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Dundas Dashboard - Express Installation

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Modified on Thu, 16 May 2013 06:56 PM Categorized as Installation
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Installation screen of the Deployment Center.

Installation screen of the Deployment Center.


Express Installation

This option is for business users who want to get Dundas Dashboard up and running quickly on their desktop or laptop.

An instance of Microsoft SQL Server Express will be installed as Dundas Dashboard requires SQL Server for its own application databases. The name of the SQL Express instance will be: DDSQLEXPRESS.

Here are the installation steps:

  1. From the Installation screen, click Install Dundas Dashboard Express.
  2. Download and install SQL Express (if necessary).
  3. Review and check installation prerequisites.
  4. Accept the terms in the license agreement.
  5. Configure the administrator user.
  6. Choose sample projects to install.
  7. Review installation details.
  8. Begin installing.
  9. Review installation summary.
  10. Launch Dundas Dashboard.

Installation Screens

SQL Express 2008 R2 (DDSQLEXPRESS) Installation

This screen downloads and installs a version of SQL Express:

  1. You must first agree to the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express license. Click the checkbox to accept the terms in the license agreement.
  2. The Install button will be enabled. Click the button to begin downloading and installing SQL Express.
  3. Click Next when the SQL Express installation has completed.

Tip: You won't see this screen if you already have a DDSQLEXPRESS instance installed.

SQL Express screen.

SQL Express screen.


Installation Prerequisites

The installation requires a number of prerequisites to be installed before it can proceed further. If your system has all of the prerequisites, simply click Next to continue.

If your system is missing some of the prerequisites:

  1. Install the missing prerequisites.
  2. Go back to the installer screen and click Run System Configuration Test to have the installer check prerequisites on your computer again.
  3. Once all of the checks are passed, click Next to continue.

Installation Prerequisites screen.

Installation Prerequisites screen.


License Agreement

You must agree to the Dundas Dashboard License Agreement as follows:

  1. Click the checkbox to accept the terms in the license agreement.
  2. (Optional) Click Print to print a copy of the license agreement to your printer.
  3. Click Next to continue.

License Agreement screen.

License Agreement screen.


Configure the administrator user

Configure the user account for the Dundas Dashboard administrator. The Username and Password values specified in this screen will be required for you to log in to Dundas Dashboard (after the installation is complete):

  1. Enter the Username for the administrator, or leave the default as admin.
  2. Enter a Password for the administrator.
  3. Re-type the password in the Verify box.
  4. Enter the Email address of the administrator.
  5. Click Next to continue.

Configure the administrator user.

Configure the administrator user.


Samples Configuration

Click the checkbox of each sample project that you want to install, then click Next.

Samples Configuration.

Samples Configuration.


Installation Details

This screen lets you review the installation details and choices that you selected:

  1. (Optional) Click Print to print a copy of the installation details to your printer.
  2. Click Install to begin the installation process.

Installation Details.

Installation Details.


Installing Dundas Dashboard (progress)

This is the progress screen that is displayed while the installation process is running:

  1. Click Finish once the progress screen indicates the installation is complete.
  2. The Dundas Dashboard Installation Summary screen is displayed.

Installing Dundas Dashboard screen.

Installing Dundas Dashboard screen.


Dundas Dashboard Installation Summary

This screen gives you a summary of the installation once it is complete:

  • Click the first hyperlink to launch Dundas Dashboard.
  • Click the second hyperlink to view the Readme file.
  • Expand the Summary sections and click on the various links to view the installation log files.

Installation Summary screen.

Installation Summary screen.


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