RSTrainer Enterprise Edition Installation Concurrent Activation

RSTrainer Enterprise Edition Installation Concurrent Activation
RSTrainer Enterprise Edition Installation
Concurrent Activation
Objective: Install RSTrainer activation on a network/server and install client activation on each
local PC from which the RSTrainer product will be accessed and used.
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Activation type: Concurrent
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Activation method: FactoryTalk Activation Tool and Rockwell Software Web Site
NOTE
The RSTrainer software must be installed separately from
FactoryTalk Activation Server. Instructions are found in the RSTrainer
Getting Results Guide, which is included in the RSTrainer box.
Retrieving Concurrent Activations (Server):
Use this procedure to retrieve concurrent Activations and permanently tie them to the server.
1.
Insert the RSTrainer CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
The Installation menu is displayed.
2.
Select Factory Talk Activation Server under the “Type of setup you prefer.” Follow
the prompts to install FactoryTalk Server on the hosting server.
It is best to install this at the server and create a shared or mapped
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drive to it.
a. Click Next to install FactoryTalk Server.
b. Enter your User Name and Organization Name and click Next.
c. Choose the Complete Setup Type and click Next.
d. Click Install.
e. Ckick Finish when the FactoryTalk Activation Server is successfully installed.
The FactoryTalk Activation Tool should be displayed. If not, go to step 3.
3.
If the FactoryTalk Activation tool is closed, select Start ¨ Programs ¨ Rockwell
Software ¨ FactoryTalk Activation ¨ FactoryTalk Activation Tool.
The FactoryTalk Activation Tool is displayed.
4.
Click the Get Activations tab.
From the Use Host ID of this Computer drop-down list, select the server host ID to
which the Activation will be tied.
5.
Click Connect to Rockwell Software Activation Website.
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6.
You can access the FactoryTalk Activation web site directly at
https://licensing.software.rockwell.com/; however, your host ID will not
automatically be loaded.
Click the Get Activations link.
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The Step 1 of 3 screen opens. The host ID you selected in the FactoryTalk Activation
Tool is automatically displayed.
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7.
Clicking Enter More Activation Information will allow you to expand
the form and enter information for multiple Activations.
In the text boxes, enter the Serial Number and the Product Key of the RSTrainer
product. These are found on the Activation Certificate in the software box (in a red
envelope).
IMPORTANT
In the web interface, include the hyphen in the
product key.
Your Software &
FactoryTalk
Activation
Information Is
Enclode
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8.
Click Next>.
The Step 2 of 3 screen opens and Activation Key information is displayed.
9.
Verify the Activation information.
10.
In the Activations Requested drop-down list, select the number of concurrent
Activations to retrieve.
11.
Click Next>.
12.
Confirm the number of Activations requested and click OK.
The Step 3 of 3 screen opens.
IMPORTANT
13.
Do not close your browser, switch to another web
page, or click Done until the Activation files finish
downloading.
Click Concurrent Activation File for Your Computer:
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14.
In the File Download dialog box, click Save.
15.
From the Save in drop-down list, select the directory where the Activation files must
be saved. The default is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Rockwell\Activations. After
downloading it, you can then copy it to the activation directory on the activation
server computer.
IMPORTANT
Save the Activation file to the default path on the
Server. If you are doing this from a client PC, you
must point to the Server path.
16.
Click Save.
17.
When the download is complete, click Close.
18.
Click Done on the Rockwell Software Activation web page.
19.
Minimize the web page and return to the FactoryTalk Activation Tool.
Configuring Server Settings:
Use this procedure to configure the server setting and detect the Activation files.
1.
In the FactoryTalk Activation Tool, click the Settings tab.
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2.
Under Service Configuration, click Start.
The status displays, “Activation server is running”.
3.
Select the Current Activations tab.
4.
Click Refresh.
The Activations are detected.
Configuring Client PC Settings:
Use this procedure to install the Client Activation on each local PC from which the RSTrainer
software will be accessed and used.
IMPORTANT
This procedure is most commonly missed if running
software from a PC where the software is not
installed (i.e., like a server). You must have a Client to
serve the activation from all PCs that will be running
the RSTrainer product off of the Server.
1.
Install the FactoryTalk Activation Tool on each PC where the RSTrainer product will
be accessed and used.
2.
Click the Settings tab.
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3.
Under the “Folders and servers searched by applications,” create a path to the
Server where the software is installed by clicking the + symbol.
4.
Enter the path to the Server
Note: If FactoryTalk Activation Server is used as a Client, you do not need to have
Server started since this is not managing all licenses on the Server.
5.
RSTrainer Enterprise Edition can now run from any PC as long as there is a
FactoryTalk Activation Client installed and directed to look for activations on a
Server.
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Borrowing Activation
Use this procedure to borrow an Activation from the server before you disconnect from the
network.
1.
In the FactoryTalk Activation Tool, click the Current Activations tab.
2.
In the Activations list, select the concurrent Activation you wish to borrow.
The Borrow button becomes active.
3.
In the top display area, note the number of borrowed Activations:
4.
Click Borrow.
The Borrow Activation dialog box opens.
5.
From the Date drop-down list, select a date on which the Activation will automatically
be returned to the server and removed from your local hard drive. For this exercise,
select a date one month from today.
IMPORTANT
Set a reasonable return date. The Activation cannot
be used by anyone else until it is returned. If your
computer is lost or stolen, the Activation is “gone”
until the return date.
6.
From the Time drop-down list, select a time.
7.
Click OK.
8.
In the Current Activation tab, note the borrow date and return date in the Borrowed
Activations display area (bottom section).
9.
In the top display area, note the new number of borrowed Activations for this product.
IMPORTANT
For a real Activation, replace the Activation Certificate
in the red envelope and place the envelope in the
software box.
Returning a Borrowed Activation Early:
Borrowed Activations are automatically removed from a computer and restored on the network
after the predetermined timeout period. Use this procedure to return the Activation to the server
before the predetermined timeout period so that another user can request the Activation.
1.
In the FactoryTalk Activation tool, click the Current Activations tab.
2.
In the Borrowed Activations list, select the concurrent Activation you wish to return.
3.
Click the Return Borrowed Activations button.
4.
Confirm the return.
In the top display area, the number of borrowed Activations is updated.
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Using the Transfer Tool
In this procedure you will use an office computer that is connected to the web to collect and
transfer Activations to plant floor computers that are not connected to the web. To
successfully complete this, you must complete all of the following sub-procedures in order:
Prepare the media
Collect Host IDs from plant floor computers without web access
Retrieve Activations from an office computer with web access
Distribute Activations to plant floor computers without web access
Preparing the Media
Use this procedure to prepare the media that will contain the Transfer Tool and collect Host IDs
from computers without web access.
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TIP
You can use removable media, such as a floppy disk, USB drive (not
a dongle), or other removable media, to collect Host IDs from multiple
computers.
If all of the computers that need Activations are connected to the
same network (but not the web), you can install the FactoryTalk
Activation Transfer Tool on a network drive and store (archive) all of
the Activation files in a central place (Activation archive).
1.
If you are using removable media to collect Host IDs, connect it to the computer. For
this exercise, use a floppy disk.
2.
If the FactoryTalk Activation Tool is closed, select Start ¨ Programs ¨ Rockwell
Software ¨ FactoryTalk Activation ¨ FactoryTalk Activation Tool.
3.
Click the Settings tab.
4.
Click Create Transfer Tool.
The Build Transfer Tool dialog box opens.
5.
Click [. . .].
6.
In the Browse for Folder dialog box, select the destination folder or drive designation
for the removable media (disk), and then click OK.
7.
In the Build Transfer Tool dialog box, click Build.
Collecting Host IDs from Plant Floor Computers without Web Access
Use this procedure to collect Host IDs from the stand-alone computers without web access:
1.
If you need an Activation for a dongle, connect the dongle to the computer.
2.
If the FactoryTalk Activation Transfer Tool is located on a network disk, or floppy
disk, USB drive, or other removable media, connect the media to this computer. For
this procedure, it is located on a floppy disk.
3.
Run the FactoryTalk Activation Transfer Tool (FTActTrans.exe) from the location
where it was installed (disk).
4.
Click the Host ID tab.
5.
Select Show Host IDs for this computer.
6.
In the Host ID drop-down list, select the Host ID you want to use for the Activation.
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If multiple Host IDs appear in the list, (e.g., multiple
network interface cards), choose one of them as the
permanent Host ID for the Activation.
IMPORTANT
7.
In the Notes text box, optionally type a description of the Host ID.
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If the Activation is for a laptop computer, you can use the Notes box
to indicate the name of the computer, and whether the Host ID
belongs to the on-board network interface card, hard disk serial
number, or the network interface card of a docking station.
8.
Click Add Record.
9.
Click Exit.
10.
Repeat steps 2. to 7. for each plant floor computer for which you need an Activation
file.
Retrieving Activations from an Office Computer with Web Access:
Use this procedure after collecting Host IDs for all computers without web access. Use this
procedure to collect Activations from a computer with web access.
1.
If the FactoryTalk Activation Transfer Tool is located on a network disk, or floppy
disk, USB drive, or other removable media, connect the media to a computer with
web access.
2.
If the FactoryTalk Activation tool is closed, select Start ¨ Programs ¨ Rockwell
Software ¨ FactoryTalk Activation ¨ FactoryTalk Activation Tool.
3.
Click the Get Activations tab.
4.
Click Open Activation Wizard.
5.
Select Use Expert Interface to activate multiple products (bottom of the screen)
and then click Next.
6.
On the Enter Product Information screen, click Import.
7.
In the Search for HostID Record File dialog box, click No and then browse to the
directory or drive where the FactoryTalk Activation Transfer Tool is stored.
8.
Select the "hostid.rec" file and then click Open.
The stored Host IDs will be added to the Enter Product Information screen.
9.
Select an entry and then, in the corresponding text boxes, type the appropriate Serial
Number and Product Key. These are normally found on the Activation Certificate in
the software box. For this exercise, use the information below:
Your Software &
FactoryTalk
Activation
Information Is
Enclode
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10.
Click Next.
11.
Complete the procedure using the wizard and then copy the activation files to the
removable media (disk), from the default directory:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Rockwell\Activations
Distributing the Activations to Plant floor Computers without Web Access:
1.
If the FactoryTalk Activation Transfer Tool is located on a network disk, or floppy
disk, USB drive, or other removable media, connect the media to the stand-alone
computer. For this exercise it is on a disk.
2.
If the FactoryTalk Activation Transfer Tool is closed, select Start ¨ Programs ¨
Rockwell Software ¨ FactoryTalk Activation ¨ FactoryTalk Activation Tool and
the click the Activations Files tab.
3.
If the Activations you downloaded are not visible in the Activation archive list on the
left side of the dialog box, in the Activations on Archive text box above, type or
browse to the directory or drive where the Activation files are located.
4.
If the Activations in the archive or on this computer do not appear in the lists on the
left or right, perform the following actions:
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To show Activations for all Host IDs including those that do not belong to this
computer, select Show all activations.
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To show Activations for only the dongles that are connected to this computer,
select Show activations for dongles attached to this computer.
5.
To copy all of the Activations shown in the archive to this computer, click Copy All >.
6.
To copy individual Activations from the archive to this computer, select the
Activations you want to copy, and then click ¨.
7.
If you are adding shared Activations to a networked Activation server computer,
restart the Activation service after adding Activation files by clicking the Settings tab,
verifying that the Folders searched by a local Activation server text box is accurate,
and then clicking Start.
You now have an activation on this computer.
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