After you have finished downloading the file(s) you are ready to start the Server installation.
Click on the link from your Download screen (or on the file itself from your Downloads folder).
You will see the usual Windows prompt for an executable file. Click on Run.
You will then come to the Install Wizard – press Next to continue.
You will need to define the Port that will be used by the application. By default, it is set to 10880. If this is a new installation of Spire, and you aren’t upgrading from BV/BVE, then leave it set to the default. However if you are upgrading, and Essentials exists on this server, then it may be using Port 10880 already by default.
You will need to change one or the other to prevent a conflict. We recommend you let Spire keep 10880 and set Essentials to something else like 10888.
The next window discusses Firewall Exceptions – it is recommended you leave this set to the default of Add Exceptions.
The next window is for setting the destination folder for installation of the Program Files – we recommend leaving it set to the default.
The next window is for selecting the Database Location – we recommend using the fastest drive available on the computer, with room for growth.
You will need to create a Password for the PostgreSQL Database. This is not the password for individual Spire companies.
This is a security feature to ensure that there is no unauthorized access to your data.
The next window defines the location of the Start Menu Folder – we recommend leaving this set to the default.
Click the Install button to begin the installation.
You will be presented with a new window displaying a progress bar.
And you will be notified when installation is complete.
Next, you will be prompted to register your new installation or activate an existing license.
To complete the registration, simply fill in all relevant data and select activate.
To Activate, enter the licence code that would have been provided with your original purchase.
Congratulations, you have completed your installation of the Server software.