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Introduction

When you start the Configuration Tool for the first time, a Start Page is displayed:

Configuration tool with Start Page highlighted

The Start Page provides convenient shortcuts to:

If, for any reason, the Start Page is not visible you can display it by:

  1. Click on the View menu.
  2. Select Start Page.

Connecting to Fernhill SCADA

There are two ways to connect the Configuration Tool to Fernhill SCADA:

Creating a new Connection

To create a new connection to Fernhill SCADA:

  1. Click on Connect to Fernhill SCADA... The Connect to Fernhill SCADA dialog opens:
    Connect to Fernhill SCADA dialog
  2. Enter the name of the computer running Fernhill SCADA.
  3. Click OK.

If Fernhill SCADA is running on a remote computer, the connection will try to use Integrated Windows authentication. For this to work, there needs to be a trust relationship between the computer running the Configuration Tool and the computer running Fernhill SCADA. If there is no trust relationship the connection will fail. To work around this:

  1. Turn off the Integrated Windows authentication option. The dialog will expand to show User Name and Password fields:
    Connect to Fernhill SCADA dialog using user name and password
  2. Enter a the User Name and Password of an account on the computer running Fernhill SCADA.
  3. Click OK.

Recent Connections

Each successful connection is added to the Recent Connections list.

To manage Recent Connections:

  1. Right click on a connection.
  2. Choose one of these options:

Further Information

Configuration Tool

To learn about other features of the Configuration Tool.

Introduction

For an overview of the Fernhill SCADA product suite.

Fernhill SCADA Server

For information on the runtime components of the Fernhill SCADA Server.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.