The most frequently used method of the PROMOTIC system license distribution is using the HW Key (USB version). "The SW Key bound to specific components of the WINDOWS operating system" is usually used for virtual computers or single-purpose devices, where the HW Key cannot be used as optimal solution. The main disadvantage of this license distribution method is the limited mobility of the key from one PC to another.
In order to use such licencing option the application must be created in PROMOTIC version Pm9.0.9 (i.e. version since 2020) and newer.
If the customer requests runtime license in the form of "SW Key bound to specific components of the WINDOWS operating system" then the PmManager can be used, or the PmSwLic.exe utility can also 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 the PmSwLic.dat file in the same folder that contains computer WINDOWS operating system information. This file must then be sent to the MICROSYS company by e-mail in order to generate the licence.
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 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.