How to unblock Online Builder connection to ABB Master
typical question during start-up....
programmer worked on the station, leaved yesterday and colleague con not connect to \\OS81
Messagebox: The Engineering Board is locked by "ES1\user\On-line Builder(652)
Can I fix that without restart of the master?
Thx a lot....TGIF
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If the OnLine Builder session was not closed properly (Terminate Session, TSESS) you might have to restart the OnLine Builder services "Options -> Reboot Engineering Board".
In rare situations, the controller's console communucation may hang - try connecting via serial cable connected to the port on front of the main CPU.
As a last resort, warm start the controller.
The engineer on ES1 did not properly terminate the On Line builder session using the remote RTA board on OS81. This can happen quite easily.
You can try opening a new on line builder session on ES1 or you can reboot OS81.
This is one of the reasons that it is not recommended to share the RTA boards on a connectivity server for engineering and OPC connectivity. ( the other is that engineering functions would just break the OPC connectivity sometimes on some older versions ) Always use a dedicated engineering RTA board. This way, rebooting the engineering server wont cause you a problem.