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Posted: Jun 15, 2017
Categories: Software
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How to share a Rockwell Automation software license between two or more computers with a USB Software Dongle

Working with our industrial automation customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, at times we see customers struggling with managing their software licenses between users. Most Rockwell Automation software licenses are single seat, which means they can only be used by one person at a time. Occasionally, however, there are times when you might not have access to the computer with the activated license or need to share the license with a colleague.

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting a CodeMeter-based Rockwell Automation Software Activation

If you are moving or transferring, also known as rehosting, a CodeMeter-based activation/license, there is one extra step to complete the process. Follow all steps on Part II How to Rehost without Internet Access on the Current Host Device. Once completing the steps outlined in Part II, you will have transferred the activations to the pool of activations for rehosting. You will need to return to the initial host device to remove the activation binding to the CodeMeter container.

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting Rockwell Automation Software with no Internet Access on either of your Devices

Moving or Transferring, aka rehosting, a Rockwell Automation License from one computer to another can get tricky. In our rehosting blog series, we guide you through the different software activation reset processes based on your internet access. In this post we review how to rehost software when you have no internet access on either of your devices. If you have internet access on one device or just on the device to which you are transferring the software, go to these posts:

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting Rockwell Automation Software with no Internet Access on the Current Host Device

Moving or Transferring, aka rehosting, a Rockwell Automation License from one computer to another can get tricky. In our rehosting blog series, we guide you through the different software activation reset processes based on your internet access. In this post we provide step by step instructions on how to move an activation/license from a host device with no internet access, to a new device with an internet connection. If you have internet access on both devices or on neither of the devices, check out our other blog posts:

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting Rockwell Automation Software with Internet Access

Moving or transferring, aka rehosting, a Rockwell Automation Software License from one computer to another can get tricky. In our rehosting blog series, we guide you through the different software activation reset processes based on your internet access. In this post we provide step by step instructions on how to move an activation/license when you have internet access on both devices. If you do not have internet access, check out our other blog posts:

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Posted: May 25, 2017
Categories: Software
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Author: Dave MacLeod

Rehosting Rockwell Automation Software with & without Internet Access

How to move or transfer, a Rockwell Automation Software Activation/License from one computer to another (aka rehosting) is a frequent question we receive from our customers. While the rehosting steps are easy, the process differs depending on whether or not you have internet access. To ensure the rehost is successful you must follow the steps carefully.

In the following series, we have outlined step by step how to rehost a Rockwell Software Activation from one computer to another depending on your internet access:

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Posted: May 4, 2017
Categories: Automation Systems
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Your guide to backing-up your Logix Controller Program

Welcome to Part II of our “How to Backup an Allen-Bradley Logix Controller Program”. In Part II, we will go over backing up your Logix Controller Program for your Ethernet/USB Controllers. If you are connecting to your device via a serial connection, go ahead and read Part I for detailed instructions on how to backup your program when connecting to a serial controller.

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Posted: Apr 20, 2017
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24x7x365 Technical Support for Allen-Bradley Products

In the Industrial Automation Industry many people only call customer service when they have a product issue. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, many of these requests are made late in the afternoon to a manufacturer support line across the country or overseas. An afternoon support request may not be answered until the following business day. Rockwell Automation and Buckles-Smith take a different approach.
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Posted: Mar 23, 2017
Categories: Automation Systems
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Your guide to backup your Logix Controller Program

Today we will cover the first three steps on how to backup your Allen-Bradley Logix Controller Program to your PC. The detailed steps include:

  1. Connecting to a Serial Controller
  2. Establishing a RSLinx Connection
  3. Launching RSLogix 5000
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Posted: Mar 17, 2017
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Author: Peter Plough

Find out the Lifecycle Status of your Product

This easy to use search tool from Rockwell Automation allows you to check the lifecycle status of your Rockwell products. The Product Lifecycle Status Tool enables users to determine status for Allen-Bradley PLCs, HMIs, Variable Frequency Drives, Motion Controllers, Distributed I/O and Network Interfaces.  Here’s a quick guide on how to find the page and search for your product’s lifecycle.

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