Installation procedure

Warning

Installation requires an administrator or user with administrator rights logged into Windows. Make sure you have the latest windows updates and drivers installed.

  • Insert the CD into the CD drive, click on open folder and start the installation by executing the visionCATS.exe file.

  • Follow the instructions.

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Important

Installation decision: server or client.

  • In the server/client option screen:

    For the first installation (cluster or standalone installation), choose Server.

Warning

When updating, always update the server before the client(s).

Note

Do not change the server and instrument server port without serious reason! If you have to change the ports, note the changed values in the log-book of the software or at a respective document.

  • Choose the location of the program and of the images and other data:

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Warning

The data will be accessed with the Local System account. Network drive wouldn’t be accessible. Please check that this account has access to the specified folder.

  • Enable or not the option

Note

Only available for the server as it is common for the whole system.

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Note

When activating User Management, the installer automatically creates an user with Administrator rights. Its user ID is admin and its password is p@s$w0Rd. Please modify this password at the first launch to prevent security issues.

  • Install the client(s)

    For each succeeding installation in the same cluster choose Client and search for the respective machine the server is installed on. A client can be installed with or without an instrument service.

Important

For being able to list the visionCATS server(s), the client and server hosts should have File Sharing enabled (available in Network and Sharing Center).

Installer options

visionCATS also gives the ability to configure the installer execution by setting command line arguments. Command line arguments are intented to be used in mainly 2 cases:

  • The installer doesn’t find the server in the list of available servers when trying to install a visionCATS client.

  • The installer has to be launched automatically (batch installation/update or automatic installation/update without human interaction).

USAGE:

visionCATS.exe [/?] [/install|/uninstall] [/automode] [/domain:<domainName>] [/serverhostname:<hostname>|<IP Address>] [/servermode:<true>|<false>] [/instrumentservice:<true>|<false>] [/serverport:<value>] [/instrumentserviceport:<value>] [/installationpath:<value>] [/imagepath:<value>] [/usermanagement:<true>|<false>]

/?

Display the help message.

/install|/uninstall

Launch an installation/uninstallation. This is usually not required, as the installer automatically detects whether a visionCATS installation already exists on the current machine.

/automode

Perform an automatic installation (without human interaction). In this mode the visionCATS installer starts automatically with the installation’s phase and closes itself when the installation is finished.

/domain

Specify on which domain the server should be searched (has no effect in /automode). The default value is empty, meaning that the installer searches visionCATS installations on the current domain.

/domain:camag.ch  or  /domain:camag
/serverhostname

Specify the hostname or IP of the server (required in /automode when /servermode:false). When not in /automode, this fills the server name when choosing a client installation (useful when the automatic detection doesn’t find the desired server).

/serverhostname:tlcServer  or  /serverhostname:192.168.1.1
/servermode

In /automode, determine whether a server or a client installation must be launched. The default is false.

/servermode:true
/instrumentservice

In /automode and with /servermode:false, indicates whether the client installation will have its own instrument service. The default is true.

/instrumentservice:true
/serveronly

In /automode and with /servermode:false, indicates whether the installation is a pure server installation, e.g. no client nor instrument service will be installed. The default is false.

/serveronly:true
/serverport

In /automode, indicates the port of the server about to be installed when /servermode:true, or the port of the server to add a client to when /servermode:false. The default is 10501.

/serverport:12501
/instrumentserviceport

In /automode, indicates which port will be used by the instrument service (if any). The default is 10502.

/instrumentserviceport:12502
/installationpath

In /automode, indicates the installation path. The default is %Program Files%/CAMAG/visionCATS.

/installationpath:"D:\CAMAG\visionCATS"
/imagepath

In /automode, indicates the images path. The default is c:/Users/Public/CAMAG/Images.

/imagepath:"D:\CAMAG\Images"
/usermanagement

In /automode, indicates whether the user management is activated. The default is false.

/usermanagement:true