We have designed the EasyPower installation to be simple and fast. Within a matter of minutes, you can be up and running with your EasyPower software.
To perform the installation, you need to:
- Review the System Requirements to ensure your system meets the requirements.
- Determine which type of installation you are performing (see table below).
- Have your USB key available, if applicable.
- Have your authorization code available.
- Ensure that your computer has all of the latest operating system security updates.
- (Optional) If you plan to share your data from one location, determine where your EasyPower data will be stored (see Storing Your Data).
The image below shows the different types of USB keys, or dongles, available for installation. These are also referred to as hardware lock or HL keys. The red key is used for a server installation. The purple keys are used for standalone or client installations. If a key is provided to you, insert the key prior to starting the installation process.
Figure 1: USB Keys
Some installations of EasyPower use a software lock (SL) key. If your company purchased an SL key, you do not need to insert a USB key for these installations. Otherwise, the installation process is the same as for a hardware lock (HL) key.
For additional information related to SL keys, see:
- Key Management Utility
- Installing or Updating a Key
- Transferring an SL key
- Software Lock (SL) Keys - Licensing Limitations
Important: If you are using a software lock (SL) license key, do not clone the server that is used to manage your EasyPower SL licenses. Doing so can cause your license to stop working. If you need to migrate to a new server, see Transferring an SL key.
The table below describes typical installation configurations. Follow the instructions based on the type of installation you want to perform.
USB Key Color (if used)
In a standalone installation, the EasyPower software and data are installed on the same computer. No other computers connect to the computer for the purpose of running EasyPower.
|Server||A server installation is used for network installations. The EasyPower software is installed on a server computer and on other computers ("clients") on the network. The server manages the license service that the EasyPower program uses to authorize the software on each computer.||
|Performing a Server Installation|
A client computer is a computer that connects to a license server located elsewhere on the network. Client computers require access to the server for licensing information.
The EasyPower data (such as one-lines, device libraries, and templates) can be stored individually on each computer. You may also choose to share data from a shared location if you are on a network and want multiple users to have access to the same data. If the EasyPower data is shared, the users of each computer must be given access to the data location by enabling file sharing and permissions to that location. See Sharing the EasyPower Data for more information.