CATIA PLM Weekly Email 0726 – Getting All Zero’s 00000000 in your Target ID?

Attn: CATIAHotline PLM’er,

So you talked your Manager into buying that new High Speed Low Drag Laptop so that you could run circles around your co-worker doing the CATIA thing. You have loaded CATIA onto it and all you now need is a license. So you call up your Business Partner and tell him you want to Transfer a license from the old Slow Desktop (that was High Speed and Low Drag just 6 months ago) onto this new fancy Laptop. The person on the other end of the phone tells you ok we need your Target ID. Select Start -> Programs -> CATIA -> Tools -> Nodelock Key Management. You are getting so excited about this you can hardly sit still. After a LONG minute the Nodelock Key Management Tool Opens up. You tell the support person this and they then say to you ‘Ok what is your Target ID.’ You recite back to him, ‘Oh it is an easy one, it is 00000000.’ You then hear what you think is Laughter on the other end of the phone.

The Tech Support person tells you that your Target ID is a bogus one and that we need to do a little work to fix it. Here are the steps to fix this little problem.

You need to run the Registry Editor. This can only be ran as an Administrator
Start -> Run -> Regedit <Enter>
Export your current Registry. If you make a mistake you cannot undo it. To do this select File -> Export and give it a name on the C:\
Select My Computer -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> IBM -> License Use Runtime
Select the “I4DRIVER REG_BINARY 00 00 00 00 00 00 ….” The 00’s can be numbers or letters.
Delete this Key
Exit the Registry Editor.
Start -> Run -> cmd <ENTER>
In the Command Prompt type in i4target -v (if it isn’t found then download it from the link below)
In the Command Prompt type in i4target -O (Uppercase ‘o’)
If you don’t have the i4target.exe you can get it here: i4target

If this still doesn’t work then there are a few more steps we can take to fix this. This also works to fix Target ID’s that have gone crazy and aren’t the same as they were yesterday.