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STEP 7 (TIA Portal) -- Setting up development environments -- Installing / transferring licenses 
Which license do you need to upgrade from STEP 7 version V5.x, V11 or V12 to the TIA Portal V13? 
Why is the license not recognized when opening STEP 7? 

Which license do you need to upgrade from STEP 7 version V5.x, V11 or V12 to the TIA Portal V13?Go to beginning
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Description
If you still do not have a version of STEP 7 installed on your computer, you need the full license for STEP 7 Basic V13 or for STEP 7 Professional V13. If you have a version of STEP 7 installed on your PC, you need either the license for the upgrade or for the PowerPack. The table below shows the different licenses needed for a new installation or for updating your version of STEP 7.
 
Case Procedure
1 No version of STEP 7 installed on your computer.
  • For STEP 7 Basic V13 you need the floating license with article number: 6ES7822-0AA03-0YA5
  • For STEP 7 Professional V13 you need the floating license with article number: 6ES7822-1AA03-0YA5

You can also install the trial license for each product:

  • Article no. for the STEP 7 Basic V13 6ES7822-0AA03-0YA7
  • Article no. for the STEP 7 Professional V13 6ES7822-1AA03-0YA7

Note
As registered customer you can download the trial for SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional V13 and test it for 21 days. The Professional edition also includes the functions from SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic V13. More information is available in Entry ID: 78793685.

2 You have STEP 7 Professional 2006 or 2010 installed on your computer and you want to upgrade to STEP 7 Professional V13.
  • Here you need the upgrade with the COMBO floating license (article number: 6ES7822-1AA03-0XE5).
3 You have STEP 7 Basic V11 or V12 installed on your computer and you want to upgrade to STEP 7 Basic V13.
  • Here you need the floating upgrade package license (article number: 6ES7822-0AA03-0YE5).

Note
Valid for STEP 7 V11 Single and for STEP 7 V11 Floating.

4 You have STEP 7 Professional V11 or V12 installed on your computer and you want to upgrade to STEP 7 Professional V13.
  • Here you need the upgrade with the floating license (article number: 6ES7822-1AA03-0YE5).

Note
It is not possible to use this upgrade to upgrade from STEP 7 Professional 2010.

5 You have STEP 7 V5.4 or V5.5 installed on your computer and you want to upgrade to STEP 7 Professional V13.
  • Here you need the PowerPack & Upgrade with the floating license (article number: 6ES7822-1AA03-0XC5).
6 You have STEP 7 Basic V13 installed on your computer and you want to change to STEP 7 Professional V13.
  • Here you need the PowerPack with the floating license (article number: 6ES7822-1AA03-0YC5).
7 You have STEP 7 Professional 2010/V11 or 2010/V12 installed on your computer and you want to upgrade to STEP 7 Professional 2010/V13.
  • Here you need the Combo floating license (article number: 6ES7822-1AA03-0YE5) for SIMATIC STEP 7 PROFESSIONAL V13 ENGINEERING SOFTWARE.
Table 01

The floating licenses are also available here for downloading. Entry 84047138 contains the list with the article numbers at the link "STEP_7_V12_Orderlist". The article numbers are linked with the associated downloads.

The table below shows the features of the different license keys that you can order and install.
 
License Key Meaning
Single License Unlimited use on any one computer.
Floating License Unlimited use on any one computer or through the network.
Rental License Limited use as stipulated in the rental contract.
Trial License Limited use (max. 21 days) for tests and for validating (with disclaimer).
Upgrade License An Upgrade License converts a license for an earlier version x to a license for version >x+... .
Table 02

You can also install STEP 7 V5.5, WinCC flexible 2008 onwards and WinCC V7.0 SP2 onwards in parallel to STEP 7 V13.

  • With an Upgrade License / Combo License for STEP 7 V13 (TIA Portal) you can operate both STEP 7 V5.5 or STEP 7 Professional 2010 and STEP 7 Professional V12.
  • With a Full License for STEP 7 V13 (TIA Portal) you cannot operate STEP 7 V5.4/V5.5 or STEP 7 Professional 2006/2010.

Follow the instructions in the table below to upgrade a License Key.
 
No. Procedure
1 Open the Automation License Manager and select "View > Administration".
2 Transfer the Upgrade License Key to the hard disk on which you want to carry out the upgrade.
3 Also transfer the License Key of the previous version to the hard disk if the license is not yet located on your computer.
4 Select the storage location in the navigation area where the license key to be upgraded is located (previous version).
5 In the Object area you select the license key that is to be upgraded.
6 Execute the menu command "License Key > Upgrade...". The upgrade is now made.


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TIA Selection Tool
More information is available in the TIA Selection Tool (http://www.siemens.com/tia-selection-tool). Using the Totally Integrated Automation Selection Tool (TIA Selection Tool) you can select, configure and order devices for Totally Integrated Automation. The TIA Selection Tool provides you with wizards for selecting the required devices, Station Configuration Editors for selecting modules and accessories and for testing proper functioning.

Note
More information about licenses and the differences between the authorizations and licenses is available in Entry ID: 19020864

Creation environment
The screen in this FAQ response was created with ALM V5.3 + Upd 1.

Why is the license not recognized when opening STEP 7?Go to beginning
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Description
Check whether you have the correct license for your version of STEP 7 installed on your PC. A license is always valid for just one version3). If, for example, you have procured a Field PG with integrated license for STEP 7 Basic V10.5, then you can only open and work with that product. After installing STEP 7 V5.4, you also need a license for STEP 7 version V5.4 if you want to open the SIMATIC Manager3).

If, before the SIMATIC Manager opens, you get the message indicating that no valid license key can be found,

  • then either you have not installed a license
  • or you have installed a license that is not valid for your version of STEP 7. For example, if you have installed the license for V5.4 for STEP 7 V5.5.

Without a valid license you can only open STEP 7 if you activate the Trial License (limited to 14 days). Once the 14 days are over, you can open the SIMATIC Manager again only if you have transferred the license required for your version of STEP 7 to your PC. The table below gives an overview of the software versions. You need STEP 7 or STEP 7 Professional for programming the S7-300/400 modules. For example, you install the license for version V5.4 via the ALM (Automation License Manager).
 
Software versions Product groups Project management Handling via ALM
STEP 7 V5.3 / V5.4 / V.5.5 S7-300 / S7-400 SIMATIC Manager License on USB stick / or floppy disk1)
STEP 7 Professional Edition 2006/2010 (S7-GRAPH, S7-SCL, S7-PLCSIM included) S7-300 / S7-400 SIMATIC Manager License on USB stick / or floppy disk1)
STEP 7 Basic V10.5 S7-1200 TIA Portal License not transferrable, but installed automatically2)
WinCC flexible 2008 Advanced HMI Panels SIMATIC Manager License on USB stick / or floppy disk1)
WinCC Basic V10.5 KTPxxx Basic TIA Portal License not transferrable, but installed automatically2)
STEP 7 (TIA Portal) Basic V11 S7-1200 TIA Portal License not transferrable, but installed automatically2
or license on USB stick1)
STEP 7 (TIA Portal) Professional V11 S7-1200 / S7-300 / S7-400 / WinAC TIA Portal License on USB stick1)
STEP 7 (TIA Portal) Basic V12 S7-1200 TIA Portal License on USB stick1)
STEP 7 (TIA Portal) Professional V11 S7-1200 /S7-1500 / S7-300 / S7-400 / WinAC TIA Portal License on USB stick1)
Table 01

1) You can install the licenses when installing the software or later and also uninstall them again. You can store licenses on the following media:

  • License key floppy disks or sticks
  • Local hard disk
  • Hard disks of computers in the network

2) The licenses for these products are supplied on the installation data medium and are installed automatically during installation by the Setup. There is no separate installation storage medium (stick, floppy disk) with licenses and you cannot transfer the licenses to other computers.

3) As from STEP 7 V5.3 the licenses for STEP 7 V5.x are automatically also valid for the earlier versions of the same software.

When you uninstall STEP 7 V10.5/V11/V12 and WinCC Basic V10.5, the associated licenses are also uninstalled if the licenses have been installed from the installation data media along with the product. You should save any licenses you still need. If the licenses have been installed from a USB stick, they are not uninstalled when you uninstall the software but remain on the partition where they were stored.

You can check whether the license required for your software is installed in the ALM (Fig. 01).


Fig. 01

Note
The ALM is supplied together with the project on the installation medium and is installed automatically during installation of the product. However, you uninstall the software product, the ALM is not uninstalled automatically with it, because the ALM is used for managing the license keys of multiple Siemens products.

More information on licenses for SIMATIC products is available in the following Entry IDs: 19020864, 18561363, 15293567, 19100818 and 21362881.

Creation environment
The picture in this FAQ was created with ALM (Automation License Manager) version V4.0+SP3.

Additional Keywords
Authorization, TIA (Total Integrated Automation)

 Entry ID:56076387   Date:2014-04-15 
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