Product Documentation

Choosing Device Manager Components to Install

Dec 21, 2015

If you are installing Device Manager on your computer for the first time, select Full install, which installs:

  • The Device Manager server
  • The Device Manager repository database (PostgreSQL) and automatic creation of the database and requisite tables
  • The integrated web application server hosting the Device Manager server
Note: If you install an Application Server prior to installing Device Manager, remove Application Server before installing Device Manager.

Installing Databases

Device Manager includes the PostgreSQL database server installation. f you installed a SQL database server on your computer or another server, clear the PostgreSQL check box in the list of components during the installation wizard. The install type switches automatically to Custom. When using a Microsoft SQL server please refer to the installation instructions provided by Microsoft for the SQL server installation. If you do not clear the check box, the PostgreSQL installation wizard appears with configuration instructions.

If you install PostgreSQL, an installation wizard appears. The installation program automatically selects all the default PostgreSQL options required to install an Device Manager server. However, you can check any additional options you want to install. You can also change the installation location with the Browse button.

During installation of PostgreSQL, define the service account that runs the PostgreSQL server. The Service name, Account name, and Account domain fields are already completed. You need to enter a password for the service account.

If the user account does not exist, you receive a prompt to confirm creation of the account. In addition, if the password you chose is not a strong password, then you are prompted to replace the password with a random strong password. Click No in the message dialog box to keep the password you originally entered.

Installing License Files

After you configure the PostgreSQL database, you can then install licenses. If you are using a different SQL database and did not install PostgreSQL, after choosing the initial components and installation location, you install the licenses.