63220-060-237C1

08/2008

Instruction Bulletin

PowerLogicTM Meter Configuration Utility Installation Notes
(Version 2.0)
Use this instruction sheet when you install the PowerLogic Meter
Configuration Utility, version 2.0.

What’s in the PowerLogic Meter
Configuration Utility?

The PowerLogic Meter Configuration Utility (PMCU) is a device setup utility
application. You will use PMCU to configure the onboard setup of
PowerLogic devices over a communications network. With PMCU you can:



add RS485 Serial or Modbus TCP communication connections

perform phasor diagram analysis using the Fundamental Phasors
Diagnostic table

perform a system communication test to verify communication
connection between the computer and the devices in the system

view device, system, and communications diagnostics information using
the Activity Log file

create a backup of the PMCU database, which contains communication
and device configuration information

add devices for onboard configuration
set up and configure onboard device settings like CT/PT ratio, system
type, demand calculations, I/O setup, onboard data logging, onboard
waveform capture, and onboard alarming

PMCU includes an optional feature called Viewing Features. See details
about Viewing Features activation on page 4 of these installation
instructions. With the Viewing Features, you can:






view real-time data in quick tables
view waveforms
view on-board data files
view PowerLogic meter configuration reports
check device status
perform device registry read and write commands

By default, PMCU is a standalone application. It uses its own database to
store device configuration information and communication information.

What PowerLogic Devices Can You Set
Up, Configure, and View in PMCU?

The standard devices installed with PMCU are the PM500, PM700, PM800,
PM9C, CM3000, and CM4000 family of meters. There is an option to install
other device types as well. The optional device types, PM600 and CM2000,
are found in the POWERLOGIC\PMCU\OptionalInstalls folder. That folder
also contains a file called Installing Optional Device Types.txt. See that file
for instructions on installing these device types.

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follow the instructions in the message to go to the PowerLogic. the PMCU install detects it and stops the install. In PMCU.cfm You must follow special steps to install two versions of Microsoft Access on one computer. you can install the Access 2000 Runtime version on the same computer as Access 97. and view databases. PMCU will install on a computer that has ION Enterprise 5. Access 2000 Runtime is a free application. 2 © 2008 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . select Access > setup. Microsoft Access is an application that is included in some versions of Microsoft Office. when you begin the PMCU install.pdf file for assistance on the subject. and it is included with the PMCU package (on the PMCU CD.com downloads area: www. you see a message about Microsoft Access 97. If. contact your local Schneider Electric representative for assistance. Following these steps ensures that the Microsoft Access database files can be opened. the PMCU install detects it and stops the install.exe). a version of Access 2000 is used to view PowerLogic Meter Configuration Reports. If this is not possible.PowerLogic Meter Configuration Utility Installation Notes Before Installing 63220-060-237C1 08/2008 Ensure that the prerequisites have been met (see table below). modify. used. If you have any questions or need additional assistance.powerlogic. SP1 Internet Access (recommended) About Microsoft Access Some internet access is recommended for downloading files and Viewing Features activation. Access is used to create. Access Runtime is a version of the Access application that allows database viewing. but does not allow database creation or database modification. the install program will notify you and will exit the installation. When Access 2000 Runtime is installed.6.com/downloadlist. NOTE: PMCU will not install on a computer that has any version of System Manager Software (SMS) or GFX software. If no internet access is available. A . contact your local Schneider Electric representative.com downloads area. We recommend you upgrade to Access 2000 before you install PMCU. If SMS or GFX is installed on the computer. Service Pack 1 or higher. and saved properly.pdf file called "Dual Access Install" is available from the PowerLogic. PMCU Hardware/Software Requirements Feature Minimum Requirements Processor Speed 733 MHz RAM Disk Space 256 MB 600 MB free space to install PMCU An additional 200 MB is recommended for file storage. SP3 (SP4 also supported) Windows 2000 Server/2000 Advanced Server. SP1 (SP2 also supported) Windows 2000 Professional. you can install and use PMCU. If all of the prerequisites are not met. PC Monitor Resolution Operating System and Service Pack (SP) 800x600 Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Enterprise Windows Vista Ultimate Windows XP Professional. Read this . SP3 (SP4 also supported) Windows Server 2003. If Microsoft Access 97 (or any version prior to Access 2000) is installed on the computer.

When the Machine Reboot Required message displays.exe anywhere on the PMCU computer. Read and follow all of the instructions in these Installation Notes.exe file that you downloaded. 2. Navigate to the PMCUInstall. 13. 9. Remember where you put it. Create this Administrator account. click Print. click Yes.exe. 6.exe. Click Install. Select the drive on which both PMCU and SQL will be installed. — Accept the default (C:\POWERLOGIC\PMCU\Install). click OK. Close all Windows applications on the PMCU computer. Several progress messages display. At the PowerLogic Meter Configuration Utility Extraction screen. click Next. Double-click PMCUInstall. © 2008 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 3 . Download the installation file from the PowerLogic website. If you want to print a copy of the license text. you will need to access it during the installation.63220-060-237C1 08/2008 PowerLogic Meter Configuration Utility Installation Notes Install PMCU Using a Dedicated Windows Administrator Account The person who installs the PMCU must be logged on to the computer as a Windows Administrator on the local computer. The Select a Drive screen displays. The text prints at the computer’s default printer. Navigate to the location you chose. Click Next. The Ready to Install the Program screen displays. At the Windows log-in screen. place PMCUInstall. read the license agreement to be sure you accept its terms. click No. choose the location where you want to install PMCU: — Browse to the preferred location.exe. The System Manager Software License Agreement screen displays. if it does not already exist. 11. 8. click Print. and double-click setup. If you want to print a copy of the license text. Installation Instructions Follow these steps to install PMCU: 1. open the folder named PMCUv1. The file you will download is called PMCUInstall. 10. 5. 4. the text prints at the default printer. When you download it. Click Install. Log on to the local computer with a Windows Administrator account. 3. which can take several minutes. To terminate the installation. 7. 12. The Microsoft SQL Desktop license agreement screen displays. When the Welcome screen displays. To continue with the install. It is recommended that you accept the default C drive. Before you continue. log in with a Windows Administrator password. To continue the installation. click Yes. before you begin the PMCU install.

A Registration and Feedback form screen displays. Activate Viewing Features: Check this box only when you are activating your software. click Help > PMCU Help. If you still need to install it. Each backup file (SMS_System_Data.bak appears in the PMCU > Backup folder. if you want to keep the older file. you can begin to use the PMCU features. rename or move it before running the backup procedure.PowerLogic Meter Configuration Utility Installation Notes 63220-060-237C1 08/2008 SQL Service Pack 3 Installation The SQL Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000) installation includes the components for SQL Service Pack 3. see the Microsoft website for the download. Type any comment or suggestion concerning PMCU and/or the Viewing Features. Activating the Viewing Features If you do not have internet access. In response to the prompt asking if you want to continue. The file SMS_System_Data. Launching and Using PMCU To launch PMCU. The information you enter will enable us to improve the PMCU product.bak) overwrites the previous file. 2. If you have already installed SQL. select your country from the pull-down list. The message “The backup succeeded” displays. please be sure that you have installed SQL Service Pack 3. Feedback: This is an optional field. If you are sending feedback only. Enter the user ID and password that was provided to you. You will be asked to log on to the application. Follow these steps to back up the PMCU system database: 1. Enter the following information: First Name/Last Name: Type the name of the person who will receive the confirmation e-mail and activation information. click Yes. you should first back up the system database. This is the address that will receive instructions for activating the Viewing Features. you must have logged on to PMCU with the “master/master” login/password. 4 © 2008 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved . thus. E-mail Address: Type your e-mail address. You will be contacted by return e-mail or by your local Schneider Electric representative with information about your activation request. For help using PMCU. You may visit this website as often as needed to submit comments or suggestions. click Start > Programs > POWERLOGIC > Meter Configuration Utility. click Tools > System Backup. With PMCU running. NOTE: To set up and configure devices. To activate this feature. After the main PMCU window displays. you will need to contact your local Schneider Electric representative for help in completing activation. The Viewing Features option requires separate activation. click Start > Programs > POWERLOGIC > Activate Viewing & Feedback. leave this box unchecked. Backing Up the Database Before you uninstall PMCU. Click Submit to send the activation request and/or feedback. Company/Country: Type your company name. System backup files are written to the Backup folder in the main PMCU folder (default: C:\POWERLOGIC\PMCU\Backup).

Back up the database. When the Setup Type screen displays. At the Windows login screen. click Yes. If you need to back up the PMCU database. Click Remove. 3. Click Change. To uninstall PMCU and its components. 5. telling you all PMCU files will be removed from the computer.63220-060-237C1 08/2008 Restoring the Database PowerLogic Meter Configuration Utility Installation Notes To restore a backed up system database. NOTE: A message displays. highlight PMCU. At the message that says the PMCU uninstall was successful. Click Yes at the warning message. 3. click OK. From the list of currently installed programs. 3. click OK. click OK. Several messages display while the PMCU files are being uninstalled. Go to Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel. If you install SMS PE on a computer that has PMCU installed. you must log in with a Windows Administrator password. To reinstall the PMCU and its components. When you are ready to uninstall PMCU. Click the Change or Remove Programs button if it is not already selected. do the following: 1. Reinstalling and Uninstalling PMCU NOTE: Never reinstall or uninstall MSDE. click OK. Shut down the PMCU application. © 2008 Schneider Electric All Rights Reserved 5 . 2. Go to Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel. repeat steps 1 through 4. Doing so could destroy the data in your database. check the Uninstall PowerLogic Meter Configuration Utility radio button. follow these steps: 1. 2. At the Machine Reboot Required screen. Close the PMCU application. Several messages display while the PMCU files are being reinstalled. click No. check the Reinstall PowerLogic Meter Configuration Utility radio button. When the Setup Type screen displays. do the following: 1. From the list of currently installed programs. locate and double-click the file RestoreDB. When a message displays telling you that the reinstall was successful. 4. 2. In the Bin folder. The file RestoreDB. Shut down the PMCU application.log appears in the Bin folder. 7. Click Next. highlight PMCU. At the Windows login screen. 6.exe (default location: C:\POWERLOGIC\PMCU\Bin). 4. In response to the prompt asking if you want to continue. Click the Change or Remove Programs button if it is not already selected. you must log in with a Windows Administrator password. A message displays telling you that the restore process succeeded. Click Next. following instructions in the PMCU help file. you must remove both the PMCU and MSDE applications before you install SMS PE. At the Machine Reboot Required screen. 5.

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