PROMOTIC hardware key (further "HW Key") serves for the protection of the PROMOTIC system and for the protection of the designer's "know how". There is burnt the complete information about purchased license in this key. The HW Key is the most commonly used license carrier.
Each PROMOTIC HW Key is labeled by 4-digits number that identifies the license number. This number can be found on the white label that is attached on the HW Key. The information regarding the connected key can be obtained in the runtime mode by the Pm.LicenceInfo method, or in the INFO system of running application - /SYSTEM/License page.
For the correct behavior of the HW Key it is necessary to set parameters that can be changed by the Hinstall.exe program (it can be launched from the cmd command line) that is located in the PROMOTIC folder (\Pm). The PROMOTIC installation program sets these parameters by default but in special cases it is possible to change the parameters by the user. The basic commands of the HInstall program:
Caution in OS Windows Vista, 7, Server 2008 it is necessary to run as Administrator
Although it seems the installation of the key driver on this OS is completed successfully, the application cannot be lauched due to the inaccessibility of license. See:
The reason is insufficient permision of the logged-in client for computer hardware access. This also concerns the driver that is used for HW Key access.
The PROMOTIC system cannot be installed in this mode.
|32/64 bit OS Windows|
|PROMOTIC||98, ME||XP||XP embed||Vista, 7, Server 2003||7 embed||10||Server 2008, 2012, 2016|
|version <= 6(SP14f)||Yes||Yes||Yes||-||-||-||-|
|version <= 7.3.8||Yes||Yes||Yes||-||-||-||-|
|version >= 7.3.9||-||Yes||Yes||Yes (*)||Yes (*)||Yes (*)||Yes (*)|
|version <= 8.0.13||-||Yes||Yes (**)||Yes (*)||Yes (*)||Yes (*)||Yes (*)|
|version <= 8.1.13||-||Yes||Yes (**)||Yes (*)||Yes (*)||Yes (*)||Yes (*)|
|version <= 8.2.23||-||Yes||Yes (**)||Yes (**)||Yes (**)||Yes (**)||Yes (**)|
|version <= 8.3.25||-||Yes (^)||Yes (^)(**)||Yes (**)||Yes (**)||Yes (**)||Yes (**)|
|version >= 8.3.25||-||Yes (***)||Yes (***)||Yes (***)||Yes (**)||Yes (**)||Yes (**)|
(*) = only with new HW key driver - Driver HASP
(**) = OS Windows may require newer version of HW key - Driver HASP
(***) = Installed version of PROMOTIC SCADA software includes the installer of hardware key driver that is not compatible with this version of OS Windows. It is necessary to (manually) install an older version of the driver. - Driver HASP
(^) = The installation may require higher version of Windows installer - Windows Installer
If the older Promotic version is installed on newer OS Windows and the HW Key driver provided with PROMOTIC is not functional, then:
Running the installer of HW Key driver with -? parameter, for example: c:\Pm\hinstall -? will indicate the version of the driver that is contained in such installer.