Installing TestArchitect on Windows

How to install TestArchitect on a Windows system.

Contact LogiGear Sales to obtain the correct TestArchitect installation file for your system.
Remember:
  • If this is an upgrade, it is strongly recommended that you back up any existing repositories you may have prior to upgrading to this version of TestArchitect.
  • It is recommended that you install TestArchitect from the administrator user access account.
  1. Once you have the installation file on your system, double-click it to start the installation process. The Welcome dialog box appears, displaying the software license agreement specifying the terms of TestArchitect usage.
  2. To proceed, please read through the license agreement and then select the check box labelled I have read and I agree with the terms and conditions of this license agreement, then click Accept.

    You can choose between two options for installing TestArchitect:

    • Quick Install: Install TestArchitect with the default settings.
    • Custom Install: View the modifiable installation settings and, if so desired, change them from their defaults.

TestArchitect Quick Install

The Quick Install option allows you to install TestArchitect and its components more quickly by bypassing the option to change the default installation settings.

To perform a quick installation of TestArchitect, follow these steps:

  1. On the Installation Options dialog box, select the Quick Install option and click Next.

    The Installation Summary dialog box appears.

    The default installation settings are displayed in the Current Settings text box as follows:
    • A new sample repository (SampleRepository) is to be installed. If an old one exists, it is replaced.
    • The TestArchitect executable is to be installed in C:\Program Files\LogiGear\TestArchitect.
    • TestArchitect's data directory will be C:\Users\Public\LogiGear\TestArchitect.
    • Both TestArchitect Client and Repository Server components will be installed. (Note that a local copy of TestArchitect Controller will also be installed.)
  2. Click Install to begin the installation process. A message box appears to display the tasks being performed, along with a progress bar presenting the installation's degree of completion.
  3. In the Server Configuration dialog box, you may choose between two types of accounts under which the repository server is to be started.

    • Local System Account: (Default) A predefined local account used by the service control manager. This account has privileges on the local computer, acts as the computer on the network, but might have limited network access rights (Learn more.)
    • This account: Specify a local user account, or a domain user account. Ensure that the account belongs to the administrator group of the given machine to allow the Repository Server service to start successfully.
      Note:
      • A local user account has the following name format: ".\username"). For example:

      • A domain user account has two possible name formats: the distinguished name of the user object in the directory, and the "<domain>\<username>". For example:



      • Password: Type in the appropriate password for the account provided.
  4. Click Next. Upon completion, the TestArchitect Installation Complete dialog box appears.

    Using the check boxes of this dialog box, you may opt to launch TestArchitect immediately and/or open the TestArchitect Quick Start Guide.
  5. Click Finish. TestArchitect setup is complete.

TestArchitect Custom Install

The Custom Install option allows you to choose the components you wish to install, and select other options.

To perform a custom installation of TestArchitect, follow these steps:

  1. On the Installation Options dialog box, select the Custom Install option, and then click Next. The Select Components dialog box appears, allowing you to choose what components of TestArchitect are to be installed. If the check box next to a component is selected, that component is installed during this process. Conversely, if the check box is cleared, that component is not installed.

  2. Click Next to continue with the installation.
  3. In the Configuration dialog box, use the Browse buttons to choose the program and data locations for TestArchitect. Alternatively, just accept the default locations.

  4. Click Next.
  5. Optional: If you have installed TestArchitect previously, a confirmation message appears asking whether you wish to replace the sample repository named SampleRepository.
    • Click Yes to replace your existing SampleRepository with a fresh copy, thus losing any changes or additions you may have made.
    • Click No if you wish to continue working with your existing sample repository.


    The Create desktop shortcuts dialog box allows you to choose which components of TestArchitect are to have shortcuts available on your computer desktop.

  6. Click Next to continue with the installation. The Installation Summary dialog box appears.

    The installation settings which you have selected (or accepted) are displayed in the Current Settings text box as follows:
    • The path to the TestArchitect executable.
    • The path to TestArchitect's data directory.
    • The components to be installed.
  7. Click Install to begin the installation process. A message box appears to display the tasks being performed, along with a progress bar presenting the installation's degree of completion.
  8. In the Server Configuration dialog box, you may choose between two types of accounts under which the repository server is to be started.

    • Local System Account: (Default) A predefined local account used by the service control manager. This account has privileges on the local computer, acts as the computer on the network, but might have limited network access rights (Learn more.)
    • This account: Specify a local user account, or a domain user account. Ensure that the account belongs to the administrator group of the given machine to allow the Repository Server service to start successfully.
      Note:
      • A local user account has the following name format: ".\username"). For example:

      • A domain user account has two possible name formats: the distinguished name of the user object in the directory, and the "<domain>\<username>". For example:



      • Password: Type in the appropriate password for the account provided.
  9. Click Next. Upon completion, the TestArchitect Installation Complete dialog box appears.

    Using the check boxes of this dialog box, you may opt to launch TestArchitect immediately and/or open the TestArchitect Quick Start Guide.
  10. Click Finish. TestArchitect setup is complete.