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Handling programs for authorizing or licensing SIMATIC products. ( ALM, TIA Administrator, Authors)

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This page includes the latest versions of the various handling programs for authorizing or licensing SIMATIC products.

Description
The licensing procedures of the SIMATIC products is based on license keys. These license keys are supplied on USB sticks or by downloads via the Siemens Industry Mall, or they are already preinstalled on the data carrier. You can manage the license keys only with a special handling program that is on the associated product data carrier and is installed by default with the software. More information on license keys is available in Entry ID: 19100818.

Handling programs for license keys:

  • ALM (Automation License Manager)
    The ALM is the standard handling program for managing, transferring, testing and repairing license keys.
  • TIA Administrator
    Different function modules can be incorporated in this web-based framework for administrative tasks for the TIA Portal. The basic package included here provides the functions for managing software and licenses including direct connection to the Online Software Delivery (OSD) services.

With the previous product versions authorizations were used to a certain extent. Authorization of SIMATIC Industry Software requires a red or yellow authorization disk. This disk might include an older version of the Windows handling program AuthorsW or the handling program AUTHORS (MS-DOS) for transferring the authorization. Later software packages install the version V2.4.2 or V2.5.2 of AuthorsW on the hard disk and register it in the system. In this case there is no handling program on the authorization disk.

Get in touch with Technical Support if your license key or authorization is defective. Technical Support will help you to restore defective license keys or authorizations. More information about this is available in Entry ID: 772175.

Security Information
The TIA Administrator with the version V1.0.2.2 and the Automation License Manager with the version V6.0.8 provide important security-related improvements. The operating systems listed below are supported by the respective versions of the Automation License Manager, whereas the respective product specifications apply overridingly.

No. Handling programs 
1TIA Administrator
The self-extracting Setup file "114358_TIAADMIN_V10_SP4_Upd2.exe" includes the TIA Administrator V1.0 SP4 Upd2 and the Automation License Manager V6.0.

The following operating systems (64-bit) are supported for the TIA Administrator:

  • MS Windows 7 with SP1
  • MS Windows 8.1
  • MS Windows 10
  • MS Windows Server 2012
  • MS Windows Server 2016

The following web browsers are supported:

  • Google Chrome Version 56.0 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox Version 51.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Edge Version 38.0 or higher

Installation
Upgrading of the operating system is not supported. More information is available in the ALM readme file. Proceed as follows to install:

  1. Close all the programs before starting the Setup.
  2. Start the downloaded file "114358_TIAADMIN_V10_SP4_Upd2.exe" to unpack the installation files.
  3. Then switch to the directory with the unpacked files and there you start the "Setup.exe" file.
  4. Follow the instructions of the installation program.
  5. After completion of the installation you can open the application via the "TIA Administrator" desktop icon and log on with your Windows user data.

 Registrierung notwendig  114358_TIAADMIN_V10_SP4_Upd2.exe (271,2 MB)
SHA256: B6A7C84E62DD3515D93B19DE16862B36838FC5DBD32A9430A68A3B13507CA1DB

2Automation License Manager V6.0
The self-extracting Setup file "114358_Siemens_Automation_License_Manager_V60_SP9_Upd2
.exe" contains the installation software for ALM V6.0 SP9 Upd2 and is enabled

for the 32-bit operating systems below:

  • MS Windows 7 with SP1
  • MS Windows 8.1
  • MS Windows 10

and for the 64-bit operating systems below:

  • MS Windows 7 with SP1
  • MS Windows 8.1
  • MS Windows 10
  • MS Windows Server 2008 R2 with or without SP1
  • MS Windows Server 2012
  • MS Windows Server 2016 

Installation
Upgrading of the operating system is not supported. More information is available in the ALM readme file. Proceed as follows to install:

  1. Close all the programs before starting the Setup.
  2. Start the downloaded file "114358_Siemens_Automation_License_Manager_V60_SP9_Upd2.exe" to unpack the installation files.
  3. Then switch to the directory with the unpacked files and there you start the "Setup.exe" file.
  4. Follow the instructions of the installation program.

 Registrierung notwendig  114358_Siemens_Automation_License_Manager_V60_SP9_Upd2.exe (168,4 MB)
SHA256: 03C1D4EF323CB217C399FE4CEC3F14DA5D5DBD2118544527A65BE6A3E2999937

3Automation License Manager V5.3
The packed file "114358_ALM_V53_SP4_Upd4.zip" contains the installation software for ALM V5.3+SP4+Upd4. This version line is provided in addition because the support for Windows XP is not included in the latest ALM version. The following operating systems are enabled:

For 32-bit:

  • MS Windows XP SP3
  • MS Windows 7 with or without SP1
  • MS Windows 8.1
  • MS Windows 10

For 64-bit:

  • MS Windows 7 with or without SP1
  • MS Windows 8.1
  • MS Windows 10
  • MS Windows Server 2008 R2 with or without SP1
  • MS Windows Server 2012
  • MS Windows Server 2016

Installation
Upgrading of the operating system is not supported. More information is available in the ALM readme file. Proceed as follows to install.

  1. Click the "114358_ALM_V53_SP4_Upd4.zip" link to open the packed file.
  2. Unpack the file in a separate directory on your hard disk.
  3. Close all the programs before starting the Setup.
  4. Start the "Setup.exe" in your directory.
  5. Follow the instructions of the installation program.

 Registrierung notwendig  114358_ALM_V53_SP4_Upd4.zip (124,3 MB)

Important Information:
If the Automation License Manager V5.3 should continue to establish a connection to the Online Software Delivery Platform (OSD) the Reg-File which is inside the following Zip-File has to be executed: 

 Registrierung notwendig  alm53_new_osd_address.zip (1 KB)
SHA256: 1f8b3b0a5249ad159225a5cf0ef92d86c447df392c1c71289d27bc86d2534958

4Windows handling program AuthorsW V2.5.2
The packed file (AuthorsW252) contains the AuthorsW V2.5.2 installation software. After downloading, AuthorsW V2.5.2 is installed with an InstallShield Setup and utilizes the Registry.

AuthorsW252.zip (5339 KB)

5MS-DOS handling program AUTHORS V 4.5
The packed file (Authors45) contains AUTHORS V4.5 that can be used with the authorization disks listed below. The transfer must be made on disks that already contain AUTHORS V4.x, or on an authorization disk that contains AUTHORS from version V3.04 of 07.03.96 (for example, STEP 5 as from V6.6 or STEP 7 as from V2.0).

Authors45.zip (198 KB)


Authorization hotlines

LandTelephoneLink / Email
Europe/AfricaUse the link to the Support RequestSupport Request 
AmericaToll free
+ 1 800-333-7421
 Outside USA
+1 423-262-2522
Asia/Australia+86 10 64 757575  support.asia.automation@siemens.com 

Additional Keywords
License

Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit
https://www.siemens.com/cybersecurity#Ouraspiration.
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