Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA
  • VijeoCitect

In versions prior to 6.10, Control (Display) Clients and View-only (Manager) Clients could run without a local installation. This was configured by creating a shortcut that referred to the citect32.exe and an appropriately configured citect.ini file on a file server, accessed via a mapped drive or UNC path. The file server did not necessarily have to be a CitectSCADA server, but did require a full CitectSCADA installation and a copy of the project(s).

As of version 6.10 of CitectSCADA and VijeoCitect, such a configuration is no longer possible. An attempt to start the runtime on a Control or View-only client configured as described above will result in the popup error below:

This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.
Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

CitectSCADA and VijeoCitect Control and Manager clients version 6.10 and greater require a full local installation. While the configuration described above may have been possible with prior versions, such a setup was not supported or advocated.

As an alternative, we recommend that Web Control Clients or Web View-only Clients be used on machines where full CitectSCADA or VijeoCitect installation is not possible or desirable.