The "SW Key with computer HW check" is one of less commonly used ways of the PROMOTIC system runtime license distribution. The most frequently used method of the PROMOTIC system license distribution is using the HW Key
(USB or LPT version). The "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 license distribution method is the immobility of the key to another computer.
If the customer requests runtime license in the form of "SW 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 program may be prevented by installed antivirus software.
Based on the information contained in the PmSwLic.dat
file, the MICROSYS company developes the corresponding license file PmXXXX.swk
, that includes the complete PROMOTIC runtime license. Where PmXXXX.swk
is the filename of the corresponding license file. In the file name of the license file, there is a license number (e.g. the file name is Pm3401.swk
, where 3401
is the license number).
The license 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 license cannot be transferred to another computer !
- The license file (i.e. PmXXXX.swk file) is explicitly allocated to the specific computer components (HDD s.n., mainboard s.n., ...).
- The license file contains the complete license.
- The license file must be copied into the PROMOTIC system application (project) folder.