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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 22090049, Entry date: 04/10/2018
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Which licenses can you use for new SIMATIC NET PC software?

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Up to and including the SIMATIC NET CD Edition 2005+HF1 (V6.3) it was possible to order the SIMATIC NET CD separately as an upgrade without the SIMATC NET license key in order to upgrade the SIMATIC NET PC software. Here, old SIMATIC NET license keys were accepted by new SIMATIC NET PC software, so that they could continue to be used.

This license concept has been changed with SIMATIC NET CD Edition 2006 (V6.4). In order to upgrade a SIMATIC NET PC software product (≤ V6.3) with license, you need the associated upgrade package of the SIMATIC NET PC software product. This upgrades the installed older SIMATIC NET license key and the SIMATIC NET PC software. You get the relevant article numbers for the upgrade packages of the SIMATIC NET PC software products from the sales and delivery release for the SIMATIC NET PC software products.

Note
The SIMATIC NET PC software products (≤ V6.3) with license can be upgraded only up to and including SIMATIC NET V13 with the upgrade packages of V6.0, V6.1, V6.2 and V6.3. If you want to upgrade SIMATIC NET PC software products (≤ V6.3) with license up to SIMATIC NET > V13, you need two upgrade packages:

  • Upgrade package V6.0, V6.1, V6.2 and V6.3 to the current SIMATIC NET V13
  • Upgrade package V6.4 to the current SIMATIC NET PC software
 
SIMATIC NET PC softwareEntry ID of the sales and delivery release
SIMATIC NET Edition 2006 (V6.4)

24022149

SIMATIC NET Edition 2007 (V7.0) 27011548
SIMATIC NET Edition 2008 (V7.1)

31675909

SIMATIC NET V8.0

43264686

SIMATIC NET V8.1

52566921

SIMATIC NET V8.2

63098071

SIMATIC NET V12

78822814

SIMATIC NET V13 

109346876

SIMATIC NET V14109743711 
SIMATIC NET V15109755918 

Table 1

The following figure graphically shows the license concept of the SIMATIC NET PC software.



Fig. 1
  
The conversion of the license concept of SIMATIC NET Edition 2006 and higher means that newer license keys can also technically enable older SIMATIC NET PC software.

Example
A license key V7.0 can be used with the SIMATIC NET PC software edition 2006 (V6.4); this means that license key V7.0 is more recent than SIMATIC NET PC software edition 2006 (V6.4).

Conclusion
With SIMATIC NET edition 2006 and higher newer license keys can be taken to use the SIMATIC NET PC software (≥Edition 2006).

With edition 2006 and higher, unauthorized upgrading of SIMATIC NET PC software (only installation of the newer SIMATIC NET CD/DVD without purchasing an upgrade package) is technically locked.

Note

  • If you are implementing SIMATIC NET CD 05/2000, please note that the associated licenses can still be supplied. For this, please get in touch with your Siemens sales partner. You can find the relevant order number on the sleeve of the SIMATIC NET CD 05/2000.

  • The upgrade packages *-3AE0 are valid for upgrading versions V6.4 and higher.

    • The delivery package includes the SIMATIC NET DVD V12 that you can use for Windows 7 / Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. The configuration is done with STEP 7 Professional V12 SP1 (TIA Portal), which is also included in the delivery package.

    • The delivery package also includes the SIMATIC NET CD V7.1 to support Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The configuration is done with NCM PC. This is part of the SIMATIC NET CD V7.1.

    • License keys for SIMATIC NET DVD V13 and higher can only be managed with Automation License Manager V5.3 SP2 (ALM V5.3 SP2) and higher.

Further Information

  • Entry 64847781 includes information about the Windows operating systems for which the SIMATIC NET CDs are released and can be used.

  • More information about the availability of licenses for the SIMATIC NET PC software products on CD 2005 (version V6.3) is available in Entry ID: 24640176.

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