Installation of Approval Manager is a straightforward process managed by an Installation and Configuration Wizard. However, before you begin your installation, you'll want review the following questions and know the answers if they apply to you:
Do you have the installation wizard?
If you don't have the installation wizard, and you have purchased Approval Manager, you can download it from your account downloads page. If you are evaluating Approval Manager or using the free Approval Manager Express, you can download the installation wizard by following the download link in your email.
Do you have your license?
If you have purchased Approval Manager, please log in to your account to retrieve your license. If you are evaluating Approval Manager or using the free Approval Manager Express, your license is sent to you via email.
Do you have administrator access on the machine on which you will install Approval Manager?
In order to install Approval Manager, you'll have to run the installer a user with administrative privileges on the computer on which it is being installed.
Do you know what MS SQL Server version you will use?
Purchased and trial versions of Approval Manager can use Express or full editions of MS SQL Server 2005/2008. Approval Manager Express Edition will only run on MS SQL Server 2005/2008 Express Edition.
|MS SQL Server 2005 Express Edition can be installed through the Approval Manager installation wizard.|
Do you know the SQL Server 'sa' password?
If you're going to use an instance of MS SQL Server already installed in your environment, you'll need the 'sa' password to complete the installation. Alternatively, if you have the Approval Manager installation wizard install MS SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, you'll be able to define your 'sa' password during installation.
Do you meet the requirements to install?
The Approval Manager installation wizard will perform a series of checks to make sure your system meets the installation requirements. If it detects that a component of your system does not meet a minimum requirement, it will notify you. In some cases, like a non-up-to-date .NET version, the Approval Manager installation wizard may even offer to update your system for you.
Do you know how you want to send email notifications?
Approval Manager can connect to your SMTP server to send email notifications, or it can send them itself using it's own internal Mail Transfer Agent (MTA). If you decide to use an SMTP server for sending Approval Manager email notifications, you'll need it's address, port number, and any credentials required if your SMTP server is configured to use authentication.
Do you have your Windows installation media?
Depending on how your Windows operating system was installed and configured, the installation wizard may prompt you for your Windows installation media so that it can install additional windows components (most commonly, IIS).