800xA 4.1compatibility with windows server 2008/windows 7/8
Can we install 800xA system with windows server 2008/windows 7/8?
Migration to new version of 800xA possibility
Please download and study the System 800xA Third Party Software document (3BUA000500) from ABB Library or ABB SolutionsBank (account required for external access - or ask your ABB sales representative to assist with account or download).
- 800xA version 4 require Windows 2003 Server (servers) and Windows XP (clients).
The operator workplace is dependant on the correct version of Internet Explorer. You can not just install and use any version; only one or a few IE versions are approved for each version of 800xA.
Maybe you can swap to virtualised servers running in VMWare ESXi?
An existing system might be able to be transferred using VMWare RunTime Converter, but I do recommend *new* OS install from proper media to get the correct drivers loaded instead of converting existing drivers. New is new...
A heavy Backup/Restore operation can be substituted with a simple "Connect node" from Configuration Wizard for each server that has been virtualized. Server nodes can be replaced one by one using this technique. Clients can run as "thin" in Terminal Servers even though ABB recommend rich/thick clients for optimum performance and reliability.
MS licensing might be a problem unless you can and is permitted to reuse some old.