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Run the ELC installer executable file. For platform-specific instructions, see one of the following sections:

To Run the Installer on Windows

The ELC requires JDK/JRE 1.5. You can install JRE 1.5 at the same time that you install the ELC. To start the installation wizard, double-click the downloaded ELC.exe file.

Note the Host Name displayed on the Register Embarcadero Products page of the installation wizard. You need this name when you create license (*.slip) files.

To Run the Installer on Linux or Solaris

Embarcadero recommends that you install the ELC with superuser (root) privileges. Superuser access is necessary for the following reasons:

  • A superuser can install startup scripts to start the license server as a service when the system boots.
  • A superuser can shut down the license server gracefully when the system shuts down.
  • When the license server is installed and run with superuser privileges, it runs as the user elise, and is started and stopped with superuser privileges, using the rc service scripts provided.
  • If you install the license server as an unprivileged user, the installing user owns the files. In this case, you must start and stop the service manually using the script in <ELC>/bin/elise.sh. Depending on the platform and server configuration, the user may also be required to take extra steps to prevent the license server process from being killed when the user logs out. Some systems automatically log out a user after an inactivity timeout.

The ELC requires JDK/JRE 1.5. You can install JRE 1.5 at the same time that you install the ELC.

If JDK/JRE 1.5 or above is not installed on the Host Machine

  1. Verify that you are running as root. The installation wizard issues a warning if you are not.
  2. Verify that a user named elise exists on the host machine. The installation wizard issues a warning if the required user does not exist.
  3. Run ./elise.bin and follow the installation wizard instructions.
  4. Note the Host Name displayed on the Register Embarcadero Products page of the installation wizard. You need this name when you create license (*.slip) files.

The installation wizard installs the ELC and JRE 1.5.

If JDK/JRE 1.5 or above is installed on the Host Machine

  1. Verify that you are running as root. The installation wizard issues a warning if you are not.
  2. Verify that a user named elise exists on the host machine. The installation wizard issues a warning if the required user does not exist.
  3. Verify that the JAVA_HOME/bin folder has been added to the path. The installation wizard displays the following message if the path is incorrect:
    No Java virtual machine could be found from your PATH environment variable.
    You must install a VM prior to running this program.
  4. Run ./elise.bin and follow the installation wizard instructions.
  5. One of the installation wizard pages prompts you for a JDK/JRE. Browse to the root directory of the JDK/JRE and click Next. If the JDK/JRE version is not version 1.5 or above, an error message is displayed.

Understanding the Installation Wizard

The installation wizard includes these pages:

  • License Agreement - Accept or reject the license agreement. If you reject the agreement, you are not able to continue.
  • Choose Install Folder - Choose the name of the folder you want to install.
  • Choose one of the Install options: Typical or Custom. Typical option includes both ELC and Embarcadero Reporting Engine. Custom option allows users to choose one or both tools.
  • Install or choose Java Virtual Machine - Choose the home folder for JDK/JRE 1.5 or greater. If the installation wizard cannot detect a JDK/JRE on your computer, an error message is displayed.
  • Choose Shortcut Folder - Choose where you want to create product icons. The default is a new program group called ELC.
  • Pre-installation Summary - Review your installation selections before installing the ELC.
  • Installing ELC - Displays installation progress bar.
  • Choose to enable or disable Report Logging
  • Set Up ELC as Windows Service - For Windows users, sets up the ELC to run automatically as a service.
  • Link to go directly to the https://reg.codegear.com/srs6/el/login.jsp site, where you create license (*.slip) files. Note that you can also obtain license files directly from ELC Admin UI upon completed installation. You need to have the following information available:
    • Login Name - Available in the Embarcadero License Certificate emailed to you.
    • Password - Available in the Embarcadero License Certificate emailed to you.
    • Server Host Name - Displayed on this page of the wizard; it is required.
    • Server IP Address - Displayed on this page of the wizard; it is optional.
  • Start the ELC - Displays informational message that the License Server is being started.
  • Install Complete - Click Done to finish the installation.


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