Skip to main content
InSource Solutions

Installing and configuring the S7SIMATIC DA Server





This Tech Note has been written as a general walkthrough for the Installation and Configuration of the S7SIMATTIC DA Server. This should always be used in conjunction with any Tech Notes or the User Guide that comes with the software. Please remember that it is only compatible with the following Windows Operating Systems


Windows XP Pro SP3 (32-bit)

Windows Server 2003 SP2 (Standard and Enterprise) (32-bit)

Windows Server R2 SP2 (Standard and Enterprise) (32-bit)

Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit) (Ultimate, Business, Enterprise)

Microsoft Windows 2008 SP2 (32-bit) (Standard and Enterprise)

Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 (64-bit) (Standard and Enterprise)

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit) (Professional and Ultimate)




Alex Davenport

Publish Date 1/15/2014

Applies to Software


Applies to Version


Applies to System/Module


Article Version






Open the Installation folder on either the DVD or if you have copied the files locally then double click the Setup.exe highlighted below.






The software will search your machine for any Prerequisites required and will ask you to install them. Click on the Install Prerequisites Button shown below.






After installing these updates it will ask you to reboot your machine so click OK.






The following Splash Screen will appear then Click Next Button.






Click on the Radio Button to Accept the License Terms and then Click the Next Button.




Click the Next Button





The following screen appears and at this point you have the option to open the Installation Guide shown below. If not then you can choose where the DA Server is installed or leave it at the default location. Click the Next Button.






Click the Next Button to install the DA Server software.






Click the Finish Button.





You must reboot your machine to complete the installation of the software.








Using an existing configuration


If you have an old configuration of the S7SIMATIC driver this will have created an .aacfg file that we are able to import into our new configuration. The location for this file is in the following directories


Windows XP / Server 2003

Old Version(s)


C:\Program Files\Wonderware\DAServer\DASS7\Bin


New Version


C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Wonderware\DAServer\DASS7

Vista / Windows 7 / Server 2008

Old Version(s)

C:\Users\All Users\Wonderware\DAServer\DASS7

New Version




If you already have an existing system with the same configuration you wish to use you can simply copy the .aacfg file from the working machine to the equivalent location on the new machine. You will need to switch to the new configuration by right clicking the configuration under the DASS7 and then choosing “Use Another Configuration Set” and selecting the appropriate configuration file. If the DA Server is activated it will need to be de-activated before you can switch to another configuration.






Creating a new configuration


You will now need to start your Systems Management Console to enable you to configure your newly installed DA Server as shown below.





The following screen will appear





We will now need to expand the DA Server Manager Tree down to the Configuration Level. You now need to Left Click followed by Right Click then select the appropriate Object from the selections below.  






Once the Object is selected it is added to the Configuration Tree as seen below.





We then need to add the next Object to our configuration as seen below.





We then need to add the next Object to our configuration as seen below.





Once all objects have been added we see the Configuration Tree as shown below.





Click on Device Groups Tab and then Right Click selecting Add. 






Choose your Topic Name and then Save. If you need to change your Update Interval then do so here.





Click on the Save Button to save the Configuration.






We need to go back to the top of the Configuration Tree and Left Click on the DA Server then Right Click and select Activate Server.















  • Was this article helpful?