Notification Icon

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Introduction

The Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon Notification Icon is a feature of the Windows version of Fernhill SCADA. It is visible in the Notification Area of the Windows Taskbar:

The Windows taskbar showing the Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon.

Depending on your desktop settings the Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon may be hidden:

The Windows taskbar showing a hidden Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon.

The icon provides:

Starting the Notification Icon

The Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon starts automatically when you log on to a Windows computer.

If for any reason the notification icon is not running, you can restart it. Choose the appropriate method based on the version of Windows you are using:

Windows VersionMethod
Windows 10
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
  1. Open the Start menu,
  2. Scroll down and expand Fernhill SCADA,
  3. Click on Start Notification Icon.
Windows 8
Windows Server 2012
  1. Open the Start screen,
  2. Click on Start Notification Icon.
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008
  1. Clicking on the Start button,
  2. Select All Programs,
  3. Expand the folder Fernhill SCADA,
  4. Click on Start Notification Icon.

Notification Icon Appearance

The Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon shows the state of the Fernhill SCADA Server:

IconDescription
Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon indicating an active server. The Fernhill SCADA Server is running as an active server.
Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon indicating a synchronizing server. The Fernhill SCADA Server is running in standby mode and is synchronizing to the active server.
Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon indicating a standby server. The Fernhill SCADA Server is running in standby mode and has synchronized to the active server.
Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon indicating a configuration problem. The Fernhill SCADA Server is running but there is a problem with the standby configuration.
Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon indicating a stopped server. The Fernhill SCADA Server is not running.

For information about Active and Standby servers see Redundant Servers.

If you click the right mouse button on the Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon, a menu opens allowing you to access the runtime features:

The context menu of the Fernhill SCADA Server Notification Icon

The menu contains these commands:

Menu EntryDescription
About Displays the About Box showing the version of Fernhill SCADA running.
Operator Interface Opens the Operator Interface for the instance of Fernhill SCADA running on this computer.
View Display the View Menu allowing you to choose a Fernhill SCADA data table to view.
User Rights... Opens the User Rights Editor to allow you to define the rights users, or user groups, have when accessing Fernhill SCADA.
Backup... Allows you to backup the current configuration to a file.
Restore... Restores configuration from a previous backup.
Open client log file folder Opens windows explorer where you can view client diagnostic log files.
Open server log file folder Opens windows explorer where you can view server diagnostic log files.
Start Server Monitor Opens the Server Monitor Tool.
Manage Windows Service... Opens the Fernhill SCADA Service Manager. Using this tool you can:
Exit Closes the Fernhill SCADA Notification Icon.

View Menu

The View Menu allows you to display a Fernhill SCADA data table using the SQL Test Tool:

Notification Icon View Menu

Further Information

Fernhill SCADA Server

To learn more about the Fernhill SCADA Server.

Fernhill SCADA

To learn about the tools in Fernhill SCADA.

Configuration Tool

To learn about configuring Fernhill SCADA.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.