3.1 Installing Dynamic File Services

  1. Log in as the Administrator user or as a user with Administrators privileges.

    In an Active Directory environment, log in as a Domain Admin user with Administrator rights in the domain and on the server.

  2. Download the 64-bit (x64) architecture version of the DswSetup-*.exe file to a folder on the server or the client computer where you want to install it.

  3. Double-click the file to start the InstallShield Wizard.

    If you are prompted by the Windows User Account Control feature for permission, supply the necessary credentials and confirm.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software:

    Wizard Page



    Click Next.

    License Agreement

    Read and accept the terms of the License Agreement, then click Next.

    You can also click Print to output a copy of the License Agreement.

    Setup Type

    Select one of the following setup options:

    Complete: Select Complete to accept the following default setup, then click Next to continue to the Ready to Install the Program page:

    • Service port: 8999

    • Allow an exception in the firewall for port 8999: Yes

    • Destination folder for software: C:\Program Files\Dynamic File Services. The program files are written to C:\ProgramData\Dynamic File Services.

    • Features installed: Service and Management

    Custom: Select Custom, then click Next to continue to the Installation Details page where you can view and modify the setup options.

    Installation Details (Custom install only)

    Modify the following options if desired, then click Next to continue to the Select Features page:

    Allow an exception for the Dynamic File Services port in the Windows Firewall: Enable this option in order to remotely manage pairs and policies on this server from another computer. It is enabled by default.

    Service port: Specify the port number (default 8999) to use for the remote management communications.

    Destination software folder: Click Browse to locate and select the destination folder where you want to install the software, then click OK.

    The new location contains both the software and any program files it creates.

    Select Features (Custom install only)

    Specify which components to install on this computer, then click Next to continue to the Ready to Install the Program page.

    Management: The management tools are automatically selected for installation. This option cannot be deselected.

    Service: Select the Service for computers where you want to use pairs and policies.

    Ready to Install the Program

    Click Install to begin the installation.

    The Setup Status page shows the installation progress.

    If the server is in a Microsoft Active Directory environment, a group and proxy user are created to support using remote shares in pairs that you create later. This can take several seconds, depending on the size of your Active Directory setup. For information, see Active Directory Domain Configuration for Remote Shares in the Dynamic File Services 2.2 Administration Guide.

    After the install, you can view information about the Active Directory setup events in the install.log. For information, see Viewing Logged Events in the Dynamic File Services 2.2 Administration Guide.

    InstallShield Wizard Complete

    Specify whether to open the Readme and DynamicFS Management Console now, then click Finish to exit the wizard.

  5. (Optional) Verify the installation setup by inspecting the various Dynamic File Services components that are described in Key Components of Dynamic File Services in the Dynamic File Services 2.2 Administration Guide.

  6. (Optional) Register a license key for Dynamic File Services.

    For information, see Registering the License Key in the Dynamic File Services 2.2 Administration Guide.

    Dynamic File Services is installed in evaluation mode. Most product features will function normally. However, you are limited to one pair and one policy at a time until a key is registered on the system.

  7. Continue with setting up administrators for Dynamic File Services as described in Section 3.2, Setting Up Administrators for Pair and Policy Management.