Pro 7.0 Desktop Installation Instructions

Modified on: 2017-08-03 10:55:11 -0400


Installing on a Stand-Alone Computer


If you have a stand-alone computer or computer that is not to be used in conjunction with a network, you can install Design Manager by following this procedure:

  • Insert the CD into the CD drive.  If your computer is set to auto-run then you will see the Design Manager welcome window after a short wait.
  • If you do not see the welcome window then click on Start, select Run and type D:\launch.exe.  If your CD drive is not drive letter "D" then substitute the correct letter in place of D.
  • Click on the first gold button "Install Design Manager"
  • Choose the first choice on the install menu, "Setup Design Manager Pro 7.0."  Follow the setup wizard.


Installing on a Peer-to-Peer Network or Dedicated Server


If you have a peer-to-peer network or a dedicated server you can install Design Manager using the following procedure:


  • You must identify which computer is to act as the server or main computer.  This computer should be the fastest or most modern computer on your network.  If you have different versions of Windows on the computers then the main computer must have the most advanced version.  For this purpose the Windows versions are rated least to most advanced, as follows: Windows XP Home, Windows 2000, Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 2003 Server.  The computer selected as the main computer will always have to be turned on and running when anyone is using Design Manager.
  • Insert the CD into the CD drive on the main computer.  If your computer is set to auto detect then you will see the Design Manager welcome window after a short wait.
  • If you do not see the welcome window then click on Start, select Run and type D:\launch.exe.  If your CD drive is not drive letter "D" then substitute the correct letter in place of D.
  • Click on the first gold button "Install Design Manager"
  • Choose the first choice on the setup menu, "Install Design Manager Pro 7.0.”  Follow the setup wizard.
  • After the server computer is installed you need setup each of the workstations (clients).  See below.


Installing on a Workstation (Setting Up Clients)

Whether Design Manager has been installed on a peer-to-peer network or a LAN with a dedicated server, each workstation computer (client) attached to the server must be set up.  If you are using Windows Terminal Server then skip this section.  To run the setup on the workstation, follow these steps: 


  • Go to the workstation computer that you wish to make run Design Manager. 
  • Go to My Computer/Computer Name (for Windows XP click on Start and then My Computer).
  • Find the network drive that received the Design Manager Installation when it was installed on the server.  Next, find the Design Manager folder (usually named "DMPRO70") and double click on it.
  • Find a folder named "Client" and double click on it.
  • Finally, double click on the Setup executable to run the setup.
  • The setup wizard will eventually ask you to set the location of the software.  This must be set to the Design Manager directory (usually called "DMPRO70") on your server.  An example is of this setting is "N:\DMPRO70" where "N" is your network drive letter and DMPRO70 is the Design Manager folder.  This folder is also the same as the one that you browsed to in order to find the "Client" folder. The installation can also be run from the CD.


Windows 10 Operating System Installation

 

If you are installing on Windows 10, know that Pro 7R3 is the ONLY version supported on Windows 10.  It is advised that you right click and Run as Administrator on the setup file.


After installing Pro 7R3 on a Window 10 operating system you will need to also do the following for each workstation running on Windows 10:

  • PDF patch (for ability to export or email a document from DM). Click here for more help.
  • Change a registry setting if you are using a Logo on your documents. Click here for more help.


Special Note for Windows Vista:  If you are installing on a Windows Vista, the installation may need to be run as the Administrator.  Insert the CD into the Windows Vista computer.  When the setup wizard initializes, simply cancel or exit it.  Then, using Windows Explorer or My Computer, go to D:\setup where “D” is your CD drive.  In the Setup folder, right-click on setup.exe and choose Run as Administrator.


Testing the Network Installation


After installing the software for the first you will be prompted to enter you company name and address information.  After you complete this on the main computer or server go to each workstation that you have setup and make sure that you see that company information.  If you are prompted to enter the company information again on the workstation then Design Manager has not been set up incorrectly.


Installing on a Terminal Server


Microsoft Windows Terminal Services are recommended if you have the need for remote workstations, need more than 8 workstations, or have a network with poor performance or that is prone to data corruptions.  It is recommended that an experienced hardware consultant or network administrator be used to set up Terminal Services.

The following are step-by-step instructions for installing Design Manager on Windows 2003 (SP3)/2008 Terminal Server including special steps necessary for Crystal Reports.  Note: These instructions may need to be adjusted for future releases of Windows Terminal Server.  Be prepared to restart the server during this procedure.  

  • From the Terminal Server computer, log on as the Administrator (for 2008 Server this must be the actual account named Administrator).
  • For Windows 2003, choose Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.  Click on Add New Programs, then on the CD or Floppy button.  The Install New Programs Wizard should find the setup.exe file on the CD-ROM drive. For Windows 2008, use the Install Application on Terminal Server tool in the Control Panel/Programs.
  • From the Design Manager CD’s Main Menu, choose Install Design Manager.
  • Place the installation wherever you would like the Design Manager database to reside.  Make sure that the “Install for All Users” option is chosen during the installation. Note: C:\DMPRO70 will be used throughout the rest of this example; you may substitute your drive letter and path.  Unless you wish the data to reside on another server on your network, this path must be on a local physical drive (do not use network drive mappings that map back to physical locations on the same machine).  We will also assume that your windows directory resides on C: and is called WINDOWS.  
  • After the Setup completes make sure that the Next button is clicked to complete the Add New Programs Wizard.  The Add/Remove Programs and/or Control Panel windows can then be closed.
  • After the Client Setup completes and you restart the computer, log in as the Administrator again.
  • Start up a Command Prompt and change to the Windows\Crystal directory (i.e.:cd\windows\crystal).
  • Use the copy command to copy the contents of the Crystal directory to the System32 directory (i.e.: from the c:\winnt\crytsal prompt, type: copy *.* c:\windows\system32).  Answer "All" if asked whether to overwrite files. For 64 bit versions, copy the contents of the Crystal directory to the SysWOW64 directory.
  • The Command Prompt window can be closed.  This completes the Design Manager Setup for Windows Terminal Server.
  • Each workstation must have the Windows Terminal Client installed on it to access Terminal Services and before running Design Manager.  Again, it is recommended that an experienced hardware consultant or network administrator set up Terminal Services.



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