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Downloading and Installing OP 14 on a Server

New Client/Server Install Process

WarningA 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 www.opmed.net 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)

WarningIf 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 indicates how far along the installation has progressed.

  1. The OCX Resister is displayed. This installs the OCX Register onto your computer. Click the Next button 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 is displayed. 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 is displayed. Click the Next button.

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

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

  1. The Select Start menu folder is displayed. Click the Next button.

  1. The Select Additional Tasks window is displayed. 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 is displayed. Click the Install button to begin installing the installation.

  1. Firebird is installed on your system. Wait for the Installation to complete.

  1. Click the Next button to continue the installation.

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

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

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

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

  1. The OP Exchange Network Setup Wizard is displayed. 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 is displayed.
  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 is displayed.

  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 is displayed. 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 is displayed. Ensure the Allow the connection is selected and click the Next button to continue with rule creation.

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

  1. The Name window is displayed. 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.