Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA 1.00 1.01 1.10 1.11 1.20 2.00 2.01

Question: After I have modified my database I want all the Citects on the network to restart. How can I do this without walking around to all the computers? 

You may shutdown citects remotely by using the Msg cicode functions. You can send a message to an I/O Server which when can broadcast it to all its clients telling them to shutdown. This will cause all Citects on the network to shutdown. Another way to would be to set a bit in a DISK PLC which each clients checks once per minute. When the Citect clients sees the bit set it will shutdown.

To make Citect automatically startup again you should make Citect into the Windows shell and modify the AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that when Windows exits the AUTOEXEC.BAT file will restart Windows again. See Q1084 on how to make Citect into the Windows Shell and the modifications for the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

The network restart will be implemented as a standard feature in future Citect Versions.