What options are there for transferring a license key to a PC without floppy disk drive?
For some time now computers have been produced without a floppy disk drive. However, in order to install certain automation software products you need a floppy disk drive to install the license keys supplied on floppy disk.
Using the Automation License Manager you can install the licenses on a PC without floppy disk drive as follows.
|Transport Medium||License Key Type|
(e.g. STEP 7 V5.2)
(e.g. Floating License Key STEP 7 V5.3)
|External floppy disk drive with USB interface||X||X|
|USB stick as transfer medium from one computer with floppy disk drive to a computer without floppy disk drive||--||X|
|Second computer with floppy disk drive in the company network and transfer via the network||X1)||X1)|
|Second computer with floppy disk drive and offline transfer
(see Help of the Automation License Manager)
You can recognize a License Key in the Automation License Manager by the twenty-digit license number.
An authorization has a ten-digit license number.