In our other plants with better networks we have opened only the single port that the flexsvr used and have had no problems. Then you have other issues. Before you can use the new activations, you must restart the activation service running on the activation server computer. This plant being on a slow network we had to open the whole range of ports for the time being. However, it's widely accepted that without copy protection, software piracy would run wild. If activation is restored within seven days, normal operations will resume. This vulnerability allows an authorized individual with access to a file system to possibly escalate privileges by inserting arbitrary code into the unquoted service path.
Do I have to get activations for them one at a time? Don't know why they had to make the thing stick out so far. Rockwell Automation has also provided a series of steps to allow customers to mitigate this vulnerability in previously downloaded versions. I'm not sure how windows 7 will handle Factory Talk Activation Server. If you cannot connect to the Internet, call Technical Support for help creating an activation file from an e-mail or a fax. Simply put, it's copy protection for Rockwell Automation's modern software packages. If you have a technical question, please contact us.
The FactoryTalk Activation Transfer Tool automatically selects the activation files that belong on each computer. If it's a newer computer it'll have it. In demo mode, remote clients cannot connect to a FactoryTalk View server. If you get no results, double-check the words in the error message for typing errors. Cannot find any info on Rockwell site either. On my workstation i can see and use all the activations on the server as can other people with the software installed.
Using special characters to refine searches To require words: Type the plus symbol + before the words that must be in the search results. Finally Australia gave up and asked that I escalate this to Engineering in Cleveland on normal Day Shift. To exclude words: Type the minus symbol - before words you don't want in the search results. All versions prior to v4. It has happened on and off for the past week.
According to the instructions given our Sr. After a client obtains a floating activation, when the activation server detects that the client has been disconnected, the activation is returned to the server pool. Connect the removable medium to each of the stand-alone computers, and then use the FactoryTalk Activation Transfer Tool to copy the activation files to each computer. If that site is unavailable, go to. The server manages a pool of activations and shares them with client computers over a network connection.
We have tried a ton of different things with no sucess. If it were me I would try that first because you have no idea what someone on the customer end may have done or installed or modified,etc. On a side note, I retired the dongle a coule years ago. Guess next step is usual call to Tech Support for usual issue with Rockwell, Activation Issues. Copy Protection aka Activation is one of those topics that always seems to elicit a visceral response.
Your activation file will be locked to a single computer local node-locked. Refer to for comprehensive information about implementing validated architectures designed to deliver these measures. The FactoryTalk Activation Transfer Tool copies the activation files to the default activation directory or another path of your choosing. Copyright © 2019 Rockwell Automation, Inc. This makes the updates more symmetrical for the group of optimized packets for each topic. Typing account will return answers containing account, bill, and invoice.
Install your new software product. Alternatively, you can run Windows 10 v1511 where this issue is not present. Just a thought not a promise, good luck! To be sure this will work for you, pen a command prompt start, run, cmd on your virtual machine and try to ping the host using it's computer name. Follow the instructions in the wizard. The grace period has ended for product name.
I have not tested virtual box with industrial software but it is somewhat limited compared to vm ware workstation. Click the Open Activation Wizard button. Finally, use the FactoryTalk Activation Transfer Tool to copy the activation files to the computers where the activations are needed. Activation is the one topic for which you never need a TechConnect contract, so go ahead and call. I am doing this with Vmware without issues. Do they have backup of the machine when it was working? If you prefer to use borrowed activations for clients, skip to After you set up the activation server or servers , you can specify which server each client computer will obtain activations from.
This hotfix will be released in the December 2016 or January 2017 Windows Update pack. If the FactoryTalk View components you have installed cannot be activated, for example, because the activation server is unavailable or because borrowed activations have expired, the software will continue to run for up to seven days. If activation is not restored, the grace period will expire. I would get vm ware for your needs cost is 189. Tip: Running While Disconnected To run your software while disconnected from the network, click the Current Activations tab and borrow a time-expiring activation. Thanks for allowing another learning and teaching rant. I assumed that because you were focusing on the Virtual Machine that physical computers were successfully navigating the firewall.