The binary installation method allows you to do an installation by using a “zip” file rather than using the executable installation files (.exe). This is sometimes a simpler way of performing an installation.
Installing Enterprise Tester from the binary zip release involves:
You can download the Manual installation files from the http://catchsoftware.com/support#DownloadCentre
When you unpack the zip file you will find a structure similar to this:
Additionally there are 3 text files available:
Each time an upgrade is performed users must check the Upgrade text file and follow specific instructions relating to the release.
Prior to installing please ensure you have the following installed:
If you do not have a database and have only a few users, we recommend installing Sql Server Express 2012 r2 (http://www.microsoft.com/express/Database/)
Prior to installing Enterprise Tester you must unpack the zip file into a suitable directory.
Unpack the binary release file to a suitable directory - if you are unsure, popular locations include:
c:\Program Files (x86)\Catch Limited\Enterprise Tester\
When the files have been unpacked you will find that you have a structure like this:
Data Folder – User attached trial MS SQL Server database is found here
Web Folder – Application files are in this folder
changes.txt - text file summarizing changes in each version of Enterprise Tester
install.txt – contains instructions on how to install Enterprise Tester using the zip release.
upgrade.txt - contains instructions on how to upgrade an existing Enterprise Tester installation (installed from a previous binary build) with the latest version one.
Using the command line navigate to the %ProgramFiles%\Catch Limited\Enterprise Tester\Web\Bin\ folder and run
"Postinstalltasks.exe ziprelease". Administrator permissions may be required.
Before configuring an application pool for Enterprise Tester to use, you should give some thought to the application pools identity.
By default in IIS7/7.5 application pools are configured with the identity "ApplicationPoolIdentity", but may also default to "Local System", "Local Service" or "Network Service". This is not recommended for a production system.
For production instances of ET, we strongly recommend the use of a domain service account as the identity of the ET application pool, combined with the use of integrated authentication for connecting to the database ET will use for storing its data.
There are a number of reasons for configuring the identity this way, including:
1. The ability to specifically grant ET access to network resources (file system etc.);
2. Domain service accounts can have their password cycle, offering more security;
3. Integrated security to the database will ensure that you don't need to put your password for the database as clear text in a connection string, and makes it easier to manage password policy etc. between SQL server and the ET server
4. Integrated access to resources such as Active Directory/LDAP servers.
(Optional) - If you are using a 64bit operating system, and plan on using Enterprise Architect integration with .EAP files, you will need to change the option "Enable 32-Bit Applications" to true.
At this point you may find it useful to configure the timeout/recycling settings for the application pool, a common complaint from customers is that the timeouts are too short by default in IIS, so changing these to longer values is advisable.
Next you will need to create a new application in IIS for Enterprise Tester.
Modify and then add the following line to the <appSettings> section of the web.config file, for more information please refer here
<add key="site.root.url" value="url_users_will_access_et_from" />
Enterprise Tester needs to be able to write files to certain locations which are all, by default, located within the installation directory structure. Using the standard windows security controls make sure the identity configured for the Application Pool to use (see above) has Modify and Write permissions to the following folders (and all their children).
If you have modified the location where certain files are stored (such as attachments, avatars, indexes or log files) make sure the Enterprise Tester application pool identity has write permissions to the new locations.
You are now ready to launch Enterprise Tester for the first time.
From a browser on the same server as Enterprise Tester, access the website - by default this will probably be: http://localhost/EnterpriseTester/
Or use whichever URL is appropriate for the Default Web site settings that are in place.
You will experience a delay (normally between 1 and 2 minutes) while Enterprise Tester creates the necessary tables and populates them in the target database, after which you will see the initial setup screen.
Refer to the topic Initial Login and Licensing for more detail.