This chapter describes how to initially install the system. If you want to upgrade the system from an older version, follow the Upgrade from previous versions section.

ALVAO Server

The ALVAO Server Setup installer provides a standard installation of Alvao server components on a single server. For non-typical installations on multiple servers, follow the manual installation.

  1. Make sure that the technical requirements for the server are met.
  2. Check that you have set the necessary permissions on the SQL server for IIS processes. Recommended user roles for reading, modifying data and database schemas, and running procedures and functions are db_datareader, db_datawriter, db_ddladmin.
  3. Set the privileges for the user running ALVAO Server Setup. The recommended roles are db_datareader, db_datawriter, db_ddladmin, db_executor. Use the GRANT ALTER ANY USER TO [user login] SQL statement to set the last permission needed.
  4. From ALVAO Downloads, download the ALVAO Server Setup application.
  5. On the server, run the AlvaoServerSetup.exe installation file and follow its instructions.
  6. Restart the IIS server.
  7. By default, after installation, the application displays the time in the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time zone for users. If necessary, change the default time zone in WebApp - Administration - Settings - Languages and Time Zone.
Roles are set in SQL Server Management Studio (Express) in the Security - Logins folder.
The sysadmin role will ensure that all necessary user permissions are set without the need to set other roles.
The activation key you enter is verified over the Internet.

ALVAO Asset Management Console

Installation Guide

  1. On the system user's computer, run the installation package AlvaoAssetConsole.msi and follow its instructions.
You can also download the latest version of the installation package from ALVAO WebApp - User Menu - Settings - Install applications.

Connecting to an existing database

  1. After installation, run the application from the Start - ALVAO - Asset Management Console.
  2. In the opened Database Manager window, press the Add button,create a connection to the Alvao Asset Management Web Service, which is finally opened with the Open button.
This package contains the optional Agent component. In a standard production installation, this component do not need to be installed with AM Console because Agents are installed on computers using Group Policy if necessary.
If the AM Console stops working after starting, check that the antivirus program on the endpoint is not affecting its running and add an exception for the AM Console if necessary.
If you have multiple users working with AM Console, we recommend using Group Policy to install it in bulk on their computers. Alternatively, you can install AM Console on a shared drive on a server and allow authorized users to run it from the shared drive, but proper functionality cannot be guaranteed with a server installation (especially if computers are still going to sleep). The recommended scenario is a local installation.


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