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How to

How to

Products: Function Block Editor, Graphics Editor, Script Editor
Functionalities: Basic Functionality
Product version: 2.0, 2.1

Installing WorkStation and Client Tools

You install ​WorkStation and client tools to create and supervise your EcoStruxure BMS.

  • ​Ensure that you have working and available WorkStation, Graphics, Script, WorkPlace Tech Editor, and Menta / Function Block licenses. A working license for each product is required to start and log on. For more information, see Licenses .

  • It is recommended that you install the latest release of .NET 4.5 version before installing WorkStation and Client Tools.

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The EcoStruxure Building Operation software products are installed using installation packages.

With the installation packages you install, repair, upgrade, or reinstall EcoStruxure Building Operation software products. When upgrading or reinstalling, you can keep or remove software settings, licenses, or the Enterprise Server database.

Installation Packages

EcoStruxure Building Operation software consists of the following installation packages:

  • WorkStation: Graphics Editor, Script Editor, Menta Editor, Function Block Editor, WorkPlace Tech Editor

  • Language Packages

  • Device Administrator

  • License Administrator

  • Enterprise Server

  • Enterprise Central

The installation files for Graphic Editor, Script Editor, Menta Editor, Function Block Editor, and WorkPlace Tech Editor are bundled into the WorkStation installation package.


Depending on your needs, you can install all EcoStruxure Building Operation products or a few products, such a single SmartX server with a connected WorkStation.

For more information, see Products .

Installation Folder

You have to select an installation folder for the first EcoStruxure Building Operation software product you install. All later installed EcoStruxure Building Operation software products are installed in the selected installation folder.

The following conditions apply for the installation folder:

  • It has to be located on the local computer

  • It cannot be the root folder

  • It cannot be the WINDOWS folder

  • The folder path cannot be longer than 100 Unicode characters.


In cases where more than one version of WorkStation is installed on the same computer, each version of WorkStation is installed in its own folder. When WorkPlace Tech Editor is also selected in the Installation wizard, a copy of WorkPlace Tech Editor matching the WorkStation version is installed. However, all versions of WorkPlace Tech Editor are installed in a single, designated folder, separate from the WorkStation folders.

The installers save a detailed log file on each installation. The files are stored in the installation folder and are given the same name as the installer file, for example, Workstation-x.y.z.log.

Installation Example

Schneider Electric recommends that you install the license server framework before installing other EcoStruxure Building Operation software applications and SmartX servers. The license server installation is included in the License Administrator license package. During the installation of WorkStation or Enterprise Server, the installation software asks for the address to the license server.

For more information, see Installation Example .

Installation Reparation

If something unexpected happens to an EcoStruxure Building Operation product, for example, the EcoStruxure Building Operation product does not start or software files are missing, you can try to solve the problem by repairing the installation.

For more information, see Installation Reparation .


To replace your current version, you start with the installation package of the product you want to reinstall. If the installation package recognizes an earlier installation of the EcoStruxure Building Operation product within the same major and minor version number but lower maintenance number, the installation wizard asks if you want to uninstall the current version before installing this package. 

For more information, see Reinstallation .

System Upgrade Overview

A system upgrade can include an Enterprise Server, Reports Server, one or more SmartX servers and WorkStations, and the supporting administrator software, such as Device Administrator.

For more information, see System Upgrade Overview .


To uninstall an EcoStruxure Building Operation product you use the Windows Add Remove Program tool. The Windows Add Remove Program tool permanently removes the EcoStruxure Building Operation product from the computer or server.

For more information, see Uninstallation .

Version Numbers and Parallel Installations

The EcoStruxure Building Operation software version number is constructed with four numbers, which represents different parts of the version: Major, Minor, Maintenance, and Build.

For more information, see Version Numbers and Parallel Installations .

Software Administrator

​The Software Administrator installs with the Enterprise Server installation package. You use the Software Administrator to start and stop the Enterprise Server service and configure the ports of the Enterprise Server.

For more information, see Software Administrator .

To install WorkStation and client tools
  1. Install the latest release of .NET version 4.5.

  2. Double-click on the WorkStation installation file to start the installation wizard.


    If User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, you must run the installer as administrator. Right-click the installation file and then click Run as administrator .

  3. Click Yes to confirm that you want to run the Workstation installation package.

  4. In the Installation wizard, click Next .

  5. ​In the License Agreement page, make sure that you agree with the End User License Agreement (EULA) and then click I Agree .​

  6. In the Installation Folder page, browse to the folder where you want to install WorkStation and client tools and then click Next .

    • When upgrading to a later version, the installation path is changed to the default installation folder for that version. The default installation folder is always located on the C: drive

    • The complete installation path can have maximum 115 characters.

    • EcoStruxure Building Operation products are installed in the same folder that you selected for the first product you installed.

    • If you are installing WorkStation and client tools on a 64-bit operating system and you specify a location under \Program Files\ , WorkPlace Tech Editor and its components are installed in the folder \Program Files (x86)\ .

  7. In the Choose Components page, select the components that you want to install and then click Next .


    Before selecting the WorkPlace Tech Editor component, be sure the appropriate versions of Microsoft Visio and .NET 3.5 SP1 are installed.

    For more information, see EcoStruxure Building Operation Software Requirements .

  8. In the WorkStation Shortcut Selection page, select the shortcuts you want to be created and then click Next .

  9. In the License Server Address box, type @ and then type the address to the license server.

    • If the License Server uses a port other than the default port range 27000-27009, type the port number in front of @. For example, 567@localhost.

    • Use a semicolon to separate addresses to different License Servers.

  10. Click Install .

  11. Click Next .

  12. Click Finish .


    Click Show details to follow the progress of the installation.

  • Installation Overview
  • Products
  • Licenses
  • Installation Wizard – Choose Components Page
  • Installation Wizard – License Server Configuration Page
  • Installation Example
  • Language Packages
  • WorkPlace Tech Editor
  • Information Technology System Planning Guide