Network Install Setup Guide

Network Install Setup Guide

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Applies to: ProVal and ProAdmin

In network installations, users access ProVal/ProAdmin program files from a file share on the server allowing for a central location to apply updates (ProVal still runs locally). You should only use this method if you can not push out updates using windows GPO or a third party method.

Network Install

  1. Ensure that all users exit ProVal. Not doing so could leave your ProVal installation in an unstable state since some files may not get updated correctly.
  2. Uninstall previous versions of ProVal. If you plan to install ProVal to a folder that already contains another version of ProVal, you must go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall the existing version of ProVal (if you’re not sure how to do this, refer to the Uninstalling ProVal section in the document). Alternatively, you can install the new version of ProVal in a different folder.
  3. Run the ProVal installation program (PVvvv.EXE) and follow the instructions. If possible, we recommend running the installer from the server itself.
  4. Set up each workstation following the instructions below.

Workstation Setup

  1. Uninstall previous versions of ProVal. If you plan to install ProVal to a folder that already contains another version of ProVal, you must go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall the existing version of ProVal . If ProVal is not listed in Add/Remove programs you can delete the files in the ProVal folder leaving the ProVal.ini and proval.fon file. Alternatively, you can install the new version of ProVal in a different folder.
  2. Run the ProVal installation program (PVvvv.EXE) and follow the instructions. 
  3. Edit the ProVal icon on the desktop.
    1. Right-click in an empty region of the desktop. On the pop-up menu, click New and then click Shortcut.
    2. In the first dialog box, provide the following as the command line: N:\ProVal\exe where N:\ProVal is the drive and path of the network ProVal directory.
    3. Click Next, give “ProVal” as the name for the shortcut, and click Finish.

      UNC names (i.e., of the form \\server\share\) may be used in place of N:\ProVal and C:\ProVal above.

      When ProVal is first run on the workstation the ProVal.ini file will be automatically created in a local directory. After clicking OK you may get an “Unable to locate a valid ProVal License.” Message. Click Edit INI File.. and update the LicenseDir= setting(For more details refer to License Server Installation Guide.pdf (located in the ProVal installation folder). 

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