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Downloading and Installing OP 14 on a Server

New Client/Server Install Process

Warning: A server install should not be run if your databases is already physically on the server. Doing so can overwrite your database. Only install the server on a separate server and move the database after the OP software install is complete.
  1. Download most recent server installer pack from onto the server. 
  2. Once downloaded double-click the executable file (.exe file) to begin the installation process.
  3. At first install window, click the Next button to continue install.

  1. The Select Destination Location window appears.  Select the largest data partition in which to install OP. Click the Next button after selecting the destination directory to continue the installation. (Remember this location)
Warning: If the databases are located in the default path (C:gdbmed or D:gdbmed), there is the potential for those databases to be overwritten during installation. Please perform the installation on a clean server and then move the database (C:gdbmed or D:gdbmed) after the OP software install is complete.

  1. When the Installation Type window appears, select the Typical Install to start the installation of all the default features.

  1. You will now begin the installation of the Office Practicum Server.  Click the Install button to begin the installation.

  1. Please wait while the Setup Wizard installs the Office Practicum Server.  A green bar will indicate how far along the installation has progressed.

  1. The OCX Resister appears.  This will install the OCX Register onto your computer.  Click Next to continue.

  1. Select where you will want the OCX Register to be installed.  Set the install directory location to the location set in the previous step.  Then, click the Next button to continue.

  1. The OCX Register is Ready to Install.  Click the Install button when you are ready to install the OCX Register.

  1. After the OCX Register has completed its installation, click the Finish button.

  1. Select the language you wish to use during the next part of the setup.

  1. The Firebird Setup Welcome screen appears. be sure to close all other applications before configuring Firebird.  Click the Next button to continue.

  1. on the Firebird License Agreement, read the terms and accept the agreement. Click the Next button to continue.

  1. The Firebird Database Server Information appears.  Click the Next button.

  1. The Select Destination Location appears. It is recommended leave the default path.  Click the Next button to continue.

  1. The Select Components screen appears.  Select the Classic Server binary radio button and click the Next button.

  1. The Select Start menu folder appears.  Click the Next button.

  1. The Select Additional Tasks window appears.  Select the following:
  • Select the Run as a Service radio button.
  • Select  the Start Firebird automatically everytime you boot up checkbox.
  • Select the Use Super Classic checkbox
  • Select Generate client library as GDS32.DLL for legacy app. support checkbox  

  1. The Ready to Install window appears. click the Install button to begin installing the installation.

  1. Firebird will install on your system.  Please wait for the Installation to complete.

  1. After the installation is complete, click the Next button to continue the installation.

  1. The Completing the Firebird Setup  Wizard appears.  Deselect the After installation - What Next checkbox and click Finish.

  1. The OP Quest Hub Service Setup Wizard appears.  This part of the installation is no longer necessary.  Click the Cancel button.

  1. The Java 8 Setup Wizard appears.  This is an older version of Java.  Click Cancel to continue.

  1. When you click the Cancel button, a window will appear indicating the Java 8 Setup Wizard was interrupted.  Click the Finish button to continue.

  1. The OP Exchange Network Setup Wizard appears.  Click the Cancel button to continue.

  1. The Office Practicum Server Installer is complete.  Click the Finish button.

Post Install Server-Side Procedures (Adding Firewall Rule for OP Traffic)

  1. Add Windows Firewall rules to allow incoming and outgoing Office Practicum traffic. Ports TCP 3050 incoming and UDP 3060 outgoing need to be opened locally on the server.

  1. Click the Windows Logo on the task bar and select Administrative Tools > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to launch the firewall application.  The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security window appears.
  2. In the left pane, click Inbound Rules.

  1. In the Actions pane (right pane) click New Rule to begin adding a new inbound firewall rule.  The New Inbound Rule Wizard appears.

  1. The Rule Type window step prompts you to select the type of rule that you want to create.  Select the Port radio button.  Then, click the Next button to continue.

  1. The Protocol and Ports window appears.  Ensure the TCP radio button is selected.  Then, enter 3050 into the Specified local ports field. Click the Next button to continue.

  1. The Action window appears.  Ensure the Allow the connection is selected and click the Next button to continue with rule creation.

  1. The Profile windows appears.  Keep all the default checkboxes selected and click the Next button to continue with rule creation.

  1. The Name window appears.  Give the rule an easily identifiable name.  Then, click the Finish button to add the rule to the firewall.

  1. Repeat steps 1-9 to add a UDP rule for port 3060 on the outbound side of the Windows Firewall.