1.5
Installing the WebNavigator diagnostics client
Introduction
The software for the WebNavigator diagnostics client is installed on the client computer from
the DVD.
Requirements
● To do this, you must have administrator rights.
Procedure
1. Insert the WinCC DVD in the drive.
The DVD starts automatically if Autorun is enabled in the operating system. If the Autorun
function is not activated, start the program Setup.exe on the DVD.
2. In the "Installation Type" dialog, select "Custom Installation".
3. Select the "Diagnose Client" program in the Web Navigator" program group.
4. Before the installation, the security settings that are adapted for WinCC are displayed in
the "System Settings" dialog. The firewall is configured automatically. Confirm the changes
to the system settings.
5. Start the installation. You can track the status of the installation in the displayed dialog.
Select "Cancel" to cancel the installation.
6. Restart the computer when prompted to do so by setup.
Result
The WebNavigator diagnostics client is now installed.
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1.6 WebNavigator Demo Project
1.6
WebNavigator Demo Project
Introduction
The WinCC Demo Project can be downloaded as a self-extracting ZIP file from:
● http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/93148272 (http://
support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/93148272)
Installation
To install the project, copy the file in a local target directory and start the decompressing
process by double-clicking the file.
The following logins are already configured in the demo project:
WinCC
Login
Password
WebNavigator German
winccd
winccpass
WebNavigator English
wincce
winccpass
WebNavigator French
winccf
winccpass
WebNavigator Italian
wincci
winccpass
WebNavigator Spanish
winccs
winccpass
Terminal PocketPC
PocketPC
winccpass
Terminal Mobic
Mobic
winccpass
Terminal MP370
MP370
winccpass
See also
http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/93148272 (http://
support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/93148272)
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1.7 Deinstallation
1.7
Deinstallation
Introduction
You can remove the WebNavigator server and WebNavigator client in the usual way, as in
Windows.
Procedure
1. Open the Windows "Control panel" under the start menu.
2. Double-click on the "Software" icon.
3. Click the "Change or Remove Programs" icon.
4. Select the WebNavigator server or client and click "Remove". Follow the instructions on
the screen.
Result
The WebNavigator Server or WebNavigator client has now been removed from the computer.
Note
If you uninstall the WebNavigator server, you should also uninstall the corresponding licenses
with the "Automation License Manager" program. The licenses can be reactivated later.
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2.1
2
Information about WebNavigator
Introduction
These release notes contain important information.
The statements in these release notes take precedence over information provided in the
manuals and in the online help.
Please read these release notes carefully as they contain useful information.
Notes on the security of the system
For the safe operation of products and solutions from Siemens, it is necessary to take suitable
protective measures (e.g. cell protection concept) and to integrate each component into an
overall IT security concept which corresponds to the state-of-the-art IT technology. Products
used from other manufacturers should also be taken into account here. You will find more
information about industrial security under http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity (http://
www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity).
Security restrictions with the WebNavigator client
NOTICE
Security restrictions and response times in Internet Explorer
Please note the Internet-specific security restrictions when using the WebNavigator client.
The WebNavigator client may take significantly longer (>20 seconds) than a regular WinCC
client to recognize that the WebNavigator server is down or that the communication is faulty.
Using a secure connection over HTTPS
To increase the security of your communication, configure the WebNavigator server in such a
way that only HTTPS connections are supported.
You need a digital certificate for the WebNavigator server for this. Also use the SSL certificate
on the WebNavigator client.
Detailed information is available in the Microsoft Support under "How To Set Up an HTTPS
Service in IIS" (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324069/EN-US (http://support.microsoft.com/
kb/324069)).
Communication via proxy server
Please note the following for communication using a proxy server:
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● The WebNavigator client must be a member of the server domain.
● If the users registered on the WebNavigator client have no access to the proxy server, logon
to the proxy server with NTLM authentication is as follows:
1. The logon dialog for the proxy server appears.
2. The logon dialog for the WinCC user appears.
3. The logon dialog for the proxy server appears again.
Avoid cross-site request forgery for the WebNavigator
Cross-site request forgery is similar to the vulnerability caused by cross-site scripting (XSS,
Cross Site Scripting).
The attack is triggered when an authenticated user clicks on a malicious link. This vulnerability
exists even if scripting is deactivated in the browser.
Siemens recommends:
● Do not work with other applications or services that have anything to do with the Internet.
● Log off when you do not need the WebNavigator any longer
Defense in depth
See the notes on "Industrial Security" on the Siemens website:
● http://www.industry.siemens.com/topics/global/en/industrial-security/concept/Pages/
defense-in-depth.aspx (http://www.industry.siemens.com/topics/global/en/industrialsecurity/konzept/Seiten/defense-in-depth.aspx)
General information about WebNavigator
WebNavigator server: Configure a port other than the standard port "80"
When configuring the port in the WinCC Web Configurator, use "8080", for example, rather
than the standard port "80".
WebNavigator client: Firewall settings for printing from WinCC controls
To be able to print out on the client, you need to define the following Firewall settings for the
profiles used. The procedure is outlined based on the example of Windows 7:
1. Open "Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Firewall".
2. In the navigation bar, click "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall".
3. In the "Allowed programs and features:" list, activate the entry "File and printer sharing" for
the relevant profile.
4. Return to the Windows Firewall start page.
5. In the navigation bar, click "Turn Windows Firewall on or off".
6. If the Firewall is enabled, disable the setting "Block all incoming connections, including
those in the list of allowed programs".
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WebNavigator client: "Remote Desktop" user must be included in the Windows user group "Simatic HMI
Viewer"
If a WebNavigator client wants to connect with the WebNavigator server as "Remote Desktop"
user, you must ensure that the "Remote" user is included in the Windows user group "Simatic
HMI Viewer".
WebNavigator client: Display of ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer
ActiveX controls are disabled in Internet Explorer by default. For this reason, the WinCC
controls are not displayed correctly in Internet Explorer on a WebNavigator client.
To display the WinCC controls correctly, add the Web server as a trusted website and enable
the ActiveX controls only for the "Trusted sites" zone.
To continue protecting Internet Explorer from foreign ActiveX controls, check that the restricted
security settings still apply to the other zones after making the changes.
For more information, refer to the following documentation:
● WinCC/WebNavigator: "WinCC/WebNavigator Installation Notes > Installation of
WebNavigator Client > Settings in Internet Explorer"
WebNavigator client: Updating pictures with faceplates
To enable updating of changes to pictures with faceplates, you must enable the setting "Every
time I visit the webpage" in the settings for temporary Internet files in Internet Explorer.
WebNavigator client: Internet Explorer setting with Windows Server 2012
To allow the start screen to be loaded on Windows Server 2012 with the WebNavigator client,
you need to disable the setting "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" in Internet Explorer
under "Tools > Internet Options > Advanced".
WebNavigator client: Manual logoff with ODK function as of WinCC V7.2
Users can now also be logged off manually from the WebNavigator client with the ODK function
"PWRTLogout()". You will find a description of this function in the ODK documentation under
"ODK UserAdministrator/Functions for logging in/out".
WebNavigator client: ODK function "PWRTCheckPermissionOnPicture"
In order to use the ODK function "PWRTCheckPermissionOnPicture" on a WebNavigator
client, install the plug-in "WinCC Basic Process Control" and "Advanced Process Control".
WinCC uninstallation: WebNavigator client must be installed later
If you uninstall WinCC, you will need to post-install the WebNavigator client.
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Message after installation of a plug-in
The Program Compatibility Wizard may possibly output an message during installation of a
plug-in. The plug-in is installed correctly. You may therefore acknowledge this message with
"The program was installed correctly."
Project Change
Following a change of projects, a sporadic inoperable period of the Internet Information
Services (IIS) may occur. The computer must then be restarted.
WebNavigator server: Using the Trend Micro virus scanner in Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 SP2
Operation of the Trend Micro "Office Scan" Corporate Edition V10.5 virus scanner in
Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 SP2 may have a negative impact on the performance of
your WebNavigator Server.
Custom ActiveX Controls (Industrial X)
Compatibility with WinCC and WebNavigator server or WebNavigator client must be ensured
if custom ActiveX Controls (Industrial X) are used:
● Direct installation of ActiveX Controls on the computer with WinCC and WebNavigator
server or client. You must install the ActiveX control before installing WinCC and the
WebNavigator server or client. If the ActiveX control does not function without errors after
this step, there is no compatibility.
● Installation as a plug-in via the Web Navigation user interface on the WebNavigator client.
If the ActiveX Control is packaged in a plug-in and installed via download, an upgrade of
WinCC and the WebNavigator server or client will also require the generation of a new plugin using this ActiveX control. Ensure compatible binaries (DLL, OCX, etc.) are used when
creating the plug-in.
WebNavigator client: "Protected Mode" with Windows 7
"Protected Mode" is not supported for the WebNavigator client under Windows 7.
WebNavigator client: Connection with the WebNavigator server with Windows Server 2008
In order to connect a WebNavigator client to a WebNavigator server as a "user", you must add
the WebNavigator server as a trusted site.
Security settings in Internet Explorer: Installation via SSL connection
If you want to download the WebNavigator from an ASP portal via an SSL connection, note
that the download is not possible under certain conditions. You can correct this with one of the
following settings:
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● Deactivate the "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" option in the "Advanced" tab for the
Internet options of the Internet Explorer.
● Deactivate the "Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration" option in the "Control
Panel/Add/Remove Programs/Windows Components".
WebNavigator client: WinCC Alarm Control on a WebNavigator server in WinCC ServiceMode
Initial Situation
The WebNavigator client is connected with a WebNavigator server operated in WinCC
ServiceMode.
Behavior
If you are using WinCC Alarm Control prior to WinCC V7 that is connected via a server prefix,
you will not be able to open the selection dialog.
Solution
Use the WinCC AlarmControl that is offered as of WinCC V7.
WebNavigator client: Diagnostics file "WebNavReconnnect.log"
After installation of the WebNavigator client, the diagnostics file "WebNavReconnnect.log" will
be saved in the "<User>\Application Data\Siemens\SIMATIC.WinCC\WebNavigator\Client"
directory. The diagnostics file will be saved into the respective user profile so that this user no
longer requires administrator rights. Under Windows 7 the directory will be available under
"LocalLow".
WebNavigator client: WinCC Computer with "Basic Process Control"
The plug-in "WinCC Basic Process Control" must be installed on the WebNavigator client if
the client is connected to a computer with WinCC Basic Process Control. Without the plug-in,
the functionality of WinCC Basic Process Control will not be available on the WebNavigator
client: for example, the relevant ActiveX Controls and the group display will not be available.
The plug-in is on the WebNavigator server in the "<wincc_installationpath>\WebNavigator
\Server\Web\Install\Custom" directory. You can download the plug-in via the WebNavigator
navigation user interface from the download area.
A description of supported and non-supported functions may be found in WinCC Information
System under "Options for Process Control > System Overview Process Control Options >
Configuration in PCS 7 Environment > Web Client".
If the WebNavigator client is to be installed on a dedicated web server with WinCC Basic
Process Control, the plug-in "WinCC Basic Process Control" must be installed immediately
after installation of the WebNavigator client. The download page for the plug-in is displayed.
You will only be able to exit this page after installation of the plug-in for displaying the process
pictures.
For more information on the supported functionalities of the WebNavigator client when
connected to a PCS7 OS, please refer to the PCS7 documentation.
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WebNavigator client: Downloading plug-ins with Internet Explorer 8
Deactivate the SmartScreen filter in Internet Explorer 8 during the download. Otherwise, the
plug-in will start twice on completion of the download.
WebNavigator client: "FLAG_COMMENT_DIALOG" of the "GCreateMyOperationMsg" function
The WebNavigator client does not support the parameter "FLAG_COMMENT_DIALOG" for
the "GCreateMyOperationMsg" function.
See also
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=959658 (http://
support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=959658)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959658 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959658)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324069 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324069)
http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity (http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity)
http://www.industry.siemens.com/topics/global/en/industrial-security/concept/Pages/defensein-depth.aspx (http://www.industry.siemens.com/topics/global/en/industrial-security/konzept/
Seiten/defense-in-depth.aspx)
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2.2
Service and Support
2.2.1
Warnings
Safety notes
This manual contains information that must be observed to ensure your personal safety and
to prevent property damage. Notices referring to your personal safety are highlighted in the
manual by a safety alert symbol; notices referring to property damage only have no safety alert
symbol. Depending on the hazard level, warnings are displayed in a descending order as
follows:
DANGER
means that there can be severe physical injury or even death if the corresponding safety
measures are not followed.
WARNING
means that there can be severe physical injury or even death if the corresponding safety
measures are not followed.
CAUTION
indicates that minor personal injury may result if proper precautions are not taken.
NOTICE
indicates that damage to property may result if proper precautions are not taken.
Note
is an important information about the product, the way to handle the product or the respective
part of the documentation and we wish to especially bring this to your notice.
If multiple levels of hazards can occur, the warning is always displayed with the highest possible
level. If a warning with a warning triangle is to be indicate physical injury, the same warning
may also contain information about damage to property.
Qualified Personnel
The corresponding machine/ system may only be set up and operated with the help of this
documentation. A device/system must only be commissioned and operated by qualified
personnel. Qualified persons in the sense of safety instructions in this documentation stand
for persons who are authorized to operate, earth and mark machines, system and electrical
circuits according to safety standards.
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Proper use
Please observe the following:
WARNING
Proper use
The machine may only be used for the application instances that have been described in the
catalog and the technical description and only in combination with third-party devices and
components recommended and/or approved by Siemens. Smooth and safe operations
demand proper transport, proper storage, installation and assembling as well as careful
operations and maintenance.
Brands
All designations with the trademark symbol ® are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Other
designations in this documentation may be trademarks whose use by third parties for their own
purposes can violate the rights of the owner.
Security information
Siemens provides products and solutions with industrial security functions that support the
secure operation of plants, solutions, machines, equipment and/or networks. They are
important components in a holistic industrial security concept. With this in mind, Siemens’
products and solutions undergo continuous development. Siemens recommends strongly that
you regularly check for product updates.
For the secure operation of Siemens products and solutions, it is necessary to take suitable
preventive action (e.g. cell protection concept) and integrate each component into a holistic,
state-of-the-art industrial security concept. Third-party products that may be in use should also
be considered. For more information about industrial security, visit
● http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity (http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity)
To stay informed about product updates as they occur, sign up for a product-specific
newsletter. For more information, visit
● http://support.automation.siemens.com (http://support.automation.siemens.com)
Disclaimer of liability
We have checked the contents of the description to ensure that it matches with the hardware
and the software it describes. Nevertheless, we cannot assume responsibility for any
deviations that may arise. The details outlined in this description are checked regularly and
the required corrections are done in the subsequent editions. Suggestions for improvement
are welcomed.
The statements in the online documentation are more binding than the statements in the
manuals and PDF files.
Please follow the Release Notes and Installation Notes. The information in these Release
Notes and Installation Notes has priority over that in the manuals and online help with regard
to legal validity.
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Copyright © Siemens AG 2014
Änderungen vorbehalten / All rights reserved
It is prohibited to transfer, copy, evaluate or communicate this document in full or part unless
the same has been explicitly approved. Violation of this rule can lead to claims for damage
compensation. All rights reserved, especially for granting patents or for GM registration.
Siemens AG
Automation and Drives
SIMATIC Human Machine Interfaces
P.O. Box 4848
D-90026 Nuremberg, Germany
See also
http://support.automation.siemens.com (http://support.automation.siemens.com)
http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity (http://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity)
2.2.2
Customer Support
Customer Support and Technical Support
You can reach the SIMATIC hotlines at the times specified in the following table. The SIMATIC
hotline employees speak German and English. The Authorization hotline offers French, Italian
or Spanish customer support in addition to German and English.
Technical support
Nuremberg (GMT +1:00)
Service HoursMonday - Friday, 8:00 to 17:00 (CET/CEST)
Phone
+49 (0)911 895 7222
Fax
+49 (0)911 895 7223
E-mail
http://www.siemens.com/automation/support-request (http://
www.siemens.com/automation/support-request)
An overview of the Technical Support is available at the following URL:
● http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/16605032 (http://
support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/16605032)
Automation Value Card (AVC)
The Automation Value Card (AVC) provides extended Technical Support and is available 24
hours every day of the week. Information on the AVC can be found at the following URL:
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● http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/28448132 (http://
support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/21981898)
SIMATIC Customer Online Support
Service and Support
An overview of the support offering for our products is available at the following URL:
● http://www.siemens.com/automation/service&support (http://www.siemens.com/
automation/service&support)
In Product Support, for example, you will find downloads of firmware updates, service packs
and useful utilities.
Online Help is available so that you can successfully use the Support offering. Open the Online
Help by selecting the corresponding button on the Internet site or at the following URL:
● http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/support/html_00/help/Online_Hilfe.htm (http://
support.automation.siemens.com/WW/support/html_76/help/Online_Hilfe.htm)
WinCC FAQs
WinCC Online Support with information on FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) may also be
found at the following URL:
● http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/de/10805548/133000 (http://
support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/10805583/133000)
Technical Forum
The Technical Forum supports exchange with other SIMATIC users. It is available at the
following URL:
● http://www.siemens.com/automation/csi/forum (http://www.siemens.de/automation/csi_en/
forum)
Technical documentation for SIMATIC products
You can find a guide to the technical documentation provided for individual SIMATIC products
and systems at the following URL:
● http://www.siemens.com/simatic-tech-doku-portal (http://www.siemens.com/simatic-techdoku-portal)
Contact person database
To contact your local agent, search our contact database at the following URL:
● http://www.automation.siemens.com/partner/index.asp (http://
www.automation.siemens.com/partner/index.asp?lang=en)
Product Information
SIMATIC WinCC
Go to the following URL for additional information about WinCC products:
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● http://www.siemens.com/wincc (http://www.siemens.com/wincc)
SIMATIC Products
Go to the following URL for additional information about SIMATIC products:
● http://www.siemens.com/simatic (http://www.siemens.com/simatic)
See also
Internet: Support Request (http://www.siemens.com/automation/support-request)
Internet: Technical support (http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/16605032)
Internet: Automation Validation Card (AVC) (http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/
view/en/21981898)
Internet: Service and Support (http://www.siemens.com/automation/service&support)
Internet: WinCC FAQs (http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/
10805583/133000)
Internet: Support Technical Forum (http://www.siemens.de/automation/csi_en/forum)
Internet: Support Search (http://www.siemens.de/automation/csi_en/km)
Internet: Support Online Help (http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/support/html_76/
help/Online_Hilfe.htm)
Internet: Technical documentation for SIMATIC products (http://www.siemens.com/simatictech-doku-portal)
Internet: Contact person database (http://www.automation.siemens.com/partner/index.asp?
lang=en)
Internet: Information about WinCC (http://www.siemens.com/wincc)
Internet: SIMATIC Products (http://www.siemens.com/simatic)
2.2.3
Support Request
Dear customer
In order to provide you with fast and effective support, please complete the "Support Request"
form online on the Internet. Describe the problem in as much detail as possible. We would
appreciate if you would provide us with all project data, so that we can reproduce the error
situation or shorten the turn-around time.
Before filling out the support request, check whether your configured quantity structure is within
the range of tested quantity structures (see topic "Performance Data").
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Support Request form
The Support Request form is available at the following URL:
● http://www.siemens.com/automation/support-request (http://www.siemens.com/
automation/support-request)
When filling out the report, you will be guided through several steps, which will ask about all
required information.
A detailed description of the Support Request can be found at the following URL:
● http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/16605654 (http://
support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/16605654)
Procedure
1. Open the "Support Request" form using the link on the Internet. Step 1 "Select product" is
displayed:
2. Enter the project name in the "Product/Order number" box. Upper/lower case is not relevant.
Search for parts of the product name or enter the full product name in the correct order.
You can e. g. search for the following terms:
- "WinCC Runtime"
- "WinCC DataMonitor"
- "wincc webnavigator"
- "Connectivity"
The found products are offered in the "Product selection" field.
3. Select the desired product and click on "Next" to switch to step 2 "Select use case".
4. Select a use case or describe your specific use case in the "Other use case" field.
5. Press "Next" to switch to step 3 "Our solutions".
Suggested solutions and FAQs for the selected key words are listed.
Once you have found a suggested solution for your problem, you can close the form in the
browser.
If you did not find any applicable suggested solutions, press "Next" to switch to step 4
"Describe problem".
6. Describe your problem as exactly as possible in the "Details" field.
Pay particular attention to the following questions and comments. Please also check the
WinCC installation and configuration with regard to the following references.
If you have any idea what has caused the error, please let us know. No detail should be
omitted, even if you consider it unimportant.
- Was the configuration data created with older WinCC versions?
- How can the error be reproduced?
- Are other programs running simultaneously with WinCC?
- Have you deactivated the screen saver, virus checker and power management function?
- Search the computer for log files (WinCC\Diagnose\*.log, drwatson.log, drwtsn32.log).
The log files are needed for error analysis. Thus, be sure to send the log files as well.
7. Use the "Search" button to upload your affected project and the log files (e. g. as a Zip file)
to the Support Request.
Press "Next" to switch to step 5 "Provide contact information".
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8. Enter your contact information.
Read the privacy notice and choose whether your personal data should be permanently
saved.
Press "Next" to switch to step 6 "Summary & Send".
9. Press the "Print" button if you would like to print the support request.
You close the support request by clicking the "Send" button.
Your data will be transmitted to Customer Support and processed there.
Thank you for your cooperation. We hope that we can be of assistance in solving your problems.
Your WinCC Team
See also
Internet: Error Report (http://www.siemens.com/automation/support-request)
Internet: Overview of Support Request (http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/
16605654)
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3.1
3
First Web Project
Introduction
WinCC/WebNavigator provides a solution for operator control and monitoring of the automation
system via the Intranet and Internet. WinCC/WebNavigator offers you an easy and efficient
way of implementing the operator control and monitoring functions of the WinCC project.
The optional "WinCC/WebNavigator" package consists of server components that you install
on the WebNavigator server. You need the WebNavigator client components on the computer
that you are using to control and monitor the process pictures that are displayed as in the
WinCC basic system. For this purpose, use Internet Explorer or the "WinCCViewerRT" Web
Viewer on the client.
WinCC/WebNavigator also contains the "WebNavigator Diagnostics Client" component. The
functionality of this Diagnostics Client is no different from that of a WebNavigator client. The
Diagnostics Client provides cost-effective and reliable access to one or several WebNavigator
Servers for diagnostics purposes.
Overview
This Getting Started is based on the WinCC demo project. For this example project, WinCC,
WebNavigator Server and WebNavigator Client are installed on the same computer.
Edit the WinCC project on the WebNavigator Server. Use the WebNavigator Client if you
access the project with Internet Explorer or "WinCCViewerRT".
Requirement
● The WinCC basic system is installed.
● You have installed the WinCC demo project. Information about its installation is available
in the chapter "Information about installation of the WinCC demo project (Page 26)".
● WebNavigator Server is installed. Information about its installation is available in the
"Information about installation of the WebNavigator Server (Page 14)" chapter.
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Procedure
Perform the following steps for the first Web project:
● Configure the WinCC project
– Publish the WinCC process pictures for web access
– Administer the users for WebNavigator Client
● Configuring the WebNavigator Server
– Configure the WebNavigator web page
– Configure the firewall
– Check the activated web page
● Operating the WinCC project
– Configure the Internet Explorer settings
– Install the WebNavigator Client and operate the WinCC project using Internet Explorer
– Set up WinCCViewerRT and operate the WinCC project using WinCCViewerRT
● Creating a new process picture and displaying it on the WebNavigator client
See also
Creating a new process picture (Page 66)
Installing the WebNavigator Client (Page 60)
Administering the users for WebNavigator Client (Page 51)
Starting the demo project (Page 54)
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3.2
Configuring the WinCC project
3.2.1
Publishing process pictures
Introduction
If you wish to display WinCC process pictures on the WebNavigator Client, you must publish
them first. For publishing the pictures, use the Web View Publisher, which automatically makes
the necessary adjustments to the project data.
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Procedure
1. Select "WebNavigator" in the navigation window of WinCC Explorer.
Select the "Web View Publisher" command from the shortcut menu. The WinCC Web
Publishing Wizard is now launched.
2. Click "Next".
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3. Select the WinCC project folder under "Path to your WinCC project".
Select the target folder for the published pictures under "Publishing folder of the WinCC
Web".
Accept the proposed folder within the WinCC project folder.
Click "Next".
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4. Move the pictures that you wish to publish to the "Selected files" list.
Click "Next".
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5. Move the necessary C project functions to the "Selected files" list.
Click "Next".
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6. Move the graphics used in the process pictures to the "Selected files" list. The referenced
files are in the "GraCS" folder or in subfolders of "GraCS".
Click "Next".
7. To start publishing the pictures, click "Finish".
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Result
The results list displays the status of all published objects. You can click an object to view
additional object information.
You have successfully published the pictures and functions.
3.2.2
Administering the users for WebNavigator Client
Introduction
In order to enable a user to access a WinCC project via a WebNavigator Client, you must
assign the appropriate authorizations to the user in the WinCC User Administrator. You can
select a different start picture and runtime language for each user.
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Procedure
1. Right-click "User Administrator" in the navigation window of the WinCC Explorer. Select
the "Open" command from the shortcut menu.
2. You can use an existing user for the Web project. Select the user named "winccd" who has
been assigned the login "winccd" and password "winccpass", for example, or create a new
user based on this template.
3. If you want to create a new user, select the "New User" command in the shortcut menu of
a group in the navigation area.
4. Specify the password for the new user in the "Password" column.
5. Select the new user in the table window of the User Administrator.
6. Select the "WebNavigator" check box in the data window.
7. Select the start picture for the user, e.g. "winccPic.pd_", in "Web start picture" via the
dropdown list. You can only select published pictures as start pictures.
8. Select the Runtime language for the user in "Web language" via the dropdown list. The
languages created in the Text Library are available for selection.
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9. Select the new user in the navigation window of the User Administrator. Select the required
user rights by clicking in the "Authorization" column of the table window. If system
authorization "Web access - monitoring only" has been enabled, the user is only allowed
to monitor the WinCC project when acting as WebNavigator Client.
10.Close the User Administrator.
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3.3
Configuring the WebNavigator Server
3.3.1
Starting the demo project
Introduction
You have copied the WinCC demo project to the computer. In this step, you set up the Web
project for the computer that acts as both WebNavigator Server and WebNavigator Client.
Procedure
1. Start WinCC by selecting "SIMATIC > WinCC > WinCC Explorer" in the Windows Start
menu.
2. Open "DemoProjectV7".
3. Click "Start server locally" in the next dialog. The WinCC project can only be activated if
your computer has been entered as an available server in the computer list.
4. Right-click "Computer" in the navigation window of WinCC Explorer and select
"Properties...".
5. Click the "Properties" button in the dialog.
6. Enter the computer name in the "Computer name" field.
7. Click "OK". Restart the project to activate your changes.
8. Close the project by selecting "File > Exit".
9. Reopen the demo project to configure the WebNavigator Server.
See also
Configuring the WebNavigator web page (Page 54)
3.3.2
Configuring the WebNavigator web page
Introduction
The WinCC Web Configurator is used to set up and manage the Microsoft Internet Information
Service (IIS). You will be creating a default web page in this step.
Requirement
● The WebNavigator Server is installed.
● The Windows "Internet Information Service" component is installed.
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Procedure
1. Select "WebNavigator" in the navigation window of WinCC Explorer.
Click the "Web Configurator" command in the shortcut menu.
Click "Next" on the start page.
2. Enable the "Create a new standard web page (standalone)" option and then click "Next".
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3. Enter the name "WebNavigator" for the web page.
4. Select the default port "80" in the "Port" field.
5. Select an "IP address". Use only the addresses that are available in the selection list.
Select "All not assigned" to enable Intranet and Internet access to the computer.
6. Select "WebClient.asp" as the default web page.
7. Click "Finish" if you have not activated a Firewall.
Click "Next" if you have installed a Firewall.
Result
You have created the Web folder and activated the web page.
3.3.3
Configuring the firewall
Introduction
The chapter describes how to activate "HTTP" and "HTTPS" services for port "80" in Windows
7 or Windows 2008.
Consult your network administrator if you want to set up the Windows Firewall with advanced
security or for a different port.
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Requirement
● You have created a default web page with Web Configurator.
● The Firewall is activated.
● The user who is logged has Windows administrator rights.
● You have to set up the HTTPS service in IIS if you are using it for WebNavigator. For more
information, refer to "Setting up an HTTPS service in IIS (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/
324069)".
Procedure for the default port
1. Click the "Windows Firewall" button in the " WinCC Web Configurator".
The "Windows Firewall" dialog opens.
2. Windows 7: Click "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall".
Windows 2008: Click "Allow a program to communicate through Windows Firewall".
3. Activate "Secure WWW services (HTTPS)" or "WWW services (HTTP)".
4. Close all Windows dialogs with "OK".
5. Click "Finish" in the Web Configurator.
The server configuration is completed.
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3.3.4
Check the activated web page
Procedure in Windows 7/2008
1. Select "All programs > Administration > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager" from
the Windows Start menu.
2. Click the computer name in the "Connections" field.
3. Click "Default Web Site".
4. Check the view of the web pages.
If the status "Stopped" is displayed next to the required web page, for example,
"WebNavigator", start the web page.
Select the "Start" command from the shortcut menu to launch the web page.
5. Close the "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager". The web page is activated.
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3.4
Operating the WinCC project
3.4.1
Operating the WinCC project with Internet Explorer
3.4.1.1
Internet Explorer Settings
Introduction
You have to adapt the Internet Explorer security settings in order to utilize full functionality of
the WebNavigator Client.
Procedure
1. Click "Tools > Internet Options" in Internet Explorer.
2. Select the "Security" tab.
Select the corresponding zone, for example, "Local Intranet" or "Internet".
3. Click "Custom Level...".
4. Enable the "Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting" and "Download signed
ActiveX controls" options.
5. Enable "Active Scripting" under "Scripting".
6. Click "OK". Carry out the modifications in the subsequent dialog.
7. Click the "Trusted Sites" icon.
Click the "Sites..." button to open the "Trusted sites" dialog.
8. Enter the address of the WebNavigator Server in the "Add this website to the zone" field.
Possible formats and wildcards include "*://157.54.100 - 200", "ftp://157.54.23.41", or "http://
*.microsoft.com".
Deactivate the "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone" option.
Click "Add". Click "OK".
9. Click the "Trusted Sites" icon.
Click the "Standard level" button and then the "Custom Level" button.
Enable "Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe". Click "OK".
10.Click on the "General" tab.
Click in the "Settings" area on the "Temporary Internet Files" button.
Enable the "Automatic" option under "Check for newer versions of stored pages:".
Click "OK".
11.Close the "Internet Options" dialog by clicking "OK".
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3.4.1.2
Installing the WebNavigator Client
Introduction
This chapter describes how to install the WebNavigator Client on the WebNavigator Server
via Intranet/Internet.
Requirement
● The WebNavigator Server is installed.
● The "WinCC WebNavigator" license is installed.
● The WinCC project is in Runtime.
● The WinCC pictures are configured and published for web access.
● A user for the WebNavigator Client has been created in WinCC.
● Internet Explorer
Procedure
1. Go to the address bar of Internet Explorer and enter the URL "http://www.<servername>"
of the WebNavigator Server.
2. Type in the user name and password, for example, "winccd".
The first time you access the WebNavigator Server, you are prompted to install the
WebNavigator Client. Click on the link "Click here to install".
3. Click "Save" in the "File Download" dialog to save the client setup to the target computer.
Saving the client setup to the client computer saves you from having to download the data
once again if you have to restart the client computer.
4. Select the destination folder for the setup file of the WebNavigator Client in the next dialog.
5. Without closing Internet Explorer, open Windows Explorer. Navigate to the folder in which
you saved the Setup file. Start the setup by double-clicking on setup.exe.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen and make the necessary entries and settings.
7. Select the "Complete" option in the "Setup type" dialog to install all components of the
Client. Click "Next".
8. Click "Install" in the next dialog.
9. Click "Finish" in the "Install Wizard completed" dialog.
Result
On successful installation, the WebNavigator Client connects to the WinCC project currently
in Runtime. The standard web page is displayed with the picture that you specified for the user
in the User Administrator.
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During installation of the WebNavigator client, the "WinCCViewerRT" Web viewer is also
installed. "WinCCViewerRT" is a viewing program that you can use in place of Internet Explorer
to visualize the WinCC project.
3.4.2
Operating the WinCC project using WinCCViewerRT
3.4.2.1
Configuring WinCCViewerRT
Introduction
WinCCViewerRT is a program for visualizing WinCC projects. You can configure
WinCCViewerRT for operation with the WebNavigator Server and Graphics Runtime.
Requirement
● On the server
– The WebNavigator Server is installed.
– A WinCC/WebNavigator license is installed.
– The WinCC project is in Runtime.
– The WinCC pictures are configured and published for web access.
● On the client
– The WebNavigator Client is installed.
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Procedure
1. Double-click the link "WinCCViewerRT.exe" in the "Webnavigator\Client\bin" installation
folder.
The configuration dialog opens if you reconfigure WinCCViewerRT.
WinCCViewerRT opens if WinCCViewerRT has already been set up. Use the <Ctrl+Alt+P>
key combination to open the configuration dialog of WinCCViewerRT.
2. Enter the login data in the "General" tab:
– Server address: http://<server name> or http://<IP address>
– User name and password, if you want to specify a default user for the login dialog.
– The user settings you configured in the User Administrator will be activated if you enable
the "Apply project settings" option.
3. Specify the Runtime language in the "Parameters" tab.
If necessary, disable any key combinations with which the user switches to other programs.
If required, you can modify the preset <Ctrl+Alt+P> key combination that is used to open
the WinCCViewerRT configuration dialog.
Define a key combination with which a user can log off and a new user can log on. The key
combination can only be used if no default user has been set in the "General" tab.
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4. Specify the WinCC Runtime properties in the "Graphics Runtime" tab:
- Start picture
- Configuration file for user-defined menus and toolbars
- Window attributes
- Impermissible user actions
5. Specify additional user actions in the "Runtime" tab:
● Activating the screen keyboard
● <Ctrl+Alt+Del> key combination to allow switching to the Task Manager or operating system
via the screen keyboard.
● Auto-logoff settings
● Activating Direct2D to accelerate graphics representation.
● Specification of the printer with which you can print from the WinCC Controls using the
configured print job.
Close the dialog with the "OK" button.
Result
WinCCViewerRT is configured. The connection to the WebNavigator Server is set up after you
close the dialog. The settings are saved to the "WinCCViewerRT.xml" configuration file. The
configuration file settings are used at the next start of WinCCViewerRT. WinCCViewerRT
applies the user interface language from WinCC.
The configuration file is saved in the folder "Documents and Settings\<User>\Application Data
\Siemens\SIMATIC.WinCC\WebNavigator\Client". You can rename the file, for example, to
"User1.xml". You can also start WinCCViewerRT by means of the command line with the user-
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specific configuration file, e.g. "WinCCViewerRT.exe User1.xml". This procedure allows for
different configurations, depending on the logged-on user.
The WinCCViewerRT configuration dialog opens at the start if you rename or delete
"WinCCViewerRT.xml". Reconfigure WinCCViewerRT or select a different configuration file.
Note
WinCCViewerRT can only be closed by means of script function if you disable a key shortcut
or hide the "Close" button. Function in the C-Script: DeactivateRTProject; function in the
VBScript: HMIRuntime.Stop.
3.4.2.2
Operating the WinCC project
Requirement
● On the server
– The WebNavigator Server is installed.
– The "WinCC WebNavigator" license is installed.
– The WinCC project is in Runtime.
– The WinCC pictures are configured and published for web access.
– The user is created in WinCC.
● On the client
– WinCCViewerRT is configured.
Procedure
1. Start "WinCCViewerRT" in the Windows Start menu with "Programs > Siemens Automation
> Options and Tools > HMI Tools".
2. Log on to the WebNavigator Server:
– A login dialog is not displayed if the user name and password is preset in the
"WinCCViewerRT" configuration dialog. You are logged on automatically with the stored
login data.
– The login dialog is displayed if a user name and password is not set in the
"WinCCViewerRT" configuration dialog. Enter the user name and password of the
WinCC user. Passwords are case-sensitive. Click "OK".
3. To change the user, use the specified key combination for "WinCCViewerRT" login/logoff.
The previous user is logged off. Enter the user name and password of the new WinCC user
in the login dialog. Passwords are case-sensitive. Click "OK".
The key combination can only be used if no default user has been set.
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Result
WinCCViewerRT automatically connects to the activated WinCC project. The start picture that
is configured for the user is displayed.
The user may operate or monitor the project, depending on authorizations. Users assigned
system authorization No. 1002 "Web access - monitoring only" in the User Administration are
only allowed to monitor the WinCC project.
The "View Only Cursor" indicates that process-related operations are not possible.
Certain operations, such as opening the properties dialog of a WinCC OnlineTrendControl,
are still possible.
You can also use your own cursor icon as a "View Only Cursor", if required. For more
information, refer to "Configuring Runtime settings (Page 93)".
The <F5> key triggers a reselection of WinCCViewerRT.
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3.5
Creating a new process picture and displaying it on the client
3.5.1
Creating a new process picture
Introduction
Configure a new process picture for the web project on the server. Create a trend window that
displays the measured values from the archive of the WinCC demo project.
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Requirement
●
The WinCC demo project is open.
Procedure
1. Click "Graphics Designer" in the navigation window of WinCC Explorer. Right-click in the
data window and select the " New picture" menu command.
2. In the object palette of Graphics Designer, double-click "WinCC OnlineTrendControl" on
the "Controls" tab. The control is inserted into the picture and the configuration dialog
opens.
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3. Click the "Trends" tab. Click
at the tag name in the "Data connection" field. Select the
"Measured values" archive and "T01" tag in the "Archive/tag selection" dialog.
4. Click "OK". The measured values from "T01" are linked to the trend.
5. If required, configure additional properties of the trend or control.
6. Save the control under the name "NewTrend.pdl" and close Graphics Designer.
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Result
You have successfully created a trend window in a picture on the WebNavigator Server. In
order to display the trend window on the WebNavigator Client, you must publish the picture
and assign it to a user as start picture.
See also
Configuring a new process picture for the web (Page 69)
3.5.2
Configuring a new process picture for the web
Introduction
In order to display the trend window on the WebNavigator Client, you must publish the picture
and assign it to a user as start picture.
Requirement
● The WinCC demo project is open.
● You have successfully created a trend window in a picture on the WebNavigator Server.
Procedure
1. Right-click "WebNavigator" in the navigation window of the WinCC Explorer. Select the
"Web View Publisher" command from the shortcut menu.
2. Select the new "NewTrend.pdl" picture in the "Files" field of the "Select pictures" dialog of
the Publishing Wizard. Move the file to the "Selected files" list.
3. Follow the further instructions of the Publishing Wizard. The picture is published after you
have completed the Wizard.
4. Right-click "User Administrator" in the navigation window of WinCC Explorer and select the
"Open" command from the shortcut menu.
5. Select the user with whom you wish to display the new trend window from the navigation
window of the User Administrator.
6. Select the "WebNavigator" check box in the table window. The "Web Options" area is
displayed.
7. Click "..." to select the "NewTrend.pd_" start picture.
8. Close the User Administrator.
Result
You have successfully configured the picture that contains the trend window for visualization
on the WebNavigator Client.
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See also
Displaying the process picture on the WebNavigator Client (Page 70)
Administering the users for WebNavigator Client (Page 51)
Publishing process pictures (Page 45)
3.5.3
Displaying the process picture on the WebNavigator Client
Introduction
You want to display the new process picture on the WebNavigator Client Use the
"WinCCViewerRT" Web Viewer for this example.
Requirements
● The WebNavigator Server and the "WinCC WebNavigator" license are installed.
● The user is created in WinCC.
● A process picture is created in WinCC.
● The process picture is published and assigned to the user as start picture.
● The WinCC project is in Runtime.
● WinCCViewerRT is configured.
Procedure
1. Select the "Start > Programs > Siemens Automation > Option and Tools > HMI Tools >
WinCCViewerRT" command in the Windows Start menu.
2. Log on to the WebNavigator Server:
– A login dialog is not displayed if the user name and password are set in the
"WinCCViewerRT" configuration dialog. You are logged on automatically with the stored
login data.
– The login dialog is displayed if a user name and password is not set in the
"WinCCViewerRT" configuration dialog.
Enter the user name and password in the "General" tab. Click "OK".
3. You can use the preset <Ctrl+Alt+P> key combination to change the user. The
"WinCCViewerRT" configuration dialog opens.
Enter the user name and password in the "General" tab. Click "OK".
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Result
The trend window is displayed in the "WinCCViewerRT" Web Viewer. The trend values are
loaded from the archive.
See also
Configuring WinCCViewerRT (Page 61)
Operating the WinCC project (Page 64)
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Function overview
Introduction
WinCC/WebNavigator provides a solution for operator control and monitoring of the automation
system via the Intranet and Internet. WinCC/WebNavigator offers you an easy and efficient
way of implementing the operator control and monitoring functions of the WinCC project.
Current Internet security methods are supported. Use SSL encryption to increase Internet
security.
The optional "WinCC/WebNavigator" package consists of the following components:
● WebNavigator Server
● WebNavigator Client
● WebNavigator Diagnostics Client
WebNavigator Server
All necessary WinCC pictures and functions that are displayed on the WebNavigator Client
are stored on the WebNavigator Server. The Web View Publisher automatically makes the
required adaptations to the project data that is necessary for the web. This ensures the best
possible performance.
The WebNavigator Server needs Microsoft Internet Information Service (IIS) for
communication with the WebNavigator Clients. The IIS is set up and managed using the
WinCC Web Configurator.
The "Load Balancing" function allows you to automatically distribute the WebNavigator Clients
evenly to different WebNavigator Servers, in accordance with the respective server license.
WebNavigator Client
The WebNavigator Client is started in Internet Explorer with enabled ActiveX controls. You
can operate and monitor a current WinCC project without the entire WinCC basic system
having to be installed on the computer.
You control access of the WebNavigator Clients in the user administration. A different start
picture and language can be selected for each user. You can enable scalable access to
different project areas and functions for individual users by assigning user authorizations.
The "WinCCViewerRT" Web Viewer program is used for visualization of web projects only.
The program can be used in place of Internet Explorer to visualize the WinCC project.
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WebNavigator Diagnostics Client
The WebNavigator Diagnostics Client is particularly useful for the following activities:
● Remote diagnostics and operator control of multiple unmanned WinCC stations.
● Central remote maintenance using a Diagnostics Client to monitor several WebNavigator
Servers.
● For Power Users who need guaranteed server access at all times.
The functionality of this Diagnostics Client is no different from that of a WebNavigator client.
However, the Diagnostics Client provides guaranteed access to the WebNavigator Servers at
all times. Access is independent of the number of users already logged on to the WebNavigator
Server.
The Diagnostics Client licensing provides you with a cost-effective solution for accessing many
WebNavigator Servers using one or a few WebNavigator Clients. You can combine
WebNavigator and diagnostics licenses. The WebNavigator Server needs a Diagnostics
Server license if a WebNavigator license is not already available.
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4.2
Possible applications of WinCC/WebNavigator
4.2.1
WebNavigator Server on the WinCC Server
Linking WebNavigator Clients and WinCC projects via Intranet/LAN
The WinCC Server and the server component of the Web Navigator are installed on the same
computer. The WebNavigator Clients operate and/or monitor the current server project via
Intranet/LAN in an isolated solution.
This cost-effective solution allows you to set up computer stations, for example, for the purpose
of monitoring or maintenance. It is not necessary to install the complete WinCC system on
these computers.
Linking the WebNavigator Clients and WinCC projects via Internet and Intranet
The WinCC Server and the server component of the Web Navigator are installed on the same
computer. The WebNavigator Clients are able to operate and/or monitor the current server
project via Internet and Intranet.
Two Firewalls are employed to protect against malicious attacks from the Internet. The first
firewall protects the WebNavigator Server against an attack from the Internet. The second
Firewall provides additional security for the Intranet.
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Separation of the WinCC and WebNavigator servers
Communication via a channel
A group of automation systems is assigned to the WinCC Server. The project includes all data
such as programs, configuration data and miscellaneous settings. On the computer that
contains the WinCC and WinCC WebNavigator servers, the WinCC project is mirrored 1:1 and
not networked with the automation systems.
Data is synchronized via the OPC channel. For this purpose, the WinCC WebNavigator Server
needs a license for the number of OPC tags.
Two firewalls are employed to protect the system against unauthorized access. The first firewall
protects the WebNavigator Server against an attack from the Internet. The second firewall
provides additional security for the intranet.
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Communication via the process bus
On the computer that contains the WinCC and WinCC WebNavigator servers, the WinCC
project is mirrored 1:1. Data is synchronized via the process bus. Two firewalls are employed
to protect the system against unauthorized access.
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Dedicated Web Server
Introduction
Installation of a dedicated web server is advantageous in larger-scale systems for the central
data supply to the WebNavigator Clients. The dedicated web server processes and optimizes
client access and is available to the clients as a proxy of the WinCC servers.
The functionality of the dedicated web server is provided by the installation of the
WebNavigator server on a WinCC client.
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Advantages of using a dedicated web server
● The load can be distributed over several dedicated web servers in order to enhance the
performance of the complete system.
● The physical separation of the dedicated web server and the WinCC server on different
computers increases security.
● Operation of the servers on different stations also permits the separation of operational
functions, for example, plant support and the IT department.
● The dedicated web server is able to provide simultaneous access to several subordinate
WinCC servers. Users logged on to the dedicated web server can access several WinCC
projects, without having to log on separately for each project.
● The dedicated web server supports redundancy switchover between two subordinate
WinCC servers with WinCC Redundancy.
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4.2.4
WinCCViewerRT
Overview
You run the "WinCCViewerRT.exe" application instead of Internet Explorer on the
WebNavigator Client. WinCCViewerRT is installed with the WebNavigator Client.
The example of WinCCViewerRT is that you do not need the browser. You therefore protect
the system against virus or Trojan attacks.
The viewer only displays the pictures that you configured for web access and published on the
WebNavigator Server. The user may operate or monitor the project, depending on
authorizations. Users assigned authorization 1002 "Web access - monitoring only" in WinCC
are only allowed to monitor the project. The WebNavigator Client is therefore a so-called "View
Only Client".
The "View Only Cursor" indicates that process-related operations are not possible. Certain
operations, such as opening the properties dialog of the WinCC OnlineTrendControl, are still
possible.
You can also use WinCCViewerRT as terminal services application. For more information,
refer to "Configuring terminal services for WebNavigator Server".
WinCCViewerRT does not support the "Load Balancing" function.
See also
Configuring terminal services for WebNavigator (Page 139)
4.2.5
WebNavigator Diagnostics Client
Overview
The WebNavigator Diagnostics Client provides cost-effective access to several WebNavigator
Servers. Several Diagnostics Clients and standard clients can be used simultaneously. This
process does not demand an additional license for WebNavigator Server. Licensing is handled
on the Diagnostics Client. The WebNavigator Server needs a Diagnostics Server license if a
WebNavigator license is not already available.
The Diagnostics Client can always access the WebNavigator Server, regardless of whether
or not the maximum number of simultaneous logins to the WebNavigator Server has been
reached. Diagnostics Client access to the WebNavigator Server is always guaranteed.
Possible applications include:
● Remote maintenance: The Diagnostics Client is used for consecutive access to different
WinCC systems for the purpose of service and maintenance.
● Central maintenance: The Diagnostics Client is used for simultaneous access to several
servers.
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4.2.6
Terminal services and WebNavigator
Introduction
The terminal services of Windows server operating systems provide access to the desktop of
a Windows server. The Terminal Client provides screen output while the application, for
example, WinCCViewerRT, is active on the Terminal Server.
The Terminal Services only transfer the user interface of the application to the clients. Each
client's keyboard inputs and mouse operations are returned back to the server.
For information on redundant system configurations with the Terminal Services, refer to the
corresponding Microsoft documentation.
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● Use of robust hardware with low memory requirements for the clients, for example, without
fans and hard disk in a dusty environment.
● Use of mobile clients with limited power consumption, e.g. handhelds, Palmtops, or PDAs.
● All applications are located on the server in a secure environment.
● Simple, central administration and system maintenance.
● Support of different operating systems, e.g. Windows CE, Windows 95.
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4.3
Configuring the WebNavigator system
4.3.1
Overview of the configuration steps
Requirement
● The server and client are interconnected via TCP/IP.
● On the server
– Internet Information Service is installed.
– The WebNavigator Server is installed.
– A license key is installed.
– WinCC is installed.
● On the client
– Internet Explorer is installed.
or
– WinCCViewerRT is installed.
Basic procedure
It is necessary to complete the following configurations in order to set up the WebNavigator
system:
1. Configuration of the WinCC project.
– Publish the WinCC process pictures for web access
– Configure web settings
– Create and administer users for access of the WebNavigator Client.
2. Configuration of the WebNavigator Server.
– Configure the WebNavigator web page.
– Configure the "Load Balancing" function, if necessary.
3. Consideration of the differences compared to the WinCC basic system and of restrictions.
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4.3.2
Configuring the WinCC project
4.3.2.1
Publishing WinCC process pictures
Publishing WinCC Process Pictures
Introduction
If you wish to display WinCC process pictures on the WebNavigator Client or DataMonitor
Client, you have to publish the pictures. For publishing, you use the Web View Publisher, which
automatically makes the necessary adaptations to the project data.
Overview
The Web View Publisher enables the following types of publishing:
● Publishing on the local computer.
The current WinCC project folder is the source folder.
The target folder is a subfolder, for example, "Projectname/WebNavigator/Pictures".
● Publishing on a dedicated web server with a server prefix.
The source folder is the WinCC project folder on another WinCC computer that is defined
by the server prefix.
The target folder is located in subfolder ".../WebNavigator/Pictures" of the WinCC project
on the WinCC Client. The pictures of your own project are saved with the name
"<picturename>.PD_", while the pictures of other projects are saved with the name
"<serverprefix>_ _<picturename>.PD_".
● Remote publishing.
The source and target folders can be located on the same or different web servers.
You can start the Web View Publisher on the web server with the source and target folder
or on a third web server.
● Remote publishing on a dedicated web server or WinCC Client from a different remote
station.
The project folder of the WinCC project must be released in Windows on the dedicated web
server/WinCC Client. You can start the Web View Publisher remotely by opening the WinCC
project of the web server/WinCC Client on the remote computer. On the remote station,
you publish the WinCC pictures from other WinCC Servers to the dedicated web server.
The Web View Publisher performs the following adjustments:
● Compression of the data for optimizing performance on the Internet.
● Removal of project-specific data that is not required for the operation.
● Conversion of picture windows into an ActiveX component.
● Conversion of scripts so that they can be run on the Client.
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Publication of pictures with faulty scripts
If warnings or errors are generated during publishing, the process pictures affected are marked
in the output field of the Web Publishing Wizard. The pictures with errors in the scripts are
nonetheless published. However, errors can still occur in Runtime and are reported by the
WebNavigator Client.
The "PdlPad" tool can be started directly in the Web View Publisher in order to check and, if
necessary, correct the scripts used in the published pictures.
Publishing Without Project Functions
Publishing without project functions can be an additional source of error. When publishing with
the Web View Publisher, the selected project functions are always published. When published
without project functions, the pictures no longer contain any project functions. The project
functions of the last publishing process are always available in the published pictures and,
therefore, on the client.
The selection of project functions in the Publisher is independent of the pictures published in
the same process. If , for example, you modify selected project functions but not their
interfaces, you need to publish all necessary project functions. In this case, you do not have
to publish the picture.
Changing the process picture in Graphics Designer
Process pictures that you edit in runtime in Graphics Designer on the WebNavigator Server
must be published once again. This is required for the process picture to be displayed on the
WebNavigator Client.
When using a dedicated web server, open the WinCC project on that server from a remote
station in order to transfer the changes to the WebNavigator Client. On completion, open and
save the modified picture in Graphics Designer. Publish the picture in the next step using Web
View Publisher on the dedicated web server.
If you have modified a large number of pictures, you can simplify this process. For this purpose,
call the "Convert pictures" function in the shortcut menu of Graphics Designer. On completion,
you once again have to publish the pictures.
See also
How to publish WinCC process pictures using Web View Publisher (Page 85)
Requirements for publishing pictures (Page 84)
Requirements for publishing pictures
General requirements
● The picture names may not contain double underscores, e.g. "__furnace_overview.pdl".
The string before the double underscore will be interpreted as server prefix.
● The package names and/or symbolic computer names may not contain any double
underscores.
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● Moreover, the name cannot begin with a single underscore if you are using Basic Process
Control. When using Picture Tree Manager, the name string of higher-level pictures will
have a "@PTN_" prefix. With the leading underscore, the picture name will then have a
double underscore.
● If two header files of the same name exist in the project path and in the installation path of
WinCC, Web View Publisher will use the header file from the installation path.
Requirements for publishing on a dedicated web server
● The Web Navigator Server is installed on the WinCC Client.
● The C and VB scripts of all WinCC servers to which the WinCC Client has access have
been copied to the WinCC Client.
● The WinCC server packages that the WinCC Client can access are loaded on the WinCC
Client.
● If you wish to publish projects on other computers, these computers must be linked by
means of network drive before you start Web View Publisher. This procedure enables the
display of your projects in the selection dialog of the Publisher. You cannot enter the path
directly.
Requirements for remote publishing
● Access to the target and source folders is enabled for Web View Publisher.
WinCC configures these Windows enables by default. Verify that these enables are not
restricted, for example, valid for specific users only.
● If you wish to publish projects on other computers, these computers must be linked by
means of network drive before you start Web View Publisher. This procedure enables the
display of your projects in the selection dialog of the Publisher. You cannot enter the path
directly.
See also
Publishing WinCC Process Pictures (Page 83)
How to publish WinCC process pictures using Web View Publisher (Page 85)
How to publish WinCC process pictures using Web View Publisher
Introduction
Use Web View Publisher to publish the process pictures that you created in Graphics Designer.
The WinCC Web Publishing Wizard supports you during publishing.
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Procedure
1. Select "Web Navigator" in the navigation window of WinCC Explorer.
Select the "Web View Publisher" command in the shortcut menu.
The WinCC Web Publishing Wizard is now launched.
2. Click "Next".
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3. Activate the "Server prefix" option if you want to publish the pictures on a dedicated web
server.
Select the prefix of the WinCC Server that contains the WinCC project from the selection
list. The list displays the prefixes of the servers whose packages are loaded on the WinCC
Client.
Deleting a prefix from the selection changes the paths displayed in the fields below.
4. Under "Path to your WinCC project", select the WinCC project folder containing the pictures
you want to publish.
The folder has the following format for publication on a dedicated web server:
"\\<servername>\<serverprefix>_ _<projectname>".
If you want to publish from a remote station, select the source project containing the pictures.
The source project is displayed by its enable name on the other WinCC Server.
The folder has the following format:
"\\<computer name>\<enable name>".
5. Select the target folder for the published pictures under "Publishing folder of the WinCC
web".
Accept the proposed folder within the WinCC project folder.
Do not change the path specification unless you want to transfer pictures to a different
project, for example. In this case, the prefix selection list will be expanded accordingly.
Verify the specified target project to which the published pictures are saved during remote
publishing.
The path definition will be updated when you select the source project.
Should the target project be located on another WinCC server, select the corresponding
project.
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6. Select the "Display hidden objects" option to show hidden objects that are published
automatically in the results list.
7. Click "Next". Move the pictures that you wish to publish to the "Selected files" list.
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8. Click "Next". Move the C project functions which you use in the published pictures to the
"Selected files" list. You cannot publish individual VB scripts.
Click "Next".
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9. Move the referenced graphics that you wish to publish to the "Selected files" list. The
referenced files are in the "GraCS" folder or in subfolders of "GraCS".
Click "Next".
10.Click "Exit" to start publishing the pictures.
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Result
You have successfully published the pictures and functions. The results list displays the status
of all published objects. You can click an object to view additional object information.
You can trace publishing using the "<projectfolder>\WebNavigator\WizardLog.txt" file.
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Checking the scripts using "PdlPad"
The "WizardLog.txt" log file contains information about errors in the scripts used. You can also
find errors using the "PdlPad" debugger.
1. Open "PdlPad" by double-clicking on the affected object in the results list of Web View
Publisher. The script of the published picture is displayed.
2. Click
in order to check the script.
3. You can temporarily correct and save the scripts. These corrections are only saved to the
published pictures, not in the process picture of the WinCC project.
"PdlPad" can also be opened in the Windows Start menu via "SIMATIC > WinCC >
WebNavigator-Server".
See also
Publishing WinCC Process Pictures (Page 83)
Requirements for publishing pictures (Page 84)
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4.3.2.2
Configuring web settings
Configuring runtime settings
Introduction
You can configure the behavior in Runtime in the "WinCC web settings" dialog.
Procedure
1. Select "WebNavigator" in the navigation window of WinCC Explorer. Select the "Web
settings" command from the shortcut menu.
2. Change to the "Runtime" tab in the "WinCC web settings" dialog.
Select the required settings. Close the dialog with "OK".
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Use "WinCC Classic" design
Select this option to improve the performance of the WebNavigator Client. The original style
of WinCC V6 is now used.
"Monitoring only" cursor
A default cursor shows that the user of the WebNavigator Client is not allowed to operate
Runtime. The user has been assigned system authorization no. 1002 - "Web access monitoring only" in the WinCC User Administrator.
If you want to use your own cursor, enter its path and file name. You can also use the "..."
button to navigate to the file of the selected cursor.
Maximum number of simultaneous connections
Specify the maximum load on the WebNavigator Server. Specify the maximum number of
connections for simultaneous access to the server. The number of configured gadgets is
included in the count.
The number of simultaneous connections can exceed the number of WebNavigator licenses
if, for example, several tabs are opened in the browser window. A limitation of "50" is necessary,
since the server guarantees a maximum of 50 connections in normal operation without
additional loads. The value must not be less than the actual number of WebNavigator licenses.
Maximum number of tabs per browser
Specify the maximum number of tabs per browser window. Multiple tabs in a browser window
are counted as one WebNavigator license.
Activate WinCC system messages
The system messages "No. 1012400" or "No. 1012401" are output and archived at the login/
logoff of a WebNavigator Client.
Enable event log messages
A successful session login or logoff is recorded in the Windows event viewer.
Disable local groups of SIMATIC Logon
The WebNavigator Server can only be accessed by groups in the same domain.
Hardware accelerated graphics representation
The Direct2D representation is activated for the entire project on the WebNavigator clients.
WinCC pictures as gadget
Overview
Gadgets are mini applications for the Windows Sidebar. On a WebNavigator Client, you can
display published WinCC process pictures in a gadget.
Specify the WinCC pictures for the gadget. In Runtime, the WebNavigator Server successively
generates a cyclic snapshot image "pdlImage.jpg" of each picture. The file is saved to the
"\WinCC\Webnavigator\Server\Web\image\_gadget" folder. The gadget accesses the file at
cyclic intervals and displays the currently generated picture.
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The following objects are not displayed in a gadget:
● Global Script Diagnostics Window
● WinCC Media Control
● WinCC Controls from migrated projects that have been installed with versions before
WinCC V7.0
Note
The pictures displayed cannot contain any user interaction. This includes calling login
dialogs or notice dialogs by means of functions, for instance.
You cannot operate the picture that is displayed in the gadget.
NOTICE
Short update cycles place a high load on the WebNavigator system
Set a sufficiently long update cycle rate when an AlarmControl is displayed or a large
number of process values for trend views are updated in the gadget.
If a process value has not yet been read from the controller at the time of the snapshot,
the gadget displays the start value instead of the actual process value.
Requirement
● The Windows operating system must support the use of gadgets.
● The WebNavigator Client must be installed on the WebNavigator Server to enable
configuration of the gadgets.
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Configuring the gadget on the WebNavigator Server
1. Select "WebNavigator" in the navigation window of WinCC Explorer. Select the "Web
settings" command from the shortcut menu.
2. Change to the "Gadget" tab in the "WinCC web settings" dialog.
3. Use the "..." button to select a published picture under "Name".
4. Specify the Runtime language for the selected picture.
5. Define the clipping of the selected picture that is displayed in the Gadget. As a rule, the
process picture is too large for display in the Gadget. Ensure that the clipping has the same
width and height as the gadget, or at least the same width/height ratio. Otherwise, the
picture will be distorted in the gadget or displayed with a black frame.
6. Click "Add". The picture is inserted into the "Pictures" list. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for additional
pictures.
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7. Select pictures for which you want to change the language or clipping from the list. Edit the
settings and click "Change".
8. In the "Update cycle" field, specify the time interval that is to be used by the server for the
cyclic update of the picture that is displayed in "pdlImage.jpg".
The new picture is accessed at the start of the time interval. The current process values
are read from the controller. At the end of the interval the snapshot is created and stored
in "pdlImage.jpg".
The following example shows two process pictures with an update cycle of "10 s".
Time [s]
Image
10
Process_Picture_1 -> pdlImage.jpg
20
Process_Picture_2 -> pdlImage.jpg
30
Process_Picture_1 -> pdlImage.jpg
40
Process_Picture_2 -> pdlImage.jpg
1. Select the "Time stamp" option if you want the gadget to display the date and time of
generation of the picture.
2. Close the dialog with "OK".
Displaying gadgets on the WebNavigator Client
A pre-configured gadget for displaying WinCC pictures is available in the installation folder at
"\WinCC\Webnavigator\GADGET" on the WebNavigator Client.
To access the gadget with the WebNavigator Client, proceed as follows:
1. Double-click "WebNavigator.gadget" in the installation folder at "\WinCC\Webnavigator
\GADGET". The gadget is installed in the Windows Sidebar.
2. Specify the update cycle in which the gadget loads a picture from the WebNavigator Server.
3. Enter the address of the WebNavigator Server. The Gadget establishes a connection to
the WebNavigator Server.
4. If necessary, drag-and-drop the Gadget onto the desktop.
Web settings for compatibility
Working with migrated projects
The following restriction existed for C scripts in WinCC/Web Navigator prior to V6.2. Instead
of the complete path and picture name, the following parameters and functions returned only
the picture name on the WebNavigator Client:
● Parameter "lpszPictureName"
● Function "GetParentPicture"
● Function "GetParentPictureWindow"
As of WinCC/WebNavigator V6.2, you can enable absolute addressing and therefore revoke
this restriction for the WebNavigator Client, if required.
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Select the desired response for the execution of C scripts:
● Picture name: Absolute addressing is disabled by default. The functions or parameters only
return the picture name. Compatibility with older versions of WebNavigator Client and the
C scripts created for these is maintained.
● Picture name and path: The absolute picture name is returned with the complete path.
This response corresponds with the WinCC basic system. There is no need to modify the
C-Scripts used on the WinCC basic system for execution on the WebNavigator Client.
Procedure
1. Select "WebNavigator" in the navigation window of WinCC Explorer. Select the "Web
settings" command from the shortcut menu.
2. Change to the "Compatibility" tab in the "WinCC web settings" dialog.
3. Activate the desired response of the C-Scripts.
4. Close the dialog with "OK".
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4.3.2.3
Administering the users for WebNavigator Client
Introduction
Assign authorizations to the user for operator control and monitoring for access to a WinCC
project as WebNavigator Client. You can select a start picture and Runtime language for each
user. Use the "Automatic Logout" function to specify the timeout for access of the
WebNavigator Client to the WinCC project. The user will then be logged off automatically.
Automatic logout
The automatic logout provides the following advantages on a WebNavigator system:
● Access from the WebNavigator client to the WinCC project is subject to timeout. This
enhances system security, particularly when using unattended clients that access the
WebNavigator Server.
● The license used by the client is released again after the automatic logout.
● The current load on the WebNavigator Server is reduced after the automatic logout.
Requirement
● The WinCC process pictures were published using Web View Publisher.
● WinCC User Administrator is open.
● A user is created.
● System authorizations of the user are specified.
● The domain-specific authorizations are specified if the WinCC option "Basic Process
Control" is used.
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Procedure
1. Select the desired user in the navigation window.
2. The user's operating authorizations are displayed in the table window.
If system authorization "Web access - monitoring only" has been enabled, the user is only
allowed to monitor the WinCC project when acting as WebNavigator Client.
If this system authorization is disabled, the other operating authorizations assigned to the
user are valid. For this reason, check the settings of the other authorizations.
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3. If applicable, specify the time until automatic logout in the "Logout" field in the user
properties. To get to the properties, select the user group in the navigation window, and
then select the user in the table window.
– If "None" is entered, automatic logout is disabled.
– The time configured for automatic logout starts at the time of logon if you select the
"Absolute" option. The time expires independent of user actions.
– If you select the "Inactive" option, the configured time starts with the last keyboard or
mouse operation by the user. The user is automatically logged out after this period of
inactivity.
The "Automatic logout: disconnected from server" message is displayed after the automatic
logout. You can refresh the page by pressing "F5" and reconnect with the WebNavigator
Server.
4. In the properties of the user, activate the "WebNavigator" option.
5. Select the start picture for the user in "Web start picture" via the dropdown list. You can
only select published pictures as start pictures.
6. Select the Runtime language for the user in "Web language" via the dropdown list. The
languages created in the Text Library are available for selection.
7. Close the User Administrator.
Restrictions when using SIMATIC Logon
The WebNavigator Server supports SIMATIC Logon. However, the following restrictions apply:
● If the user is a member of several user groups, a random group in which a start picture is
configured will be selected. You cannot configure which group should be selected. The
authorizations of all groups in which the user is a member are taken into account.
● Add the domain prefix to the user name in the login dialog of Internet Explorer: "<domain>
\<username>".
● Password expiration during a client session has no influence on the operability of the
WebNavigator Client.
● You can only change the password on the WebNavigator Server.
● The WebNavigator Client does not support the following functions when SIMATIC Logon
is used on the WebNavigator Server:
– Scripts
– ODK functions
– User Administrator
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4.3.3
Configuring the WebNavigator Server
4.3.3.1
Configuring the WebNavigator web page
WinCC Web Configurator
Introduction
The WinCC Web Configurator is used to set up and manage the Microsoft Internet Information
Service (IIS).
Requirement
● The WebNavigator Server is installed.
● The Windows "Internet Information Service" component is installed.
Starting WinCC Web Configurator
● Select "WebNavigator" in the navigation window of WinCC Explorer.
Click the "Web Configurator" command in the shortcut menu.
● You can also click the "Web Configurator" shortcut on your desktop.
Initial configuration using WinCC Web Configurator
During the course of initial configuration, you specify whether you wish to create a new default
web page or a new virtual folder.
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If you only operate the Web Navigator web page on the server, select the "Create a new
standard web page (standalone)" option.
To add the WebNavigator web page as subfolder to an existing web page, select the "Add to
existing web page (virtual folder)" check option. This option may be necessary if the current
default web page must remain active or if the operating system only supports operation of one
web page.
Note
Default Web Page on a 64-Bit Operating System
If you operate the default web page on a 64-bit operating system, you must allow 32-bit
applications in the "DefaultAppPool" application pool in the advanced settings of the "Default
Web Site" of IIS Manager.
Managing the configuration in WinCC Web Configurator
If IIS has already been configured, edit the settings of the existing web server or the virtual
folder using the Web Configurator.
The Web Configurator automatically detects whether a configuration already exists. The dialog
for editing the configuration opens if an existing configuration is found.
Note
Web folder was modified or deleted
If you have deleted the web folder, restart the computer before you create a new web folder
with Web Configurator.
Note the following:
● If web communication fails after you have changed the web folder, the Web Configurator
attempts to adjust the settings.
● If this action is unsuccessful, proceed as follows:
1. Exit the IIS console.
2. To delete the WebNavigator web page, enter the following command line in the window
"Run":
"<wincc_installationpath>\WebNavigator\Server\bin\WinCCWebConfigurator.exe"
deinstall="yes".
3. Start the desired web page from the IIS console, for example, the standard web page.
Creating a new default web page
Introduction
You can create the standard web page using the WinCC Web Configurator.
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Requirement
● The WebNavigator Server is installed.
● The Windows "Internet Information Service" component is installed.
● WinCC Web Configurator is started.
Procedure
1. Select the "Create a new standard web page (standalone)" option and then click "Next".
2. Select "Name of the web page" and enter the name.
3. Enter the number of the port used for access in the "Port" field. HTTP port "80" is set by
default.
If you select a different port number, that number has to be appended to the server name
in the address bar of Internet Explorer when a WebNavigator Client logs on, e.g.
"http://<servername>:<portnumber>".
4. At "IP address", specify whether the computer is to be available on the Intranet or Internet
or on both networks.
Use only the addresses that are available in the selection list.
Select "All not assigned" to enable Intranet and Internet access to the computer.
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5. Select the default web page to be displayed on the WebNavigator Client after selection of
the web server.
– MainControl.asp
Opens the WinCC Web Navigation interface and the start picture specified in the User
Administration. You need the Web Navigation interface to download plug-ins, for
example.
– WebClient.asp
Opens the start picture you specified in the User Administration.
6. Specify the time interval for automatic connection setup after a connection failure.
A time setting of "0" disables the "Automatic reconnection" function.
7. Specify whether the web page is started once the configuration is completed.
8. Click "Finish" if you have not activated a Firewall. Click "Next" if you have installed a Firewall.
Result
You have successfully created the web folder and activated the web page.
Creating a virtual folder
Introduction
You can create a virtual folder using the WinCC Web Configurator.
Requirement
● The WebNavigator Server is installed.
● The Windows "Internet Information Service" component is installed.
● WinCC Web Configurator is started.
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Procedure
1. Enable "Add to existing web (virtual folder)". Click "Next".
2. Select the active web page to which you want to add the virtual folder.
3. Click "OK" to close the dialog.
Click "Next" in the next dialog.
4. Select "Name of the web page" and enter the name.
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5. Web Configurator applies the IIS settings as port number and IP address.
6. Select the default web page to be displayed on the WebNavigator Client after selection of
the web server.
– MainControl.asp
Opens the WinCC Web Navigation interface and the start picture specified in the User
Administration. You need the Web Navigation interface to download plug-ins, for
example.
– WebClient.asp
Opens the start picture you specified in the User Administration.
7. Specify the time interval for automatic connection setup after a connection failure.
A time setting of "0" disables the "Automatic reconnection" function.
8. Specify whether the web page is started once the configuration is completed.
9. Click "Finish" to complete the configuration.
Result
You have created the virtual web folder and the web page is activated.
On the WebNavigator Client, add the name of the virtual web folder to the URL to enable
access to the web page, e.g. "http://WebServer/WebNavigator".
No active web page
If no active web page is found, the Web Configurator terminates with a message.
Activate a web page before you restart the Web Configurator. For more information, refer to
"Checking the activated web page".
See also
Check the activated web page (Page 109)
Configuring the firewall
Introduction
The chapter describes how to activate "HTTP" and "HTTPS" services for port "80" in Windows
7 or Windows 2008.
Consult your network administrator if you want to set up the Windows Firewall with advanced
security or for a different port.
Requirement
● You have created a default web page with Web Configurator.
● The Firewall is activated.
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● The user who is logged has Windows administrator rights.
● You have to set up the HTTPS service in IIS if you are using it for WebNavigator. For more
information, refer to "Setting up an HTTPS service in IIS (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/
324069)".
Procedure for the default port
1. Click the "Windows Firewall" button in the " WinCC Web Configurator".
The "Windows Firewall" dialog opens.
2. Windows 7: Click "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall".
Windows 2008: Click "Allow a program to communicate through Windows Firewall".
3. Activate "Secure WWW services (HTTPS)" or "WWW services (HTTP)".
4. Close all Windows dialogs with "OK".
5. Click "Finish" in the Web Configurator.
The server configuration is completed.
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Check the activated web page
Procedure in Windows 7/2008
1. Select "All programs > Administration > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager" from
the Windows Start menu.
2. Click the computer name in the "Connections" field.
3. Click "Default Web Site".
4. Check the view of the web pages.
If the status "Stopped" is displayed next to the required web page, for example,
"WebNavigator", start the web page.
Select the "Start" command from the shortcut menu to launch the web page.
5. Close the "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager". The web page is activated.
4.3.3.2
Load Distribution Using the "Load Balancing" Function
Load balancing on WebNavigator Servers
Overview
The "Load balancing" function allows you to automatically distribute the WebNavigator Clients
evenly to different Web Navigator servers. All WebNavigator Servers can participate in load
balancing using their respective server license.
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A WebNavigator Server can act either as Load Balancing Server or only as participating
WebNavigator Server.
A Load Balancing Server is automatically a participating WebNavigator Server, too.
Several Load Balancing Servers can be configured in a group of participating WebNavigator
Servers.
Load balancing sequence
Following the login of a WebNavigator Client, the Load Balancing Server transfers the client
to the participating WebNavigator Server with the lowest load.
The clients are allocated using the "LBConfig.xml" file. The file is available in the "Project folder/
WebNavigator".
If the fewest clients are logged on to the Load Balancing Server, the new client remains
connected to that server.
If a participating WebNavigator Server fails, the clients logged on to it remain in the Reconnect
Screen until this Webserver is available again.
The address of a WebNavigator Server does not depend on whether it is activated as a Load
Balancing Server.
Licensing
The "Load balancing" function supports a maximum of 32 interconnected WebNavigator
Servers.
All participating WebNavigator Servers and Load Balancing Servers need a "Load balancing"
license.
No license is necessary on the WebNavigator Clients.
When using WinCC computers with WinCC Redundancy, you can operate a Load Balancing
Server or participating WebNavigator Server using the "WinCC Redundancy" and "Load
Balancing Step-Up" licenses.
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license is installed on the WebNavigator Servers.
WebNavigator Servers 1 and 2 are configured as Load Balancing Server.
When WebNavigator Client 1 logs on to WebNavigator Server 1 or 2, it is routed automatically
to the server that is with the lowest load.
If the WebNavigator Server to which it is connected fails, Client 1 is re-routed to one of the
remaining WebNavigator Servers.
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WebNavigator Server 3 participates in "Load Balancing", but it is not configured as Load
Balancing Server.
In the case of a high load or on the failure of Server 1 or Server 2, the WebNavigator Clients
can be re-routed to Server 3. If WebNavigator Server 3 fails, the client cannot be re-routed to
Server 1 or 2, irrespective of any active connection.
WebNavigator Server 4 does not participate in "Load Balancing". A logon of WebNavigator
Client 2 to this server will possibly fail because load limits are exceeded on the server. On
failure of WebNavigator Server 4, the client cannot be re-routed to one of the WebNavigator
Servers 1 to 3, irrespective of any active connection.
Settings for the use of a proxy server
The use of a proxy server may have the effect that the target address "http://<servername>"
of the participating WebNavigator Server or Load Balancing Server is replaced with "http://
<servername.proxyname>".
The addressed WebNavigator Server will not be found. For this reason, you must enter the
target addresses on the servers involved of all other participating servers in Internet Explorer.
Enter the addresses in "Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings > Advanced",
"Exceptions" field.
Note
The "WinCCViewerRT.exe" application does not support "Load Balancing".
See also
Configuring the "Load Balancing" Function (Page 112)
Configuring the "Load Balancing" Function
Introduction
You need a license on each participating WebNavigator Server and Load Balancing Server.
All Load Balancing Servers and participating WebNavigator Servers are included in the list of
Load Balancing Servers.
The order of all listed participating servers must be identical on all Load Balancing Servers.
Set up the query interval and activate the "Load Balancing" function.
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A configuration is not necessary on the WebNavigator Clients.
Note
Identical lists of participating WebNavigator Servers
The lists on the Load Balancing Servers and all participating WebNavigator Servers must be
identical to ensure uniform functionality in the case of the failure of a WebNavigator Server.
Settings for a migrated project
The "Load Balancing" settings are saved for each specific project. You need to save the
settings once again in order to activate these for a migrated project. Start the configuration
dialog and confirm the settings with "OK".
WebNavigator Server with "WebNavigator Diagnostics Server" license
A WebNavigator Server with "Web Navigator Diagnostics Server" license cannot be included
in the list of servers that participate in Load Balancing.
Requirement
● The WinCC basic system, WebNavigator Server and a "Load Balancing" license are
installed.
● The same users are configured on all participating WebNavigator Servers and Load
Balancing Servers.
● The default web page for WebNavigator must have been created as "standalone" on the
WebNavigator Server.
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Procedure
1. In WinCC Explorer, select the "Load Balancing" command from the "WebNavigator"
shortcut menu. The "Load Balancing Configuration" dialog is opened.
2. In the top field, enter the address of a WebNavigator Server that participates in "Load
Balancing". Click "Add" to include the address in the list of servers.
Repeat the process for each WebNavigator Server that participates in "Load Balancing".
Supplement the name of the Load Balancing Server in the list.
You can always remove a server name from the list. Select a name from the list and click
"Remove".
3. Select the "Enable Load Balancing" check box to activate the local WebNavigator Server
as Load Balancing Server.
The check box remains deactivated on the participating WebNavigator Servers.
The list of servers is retained even when you clear the check box.
4. In the "Polling Interval" field, select the time interval for polling the other participating
WebNavigator Servers. The time interval is only relevant on a Load Balancing Server.
5. Click "Save".
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6. Close the dialog with "OK".
7. Repeat the procedure on all participating WebNavigator Servers and Load Balancing
servers.
The modifications take effect when WinCC Runtime is restarted.
4.3.4
Differences to the WinCC Basic System
4.3.4.1
Functional restrictions
Introduction
The WebNavigator has certain functional restrictions compared to the WinCC basic system.
You should therefore check your WinCC projects for these restrictions and adjust the project
settings as required.
Overview
When you use functions that are not supported in a project, corresponding messages are
generated in Runtime to draw your attention to the fact.
The following restrictions apply to the WebNavigator Client:
● The client provides only a view of the running WinCC project.
It is not possible to configure the WinCC Server projects.
● You can only use WinCC options and WinCC add-ons if specified explicitly in the
documentation.
● Not all "Runtime API functions" are supported.
A list of supported functions is available at "Supported functions (Page 144)".
● For information on restrictions in combination with Basic Process Control, refer to "Options
for Process Control > Overview of process control system options > Configuring in the PCS
7 environment > Web Client in the WinCC Information System.
● The WinCC reporting system is not supported. This means that reports can only be output
on the Web Navigator Server and WinCC Client.
● You cannot use the print function in the WinCC Controls.
Instead, use the WinCC hardcopy function to print. You can find out how to use the hardcopy
function at "Using the "Hardcopy" function (Page 132)".
The following FAQ shows how to transfer coordinates, for example, to print the
TrendControl only: FAQ 21606152 (http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/
21606152)
● The message archive and message system can only be operated and monitored. You
cannot modify the selection of archives and tags for the visualization of the process values.
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● The "WinCC Alarm Control" function does not support the "triggers an action" property for
a message.
For the correct display of message blocks, the "Apply project settings" option cannot be
activated. You can find this option on the "Message blocks" tab of the "WinCC AlarmControl"
properties dialog.
● The hotkeys configured in WinCC are not supported.
Operator control using the tab key is supported.
● The following objects contained in the "Global library/Operation/Operating panels" folder
of the WinCC shared library are not supported:
– 1_Slider
– 2_Slider
– 4_Slider
● National special characters in names of process pictures or referenced graphics are not
supported on the Internet.
● The overlap lock in process pictures is not supported.
● The advanced zoom functions cannot be disabled. If you do not want to employ the zoom
functions, do not use a wheel mouse with "auto-scroll" setting on the client.
● The redundancy switch is only supported on the dedicated web server.
4.3.4.2
Using Scripts
Scripts running exclusively for the WebNavigator
In order to execute scripts only for the WebNavigator, use the pre-processor definition
"RUN_ON_WEBNAVIGATOR" in the script. For example:
void OnOpenPicture (char* lpszPictureName, char* lpszObjectName,
char* lpszPropertyName)
{
#ifdef RUN_ON_WEBNAVIGATOR
// here you enter the code that is to be executed only in the
WebNavigator
#else
// here you enter the code that is executed only in the WinCC basic
system
#endif
}
Visual Basic Script
There are only slight restrictions imposed by unsupported functions when VBS is used. A list
of these functions is available at "Unsupported functions (Page 154)".
Global Script
You configure the scripts on the WinCC Server in the server project.
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Global scripts cannot be executed on the WebNavigator Client. Global Scripts on the server
are supported.
The scripts generated using the Dynamic Wizard cannot contain unsupported functions and,
therefore, cannot be executed on the WebNavigator Client. Check and correct the scripts, if
necessary. Add the following condition, for example: "#ifdef RUN_ON_WEBNAVIGATOR".
Script with trigger tags
The WebNavigator queries tags at cyclic intervals of "1 second". The update cycle of trigger
tag "upon change" is also one second.
This may lead to an increased communication load between the AS and WinCC Server. Take
increased loads into account if communication between the AS and WinCC Server is operated
at load limits.
If tag-triggered scripts request additional tags having a name that is generated using a string
function, for example, unknown tags can only be read synchronously. Enter the tag names
you are using in the trigger list in order to avoid extended selection times.
Script for picture selection and deselection
In contrast to the basic system, a picture is downloaded in asynchronous mode when
WebNavigator is used. Account for this fact when using scripts that contain picture changes.
If a picture selection for a picture window is initiated within a script, you cannot access the
objects of the new picture within the same script afterwards. The picture is not yet loaded at
this time. A time delay, e.g. "Sleep(2000)" is of no help since the script and Internet Explorer
are waiting. You should then execute the next script elements in the "OpenPicture" function
that is triggered after the picture is loaded.
Other functions called in the script following a picture deselection will be executed with errors
or not at all. The picture context is lost due to the picture deselection.
Synchronous script functions
Synchronous script functions impose a heavy load on the system.
You should therefore refrain from using the "SetTagxxx" function in cyclic scripts. The server
will be overloaded when many clients call the "SetTagxxx" functions in a fast cycle, e.g. 1 sec
or less.
Note that the following script functions and calls are transferred synchronously to the server:
● Functions that write a tag in synchronous mode and then wait for the result, e.g. "xxxWait"
● C-API calls
The frequent use of these scripting functions and calls has a negative effect on the performance
of the WebNavigator Client. In the case of an Internet connection, the duration of these calls
may even be in the seconds range.
Script functions that manipulate the objects in the displayed picture are of no concern since
no data traffic takes place between the client and server.
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Picture in picture method and cyclic scripts
Many synchronous calls in a picture may reduce performance, for example, in the following
cases:
● More than ten windows are configured in a picture window.
● Cyclic scripts with synchronous calls, for example, "SetTagxxx", are used in the windows.
Execution of certain scripts may fail due to timeout.
The following elements are supported in a window:
● 16 windows with cyclic scripts.
● 31 windows without cyclic scripts.
4.3.4.3
Using tags
Computer-local tags
The WebNavigator Client supports computer-local tags with the following restrictions:
● When a dedicated web server is used, only the computer-local tags of that server are
available on the client. The tags on the client cannot assume their own values.
● Computer-local tags of the subordinate WinCC servers cannot have their own values on
the client.
● The start value of computer-local text tags can only contain characters that are allowed in
tag names. If the start value of a text tag contains a colon, for example, the tag is not
recognized on the client.
● Computer-local tags are not supported on the client when User Archives are used, because
User Archives can only identify the local tags of the server, but not the tags of the
WebNavigator Client.
Defining picture-local script tags
Do not use WinCC tags for WebNavigator if picture-specific data is stored in scripts.
The reading or writing of data in scripts always generates data traffic to the server. This places
a load on the communication.
You can save picture-specific data as follows:
● Configure "hidden" graphic objects so that you can use their properties as picture-specific
tags. Actions are executed at the object properties upon changes to the stored values.
● You have created the hidden "static text" object, for example. The "Text" property is used
to store any texts, while the color properties are used to store any colors. The properties
are read and/or written using scripts and influence the picture status without requiring a
roundtrip to the server.
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4.4
Operating the WinCC project
4.4.1
General properties of the WebNavigator Client
Automatic connection setup after connection interruption
If communication between the WebNavigator client and WebNavigator Server goes down, a
message is output to the user on the client.
The client performs an automatic connection establishment. Upon successful connection
setup, the start page of the WinCC project is selected. Specify the time interval between
attempts to set up a connection in the Web Configurator.
If a firewall or proxy server is used in client/server communication, the client logon may be
successful, but automatic reconnection does not work. When attempting to reconnect, the
client uses "ICMP Ping", which may be blocked by the firewall or proxy server. In this case,
deactivate the use of "ICMP-Ping" by the client for reconnection. The "Reconnect > Deactivate
ICMP Ping" setting is available under "Settings > WebClient Properties" in the Web Navigation
interface or via the "ClientConfig.asp" page.
Contents of the address bar
Character strings which cannot be interpreted and are not relevant to the user are displayed
on the address bar of Internet Explorer. For example, the "loadbalancing=no" entry may
appear, but it does not represent a status indication for the servers participating in Load
Balancing.
Enter characters in the address bar when logging on and check the server name and port.
Login by means of direct input in Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Security Patches for Internet Explorer now prevent the WebNavigator client login
by input of the user name and password in the address bar.
"AutoComplete" entries and links in the progress bar
The entries in the address bar of Internet Explorer are displayed as a link in the progress bar
or suggested as "AutoComplete" entries for subsequent input. However, you cannot use these
functions without verification when a WebNavigator client logs on to a WebNavigator Server
with Load Balancing.
At its initial login on a server with Load Balancing, the client is re-routed to a second server.
Internet Explorer displays the address of the second server in the progress bar or as an
"AutoComplete" entry. The link in the progress bar or the "AutoComplete" is applied without
verification at the next client login. The client is then logged on to the second server.
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WebNavigator client with several power users
Once a power user has installed a new WebNavigator client version on a computer, all other
power users of this computer must upgrade to the new version.
Inconsistency of the versions employed by power users may lead to problems.
This also applies when a power user connects to a server that hosts an older version of
WebNavigator.
Persistency in Runtime
The persistency data for pictures and objects is stored in each case on the WebNavigator
client. Observe the following points when working on the server with several projects that
contain pictures or objects of the same name:
If you create a persistency for a project picture in Runtime, that persistency is also applied to
the picture of the same name in other projects.
The persistency settings you defined once for a server picture on the dedicated web server is
applied to the respective WebNavigator client.
Persistency for WinCC controls
In controls for WinCC V7 or later, reset the settings in the control properties in the "Online
Configuration" tab.
The persistency files for controls prior to WinCC V7 are located in the folder "Documents and
Settings/User/Application Data/Siemens/SIEMENS.WINCC/WebNavigator/Client" on the
WebNavigator client.
You have the following options of undoing the settings in the controls in which Runtime
persistency was activated:
● Resetting individual settings in the control.
● Deleting the file.
Text changes in the text library
If you change a text from the text library in Runtime, the WebNavigator client does not
automatically detect this. In order to refresh the displayed pictures, reload the picture in Internet
Explorer using the "Refresh" icon or the "F5" key.
Language-dependent texts as text references
Language-dependent texts via text references are displayed on the WebNavigator client in the
language currently set for the client in the "User Administrator" editor.
WinCC Slider control
Set the "Continuous_Update" property to "No" when using the WinCC Slider control. If you set
this property to "Yes", the slightest change to the position generates an event trigger. This
setting causes a heavy communication load on the WebNavigator client.
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Removing the ProTool/Pro software
The controls of the HMI Symbol Library are deregistered if you remove the ProTool/Pro
software on a WebNavigator client. Reinstall the WebNavigator client in order to recover
access to the controls.
Access of the WebNavigator client to a WinCC flexible [email protected] Server
A WebNavigator client can call the "Change server" function using the Web Navigation
interface to access a WinCC flexible [email protected] Server.
4.4.2
Process pictures on the WebNavigator Client
Picture change on dedicated web server
If a picture with a server prefix was loaded on the dedicated web server, no picture of the local
WinCC project can subsequently be displayed without server prefix.
To display a picture of the local client project, use the server prefix "@local" for addressing,
e.g. "@local::picture123.pdl".
When executed, the OpenPicture() function opens the higher-level picture of the executing
object on the dedicated web server.
Project functions in pictures
The project functions are loaded when a project is initially selected after the start picture has
been loaded.
For this reason, a delay may be generated between the initial display of the start picture and
execution of operator actions. Although the picture is displayed, it cannot be operated until a
delay of approximately 1 second has expired.
Picture window on the WebNavigator client
After you rename a picture in a picture window, the "Object change" event of the picture window
is executed several times on the WebNavigator client.
The event is executed only once in the WinCC basic system.
This response on the client is system-related, because the asynchronous operating principle
of the Internet connection may trigger multiple updates of the picture window object. This
response has no implications in terms of functionality.
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● The "Allow ActiveX controls" check box has to be activated in the "Security" tab in the
Internet options of Internet Explorer.
● If you select a link in a process picture on the WebNavigator client using the WinCC web
browser, the "Back" button does not work during the initial display of the linked page. The
function is not properly executed until the page is called a second time. The incorrect
behavior persists after a change of the process picture.
● The WinCC web browser serves to display static web contents or CHM documents in
process pictures. Contents with scripting functionality are not supported.
● If you want to disable the right mouse button in the WinCC web browser to prevent the
WinCC client from accessing the shortcut menu, proceed as follows:
– Use Microsoft "Group Policy Object Editor" (Gpedit.msc).
– Select the path "\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Browser menus" and set the
shortcut menu to "Disabled".
Performance when using WinCC UserArchiveControl
Changes to a user archive trigger the update of the WinCC UserArchiveControl that is
displayed. The following factors affect the performance of the process pictures with WinCC
UserArchiveControls on the WebNavigator client:
● Reduce the number of WinCC UserArchiveControls that simultaneously access a user
archive to the minimum.
● Do not configure more than the necessary number of cyclic changes in the user archive.
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4.4.3
Operating the WinCC project with Internet Explorer
4.4.3.1
Operating the WinCC project with Internet Explorer
Requirement
● On the server
– The WebNavigator Server is installed.
– The "WinCC WebNavigator" license is installed.
– The WinCC pictures are configured and published for web access.
– A user for the WebNavigator Client was created in WinCC User Administrator.
– A start picture was specified for the user in the User Administrator.
– The WinCC project is in Runtime.
● On the client
– The WebNavigator Client is installed.
– Internet Explorer is installed.
Procedure
1. Go to the address bar of Internet Explorer and enter the address "http://
www.<servername>" of the WebNavigator Server.
2. Confirm your entries.
3. Type in the user name and password. Confirm your entries.
Note
Passwords are case-sensitive.
Result
The default web page is displayed. The view depends on the configuration:
● With "WebClient.asp" setting for the default web page, the WebNavigator Client starts with
the start picture that is specified for the user.
● With "MainControl.asp" setting for the default web page, the WebNavigator Client starts
with the start picture that is specified for the user plus the WinCC Web Navigation interface.
See also
Administering the users for WebNavigator Client (Page 99)
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4.4.3.2
Working with the WinCC Web Navigation interface
Menu of the WinCC Web Navigation interface
In addition to the start picture, the WebNavigator Client displays the WinCC Web Navigation
interface when "MainControl.asp" is configured as the default web page.
The Web Navigation interface provides a compilation of different web functions in its menus:
● "Change server": Changes to a different WebNavigator Server.
● "Used servers": Navigates to the web servers used previously.
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● "<Name of the current server>" (e.g. "MyProject", or "localhost"):
– Process pictures: Display or picture navigation of the current WebNavigator Server.
– Diagnostics: "Status.html" for diagnosing the WinCC project and the connection to the
WebNavigator Server.
– Additional tools: Can be expanded by the user, e.g. "DataMonitor".
– Download area: Expansions for WebNavigator and plug-ins that were created using
WinCC Plug-In Builder.
The plug-ins are available at "WebNavigator/Server/Web/Install/Custom" in the
installation folder on the WebNavigator Server.
● "Settings": Setting for the WebNavigator Client, e.g. size of the process picture or activation
of the screen keyboard. You specify the printer with which you can print from the WinCC
Controls using the configured print job.
● "Current": Links to web pages such as "SIMATIC HMI", "WinCC", or "WinCC flexible".
● "Language": Language change function for the WinCC Web Navigation interface.
Five languages are available by default. You can customize the language options in the
"Menu.xml" file.
The languages are stored in CSV file format in the "_languages / <language_identifier>"
subfolder on the WebNavigator Server. In order to add languages, reference the language
files in the "mainControl.asp" file.
4.4.3.3
Expanding the WinCC Web Navigation interface
Introduction
The menu of the Web Navigation interface may be expanded by additional entries and
functions.
Configure the expansion in an XML file. This file is saved to the "_custom_data" subfolder on
the WebNavigator Server. You can give the file any name you choose, since all files with "XML"
extension are processed in this folder.
Example
The following example adds the "My Private Menu" submenu to the "Server" menu. The
submenu consists of three entries, namely "My Link", "Relative Link" and "Run Script".
Code
Description
<?xml version="1.0"?>
Version information
<menu hook-on="server">
The "menu hook-on" command is used to reference the name
"server" that defines the "Current Server" menu on the Web
Navigation interface.
<caption><lng>My Private Menu</lng></caption>
Defines an empty entry.
<command>
<caption>My Link</caption>
<open-url target="right">http://www.msdn.com</open-url>
</command>
Defines the "My Link" entry with a direct link.
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Code
Description
<command>
<caption>Relative Link</caption>
<open-url target="right">project.asp</open-url>
</command>
Defines the "Relative Link" entry with a relative link.
<command>
<caption>Run Script</caption>
<run-script>alert("Hallo !")</run-script>
</command>
Defines the "Run Script" entry that is used to start scripts.
</menu>
End of menu.
4.4.3.4
Diagnosis of the Connections with "Status.html"
Introduction
The "Status.html" page is used to diagnose the WinCC WebNavigator Server and its connected
active clients.
Overview
Call the diagnostics page as follows:
● Type in the address "http://<servername>/status.html" in Internet Explorer if WebNavigator
is configured as the default web page.
● Type in the address "http://<servername>/<foldername>/status.html" in Internet Explorer if
WebNavigator is configured as virtual web page.
● Select the "Status" command from the "Diagnostics" menu if the Navigation interface is
available via "MainControl.asp".
Access to this page is restricted to the users created in the User Administrator.
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Structure of diagnostics information related to the WebNavigator Server
Field
Description
Server version
WebNavigator Server version
Server file date
Date of the server version
License count
Number of licenses on the WebNavigator Server
Runtime mode
Status of WinCC Runtime
Last update
Date and time of the last display refresh
Connected WebNavigator Clients
Number of connected WebNavigator Clients
Connected Diagnostics Clients
Number of connected Diagnostics Clients
Connected DataMonitor Clients
Number of connected DataMonitor Clients
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Structure of diagnostics information related to the connected clients
The diagnostics information starts with the name of the relevant client.
Field
Description
Logged on users
Number of connected clients
Login
Login name of the current user
Time
Login time of the current user or time of the most recent automatic connection setup.
Type
Type of client, e.g. standard, DataMonitor
PID
Process ID of the instance of WebNavigatorRT.exe on the web server communicating
with the client.
Note
You can save the status information that is displayed. To do this, use the "Save as" function
in Internet Explorer and select the "(*.txt)" file type. If "(*.htm, *.html)" are selected, the
contents displayed are not saved.
4.4.4
Operating the WinCC project using WinCCViewerRT
4.4.4.1
Configuring WinCCViewerRT
Introduction
WinCCViewerRT is a program for visualizing WinCC projects. You can configure
WinCCViewerRT for operation with the WebNavigator Server and Graphics Runtime.
Requirement
● On the server
– The WebNavigator Server is installed.
– A WinCC/WebNavigator license is installed.
– The WinCC project is in Runtime.
– The WinCC pictures are configured and published for web access.
● On the client
– The WebNavigator Client is installed.
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Procedure
1. Double-click the link "WinCCViewerRT.exe" in the "Webnavigator\Client\bin" installation
folder.
The configuration dialog opens if you reconfigure WinCCViewerRT.
WinCCViewerRT opens if WinCCViewerRT has already been set up. Use the <Ctrl+Alt+P>
key combination to open the configuration dialog of WinCCViewerRT.
2. Enter the login data in the "General" tab:
– Server address: http://<server name> or http://<IP address>
– User name and password, if you want to specify a default user for the login dialog.
– The user settings you configured in the User Administrator will be activated if you enable
the "Apply project settings" option.
3. Specify the Runtime language in the "Parameters" tab.
If necessary, disable any key combinations with which the user switches to other programs.
If required, you can modify the preset <Ctrl+Alt+P> key combination that is used to open
the WinCCViewerRT configuration dialog.
Define a key combination with which a user can log off and a new user can log on. The key
combination can only be used if no default user has been set in the "General" tab.
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4. Specify the WinCC Runtime properties in the "Graphics Runtime" tab:
- Start picture
- Configuration file for user-defined menus and toolbars
- Window attributes
- Impermissible user actions
5. Specify additional user actions in the "Runtime" tab:
● Activating the screen keyboard
● <Ctrl+Alt+Del> key combination to allow switching to the Task Manager or operating system
via the screen keyboard.
● Auto-logoff settings
● Activating Direct2D to accelerate graphics representation.
● Specification of the printer with which you can print from the WinCC Controls using the
configured print job.
Close the dialog with the "OK" button.
Result
WinCCViewerRT is configured. The connection to the WebNavigator Server is set up after you
close the dialog. The settings are saved to the "WinCCViewerRT.xml" configuration file. The
configuration file settings are used at the next start of WinCCViewerRT. WinCCViewerRT
applies the user interface language from WinCC.
The configuration file is saved in the folder "Documents and Settings\<User>\Application Data
\Siemens\SIMATIC.WinCC\WebNavigator\Client". You can rename the file, for example, to
"User1.xml". You can also start WinCCViewerRT by means of the command line with the user-
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specific configuration file, e.g. "WinCCViewerRT.exe User1.xml". This procedure allows for
different configurations, depending on the logged-on user.
The WinCCViewerRT configuration dialog opens at the start if you rename or delete
"WinCCViewerRT.xml". Reconfigure WinCCViewerRT or select a different configuration file.
Note
WinCCViewerRT can only be closed by means of script function if you disable a key shortcut
or hide the "Close" button. Function in the C-Script: DeactivateRTProject; function in the
VBScript: HMIRuntime.Stop.
4.4.4.2
Operating the WinCC project
Requirement
● On the server
– The WebNavigator Server is installed.
– The "WinCC WebNavigator" license is installed.
– The WinCC project is in Runtime.
– The WinCC pictures are configured and published for web access.
– The user is created in WinCC.
● On the client
– WinCCViewerRT is configured.
Procedure
1. Start "WinCCViewerRT" in the Windows Start menu with "Programs > Siemens Automation
> Options and Tools > HMI Tools".
2. Log on to the WebNavigator Server:
– A login dialog is not displayed if the user name and password is preset in the
"WinCCViewerRT" configuration dialog. You are logged on automatically with the stored
login data.
– The login dialog is displayed if a user name and password is not set in the
"WinCCViewerRT" configuration dialog. Enter the user name and password of the
WinCC user. Passwords are case-sensitive. Click "OK".
3. To change the user, use the specified key combination for "WinCCViewerRT" login/logoff.
The previous user is logged off. Enter the user name and password of the new WinCC user
in the login dialog. Passwords are case-sensitive. Click "OK".
The key combination can only be used if no default user has been set.
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Result
WinCCViewerRT automatically connects to the activated WinCC project. The start picture that
is configured for the user is displayed.
The user may operate or monitor the project, depending on authorizations. Users assigned
system authorization No. 1002 "Web access - monitoring only" in the User Administration are
only allowed to monitor the WinCC project.
The "View Only Cursor" indicates that process-related operations are not possible.
Certain operations, such as opening the properties dialog of a WinCC OnlineTrendControl,
are still possible.
You can also use your own cursor icon as a "View Only Cursor", if required. For more
information, refer to "Configuring Runtime settings (Page 93)".
The <F5> key triggers a reselection of WinCCViewerRT.
4.4.5
Using the "Hardcopy" function
Introduction
On the WebNavigator Client, the current view can be output to the default printer.
You can generate a screenshot using a configurable key combination or a script. You can enter
the definition of the key combination or the screen area to be printed via the command line,
for example.
Starting the hardcopy application
Start the "PrtScr.exe" application on the WebNavigator Client, for example, by means of the
command line input or a user-defined function. The application is stored in the "...\Common
Files\Siemens\BIN" folder.
The parameters are transferred once only at the start. Separate the parameters with a space.
Observe case sensitivity.
Close the application before you edit the parameters. Edit the parameters and restart the
application.
The following parameters specify the procedure for printing a screenshot:
Parameters
Function
Without parameters
Not allowed on the WebNavigator Client.
Use "-infinit" as a substitute. Example: PrtScr.exe –infinit –hotkey="<ALT>+p"
-end
Terminates an active instance of PrtScr.exe.
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Parameters
Function
-hardcopy
Starts PrtScr.exe. Generates a screenshot of the current view. The hardcopy function then waits
for the key combination for output to the printer.
Use this on the WebNavigator Client only in combination with the "infinit" and "hotkey" parameters.
-nomcp
Starts PrtScr.exe. Generates a screenshot and prints the current view. PrtScr.exe is then closed.
-C= left;top;right;bottom
Starts PrtScr.exe. Generates a screenshot of the screen section that is specified in pixels and
prints the current view. PrtScr.exe is then closed. "-C=" is always followed by a space. Example:
PrtScr.exe -C= 50;50;100;100
-l
Prints in landscape format.
You can add the parameter to any parameter combination.
-infinit
Serves as parameter for starting PrtScr.exe on a system without WinCC. Always use the parameter
in combination with "hotkey".
-hotkey="x"
Specifies the key combination that starts output to the printer.
The following characters and combinations are allowed:
<ALT>, <SHIFT>,<CTRL> + {0-9, A-Z, 0xXX}
Write the parameters in uppercase letters. Combinations of the <ALT>, <SHIFT>, and <CTRL>
keys are allowed but not mandatory.
You can specify the "Virtual Key Code" with "XX" using the hexadecimal input "0xXX". For more
information about "Virtual Key Codes", refer to the MSDN Library.
Example:
"CTRL" and P key combination: -hotkey="<CTRL>+P"
Print button ("Print-Screen"): -hotkey="0x2C"
Key combination "ALT" and "Print-Screen": -hotkey="<ALT>+0x2C"
Examples of parameter combinations
Starting the hardcopy function by means of a key combination
Starts PrtScr.exe and waits for input of the "<ALT>+p" key
combination. The current screen view is printed as
Enter the following string in the command line:
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Siemens\BIN\PrtScr.exe" – screenshot when you hit the key combination.
infinit –hotkey="<ALT>+p"
PrtScr.exe –infinit –hotkey="<ALT>+p"
PrtScr.exe –infinit –hotkey="<ALT>+p" –C= 10;10;100;100
Starts PrtScr.exe and waits for input of the "<ALT>+p" key
combination. Only the screen section that is defined in pixels
will be printed as screenshot when you hit the key
combination.
Starting the hardcopy function by means of script
PrtScr.exe –nomcp
Starts PrtScr.exe. Generates a screenshot and prints the
current view. PrtScr.exe is then closed.
PrtScr.exe –C= 10;10;100;100
Starts PrtScr.exe. Generates a screenshot of the section that
is specified in pixels and prints the current view. PrtScr.exe
is then closed.
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4.5
Installation of the WinCC Plug-In Builder
4.5.1
Overview of the WinCC Plug-In Builder
Introduction
You use the WebNavigator Plug-In Builder to create MSI setup programs for downloading
additional components to the WebNavigator-Clients, e.g., custom-created ActiveX-Controls.
The Plug-Ins can be downloaded by the user, e.g., via the Web Navigator interface and can
only be used in the WebNavigator environment.
No knowledge of the setup technology is required for using the Plug-In Builder. You only have
to know which files are installed and registered by the setup program.
The created Plug-In setup takes the form of a self-extracting "EXE" file. The file is made
available in a folder on the WebNavigator-Server for download to the clients.
A WebNavigator Plug-In is integrated in a previously installed WebNavigator-Client and is also
uninstalled again with this Client.
User interface of WinCC Plug-in Builder
You install the WebNavigator Plug-In Builder from the WinCC-DVD.
You open the Plug-In Builder in the Start menu via "SIMATIC > WinCC > Web Navigator >
Web Navigator Plug-In Builder".
The Plug-In Builder shows an overview and the status of the existing Plug-In projects. Older
Plug-Ins may have to be generated again.
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● The functions for creating a Plug-In are available via the navigation area, the menu
commands and the toolbar.
● All open PlugIn projects are listed in the project explorer.
● In the "Information" area, you see the project status of the selected PlugIn project.
● In the "Installed Software" area, you see the WebNavigator components that are installed
or still needed on the computer. The functions for testing and publishing a Plug-In are only
available with certain WebNavigator components.
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4.5.2
How to publish a plug-in
Introduction
You can publish the Plug-In on the local WebNavigator-Server. As a result, the Plug-In is
available to all Clients for installation.
If WebNavigator-Server and Plug-In Builder are located on the same computer, you can export
the Plug-In directly to the WebNavigator-Server. If the Plug-In Builder is on another computer,
you must transfer the Plug-In manually to the WebNavigator-Server.
Requirement
● The Plug-In has been generated successfully.
● Publishing requires the WebNavigator-Server.
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Procedure
1. In the navigation area, click "Publish", or get to this dialog from "Test" with "Next".
2. Click
or on the"Publish" button. The created Plug-In is stored on the WebNavigatorServer in the following installation folder: "WebNavigator/Server/Web/Install/Custom".
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3. You receive information on the status of the publishing in the "Publish Plugin" results
window. You go directly to the storage location by clicking the link.
4. Click the menu command "File > Close" to close the project or close the Plug-In Builder
.
with
Installing a plug-in on the WebNavigator client
In order to install plug-ins created with the Plug-In Builder on the WebNavigator-Client, you
must have Windows administrator rights. The versions of the Plug-In Builders and
WebNavigator-Clients used must be identical.
You use the Web Navigator interface to install the Plug-In. In the "Download Area/Download
plugins" menu, select the desired Plug-In.
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4.6
Configuring terminal services for WebNavigator
4.6.1
Communication Using Terminal Services
Introduction
In order to use the "Download area" in WebNavigator Client as Terminal Client, do not use a
proxy server between the Terminal Server and WebNavigator Server.
If the Terminal Server and WebNavigator Server are not installed on the same computer, the
WebNavigator Client cannot use the terminal services to access the WebNavigator Server.
You have the following options for countering this problem:
● A minimum installation of WinCC without licenses is installed on the Terminal Server.
● After installation of the WebNavigator Client, the "CCEClient_service.vbs" file is executed
once on the Terminal Server. The file is available in the "Updates\WebNavigator" folder on
your WinCC DVD. You must be logged on with Windows Administrator rights to execute
the VBS file.
Access from WebNavigator Clients and WinCC Clients to the WebNavigator Server
When a WebNavigator Client via the terminal service and WinCC Clients access the
WebNavigator Server, the WebNavigator Client operating as Terminal Client must not open a
Windows Desktop in the session.
You have the following options of preventing the WebNavigator Client from opening the
Windows Desktop at the beginning of a session:
● Enter all users directly in the Terminal Service configuration.
● In the Computer Management, enter Internet Explorer as start program for individual users.
4.6.2
Terminal Services Setup
Introduction
The following chapters show you how to set up the terminal services with regard to the
WebNavigator Client.
Requirement
● The WinCC basic system and WebNavigator Server do not run under the terminal services.
● The WinCC basic system and WebNavigator Server must be installed on the server before
you activate the terminal services for the following configuration steps.
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Configuration steps
1. Activate the terminal services on the Terminal Server
2. Install the application on the Terminal Server, e.g. the WebNavigator Client. Information
pertaining to the installation can be found in the corresponding documentation and the
Online Help.
3. On the Terminal Server, create the users for access via the terminal services.
4. Run the application on the Terminal Client.
For more information, refer to "Terminal services" in the Microsoft Online Help.
4.6.3
Activating terminal services on the Windows Server
Introduction
Activate the Terminal Services on the server before you install the actual applications, e.g.
WebNavigator Client.
Install the application on the server using the "Add or Remove Programs" dialog in the Control
Panel. This makes it possible for all users to configure the applications. If the application is
installed in any other way, only the user who actually installed the application can use it.
Requirement
● Windows administrator rights
● Windows server
Procedure
1. Open the Control Panel and double-click "Software".
2. Click "Add/Remove Windows Components" in the "Software" dialog. The "Windows
Components Wizard" opens.
3. Activate "Terminal Server" and "Terminal Server Licensing".
4. Click "Next". Follow the instructions.
4.6.4
Creating users for access to the Terminal Server
Requirement
● Terminal Server is installed.
● A Windows user is created.
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Procedure
1. Open Computer Management via the Control Panel. Select "Local Users and Groups".
2. Double-click the "Users" folder.
3. Double-click the user to be granted access to the Terminal Service.
4. Click on the "Membership" tab. Click "Add". The "Select Group" dialog opens.
5. Add the "Remote Desktop Users" group. Click "OK" to close all open dialogs.
6. Check the membership of the users in other groups. If required, add the user to other groups
in order to assign the necessary user authorizations.
7. Close Computer Management.
4.6.5
Starting the Terminal Server on the Terminal Client
Requirement
● The Terminal Service is started on the Windows Server
● On the Terminal Server, you created a user for access.
Procedure
1. On the Terminal Client, select "Programs > Accessories > Communication > Remote
Desktop Connection" in the Windows start menu. The "Remote Desktop Connection" dialog
opens.
2. Enter the name of the Terminal Server.
3. Click "Connect". Log on with the user that you created for access to the Terminal Server.
Result
The connection is established. The desktop of the Terminal Server is displayed. Start an
application on the Terminal Server, for example, WebNavigator Client via Internet Explorer.
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4.7 Appendix
4.7
Appendix
4.7.1
Troubleshooting
Communication between the WebNavigator Server and WebNavigator Client is down
If a provider (participating proxy, Firewall) has set Content Filtering for an Internet connection,
WebNavigator communication is no longer possible. With content filtering, only certain
contents of HTML pages are permitted. Communication is routed via a defined port to an IP
address, e.g. the address of the WinCC Server.
Disable Smart Filtering of the IP address on the WebNavigator Server. Because there is no
HTML content on the WinCC server, filtering is not particularly useful in any case.
The data is transferred in encrypted form if you are using SSL technology. in this case, Smart
Filtering of contents is not possible.
Connection abort
In the Internet environment, connection failures, delays, and fluctuation in communication can
occur.
If communication between the WebNavigator Client and WebNavigator Server goes down, a
message is output to the user on the WebNavigator Client. The WebNavigator Client then
attempts to perform an automatic connection setup in order to restore the connection.
Set the waiting times between connection attempts with the "Web Configurator". If the value
"0" is set, the WebNavigator Client does not attempt to reconnect automatically. In this case,
a message is output on the WebNavigator Client querying whether you wish to re-establish
the connection.
Confirm this prompt to re-establish the connection.
No pictures are displayed.
Check that the correct web page is activated on the WebNavigator Server.
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Multiple tab browsing
You need the "ControlHost.exe" process to enable multiple tab browsing in Internet Explorer.
When you append "?inplacecontrol=no" to the server name in the address bar, the
WebNavigator Client is no longer hosted in the ControlHost, but instead in Internet Explorer.
This means that multiple tab browsing is no longer possible and that the "Multiple viewer
instance disabled" message is output.
Demo mode
If a required license is missing on the WebNavigator Server, a message is displayed informing
you of this and the WebNavigator Client runs in demo mode. In this mode, the WebNavigator
Client is fully operational for a period of 30 days. After 30 days, the error message "Still no
License on Server, Demo mode expired" is shown. The WebNavigator Client can no longer
connect to the WebNavigator Server.
Security levels as of Internet Explorer 8
Protected mode is activated by default for Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7.
While protective mode is activated, you cannot connect to the WebNavigator Server. The error
message "Low integrity level is not supported:. Please deactivate protected mode" is displayed.
Disable the mode in "Tools > Internet Options > Security".
No connection to WebNavigator Server possible.
The following section lists several error messages and reasons that prevent the WebNavigator
Client from connecting to the WebNavigator Server:
● "The WinCC Server is currently not active":
A server is not started in Runtime.
● "Unknown user name or password":
This error can only occur in WinCCViewerRT. The user or password was stored or entered
incorrectly. Internet Explorer allows you to enter the user name and password three times.
The "HTTP Error 401.1" error page is then displayed.
Note
Passwords are case-sensitive.
● "Maximum count of users reached":
The WinCC/WebNavigator license was exceeded on the WebNavigator Server.
● "Server workload exceeds limit":
The maximum number of simultaneous connections was exceeded. You make the setting
in "WebNavigator > Web settings > Runtime" in WinCC Explorer. The number of clients
connected to a server is shown on the page "http://<servername>/status.html". The number
of simultaneous connections could exceed the number of connected clients if, for example,
several tabs are opened in the browser window.
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● "Maximum count of tabs reached":
The maximum number of tabs per browser was exceeded. You make the setting in
"WebNavigator > Web settings > Runtime" in WinCC Explorer.
● "No connection to server":
The server cannot be reached. The precise cause of error is unknown. For diagnostics
information, refer to the page "http://<servername>/status.html".
● "Failed to load http://<servername>/Pictures/For_example.PD_":
Access to the configured start picture has failed. Check the authorizations on the
WebNavigator Server. The published picture may no longer be available on the server.
Wrong start picture
You have edited a new picture in the Graphics Designer.
1. Start the Web View Publisher in order to publish the new picture.
2. Select "Tools > Internet Options" in Internet Explorer to delete the temporary Internet files.
3. You can assign an individual start picture to each user in the User Administration.
See also
Check the activated web page (Page 109)
4.7.2
Functions
4.7.2.1
Supported functions
Introduction
The following list shows the functions supported by WebNavigator.
Functions not included in this list are not automatically enabled for the WebNavigator.
Functions
WaitForDocumentReady
Get_Focus
GetTagChar
GetAssignments
GetTagCharState
GetBasePicture
GetTagCharStateWait
GetFlashPicture
GetTagCharWait
GetFontName
GetTagMultiStateWait
GetInputValueChar
GetTagMultiWait
GetLastChange
GetText
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GetOutputFormat
SetTagMultiWait
GetOutputValueChar
SetTagMultiStateWait
GetPictureName
SetTagRaw
GetPropChar
SetTagRawState
GetServerName
SetTagRawStateWait
AXC_OnBtnArcLong
AXC_OnBtnMsgNext
AXC_OnBtnArcShort
AXC_OnBtnMsgPrev
AXC_OnBtnComment
AXC_OnBtnMsgWin
AXC_OnBtnEmergAckn
AXC_OnBtnScroll
AXC_OnBtnInfo
AXC_OnBtnSelect
AXC_OnBtnLock
AXC_OnBtnSinglAckn
AXC_OnBtnLoop
AXC_OnBtnVisibleAckn
AXC_OnBtnMsgFirst
AXC_SetFilter
AXC_OnBtnMsgLast
OnBtnArcLong
OnBtnMsgLast
OnBtnArcShort
OnBtnMsgNext
OnBtnComment
OnBtnMsgPrev
OnBtnEmergAckn
OnBtnMsgWin
OnBtnHornAckn
OnBtnPrint
OnBtnInfo
OnBtnScroll
OnBtnLanguage
OnBtnSelect
OnBtnLock
OnBtnSinglAckn
OnBtnLoop
OnBtnVisibleAckn
OnBtnMsgFirst
TLGGetTemplateParameter
TlgTableWindowPressPrevButton
TLGPressToolbarButton
TlgTableWindowPressPrevItemButton
TlgGetColumnPosition
TlgTableWindowPressStartStopButton
TlgGetNumberOfColumns
TlgTrendWindowPressFirstButton
TlgGetNumberOfRows
TlgTrendWindowPressLastButton
TlgGetNumberOfTrends
TlgTrendWindowPressLinealButton
TlgGetRowPosition
TlgTrendWindowPressNextButton
TlgGetRulerArchivNameTrend
TlgTrendWindowPressNextItemButton
TlgGetRulerTimeTrend
TlgTrendWindowPressOneToOneButton
TlgGetRulerValueTrend
TlgTrendWindowPressOpenArchiveVariableSelectionDlgBut
ton
TlgGetRulerVariableNameTrend
TlgTrendWindowPressOpenDlgButton
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TlgGetTextAtPos
TlgTrendWindowPressOpenItemSelectDlgButton
TlgTableWindowPressFirstButton
TlgTrendWindowPressOpenTimeSelectDlgButton
TlgTableWindowPressLastButton
TlgTrendWindowPressPrevButton
TlgTableWindowPressNextButton
TlgTrendWindowPressPrevItemButton
TlgTableWindowPressNextItemButton
TlgTrendWindowPressStartStopButton
TlgTableWindowPressOpenArchiveVariableSelectionDlgBut
ton
TlgTrendWindowPressZoomInButton
TlgTableWindowPressOpenItemSelectDlgButton
TlgTrendWindowPressZoomOutButton
TlgTableWindowPressOpenTimeSelectDlgButton
GetLanguage
GetParentPicture
SetLanguage
GetParentPictureWindow
GetLink
GetServerTagPrefix
SetLink
OpenPicture
GetLinkedVariable
SetPictureDeactivated
GetLocalPicture
SetPictureDown
SetMultiLink
SetPictureUp
_makepath
fscanf
setvbuf
_splitpath
fsetpos
sprintf
abs
ftell
srand
abort
fwrite
sscanf
asctime
getc
strcat
atexit
getchar
strcmp
atof
getenv
strcpy
atoi
gets
strchr
atol
gmtime
strcspn
bsearch
labs
strerror
calloc
ldiv
strftime
clearerr
localtime
strlen
clock
malloc
strncat
ctime
memchr
strncmp
difftime
memcmp
strncpy
div
memcpy
strpbrk
exit
memmove
strrchr
fclose
memset
strspn
feof
mktime
strstr
ferror
perror
strtod
fflush
printf
strtok
fgetc
putc
strtol
fgetpos
putchar
strtoul
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fgets
puts
SysMalloc
fopen
qsort
system
fprintf
rand
time
fputc
realloc
ungetc
fputs
remove
vfprintf
freopen
rename
vprintf
fread
rewind
vsprintf
free
scanf
fseek
setbuf
Check
ProgramExecute
GetActualPointLeft
GetExponent
GetPicDeactTransparent
GetActualPointTop
GetExtendedOperation
GetPicDeactUseTransColor
GetAdaptBorder
GetFillColor
GetPicDownReferenced
GetAdaptPicture
GetFilling
GetPicDownTransparent
GetAdaptSize
GetFillingIndex
GetPicDownUseTransColor
GetAlarmHigh
GetFillStyle
GetPicReferenced
GetAlarmLow
GetFillStyle2
GetPicTransColor
GetAlignment
GetFlashBackColor
GetPicUpReferenced
GetAlignmentLeft
GetFlashBorderColor
GetPicUpTransparent
GetAlignmentTop
GetFlashFlashPicture
GetPicUpUseTransColor
GetAssumeOnExit
GetFlashForeColor
GetPicUseTransColor
GetAssumeOnFull
GetFlashPicReferenced
GetPictureDeactivated
GetAverage
GetFlashPicTransColor
GetPictureDown
GetAxisSection
GetFlashPicUseTransColor
GetPictureUp
GetBackBorderWidth
GetFlashRateBackColor
GetPointCount
GetBackColor
GetFlashRateBorderColor
GetPosition
GetBackColor2
GetFlashRateFlashPic
GetPressed
GetBackColor3
GetFlashRateForeColor
GetProcess
GetBackColorBottom
GetFontBold
GetPropBOOL
GetBackColorTop
GetFontItalic
GetPropDouble
GetBackFlashColorOff
GetFontSize
GetPropLong
GetBackFlashColorOn
GetFontUnderline
GetPropWord
GetBasePicReferenced
GetForeColor
GetRadius
GetBasePicTransColor
GetForeFlashColorOff
GetRadiusHeight
GetBasePicUseTransColor
GetForeFlashColorOn
GetRadiusWidth
GetBitNumber
GetGrid
GetRangeMax
GetBorderBackColor
GetGridColor
GetRangeMin
GetBorderColor
GetGridHeight
GetReferenceRotationLeft
GetBorderColorBottom
GetGridWidth
GetReferenceRotationTop
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GetBorderColorTop
GetHeight
GetRightComma
GetBorderEndStyle
GetHiddenInput
GetRotationAngle
GetBorderFlashColorOff
GetHotkey
GetRoundCornerHeight
GetBorderFlashColorOn
GetHysteresis
GetRoundCornerWidth
GetBorderStyle
GetHysteresisRange
GetScaleColor
GetBorderWidth
GetIndex
GetScaleTicks
GetBoxAlignment
GetInputValueDouble
GetScaling
GetBoxCount
GetItemBorderBackColor
GetScalingType
GetBoxType
GetItemBorderColor
GetScrollBars
GetButtonColor
GetItemBorderStyle
GetSelBGColor
GetCaption
GetItemBorderWidth
GetSelTextColor
GetCheckAlarmHigh
GetLanguageSwitch
GetSizeable
GetCheckAlarmLow
GetLayer
GetSmallChange
GetCheckLimitHigh4
GetLeft
GetStartAngle
GetCheckLimitHigh5
GetLeftComma
GetToggle
GetCheckLimitLow4
GetLimitHigh4
GetToleranceHigh
GetCheckLimitLow5
GetLimitHigh5
GetToleranceLow
GetCheckToleranceHigh
GetLimitLow4
GetTop
GetCheckToleranceLow
GetLimitLow5
GetTrend
GetCheckWarningHigh
GetLimitMax
GetTrendColor
GetCheckWarningLow
GetLimitMin
GetTypeAlarmHigh
GetClearOnError
GetListType
GetTypeAlarmLow
GetClearOnNew
GetLongStrokesBold
GetTypeLimitHigh4
GetCloseButton
GetLongStrokesOnly
GetTypeLimitHigh5
GetColorAlarmHigh
GetLongStrokesSize
GetTypeLimitLow4
GetColorAlarmLow
GetLongStrokesTextEach
GetTypeLimitLow5
GetColorBottom
GetMarker
GetTypeToleranceHigh
GetColorChangeType
GetMax
GetTypeToleranceLow
GetColorLimitHigh4
GetMaximizeButton
GetTypeWarningHigh
GetColorLimitHigh5
GetMin
GetTypeWarningLow
GetColorLimitLow4
GetMoveable
GetUnselBGColor
GetColorLimitLow5
GetNumberLines
GetUnselTextColor
GetColorToleranceHigh
GetOffsetLeft
GetUpdateCycle
GetColorToleranceLow
GetOffsetTop
GetVisible
GetColorTop
GetOnTop
GetWarningHigh
GetColorWarningHigh
GetOperation
GetWarningLow
GetColorWarningLow
GetOperationMessage
GetWindowBorder
GetCursorControl
GetOperationReport
GetWindowsStyle
GetDataFormat
GetOrientation
GetWidth
GetDirection
GetOutputValueDouble
GetZeroPoint
GetEditAtOnce
GetPasswordLevel
GetZeroPointValue
GetEndAngle
GetPicDeactReferenced
GetZoom
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Set_Focus
SetEditAtOnce
SetPicDownUseTransColor
SetActualPointLeft
SetEndAngle
SetPicTransColor
SetActualPointTop
SetExponent
SetPicUpTransparent
SetAlarmHigh
SetExtendedOperation
SetPicUpUseTransColor
SetAlarmLow
SetFillColor
SetPicUseTransColor
SetAlignment
SetFilling
SetPictureName
SetAlignmentLeft
SetFillingIndex
SetPointCount
SetAlignmentTop
SetFillStyle
SetPosition
SetAssumeOnExit
SetFillStyle2
SetPressed
SetAssumeOnFull
SetFlashBackColor
SetProcess
SetAverage
SetFlashBorderColor
SetPropBOOL
SetAxisSection
SetFlashFlashPicture
SetPropDateTime
SetBackBorderWidth
SetFlashForeColor
SetPropChar
SetBackColor
SetFlashPicTransColor
SetPropDouble
SetBackColor2
SetFlashPicUseTransColor
SetPropLong
SetBackColor3
SetFlashRateBackColor
SetPropWord
SetBackColorBottom
SetFlashRateBorderColor
SetRadius
SetBackColorTop
SetFlashRateFlashPic
SetRadiusHeight
SetBackFlashColorOff
SetFlashRateForeColor
SetRadiusWidth
SetBackFlashColorOn
SetFontBold
SetRangeMax
SetBasePicTransColor
SetFontItalic
SetRangeMin
SetBasePicUseTransColor
SetFontName
SetRightComma
SetBitNumber
SetFontSize
SetReferenceRotationLeft
SetBorderBackColor
SetFontUnderline
SetReferenceRotationTop
SetBorderColor
SetForeColor
SetRotationAngle
SetBorderColorBottom
SetForeFlashColorOff
SetRoundCornerHeight
SetBorderColorTop
SetForeFlashColorOn
SetRoundCornerWidth
SetBorderEndStyle
SetHeight
SetScaleColor
SetBorderFlashColorOff
SetHiddenInput
SetScaleTicks
SetBorderFlashColorOn
SetHysteresis
SetScaling
SetBorderStyle
SetHysteresisRange
SetScalingType
SetBorderWidth
SetIndex
SetSelBGColor
SetBoxAlignment
SetItemBorderBackColor
SetSelTextColor
SetBoxCount
SetItemBorderColor
SetSmallChange
SetBoxType
SetItemBorderStyle
SetStartAngle
SetButtonColor
SetItemBorderWidth
SetText
SetCheckAlarmHigh
SetLeft
SetTop
SetCheckAlarmLow
SetLeftComma
SetTrend
SetCheckLimitHigh4
SetLimitHigh4
SetTrendColor
SetCheckLimitHigh5
SetLimitHigh5
SetToleranceHigh
SetCheckLimitLow4
SetLimitLow4
SetToleranceLow
SetCheckLimitLow5
SetLimitLow5
SetToggle
SetCheckToleranceHigh
SetLimitMax
SetTypeAlarmHigh
SetCheckToleranceLow
SetLimitMin
SetTypeAlarmLow
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SetCheckWarningHigh
SetLongStrokesBold
SetTypeLimitHigh4
SetCheckWarningLow
SetLongStrokesOnly
SetTypeLimitHigh5
SetClearOnError
SetLongStrokesSize
SetTypeLimitLow4
SetClearOnNew
SetMarker
SetTypeLimitLow5
SetColorAlarmHigh
SetMax
SetTypeToleranceHigh
SetColorAlarmLow
SetMin
SetTypeToleranceLow
SetColorBottom
SetNumberLines
SetTypeWarningHigh
SetColorChangeType
SetOffsetLeft
SetTypeWarningLow
SetColorLimitHigh4
SetOffsetTop
SetUnselBGColor
SetColorLimitHigh5
SetOperation
SetUnselTextColor
SetColorLimitLow4
SetOperationMessage
SetVisible
SetColorLimitLow5
SetOperationReport
SetWarningHigh
SetColorToleranceHigh
SetOrientation
SetWarningLow
SetColorToleranceLow
SetOutputValueChar
SetWindowsStyle
SetColorTop
SetOutputValueDouble
SetWidth
SetColorWarningHigh
SetPasswordLevel
SetZeroPoint
SetColorWarningLow
SetPicDeactTransparent
SetZeroPointValue
SetCursorControl
SetPicDeactUseTransColor
SetZoom
SetDirection
SetPicDownTransparent
GetTagBit
GetTagDateTime
GetTagByteStateQCWait
GetTagByte
GetTagDoubleWait
GetTagCharStateQC
GetTagDouble
GetTagDWordWait
GetTagCharStateQCWait
GetTagDWord
GetTagFloatWait
GetTagDoubleStateQC
GetTagFloat
GetTagRawWait
GetTagDoubleStateQCWait
GetTagRaw
GetTagSByteWait
GetTagDWordStateQC
GetTagSByte
GetTagSDWordWait
GetTagDWordStateQCWait
GetTagSDWord
GetTagSWordWait
GetTagFloatStateQC
GetTagSWord
GetTagWordWait
GetTagFloatStateQCWait
GetTagWord
GetTagBitStateWait
GetTagRawStateQC
GetTagBitState
GetTagByteStateWait
GetTagRawStateQCWait
GetTagByteState
GetTagDoubleStateWait
GetTagSByteStateQC
GetTagDoubleState
GetTagDWordStateWait
GetTagSByteStateQCWait
GetTagDWordState
GetTagFloatStateWait
GetTagSDWordStateQC
GetTagFloatState
GetTagRawStateWait
GetTagSDWordStateQCWait
GetTagRawState
GetTagSByteStateWait
GetTagSWordStateQC
GetTagSByteState
GetTagSDWordStateWait
GetTagSWordStateQCWait
GetTagSDWordState
GetTagSWordStateWait
GetTagValueStateQC
GetTagSWordState
GetTagWordStateWait
GetTagValueStateQCWait
GetTagWordState
GetTagBitStateQC
GetTagWordStateQC
GetTagBitWait
GetTagBitStateQCWait
GetTagWordStateQCWait
GetTagByteWait
GetTagByteStateQC
GetTagMultiStateQCWait
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SetTagBit
SetTagFloatState
SetTagSWordWait
SetTagByte
SetTagRawState
SetTagWordWait
SetTagDouble
SetTagSByteState
SetTagBitStateWait
SetTagDWord
SetTagSDWordState
SetTagByteStateWait
SetTagFloat
SetTagSWordState
SetTagDoubleStateWait
SetTagRaw
SetTagWordState
SetTagDWordStateWait
SetTagSByte
SetTagBitWait
SetTagFloatStateWait
SetTagSDWord
SetTagByteWait
SetTagRawStateWait
SetTagSWord
SetTagDoubleWait
SetTagSByteStateWait
SetTagWord
SetTagDWordWait
SetTagSDWordStateWait
SetTagBitState
SetTagFloatWait
SetTagSWordStateWait
SetTagByteState
SetTagRawWait
SetTagWordStateWait
SetTagDoubleState
SetTagSByteWait
SetTagDWordState
SetTagSDWordWait
Supported ODK Functions
PWRTCheckPermission
PWRTCheckPermissionOnPicture // Only the "permlevel" parameter is evaluated!
MSRTStartMsgService
MSRTStopMsgService
MSRTCreateMsg
MSRTCreateMsgInstanceWithComment
MSRTSetComment
PDLRTGetLink
PDLRTSetLink
PDLRTSetMultiLink
PDLRTGetPropEx // Nur das Lesen wird unterstützt.
PDLRTSetPropEx // Nur das Setzen wird unterstützt.
TXTRTConnect
TXTRTDisconnect
TXTRTGetInfoTextMC
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Supported User Archive-Functions
Note
User archive functions must always start with "ua" in lower case.
Functions beginning with the uppercase letters "UA" are ODK functions. These ODK functions
are not supported on the WebNavigator Client.
uaArchiveClose
uaArchiveGetName
uaArchiveSetFieldValueLong
uaArchiveDelete
uaArchiveGetSort
uaArchiveSetFieldValueString
uaArchiveExport
uaArchiveImport
uaArchiveSetFilter
uaArchiveGetCount
uaArchiveInsert
uaArchiveSetSort
uaArchiveGetFieldLength
uaArchiveMoveFirst
uaArchiveUpdate
uaArchiveGetFieldName
uaArchiveMoveLast
uaArchiveWriteTagValues
uaArchiveGetFields
uaArchiveMoveNext
uaArchiveWriteTagValuesByName
uaArchiveGetFieldType
uaArchiveMovePrevious
uaConnect
uaArchiveGetFieldValueDate
uaArchiveOpen
uaDisconnect
uaArchiveGetFieldValueFloat
uaArchiveReadTagValues
uaGetLastError
uaArchiveGetFieldValueDouble
uaArchiveReadTagValuesByName
uaGetLastHResult
uaArchiveGetFieldValueLong
uaArchiveRequery
uaQueryArchive
uaArchiveGetFieldValueString
uaArchiveSetFieldValueDate
uaQueryArchiveByName
uaArchiveGetFilter
uaArchiveSetFieldValueDouble
uaReleaseArchive
uaArchiveGetID
uaArchiveSetFieldValueFloat
Supported MBCS Functions
_ismbcalnum
_mbscat
_mbsncmp
_ismbcalpha
_mbschr
_mbsncpy
_ismbcdigit
_mbscmp
_mbsnicmp
_ismbcgraph
_mbscpy
_mbspbrk
_ismbclower
_mbsdec
_mbsrchr
_ismbcprint
_mbsicmp
_mbsspn
_ismbcpunct
_mbsinc
_mbsstr
_ismbcspace
_mbslen
_mbstok
_ismbcupper
_mbscspn
_mbctolower
_mbclen
_mbsncat
_mbctoupper
4.7.2.2
WaitForDocumentReady
Function
The function checks whether a picture is loaded in the specified picture window.
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A difference must be made in the scripts of process pictures or project functions between the
runtime environment of WinCC and of the WebNavigator Client. The following Compiler
commands exist to this purpose:
● #ifdef RUN_ON_WEBNAVIGATOR
● #ifndef RUN_ON_WEBNAVIGATOR
This allows you to distinguish between WinCC and the WebNavigator Client in your
configuration as follows:
● Script delay with "WaitForDocumentReady"
● Differing picture addressing
● Different function names for control system functions
● Functions that are not supported on the WebNavigator Client
Syntax in ANSI-C
int WaitForDocumentReady(LPCSTR lpszPictureWindow)
Parameters
lpszPictureWindow
Pointer to the name of the picture window that is opened in the WebNavigator Client.
The following addressing syntax is possible:
● Picture window "xxx" in the current screen: ./xxx
● Picture window "yyy" in the view object "xxx": ./xxx/yyy
● Picture window "xxx" in the parent screen: ../xxx
● Picture window "xxx" in the parent picture of the parent screen: ../../xxx
● Absolute path compatible with WinCC
Return value
TRUE
The picture window has been found and the status checked.
FALSE
The picture window has not been found.
Example of ANSI-C
#ifdef RUN_ON_WEBNAVIGATOR
SetPropChar("../", "View", "PictureName", szViewName);
WaitForDocumentReady("../View");
#else
SetPropChar(lpszParent, "View", "PictureName", szViewName);
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#endif
Note
The syntax of the code section for WebNavigator is not checked during compilation of the
WinCC script and is checked only when the pictures are published.
4.7.2.3
Unsupported Functions
The following list is only an extract of the unsupported functions. The list contains the functions
that are explicitly stated as being unsupported.
Functions
GetHWDiag
OnDeactivateExecute
ReportJob
GetHWDiagLevel
OnErrorExecute
RPTJobPreview
GetKopFupAwl
OnTime
RPTJobPrint
GetKopFupAwlLevel
OpenPrevPicture
RptShowError
VBScript functions
● HMIRuntime.Stop: Terminates Internet Explorer and WinCCViewerRT, but not WinCC
Runtime.
● AlarmLogs Object
● DataLogs Object
● Logging Object
● Project Object
Functions That Are not Required:
● DeactivateRTProject: Terminates Internet Explorer and WinCCViewerRT, but not WinCC
Runtime.
● ExitWinCC
● FillDiagnoseInTags
● InquireLanguage
● TraceText
● TraceTime
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Other Functions
These functions are included in the functional scope in order to ensure error-free compilation
on the WebNavigator Client. The functions are not supported by the WebNavigator Client.
AXC_OnBtnHornAckn
GetCursorMode
GmsgFunction
AXC_OnBtnPrint
SetCursorMode
MSRTMsgWinCommand
AXC_OnBtnProtocol
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Index
Demo Project, 26
Diagnostics client, (See WebNavigator diagnostics
client)
Diagnostics
WebNavigator Server, 126
Error report , (See support)
Internet Information Service, 102
License, 10
Web client, (See WebNavigator client)
Web Configurator, 102
Creating the standard web page, 103
Setting up the Internet Information Service, 102
Creating a virtual directory, 105
Setting the port, 103
WebNavigator
DVD contents, 7
Licenses, 10
WebNavigator client, 8
Licenses, 10
WebNavigator Diagnostics Client, 80
WebNavigator Diagnostics Server, 80
WebNavigator server, 8
Licenses, 10
WinCC/WebNavigator client, (See WebNavigator
client)
WinCC/WebNavigator Diagnostics Client, (See
WebNavigator Diagnostics Client)
A
ActiveX controls, 134
Authorization
Configuring web options, 99
C
Communication, 76
Configuration, 102
Corrective measure
Connection abort, 142
Customer support, (See support)
D
Dedicated web server, 78
Picture change, 122
Publishing process pictures, 83, 84, 85
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FAQ, (See support), (See corrective measure)
Firewall
Windows 2008, 56, 107
Windows 7, 56, 107
Function
Unsupported functions, 154
Opening the picture window, 152
Supported functions, 144
Supported MSBC functions, 144
Supported ODK Functions, 144
Supported User Archives functions, 144
G
Gadget, 94
Getting started, 52, 54, 56, 67, 69
Changing the process picture, 67, 69
Configuring the WebNavigator Server, 54, 56
Global Script
Use in WebNavigator, 116
H
Hardcopy, 132
Hardware
Requirement, 8
I
IIS, (See Internet Information Service), (See Internet
Information Service), (See Internet Information
Service), (See Internet Information Service)
Installation
Internet Information Service, 15
Requirement, 8, 12
Security settings, 21, 59
Upgrade, 16, 18
WebNavigator client, 18, 22, 23
WebNavigator Client, 21, 59
WebNavigator Diagnostics Client, 25
WebNavigator server, 16
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Index
Internet Explorer, 123
Security settings, 21, 59
Internet Explorer V7.0, 31
Online Help, 31
Internet Information Service, 15
Checking the activated web page, 58, 109
Starting a web page, 58, 109
Isolated solution, 75
L
Language-dependent text, 119
License, 7
WebNavigator diagnostics client, 10
WebNavigator diagnostics server, 10
Load Balancing
Configuring, 112
Load balancing , 109
Load distribution, (See Load balancing ), (See Load
Balancing )
O
Online Help
Internet Explorer V7.0, 31
Online support, (See support)
OPC channel, 76
P
PdlPad, 85
Persistence, 119
Plug-in Builder, 134
Creating a plug-in and making it available for
download, 136
Port
Setting, 103
Process bus, 76
Process picture, 122
Publishing, 83, 84, 85
Publish plug-in, 136
R
Remote publishing, 83, 84, 85
Requirement
Hardware, 8
Installation, 8
Operating system, 8
Software, 8
158
S
Screenshot, (See Hardcopy)
Script
Functions, 152
SIMATIC Logon, 99
Slider control, 119
Software
Requirement, 8
Software Information Service, 7
Standard web page, 103
Support, 37, 40
Support Request, 40
System authorization, 99
T
Technical support, (See support)
Terminal server, (See terminal services)
Terminal service, 12
Terminal services, 81
activate, 140
Communication, 139
Set up, 139
Setting up users, 140
Start terminal services server, 141
Terminal services client, (See terminal services)
Terminal services server, (See terminal services)
U
Upgrade, 16, 18
User Administrator
User administration for WebNavigator, 99
Web options, 99
User change, 61, 128
V
Virtual directory, 105
Visual Basic Script
Use in WebNavigator, 116
W
Web client, (See WebNavigator client), (See
WebNavigator client)
Web Configurator
Configuring the firewall, 56, 107
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Web Navigation interface, 124, 125
Web option, 99
Web project, 82
Checking scripts with PdlPad, 85
Differences compared to the WinCC basic system,
118
Mirroring a WinCC project, 76
Publishing process pictures , 83, 84, 85
Restrictions, 115
Using Scripts, 116
Web settings, 93, 97
Web Viewer, 61, 73, 128
Web Publishing Wizard, (See WebPublisher)
Web setting, 93, 97
Web setup, (See Web Configurator)
Web View Publisher, (See WebPublisher)
Web Viewer, 61, 64, 73, 128, 131
WebNavigator
Restrictions for web projects, 115
Using Scripts, 116
Configuration steps, 82
Demo Project, 26
Differences compared to the WinCC basic system,
116, 118
Functions, 144, 154
Gadget, 94
Installation requirements, 8
Load balancing , 109, 112
Pre-processor definition in the scripting, 116
Publishing process pictures , 83, 84, 85
Terminal services, 81, 139, 140, 141
Terminal Services, 139
User administration, 99
Using tags, 118
Web project, 82, 93, 97
WebNavigator client, 22, 23, 119
Automatic connection establishment, 119
Functions, 119
Installation, 18
Installation under the Windows Server, 18
Pictures, 122
Plug-in Builder, 134
Plug-ins, 134
Upgrade, 18
WebNavigator Client, 73, 123
Access via terminal services, 139
Automatic logout, 99
Hardcopy function, 132
Picture change, 118
Picture in picture method, 116
Web options, 99
WebNavigator diagnostics client, 8
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Installation, 25
WebNavigator server
Checking scripts with PdlPad, 85
Installation, 16
Upgrade, 16
WebNavigator Server, 73
Dedicated web server, 78
Configuration with WinCC server, 75, 76, 78
Diagnostics, 126
Editing the configuration, 102
Initial configuration, 102
Isolated solution, 75
Load balancing , 109, 112
WebPublisher
Checking scripts with PdlPad, 85
Publishing process pictures, 83, 85
Requirements, 84
WinCC client
Access via terminal services, 139
WinCC project, (See web project), (See web project),
(See web project)
WinCC server
Configuration with WebNavigator Server, 75
Configuration with WebNavigator Server, 76
WinCC User Administrator, (See User Administrator)
WinCC WebNavigator, (See: WebNavigator)
WinCC/WebNavigator Diagnostics Server, (See
WebNavigator Diagnostics Server)
WinCC/WebNavigator server, (See WebNavigator
server)
WinCCViewerRT, 61, 64, 70, 99, 128, 131, (See Web
Viewer), (See Web Viewer), (See Web Viewer), (See
Web Viewer), (See Web Viewer)
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