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Installing the SI 2016 Server

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Review the supported environments for SI 2016.


Check out our hardware/software requirements.


Check out the SI 2016 Release Notes.



The SI 2016 Server houses your licensing/user information, Catalog, Projects, and any other shared data like Custom Reports, Queries, etc.


The SI 2016 Server will be installed on one machine on your network (or on the cloud).


The SI 2016 Server must be installed on Windows, there is no Mac version of SI 2016. If using a Mac, you will need to install on Windows in either in Bootcamp, Parallels, or VMWare.


The SI 2016 Client can be installed on the same machine as your SI 2016 Server.





Insert your CD or double-click the installer you downloaded from D-Tools. The D-Tools SI 2016 Installer will open.




Click the [Install SI Server] button. If any pre-requisite software is required, you will be prompted to install them, do this. Your SI 2016 Server machine must have an internet connection for this as the pre-reqs will be downloaded from D-Tools.


Once the pre-reqs are installed, the D-Tools SI 2016 Server Setup wizard will open, click [Next >]:


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Scroll down and read the SLA, click the "I accept..." box and click [Install]:


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When finished installing, click [Run the SI Server Configuration Wizard]:


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Server Configuration


You must also configure your SI 2016 Server. You have two options when configuring your SI 2016 Server: Express and Custom. We recommend using the Express option which is detailed below, for details on the Custom configuration click here.


Express Configuration


The Express configuration option will automatically install SQL Server 2012 Express and create the default instance DToolsSIX.



When the SCW opens, click the [Express] button:


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You will be shown a summary of the default settings, including the built-in Admin User Name and Password. Change these if you wish. Enter your email address. Click [Next>]:


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You will now see a summary of your configuration information. Click [Next>]:




SQL Server 2012 Express will download and install. When finished, click the Finish button:




Once configuration has completed, click [Finish]:


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