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Installing the Nodinite Install and Update Tool

You must be a local administrator to have the right to install Windows Services.

Following this guide, you will learn how to install the Nodinite Install and Update Tool. This installation has two features:

  1. Nodinite Update Windows Service (install on one or more servers)
  2. Nodinite Update Web Application (install on the IIS server)

Before you begin

Perform the desktop installation and update steps locally on the target server.

  • Make sure you comply with the Prerequisites
  • Always perform the Installation and Update operation using the latest version of the Nodinite Install and Update Tool
    • Download the latest version from the Nodinite Portal
    • Read the Release Notes available in the Nodinite Portal

Installation User Guide

To successfully install the Nodinite Install and Update Tool, follow the steps in this guide.

Step 1: Start the installer

First, double click on the NodiniteUpdate.Installer-5.x.x.x.msi.

Start the installer step
Double click on the MSI file to initiate the installation.

Then, the 'Welcome' screen loads.

NOTE: UAC may interfere with the first step. Occasionally, users need to launch the MSI from an administrative command prompt or even start the installation using the following command:

msiexec /i NodiniteUpdate.Installer-5.x.x.x.msi

Step 2: Welcome Screen

First step click next
Click on the 'Next' button to continue the installation process, or click the 'Cancel' button to quit the installer.

Step 3: Select Features

Select what to install
Select the target location and the components to install. Please keep the default settings as it is our recommendation.

  1. Select to include the Nodinite Update Service. On every server hosting any of the Nodinite Core Services; Include the Windows Service.
  2. On the server with IIS, include the Nodinite Update Client IIS Application.

Click on the 'Next' button to continue the installation process, or click the 'Cancel' button to quit the installer.

NOTE: Do note that there are two features, and if you opt to install on another drive, you need to set that drive letter on both features

Step 4: Account Configuration

Enter credentials
Enter the credentials for the Account to run the App Pool account AND the Update Service

  1. Domain: The name of the Domain the Server belongs to. If you use a local account, you can use the name of the server, or a . (dot) in the Domain field.
  2. Account: The name of the Account to use running the service.
  3. Password: The password for the Account.

Click on the 'Next' button to continue with the installation process, or click the 'Cancel' button to quit the installer.

Step 5: Web Site Selection

Now select on which Web Site to install the Nodinite Update Client IIS Application:
SelectWebSite
Selection dialogue with available Web Sites

Step 6: Perform Installation

Start installation
Start the installation by clicking on the 'Install' button or 'Cancel' to quit the installer.

Start installation


Assign Access Rights

Next, secure the Install and Update Tool instance performing the steps as detailed in the assigning-access-rights user guide.

latest version

When the Nodinite Install and Update Tool is installed with the appropriate access rights, the next step is to download the version of Nodinite to install.

Install Nodinite Core Services

The next step is to install a Nodinite instance. You can host multiple instances of Nodinite and manage these with a single Install and Update Tool instance. The Nodinite installation steps exist in the following Install Nodinite user guide.


Frequently asked questions

Additional solutions to common problems and the FAQ for the Nodinite Install and Update Tool exists in the Troubleshooting user guide.

If your installation fails, you will end up with the an error message like the image below:
Failed installation

In this case, you probably encountered the following problems during the installation process:

Grant local failed
If you get this message, the most common reason is that the account is invalid or your user is not allowed to grant other services elevated rights and you're not local Administrator on the server. Follow the guide How to set Logon as a Service right and click retry. If the problem remains, click cancel and restart. Make sure to check, and type the credentials correctly.

Problem to start the service
If you get this message, the most common reason is that the account is not allowed to run as a service or is not part of the local "Administrators" group on the server. Follow the guide How to set Logon as a Service right and click retry. If the problem remains, click cancel and restart. Make sure to check and type the credentials correctly!

TIP: Check the local event log for errors (both the System- and Application log)

Support

If you fail to resolve the installation problem, contact our Support for additional guidance.

NOTE: There may be additional information written to the Windows Event logs


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