According to another great topics about licensing Rockwell Software, I wold like to improove a discusion about the problems occured on this procedure.
When I was trying to modify my LICs i broke an RSLogix500 instalation on my computer. After demo time period was finished, I modify my LIC and computer date (LIC comes from another station so it had a different host number) and then I blocked RSLogix500 (only). I spent a lot of time to repair this (reinstal RSLogix, FTActivation Manager, Reset keys, rehost, get new) and then I modify my license to Golden, regarding this forum. It was OK for RSLogix 5000, but in case of RSL500 there is still a message: Error! The copy protection license for the application could not be acquired. Error:2.
I cant find any solution how to repair this. Knowledgebase of Rockwell seys:
I've done what they asked for: I cannot rehost Golden license, but for Logix500 is OK. IN LIC there is host ID "ANY", so in rehost there is n/a. I cannot get new, because...Fatal Error! The copy protection license for the application could not be acquired. Error:2
Problem: FactoryTalk Activations are present and appear in the "Current Activations" Tab of FactoryTalk Activation Tool, however software will not start.
Cause:The Host ID of the file is not the same as on the computer or the network card used as the Host ID, has been disabled.
Verify: Checked the Host ID within the "Rehost Activations" Tab of the license file with those found in the "Get Activations" Tab under "Use Host ID of this computer" or if a
Dongle is being used "Use Host ID of a Dongle".
Confirm in "Network Connections" that the relevent LAN and WLAN cards are enabled.
Cure: The Hostiles are the same, Network Card(s) are enabled, and the Dongle drivers are properly install and the "Flex ID of the Dongle is being read.
Prevention: If you intend on disabling network cards, Rehost the activation to the Host ID of the Hard Disk when downloading the license file. The Host ID of the Hard Disk has
a prefix "DISK_SERIAL_NUM_= ". Also do not delete or remove HASP4 drivers that power the Dongle.
I have no idea how to start up this softwere without reinstal windows. If somebody had this problem and solved it, please publicate the solution. I think it is very popular thing (i've seen it on many forums but with only solution: "contact RA":))
In advise: I deleted also a keys in win registry and all folders of RSL500, application datas, etc..