The Ares client installation file, AresClientSetup.exe, is downloaded from the Atlas Systems web pages and run on your Ares workstations. This installer loads the Ares client and supporting files on your workstation to the default directory, c:\ares.
Obtaining the Ares Client Installation File
To install the Ares client on a local machine, locate and run the AresClientSetup.exe file. This file can be downloaded from Ares Downloads. It will also be located in the c:\ares\setup folder on the Ares server machine.
You will need to run the Ares client installer on each machine you plan to use Ares on.
Installing the Client
To start the Ares client installation, double-click the AresClientSetup.exe file and follow the steps below.
- From the InstallShield welcome screen, click Next to begin.
- Select Complete as the setup type, then click Next.
- Click Install to begin the installation.
- If you haven't already set up a SQL Alias Manager profile for Ares, make sure the Launch the SQL Alias Manager box is checked. See Atlas SQL Alias Manager for more information and instructions.
- When the installation is complete, click Finish.
Ares targets the .NET 4.5.1 (or higher) framework. If this is not already installed on your client machine, the updater will prompt you to install it. This is a separate installation program and your machine will need to be restarted before continuing the Ares installation process.
All command-prompted installations and deinstallations MUST be executed as an administrator to ensure sufficient installation privileges.
The Ares staff suite may be remotely installed, updated, and uninstalled using an InstallShield MSI "response file" or "answer file" to record the results of installation prompts. The following command parameters start the setup in record mode. When the installer opens, complete each prompt by selecting the option you want to be included in the automated installation.
Setup.exe -r -f1[filename] Example: Setup.exe -r -f1c:\install.iss
After creating the answer file, run a silent installation or update using the parameters provided in the following example.
Setup.exe -s -f1[filename] Example: Setup.exe -s -f1c:\install.iss
Ares may be uninstalled using the same method. To begin, record a response file for deinstallation using parameters provided in the following example. When the installer opens, complete each prompt by selecting the option you want included in the automated deinstallation.
Setup.exe -x -r -f1[filename] Example: Setup.exe -x -r -f1C:\uninstall.iss
After creating the answer file, run a silent deinstallation using the parameters provided in the following example.
Setup.exe -x -s -f1[filename] Example: Setup.exe -x -s -f1C:\uninstall.iss