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2.1. Concurrent Network Client Setup

Disponible en español: Instalación del Computador Cliente de Red

Applies to EXE installer for:
Concurrent Network client software 6.x/7.x/8.x
Course License end-user software (network clients and independent workstations) 6.x/7.x/8.x

If you're using the MSI installer, see Scripting the Client Install.

How do I install the Concurrent Network end-user software with the EXE installer?

Full administrative rights are required for the client install. For system requirements on client computers, see Windows and Office Versions Supported by Palisade.

To perform a full install or upgrade install, browse to the network share or other location that you chose in Server Step 5. Then, either run the EXE installer there, or copy the installer and the .ini file to the client computer and run the EXE installer there. Either way, in Windows 7 or later, you should right-click the EXE installer and select Run as administrator; in Windows XP, you can just double-click the installer.

Caution! Make sure you have the right installer. The file name will include the string "-cust-". If you need a link to the correct file, please contact Palisade Technical Support and include your serial number.

The installer copies the server information from the INI file to the System Registry key HKLM\Software\FLEXlm License Manager\PALISADE_LICENSE_FILE or HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\FLEXlm License Manager\PALISADE_LICENSE_FILE. The client installer doesn't connect to your server during install, but just assumes the INI file is correct. After install, the INI file is not used.

If the application software is already installed on this client and you just need to hook it into the network, you can use a shorter procedure if you wish. See Can I convert a trial or an activated standalone copy to a Concurrent Network client?

There is no limit to the number of client installs. The client installer doesn’t need a connection to your server at install time. Instead, the installer copies the server information from the .ini file to the System Registry. After install, that file is not used.

If I'm upgrading, do I need to uninstall the old version first?

If you're upgrading to a new major version, such as 6.x to 7.x, or 8.x you can choose to uninstall the old version immediately, or leave it in place until the whole company has been upgraded. If you uninstall the old version later, the uninstall will not affect the new version.

If you're upgrading within the same major version, such as 7.x to a later 7.x, the new version will automatically overwrite the old version.

How can I verify the end-user install?

After the first client install, run the client to make sure that the server and client setups are correct. To do this, on the client click Start » All Programs » Palisade DecisionTools and select the shortcut for the software.

If you have to click Select License, the end user will need to do that also, because the license selection applies only to the user who is currently running.

At run time, the client software reads the System Registry to find the server information. If the information copied from the Palisade_NetworkClient.ini file is incorrect, the client software will say that it cannot reach the server. To correct this information on the client, see How do I change port numbers or server names on existing Concurrent Network clients?

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Last edited: 2020-05-20

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