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How do I register EcoStruxure Machine SCADA Expert v8.1 Buildtime?

Published date: 28 May 2020

Issue
What is the process for registering EcoStruxure Machine SCADA Expert v8.1 Buildtime license on my Windows PC?

Product Line
EcoStruxure Machine SCADA Expert

Environment
HMI / Lite SCADA configuration software on Windows PC

Resolution
In order to register EcoStruxure Machine SCADA Expert v8.1 on your PC, follow these steps:
1) Install EcoStruxure Machine SCADA Expert v8.1 Buildtime on your PC (you will have 40 hours of program run time as a trial at this point)
2) From the Windows Start bar, search for "EcoStruxure Machine SCADA Expert v8.1 Register" and launch it
It can also be found in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\EcoStruxure Machine SCADA Expert v8.1"
with shortcut name: "EcoStruxure Machine SCADA Expert v8.1 Register"
3) In the Protection Manager window, choose the Protection Type: "Softkey"
4) Click the "Check..." button.
    The Softkey Settings dialog will appear.
5) At the bottom left corner of the "Softkey Settings" dialog, click the "Change License..." button.
    The Change License - Softkey dialog will appear
6) Click on the "Network Adapter" dropdown, and select a network adapter that is a physical adapter on your PC. The License will be tied to this uniquely identified network hardware.
    It is not recommended to choose a virtual Network Adapter (such as on a Virtual Machine), as the hardware ID may change on an update of the software tied to a Virtual Network.
7) Copy the Site Code

8) Send a request email to: SiteKeyLicense.support@schneider-electric.com
containing the following information:
a) The Serial Number (provided with the purchase of your license)
b) The Activation Key (provided with the purchase of your license)
c) The Part Number and version - explicitly stating you want v8.1
d) The Site Code obtained above

9) The Licensing Team will reply with a Site Key
10) Launch the EcoStruxure Machine SCADA Expert v8.1 Register again
11) Repeat steps 3 to 6 to get to the screen to enter the Site Key
12) Enter the Site Key
13) Press Authorize
 

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