The SW key with computer HW check is one of less commonly used ways of the PROMOTIC system runtime licence distribution. The most frequently used method of the PROMOTIC system licence distribution is using the HW key
(USB or LPT version). SW key with computer HW check is usually used for single-purpose devices, where the HW key cannot be used as optimal solution. The main disadvantage of this licence distribution method is the immobility of the key to another computer.
If the customer requests runtime licence in the form of software key bound with PC hardware then the PmSwLic.exe utility must be used. It is available in the folder Tools of PROMOTIC installation or can be downloaded here download. Run this utility on the target computer (where the PROMOTIC application will be running) in a normal way (not "as administrator"). The utility must be launched "as administrator" only if the PROMOTIC application that will be running on this computer will also be launched "as administrator". When launched, this utility creates one PmSwLic.dat file (on the disc in the same folder) that contains computer hardware information (serial numbers of PC components, etc.). This file must then be sent back to the Microsys company by e-mail.
Caution: Launching the PmSwLic.exe utility may be prevented by installed antivirus software.
Based on the information contained in the PmSwLic.dat
file, the Microsys company developes the corresponding PmXXXX.swk
licence file, that includes the complete PROMOTIC runtime licence. Where PmXXXX.swk
is the filename of the corresponding licence file. In the file name of the licence file, there is a licenec number (e.g. the file name is Pm3401.swk
, where 3401
is the licence number).
The licence expansion of such key is done the same way as HW key expansion, i.e. the expanded key number must be stated.
In case of major HW modification of target runtime computer, when the corresponding SW key stops working, it is necessary to consult the MICROSYS company in order to reanimate the application.
The license file has to be copied into the application folder (project) of the PROMOTIC system. In the application INI file the Media key in [Licenec] section must be modified the folowing way:
- this licence cannot be transferred to another computer !
- The licence file (i.e. PmXXXX.swk file) is explicitly allocated to the specific computer components (HDD s. n., mainboard s.n., ...).
- The licence file contains the complete licence.
- The licence file must be copied into the PROMOTIC system application (project) folder.