How to install Simatic EKB software for Siemens PLCs
Simatic EKB is a software tool that allows you to activate licenses for various Siemens products, such as Simatic Step 7, TIA Portal, WinCC, and others. It is useful for programmers and engineers who work with Siemens PLCs and need to test or debug their programs. In this article, we will show you how to install Simatic EKB software on your computer and use it to generate license keys.
Step 1: Download Simatic EKB software
The first step is to download the Simatic EKB software from a reliable source. You can find different versions of Simatic EKB software on the internet, but we recommend using the latest one available. For example, you can download Simatic EKB Install 2013 12 25 Zip hallpan from this link: https://www.iemblog.com/p=7670&lang=en. This version contains keys for many Siemens products up to 2020.
Step 2: Extract Simatic EKB software
The next step is to extract the Simatic EKB software from the zip file. You will need a program that can handle zip files, such as WinRAR or 7-Zip. After extracting the zip file, you will see a folder named Sim_EKB_Install_2013_12_25. Inside this folder, you will find several executable files with different names and dates. These are the Simatic EKB installers for different Siemens products.
Step 3: Run Simatic EKB installer
The final step is to run the Simatic EKB installer that matches the Siemens product you want to activate. For example, if you want to activate TIA Portal v15, you should run Sim_EKB_Install_2017_12_24_TIA15.exe. If you want to activate Step 7 v5.6, you should run Sim_EKB_Install_2017_08_29.exe. And so on.
When you run the Simatic EKB installer, you will see a window with a list of Siemens products and their license keys. You can select the product you want to activate and click on Install button. The installer will create a file named Authorisation.SIA in your hard drive, which contains the license information. You can also copy this file to a USB dongle or a floppy disk and use it on another computer.
In this article, we have shown you how to install Simatic EKB software and use it to generate license keys for Siemens products. This software is not designed for use at work place, as it may violate the terms and conditions of Siemens. It is only intended for educational and testing purposes. We hope you found this article helpful and informative.
Step 4: Verify Simatic EKB installation
After installing the Simatic EKB software and generating the license keys, you should verify that the Siemens product you want to use is activated and working properly. To do this, you can open the Siemens product and check the status of the license in the Help menu. For example, if you open TIA Portal v15, you can go to Help > License Information and see if the license is valid and active.
If you see a green check mark next to the license name, it means that the license is installed and working correctly. If you see a red cross or a yellow warning sign, it means that there is a problem with the license and you need to fix it. You can try to reinstall the Simatic EKB software or contact Siemens support for assistance.
Step 5: Uninstall Simatic EKB software
If you want to uninstall the Simatic EKB software from your computer, you can do so by following these steps:
Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and find the Simatic EKB software in the list of installed programs.
Select the Simatic EKB software and click on Uninstall button.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the uninstallation process.
Delete the Authorisation.SIA file from your hard drive or USB dongle.
Delete the hidden folder C:\\\\ AX NF ZZ that contains the license keys.
Note: Uninstalling the Simatic EKB software will also deactivate the licenses for all Siemens products that you have activated with it. You will need to reinstall the Simatic EKB software or buy a genuine license from Siemens if you want to use those products again.
Tips and tricks
Here are some tips and tricks that can help you use the Simatic EKB software more effectively:
You can use the Simatic EKB software on multiple computers by copying the Authorisation.SIA file to a USB dongle or a floppy disk and inserting it into each computer.
You can use different versions of Simatic EKB software for different Siemens products, as long as they are compatible with each other. For example, you can use Sim_EKB_Install_2013_12_25.exe for Step 7 v5.5 and Sim_EKB_Install_2017_12_24_TIA15.exe for TIA Portal v15.
You can update your Siemens products to newer versions without losing your license keys, as long as they are supported by the Simatic EKB software. For example, you can update TIA Portal v15 to TIA Portal v16 without reinstalling the Simatic EKB software.
You can backup your license keys by copying the hidden folder C:\\\\ AX NF ZZ to another location. You can restore your license keys by copying this folder back to your hard drive. aa16f39245