Trane Rover BAS - Registration Q's
This is not a big deal... just some ramblings...
I was able to get my hands on a copy on Windows 7, and have it set up in a dual boot with my laptop and Windows XP. My boss has asked me to test drive Windows 7 and see how it works with the multitude of control softwares that we use.
So I have some down time when I am sitting in this hotel, so I started to install my software. Since I am on a Trane job, I decided to go with Rover first. Rover 7.1 installs fine, but of course I can't register it. I was under the impression that if I installed it on the same computer, it would let me register it. I guess not. The locking code is different between this install and my XP install.
So thus ends THAT test.
So I am now going to continue with my TAC tests....
BAS/BMS Technician/Computer Technician
The definition of cruel joke is when you start work in BAS, and you run into your old T&B employer on the job.
Rover checks the windows key for generation of locking code. Different windows key, different locking code. Every time you upgrade your PC you have to call Trane (And get redirected a 100 times and still not get them :-( ) and re-register your new locking code. It also writes to certain files in the windows system so if you reinstall after your 30 day trial it will not work (unless you modify things).
I think it's a lon licensing thing. I had the same issues with Rover as I have with Lonwatcher. Even though they would both be installed on the same machine, the software manuf. considers them separate installations or separate machines.
Save you some time, this is whats running on my Windows 7 machine
ASI OPC Server
Johnson Controls MTool
Trane Tracker(won't upgrade to latest service pack)
Trane Rover 7.1
Trane Tracer TU(had some issues with install probably will have to remove and reinstall-no TGP2 installed)
Phoenix Controls Bacnet(Alerton software)
ASI Controls Tridium
Hyperterminal(you have to buy in Windows 7, doesn't come with it anymore)
The old Invensys software(can't remember the name)
I believe thats everything I'm running
Last edited by joey791; 08-15-2012 at 08:32 PM.
Reason: added old Invensys
Originally Posted by MatrixTransform