Installing the Platform Assistant on Windows

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Go Up to PAServer, the Platform Assistant Server Application

Note: On Windows, you only need to install the Platform Assistant if you are using a 32-bit Windows development system connected to a 64-bit Windows target system. If you are using a 64-bit Windows development system, you do not need to install the Platform Assistant. However, installing the Platform Assistant on your development system enables you to use the Deployment Manager.

To install the Platform Assistant on Windows

The installer for Windows is setup_paserver.exe, and it is located in two places:

  • In the PAServer folder inside the RAD Studio installation directory.
    For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\14.0\PAServer\setup_paserver.exe.
  • On the Web for download to the Mac
    where n.n represents the release version, which is 14.0 for XE6.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Copy setup_paserver.exe to the directory of your choice on the remote Windows system.
  2. Run setup_paserver.exe, which installs the Platform Assistant.
    During the installation, select or create an installation directory. Select a directory where your user has read and write permissions, such as C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Embarcadero\Studio\14.0\PAServer.
    Otherwise, when you run the Platform Assistant, run it using the system administrator account.

The Platform Assistant is now installed. For instructions on running PAServer, see Running the Platform Assistant on Windows.

To uninstall the Platform Assistant on Windows

Note: You do not need to uninstall a previous version of the Platform Assistant to install a newer version. Different versions of the Platform Assistant may coexist in your system and run side by side as long as you use a different port on each running instance.

The uninstaller for Windows is uninstall_paserver.exe, which is located in the Uninstall folder inside your Platform Assistant installation directory, by default: C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\PAServer\n.n\Uninstall\uninstall_paserver.exe.

Run uninstall_paserver.exe and follow the steps of the wizard to uninstall the Platform Assistant.

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