The most frequently used method of the PROMOTIC system license distribution is using the HW Key (USB 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 \Promotic\Tools\PmSwLic folder or can be downloaded: https://www.promotic.eu/en/promotic/download/download.htm.
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 (to disk 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.
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).
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 it is necessary to copy 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: