Install or upgrade a softkey license for EmbeddedView or CEView (Remote)
Use the Remote Management tool in InduSoft Web Studio to remotely install or upgrade the softkey license for the EmbeddedView or CEView runtime software.
This task assumes that you have both a Windows computer with the full InduSoft Web Studio software installed and a Windows Embedded device with the EmbeddedView or CEView runtime software installed, that both stations are connected to your network, and that Remote Agent is running on the Windows Embedded device.
Also, you should have already puchased a valid license or upgrade. You may purchase it when you send in the site code (see below), but doing so might increase your downtime. For more information, contact your InduSoft Web Studio software vendor. You can update any license setting (e.g., product type, number of thin clients) or upgrade the software to a new version. The cost of the upgrade depends on the difference between the current and upgraded license settings.
These instructions apply both to installing a new softkey license and to upgrading an existing softkey license; whatever license you apply will overwrite the previous one, if any.
To install or upgrade a softkey license remotely:
- In InduSoft Web Studio, on the Home tab of the ribbon, in the Remote Management group, click Connect. The Remote Management dialog box is displayed:
Figure 1. Target tab of the Remote Management dialog
- In the Target Station group, do one of the following to configure the connection to the target device running EmbeddedView or CEView:
Tip: TCP/IP links provide better communication performance than serial links.
- Click Network IP, and then type the IP address of the target device;
- Click Serial Port, and then select a port from the list provided; or
- Click Microsoft ActiveSync.
- When the Connect button becomes active, click it to connect to the target device. The Status and Platform boxes show whether you have successfully connected to the target device.
- When you have connected, click the Embedded License tab. The current license settings are displayed, if any, as well as a randomly generated site code for the target device.
Figure 2. Embedded License tab of the Remote Management dialog box
- Send the site code to your software vendor. Typically, you will paste the site code into an email to your software vendor.
- When you receive the corresponding site key from your software vendor, type or paste it in the Site Key box, and then click Send. (You will be prompted to confirm.) The new license settings are saved on the target device, and then a confirmation message is displayed.
If the new site key is not validated, an error message is displayed. If this happens, double-check that you typed the site key correctly. If you typed it correctly and still get an error message, contact your software vendor for further assistance.
Also, after the new license settings are saved on the Windows Embedded device, be sure to save its registry settings. If you do not save these settings, you will lose the license after rebooting the device. For more information about how to save the registry settings, see the manufacturer’s documentation.