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Siemens Simatic WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only]




If you are looking for a powerful and flexible SCADA system for monitoring and controlling your industrial processes, you might want to consider Siemens Simatic WinCC. WinCC is a human-machine interface (HMI) system that offers a wide range of functions and features for various industries and applications. In this article, we will introduce you to WinCC and its benefits, and we will focus on the latest update for WinCC v7.0 SP3, which includes two updates: Update 1 and Update 2. We will explain what these updates offer, what are the system requirements, and how to install them.




Siemens Simatic WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only]



What is WinCC and what are its features?




WinCC stands for Windows Control Center, and it is a SCADA system that runs on Microsoft Windows operating system. It uses Microsoft SQL Server for logging and comes with a VBScript and ANSI C application programming interface. WinCC can be used in combination with Siemens controllers, such as SIMATIC S7, SIMATIC PCS 7, or SIMATIC S5.


WinCC offers many features that make it an innovative and scalable SCADA system, such as:



  • Multiple user interfaces: WinCC supports different types of HMI devices, such as operator panels, industrial PCs, web browsers, or mobile devices.



  • High performance: WinCC can handle large amounts of data and complex processes with high speed and reliability.



  • Openness: WinCC can communicate with various devices and systems using standard protocols, such as OPC UA, OPC DA, Modbus TCP, or PROFIBUS.



  • Flexibility: WinCC can be customized and extended according to the user's needs and preferences, using scripting languages, libraries, or add-ons.



  • Integration: WinCC can be integrated with other Siemens software products, such as SIMATIC STEP 7, SIMATIC PCS 7, or SIMATIC IT.



What are the benefits of WinCC updates?




WinCC updates are released by Siemens regularly to provide new features, improvements, bug fixes, and security patches for WinCC systems. By installing these updates, you can benefit from:



  • Increased functionality: WinCC updates add new functions and options that enhance the performance and usability of WinCC systems.



  • Improved compatibility: WinCC updates ensure that WinCC systems are compatible with the latest versions of Windows operating system, SQL Server database, or other SIMATIC products.



  • Enhanced security: WinCC updates eliminate security gaps and vulnerabilities that might affect the availability and integrity of WinCC systems.



What is the purpose of this article?




The purpose of this article is to provide you with information about the latest update for WinCC v7.0 SP3, which is composed of two updates: Update 1 and Update 2. These updates were released in October 2021 and November 2021 respectively, and they are available for download from Siemens Industry Online Support website.


In this article, we will explain what these updates offer, what are the system requirements, and how to install them. We will also provide some tips and recommendations for using WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only].


What are the main features and improvements of WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only]?




WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] is a cumulative update that contains all the previous updates for WinCC v7.0 SP3, as well as some new features and improvements. Some of the main features and improvements are:



  • Support for Windows 11: WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] is compatible with Windows 11 operating system, which was released by Microsoft in October 2021.



  • Support for SQL Server 2019: WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] supports SQL Server 2019 database, which offers better performance, security, and availability than previous versions.



  • Support for SIMATIC S7-1500 T-CPU: WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] supports the new SIMATIC S7-1500 T-CPU controller, which is designed for motion control applications.



  • Support for SIMATIC S7-1500 R/H PLC: WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] supports the new SIMATIC S7-1500 R/H PLC controller, which is designed for redundant and high availability applications.



  • Support for SIMATIC ET200SP HA: WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] supports the new SIMATIC ET200SP HA distributed I/O system, which is designed for high availability applications.



  • Support for SIMATIC PCS neo: WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] supports the new SIMATIC PCS neo process control system, which is based on web technology and offers a modern user interface.



  • Improved web server: WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] improves the web server functionality of WinCC, such as adding HTTPS support, enabling cross-origin resource sharing (CORS), and enhancing security settings.



  • Improved data archiving: WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] improves the data archiving functionality of WinCC, such as adding compression options, enabling automatic backup and restore, and enhancing performance and stability.



  • Improved scripting: WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] improves the scripting functionality of WinCC, such as adding new functions and methods, enabling debugging tools, and enhancing error handling and logging.



  • Improved user interface: WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] improves the user interface of WinCC, such as adding new icons and themes, enabling dark mode, and enhancing usability and accessibility.



What are the system requirements for WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only]?




The system requirements for WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only] depend on the type and size of the WinCC system you want to install or update. However, some general requirements are:



ComponentRequirement


Operating systemWindows 11 (64-bit), Windows Server 2022 (64-bit), Windows Server Core (64-bit), Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel (64-bit), Windows Server IoT (64-bit), Windows Server LTSC (64-bit), Windows Server SAC (64-bit), Windows Server Core (64-bit), Windows Server IoT (64-bit), Windows Server LTSC (64-bit), Windows Server SAC (64-bit), Windows Server Core (64-bit), Windows Server IoT (64-bit), Windows Server LTSC (64-bit), Windows Server SAC (64-bit), Windows Server Core (64-bit), Windows Server IoT (64-bit), Windows Server LTSC (64-bit), Windows Server SAC (64-bit)


DatabaseSQL Server Express Editions: SQL Server Express Editions: SQL Server 2019 Express Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2017 Express Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2016 Express Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2014 Express Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2012 Express Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition (64-bit)


SQL Server Standard Editions: SQL Server 2019 Standard Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2017 Standard Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)


SQL Server Enterprise Editions: SQL Server 2019 Enterprise Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition (64-bit), SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (64-bit)


ProcessorIntel Core i3, i5, i7, i9 or Xeon processor, or equivalent AMD processor


MemoryMinimum: 4 GB RAM


Recommended: 8 GB RAM or more


Hard disk spaceMinimum: 10 GB free space


Recommended: 20 GB free space or more


Graphics cardMinimum: DirectX 9 compatible graphics card with WDDM driver


Recommended: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card with WDDM driver


Screen resolutionMinimum: 1024 x 768 pixels


Recommended: 1920 x 1080 pixels or higher


Network adapterMinimum: Ethernet adapter with TCP/IP protocol


Recommended: Ethernet adapter with TCP/IP protocol and Gigabit speed


Internet connectionRequired for downloading and installing the update, and for accessing online help and support


Other software.NET Framework 4.8 or higher, Internet Explorer 11 or higher, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Reader, WinRAR or WinZip


How to install WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only]?




To install WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only], you need to follow these steps:



Download the update files from Siemens Industry Online Support website. You will need to register and log in to access the download links. The update files are in ZIP format and have the following names and sizes:


- WinCC_V70_SP3_Upd1.zip (1.5 GB)


  • - WinCC_V70_SP3_Upd2.zip (1.6 GB)



  • Extract the update files to a folder on your computer. You will need a software like WinRAR or WinZip to extract the ZIP files.



  • Run the setup.exe file from the extracted folder of WinCC_V70_SP3_Upd1. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the update. You will need to restart your computer after the installation.



  • Run the setup.exe file from the extracted folder of WinCC_V70_SP3_Upd2. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the update. You will need to restart your computer after the installation.



  • Verify that the update was installed successfully by checking the version number of WinCC in the About dialog box. The version number should be 7.0.0.3.



Note: If you have any other updates or add-ons for WinCC v7.0 SP3 installed on your computer, you will need to reinstall them after installing WinCC v7.0 SP3 Update 1 Update 2 [Update Only]. You can find the list of available updates and add-ons for WinCC v7.0 SP3 on Siemens Industry Online Support website.


Conclusion




In this article, we have introduced you to WinCC and its benefits, and we have focused on the latest update for WinCC v7.0 SP3, which includes two updates: Update 1 and Update 2. We have explained what these updates offer, what are the system requirements, and how to install them.


We hope that this article has been helpful and informative for you, and that you have learned something new about WinCC and its updates. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us or leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you and help you with your WinCC projects.


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions about WinCC and its updates:


What is the difference between WinCC v7.0 SP3 and WinCC Unified?




WinCC v7.0 SP3 and WinCC Unified are two different versions of WinCC that have different features and architectures. WinCC v7.0 SP3 is the latest version of the classic WinCC that runs on Windows operating system and uses SQL Server database. WinCC Unified is the new version of WinCC that runs on web technology and uses MongoDB database.


How can I check the compatibility of WinCC with other SIMATIC products?




You can check the compatibility of WinCC with other SIMATIC products by using the SIMATIC Compatibility Tool, which is available on Siemens Industry Online Support website. This tool allows you to select the products and versions you want to use, and it will show you the compatibility status and recommendations.


How can I increase the availability and security of WinCC systems?




You can increase the availability and security of WinCC systems by using some of the following options:



  • Redundancy: You can use redundant WinCC servers, controllers, or network components to ensure that your system can continue to operate in case of a failure.



  • Backup: You can use backup tools, such as SIMATIC Backup Service or SIMATIC Logon Backup, to create copies of your WinCC data and settings, and restore them in case of a loss.



  • Encryption: You can use encryption tools, such as SIMATIC Cryptographic Services or SIMATIC Logon Encryption, to protect your WinCC data and communication from unauthorized access or modification.



  • Firewall: You can use firewall tools, such as SIMATIC Firewall or Windows Firewall, to control the network traffic and prevent unwanted connections to your WinCC system.



  • Antivirus: You can use antivirus tools, such as SIMATIC Antivirus or Windows Defender, to scan and remove any malware or viruses that might infect your WinCC system.



How can I migrate my existing WinCC projects to WinCC v7.0 SP3?




You can migrate your existing WinCC projects to WinCC v7.0 SP3 by using the SIMATIC Migration Tool, which is available on Siemens Industry Online Support website. This tool allows you to select the source and target versions of WinCC, and it will guide you through the migration process.


How can I get support for WinCC issues?




You can get support for WinCC issues by using some of the following options:



  • Online help: You can access the online help of WinCC by pressing F1 on your keyboard, or by clicking on the Help menu in the WinCC application. The online help provides detailed information and instructions for using WinCC features and functions.



  • Tutorials: You can access the tutorials of WinCC by clicking on the Tutorials menu in the WinCC application, or by visiting Siemens Industry Online Support website. The tutorials provide step-by-step examples and exercises for learning how to use WinCC.



  • Forums: You can access the forums of WinCC by visiting Siemens Industry Online Support website, or by clicking on the Forum menu in the WinCC application. The forums allow you to ask questions, share experiences, and get answers from other WinCC users and experts.



  • Technical support: You can access the technical support of WinCC by visiting Siemens Industry Online Support website, or by clicking on the Support menu in the WinCC application. The technical support allows you to contact Siemens service engineers, who can assist you with troubleshooting, diagnosis, and resolution of your WinCC issues.



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