Friday, April 7, 2017

WCE7 : Stamp license key

From Visual Studio

After you building a Release version of NK.Bin, the license key can be "stamped" using Platform Builder :

Here are the steps:
  1. Make sure that you have selected a Release configuration of your OS design to build a run-time image from. (WINCESHIP option shall be set to 1 in project properties. It defines the compile time flag -DSHIP_BUILD)
  2. From the Build menu, verify that Make Run-Time Image After Build and Copy Files to Release Directory After Build are selected.
  3. From the Build menu, select Build and Sysgen to build your run-time image.
  4. From the Tools menu, select Platform Builder for CE 7.0, and then select License Run-Time Image to stamp your .bin file with the license key.
  5. In the License Run-Time Image dialog box, in the Run-time key field, enter the run-time key.
  6. Browse to the location of the run-time image file that you want to license, and then click License.


Not tested
Create a text file license.txt with the following content :
<license key> 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
here is an example:
OKJB4-098HN-HFR8F-HBVC8-JF789 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
The trailing 5 DWORDs are OEM-specific.
Run the following command in the release directory:
stampbin -1 -i NK.bin license.txt
viewbin -t nk.bin >binaryInfo.txt
Look for ROMHDR and check that PID [0-4] contains the license key:
ROMHDR Extensions -----------------------------
    PID[0] = 0x11111111
    PID[1] = 0x22222222
    PID[2] = 0x33333333
    PID[3] = 0x44444444
    PID[4] = 0x00000000
    PID[5] = 0x00000000
    PID[6] = 0x00000000
    PID[7] = 0x00000000
    PID[8] = 0x00000000
    PID[9] = 0x00000000


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