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Running the Installer

The installer is started by running the ".exe" file. The installer will give the user four sets of options:

  1. The Setup type: CADconform Server, CADconform Client, or CADconform Server & Client.

  2. The CADconform Server Install Path.

  3. The UNC Path for each client to locate the server machine.

  4. The MicroStation Install path (if installing as a Client).

The Install Path

The install path will usually be to a local drive, but can also be any UNC path or mapped network drive. By default it is set to:

C:\Program Files\Altiva Software\CADconform\
However, for a network installation the path should be writeable by all users. Therefore, for servers running Windows 2008, Windows Vista or Windows 7 (or higher), the install path should be in a shared network path other than "Program Files" as this directory is not normally writeable under these operating systems.

The UNC Path

The UNC path is the path that CADconform Clients will use to find the server machine. It can be the full UNC path or a mapped drive. By default it is:


Note that 'MyServer' will be replaced by the computer name of the machine you are installing on, and the rest of the path will be taken from the Install Path.

The MicroStation Install Path

The MicroStation path is only required if installing CADconform Client. It will look in the registry for the default path to the 'ustation.exe' directory - by default:

C:\Program Files\Bentley\Program\MicroStation   (MicroStation 2004)
C:\Program Files\Bentley\MicroStation   (MicroStation XM and V8i)
For PowerDraft, the default directories are:
C:\Program Files\Bentley\Program\PowerDraft   	(PowerDraft 2004)
C:\Program Files\Bentley\PowerDraft (PowerDraft XM and V8i)

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