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Installing SilkMeter (Video)

Installing SilkMeter (Video)

This video demonstrates how to install SilkMeter, which is the licensing tool for the Silk products.

Although the Silk Meter Release notes only list Operating Systems up to Windows Server 2003, SilkMeter can be installed on later operating systems. 


SilkMeter must be installed by a user with full Administrator privileges on the machine.  To ensure the installation runs with elevated privileges, right-click on the executable and select to ‘Run as Administrator’.


The InstallShield wizard will start, and when you click Next the wizard will prepare some files in the background before the main Borland SilkMeter install window appears. 


The licensing agreement will appear, and when you have read it click ‘Yes’ accept the terms and continue.


You will be displayed with a screen showing where SilkMeter will be installed, which can be changed using the Browse button.  You’ll also see the location of the configuration folder after installation.  When you’re happy with the installation path click Next to proceed.


The Host details are then displayed.  These are pre-populated with the machine details but can be changed.  You should note that this hostname and port will be used to connect to Silk Meter on this machine.  When you’re happy with everything click Next.


By default  SilkMeter will be added to a Borland folder.  You can change this if you wish, and click Next.


The next step allows you to import your license files if you already have them.  To do this you click on the ellipses button (‘…’), and browse to the folder where your licenses are saved.  Select the required license file, and click on ‘Open’.


To import the license into SilkMeter it must be a Concurrent license, meaning that when it is opened in a text edition which is it should have the line “allow standalone = true”, rather than “force standalone = true” which you would see in a Standalone license.


Click on Finish and you can select whether you wish to view the Release Notes. 


The following screen informs you that the installation has completed, and you must restart your machine before you begin using SilkMeter.  You have the option of whether you wish to do this now, or wait until later.


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