Activate and configure KINGSTAR

The following steps to activate and configure KINGSTAR is applicable to KINGSTAR 3.5 and later version.

Activate over the internet

Follow the steps below if you can access the IntervalZero license server. If you do not have the internet access, see the section Activate by the file.

  1. On the taskbar, click Start > RTX64 3.7 Runtime > Activation and Configuration. The RTX64 Activation and Configuration dialog box appears.
  2. NOTE:  You must have administrative permissions to launch this utility. Before the utility starts, the User Account Control dialog box may ask if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device. Click Yes to continue.

  3. Click Activate over the network. Make sure your machine is connected to the internet with access to the IntervalZero license server. If a connection is available, you will see Connection established. If the connection is not available, make sure all network cables are plugged in and click to refresh. If the connection is still not available, you may need to configure a proxy server.
  4. To configure a proxy server:
    1. Click Configure proxy server.
    2. In the Configure Proxy Server dialog box, enter the information in the empty boxes and click OK. The information should be available from your IT department.

      NOTE:  The proxy server must be able to process HTTP connections. SOCKS proxies are not supported.

      NOTE:  If no network connection can be established, see the section Activate by the file.

  5. Back to the RTX64 Activation and Configuration dialog box, in the Enter your activation key box, enter your activation key and click Activate.

    The product components activated by your key are listed on the right. You should see the following components:

    • RTX64 SDK (this component is dimmed if you didn't purchase the license)
    • RTX64 KingStar PLC (this component won't be displayed if you didn't purchase the license)
    • RTX64 KingStar Motion (KINGSTAR Motion)
    • RTX64 KingStar IO (KINGSTAR Fieldbus)
    • RTX64 Runtime
    • RTX64 RT-TCP/IP Stack
    • NOTE:  The order of component varies between keys.

  6. NOTE:  If you want to activate part of the product, copy part of the activation key and paste it to the Enter your activation key box and click Activate. For example, if you want to activate axel64 (KINGSTAR PLC Runtime), paste the axel64 key to the activation box and activate it:

  7. Click Set the RTSS boot configuration. Assign processors between Windows and RTX64 (RTSS). There must be at least one processor for Windows. You must configure this setting before you use KINGSTAR. Click Apply after you complete the configuration.
  8. When you are prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.
  9. Choose the RTX64 boot configuration at system startup:
  10. NOTE:  If you start your system with a configuration other than RTX64, KINGSTAR won't work properly.

Activate by the file

Follow the steps below if you can't access the IntervalZero license server.

Step I. Create a fingerprint file

  1. On the taskbar, click Start > RTX64 3.7 Runtime > Activation and Configuration. The RTX64 Activation and Configuration dialog box appears.
  2. Click Activate over the network. If it doesn't connect to the IntervalZero license server, you'll see Unable to establish a connection. If the connection is available, you will see Connection established. For further details, see the section Activate over the internet.
  3. Click Activate with a fingerprint file.
  4. In the Enter your activation key box, enter your activation key and click Save As.
  5. In the Save As dialog box, the file is automatically named Fingerprintfile.rfp. Click Save. By default, the file is saved to the desktop.
  6. Navigate to the desktop, and copy the Fingerprintfile.rfp file to your USB flash drive.
  7. Plug the flash drive into a machine with internet connectivity.

Step II. Create the license file and activate the product

  1. Launch a web browser, and go to http://activation.intervalzero.com.
  2. Click Browse, browse to and open the file Fingerprintfile.rfp.
  3. Click Activate to generate a license (.lic) file.
  4. Download the License.lic. Depending on your browser, you may be prompted to save the file.
  5. Copy the file License.lic to your USB flash drive, and use it to transfer the license file to the machine on which KINGSTAR is installed.
  6. In the RTX64 Activation and Configuration dialog box, click Activate with a license file and click Import.
  7. In the Open dialog box, browse to License.lic and click Open. The product components activated by your key are listed on the right. You should see the following components:
  8. Click Set the RTSS boot configuration. Assign processors between Windows and RTX64 (RTSS). There must be at least one processor for Windows. You must configure this setting before you use KINGSTAR. Click Apply after you complete the configuration.

  9. When you are prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.
  10. Choose the RTX64 boot configuration at system startup:
  11. NOTE:  If you start your system with a configuration other than RTX64, KINGSTAR won't work properly.

Activate using the dongle

A dongle is a USB flash drive specifically designed for containing KINGSTAR license. It is convenient for people who need to take the license with them. When you purchase the KINGSTAR license, it's optional to purchase a dongle.

After the dongle is plugged in, a dongle icon is displayed above the component list.