Installing components with Studio Installer

The Studio Installer creates the target directory (if necessary) and installs all the selected components into that directory.

At the end of the installation, you can verify the product installation. You may need to perform additional configuration procedures before you can use some products.

NoteAs part of the installation, the Studio Installer sets most of the environments variables needed for Adaptive Server products. However, the Studio Installer does not set jConnect or Java utility environment variables—you must set them manually using the instructions in Chapter 5, “Post-Installation Tasks.”

To install server components:

  1. Log on to your Windows NT-based computer using an account with Windows NT administrator privileges.

  2. Close any open applications or utilities, including currently installed Sybase products, to free system resources and release any Sybase DLLs.

    WARNING! If any Sybase executables or DLLs are loaded into memory, and the installation program tries to overwrite any of the files that are in use, the installation program exits without warning.

  3. Insert the Server CD in the CD-ROM drive.

  4. The Studio Installer should start automatically. If it does not, click Start | Run, and enter:


    where x: is your CD-ROM drive.

    Do not use My Computer to locate and start the setup.exe file. Using this path may result in unexpected behavior.

    NoteIf you are running the Windows NT Terminal server, the Studio Installer throw a Java exception error. You should be running Windows NT Normal server.

  5. Select the type of installation to be performed.

    NoteIf you install Adaptive Server on both nodes of a high availability system, you must select the optional component Microsoft Cluster Server Resource Type (MCSRT) under the Customized Install option. This component is not installed by default. If you do not install MCSRT, the software that links Adaptive Server and Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) is not installed and the configuration sequence described in the user’s guide will not work correctly.

    For more information about configuring Adaptive Server in a high availability configuration with MSCS, see Chapter 11, “Configuring Adaptive Server for Failover on Windows NT,” in Using Sybase Failover in a High Availability System.

    The Studio Installer generates an error message and stops the installation if you do not select any components for installation.

    NoteThe Studio Installer automatically installs any components that are required by the selected components, regardless of whether you deselected them.

    Click Back to select components, or Cancel to cancel the installation procedure.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Enter the target directory and click Next to proceed.

    WARNING! Some utilities, such as syconfig, do not recognize spaces and require that all files and directories follow the 8-character naming convention. To ensure compatibility with all utilities, do not use spaces or exceed eight characters in the name of the installation directory or its subdirectories.

    If you select Customized Install, the next window is the Component Selection screen, which allows you to specify which components to install.

    Components that would be installed in a standard installation appear with a check in the check box to the left of the product name. You can select or deselect components from this list. Components with subcomponents have a More... button enabled. Click this button to select or deselect subcomponents.

  8. The Summary screen displays every component that is installed by the Studio Installer, the disk space required for each component, and the available disk space.

    If the target directory does not have enough free space, the available space appears in red. Clicking Next without sufficient hard disk space results in an error and stops the installation.

    Click Next.

  9. If the target directory does not exist, the Studio Installer prompts you to create it.

    Click Yes to proceed.

    Optionally, you can select Save from the Summary screen to save all the installation information into a cmdfile to proceed with the installation in a noninteractive, silent install. (See Appendix A, “Alternative Installation Methods.”)

    WARNING! If you are prompted to overwrite any DLLs, select Yes only if the version of the new DLLs is later than the one it is attempting to overwrite.

    The Studio Installer installs the components on to the hard drive and displays a progress indicator.

    WARNING! Do not interrupt the installation process. If you do, you must manually remove all of the Adaptive Server and related files, and restart the installation in a clean environment.

Sybase Software Asset Manager (SySAM)

If you install any components without the appropriate license information, only Adaptive Server 12.5, without licensed features, is enabled.

WARNING! The following SySAM license manager instructions are for the installation of Adaptive Server on the primary license host. If you are installing Adaptive Server on a secondary server, see the SySAM licensing instructions in “SySAM in the network environment”.

  1. The Studio Installer prompts: “Do you have a Sybase Software Asset Management Certificate to register?”

    Click Yes.

  2. Enter information from the Sybase License Certificate for each Adaptive Server feature you have purchased. Entries are case sensitive.

    The installer records the information for the current feature in the license file and prompts you to enter information for an additional feature.

    See Chapter 3, “Sybase Software Asset Management (SySAM)” for detailed information about using the license manager.

  3. Click More. . . if you have purchased additional licensed features. The installer records the information for the current feature in the license file and prompts you to enter information for an additional feature.

  4. Click Continue Install after you have entered information from all of the Sybase License Certificates you have purchased. The installer records all license information and prompts you to configure the components you have installed.

  5. When prompted to restart the computer, leave the CD in the CD-ROM drive and select Yes.

    NoteYou must restart the computer at this time. Failure to do so results in unexpected behavior.

    If you encounter problems, check the installation log file to see a record of the installation process. The file is located in %Sybase%\%SYBASE_ASE%\installer.log.

  6. When the Studio Installer has completed the installation process, it asks if you want to configure the newly installed products and immediately launches the configuration utility if you select Yes.