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Installing the CEView HMI SCADA Software on Your Windows Embedded Device

CEView is the runtime engine for IWS HMI and SCADA software projects on Windows Embedded devices. CEView must be installed on your device before you send your project to it.

Where the Files Are Located

Given the nature of Windows Embedded devices, each combination of OS version and device processor has its own build of CEView. All of these builds are located in the following directory:

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The build for your specific device is located in the following directory:

[…]InduSoft Web Studio v7.0Redistversionprocessor

…where:

  • version is the version of the operating system on the device where CEView will be installed:
    • TheWinCE 5.0 folder contains the files for Windows CE and Windows Mobile 5.0 or later; and
    • TheWinEmbedded folder contains the files for Windows XP Embedded and Windows Embedded 7.
  • Processor is the processor used by your Windows CE device. We provide a CEView runtime for every processor that is currently supported by the Windows CE operating system (e.g., Pocket2003-ArmV4, ArmV4i, x86). For more information, consult the manufacturer’s documentation for the device.

To install the SCADA software files on your device, use the Remote Management tool in the development application.

Installing via TCP/IP (Ethernet)

Tip: We recommend using TCP/IP whenever possible.

To install CEView on a Windows Embedded device via a TCP/IP (Ethernet) connection:

  1. Make sure your Windows Embedded device is connected to your network.
  2. Turn on the device.

The Remote Agent dialog should open automatically. If it does not, then you must manually install the file CEServer.exe on the device. The file is located here:

[…]InduSoft Web Studio v7.0RedistversionprocessorCEServer.exe

There are different ways to install the file — for example, you can use Microsoft ActiveSync (for Windows 2000 and Windows XP) or Windows Mobile Device Center (for Windows Vista) to communicate directly with the device or you can map the device as a shared folder on your PC. For more information about copying and executing files, consult the manufacturer’s documentation for the device.

  1. In the Remote Agent dialog, click Setup and then configure the communication settings for the device’s network connection. In particular, note the IP address of the device.
  2. Start the development application on your PC.
  3. On the Home tab of the ribbon, in the Remote Management group, click Connect. The Remote Management dialog is displayed:
  4. In the Target System group-box, select Network IP and then type the IP address of the device.
  5. Click Connect to establish a connection between the development application and the device.

If the connection is successful, then the device’s specifications will be displayed in the Platform text-box.

  1. Click Install System Files to download the CEView files to the device.
  2. When the installation is completed, click Disconnect.

For more information about downloading and running finished projects on the Windows Embedded device using the HMI SCADA software, please see Remote Management in the Technical Reference.

Installing via Microsoft ActiveSync

To install CEView on a Windows Embedded device via Microsoft ActiveSync:

  1. Make sure that Microsoft ActiveSync (for Windows 2000 and Windows XP) or Windows Mobile Device Center (for Windows Vista) is installed on your PC.
  2. Turn on the Windows Embedded device and connect it to your PC. Most devices should be able to connect via USB.
  3. Start the development application on your PC.
  4. On the Home tab of the ribbon, in the Remote Management group, click Connect. The Remote Management dialog is displayed.
  5. In the Target System group-box, select Microsoft ActiveSync.
  6. Click Connect to establish a connection between the development application and the device.

If the connection is successful, then the device’s specifications will be displayed in the Platform text-box.

  1. Click Install System Files to download the CEView files to the device.
  2. When the installation is completed, click Disconnect.

Note: In some cases, the Remote Management tool may not be able to connect via Microsoft ActiveSync to a device running Windows CE 6.0 or later. This is because of a problem in the default configuration of Windows CE 6.0. You can fix the problem by using a small utility that is included with IWS. The utility is located at:

[…]InduSoft Web Studio v7.0RedistActiveSyncUnlock.exe

Copy this file to the device using the stand-alone version of Microsoft ActiveSync and then execute the file on the device. It doesn’t matter where on the device the file is located. (For more information about copying and executing files, consult the manufacturer’s documentation for the device.) When this is done, try again to use the Remote Management tool to connect to the device.

For more information about using the SCADA software and downloading and running finished projects on the Windows Embedded device, please see Remote Management in the Technical Reference.

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