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 SIMATIC 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 order 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.
|SIMATIC NET PC software
||Entry ID of the sales and delivery release|
|SIMATIC NET Edition 2006 (V6.4)
|SIMATIC NET Edition 2007 (V7.0)
|SIMATIC NET Edition 2008 (V7.1)
|SIMATIC NET V8.0
|SIMATIC NET V8.1
|SIMATIC NET V8.2
The following figure graphically shows the license concept of the SIMATIC NET PC software.
The conversion of the license concept as of SIMATIC NET Edition 2006 means that newer license keys can also technically enable older SIMATIC NET PC software.
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).
As from SIMATIC NET edition 2006, newer license keys can be taken to use the SIMATIC NET PC software (≥ edition 2006).
As of edition 2006, unauthorized upgrading of SIMATIC NET PC software (only installation of the newer SIMATIC NET CD/DVD without purchasing an upgrade package) is technically locked.
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.
Entry ID: 9859007 contains information about the Windows operating systems for which the individual SIMATIC NET CDs are enabled.
More information on the availability of licenses for the SIMATIC NET PC software products on CD 2005 (version V6.3) is available in Entry ID: 24640176.