Notes for IT Administrators

General Installation Instructions

The installation program checks whether the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 and the Microsoft Office Data Connectivity Components are already installed. Otherwise, the required components will be installed automatically (needs administrator rights). Required components are downoloaded from the Internet if necessary.

It is possible to install EasyMap for all users of the computer (requires administrator rights) or only for the current user (does not require administrator rights).

Installing the software

The deployment of EasyMap on the clients using the user interface is described here.

The installation package consists of a Exe-File (which contains a MSI package) and further components (Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2, Microsoft Office Data Connectivity Components) that may be downloaded from the Internet.

The installation package (EasyMap_<Version>_x86.exe bzw. EasyMap_<Version>_x64.exe) can be obtained directly via download or via the offline installation package.

Silent Installation

The installation is performed without a user interface. Both the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.6.2 and the program with default settings are installed. The license information will be passed as command line parameters.

LICENSEMODE=online

LICENSE=<License key>

This is the recommended method for deploying the program automatically.

Example:

EasyMap_<...>.exe /s /v"/qn LICENSEMODE=online LICENSE=01234567-1234-1234-1234-123456789012"

/s Silent mode
/v Pass parameters to the Windows Installer (msiexec). Format: /v"parameter". No blank may be placed between /v and the quotation mark. Further quotation marks have to be preceded by the escape character \.
/qn Starts the Windows Installer package without a user interface.

Extract the Windows Installer package

The installation program queries the output directory and extracts all files including the Windows Installer package into this folder.

If you use the Windows Installer package (msi) to install the application, the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.6.2 and the Microsoft Office Data Connectivity Components have to be installed separately.

Command line: EasyMap_<...>.exe /a

Distribute by group policy

The installation program (and other program packages required by the application) can be entered in a group policy object on an Active Directory domain controller.

The packages specified in the group policy will be installed on the workstations at startup, without requiring the user to intervene.

Unpack the Windows Installer package (see above) into an empty folder on a network share.,

Now create a new installation package under "Computer Configuration/Software Settings" using the Group Policy editor and specify the Windows Installer Package (MSI) from the folder used above.

The Microsoft Net Framework 4.6.2 and the Microsoft Office Data Connectivity Components must be installed separately.

Install the digital maps

The installation program for the digital maps (MapManager.exe) is located in the EasyMap installation directory. Alternatively, you can find the installation program in the offline installation package.

Silent Installation

The installation is performed without a user interface. A valid license has to be set previously via the EasyMap installation. The following command line parameters can be passed:

/s Silent mode
/targetpath (optional) If not specified, the default directory is used.
/offline (optional) Maps are not loaded from the Internet (in combination with the offline installation package)

Example:

MapManager.exe /s /targetpath:“installation directory“

Hinweis: It is recommended to use the local default directory for the installation of the digital maps (C:\ProgramData\Lutututm+Tappert\Maps). By installing the maps on a server the software performance will be affected. If you do this, you have be connected to the server to use EasyMap.