Installation Instructions TDMS Fairway

Installing network licenses

  1. Trial and commercial licenses
    For review, you can install a TDMS Farvater network license for 10 workstations valid for 30 days. This form of familiarization will allow you to test the operation of TDMS Farvater in real conditions, when several specialists work at the same time. GUIs will issue assignments, designers will report properly, and so on.

The installation process for a network evaluation license is almost the same as the installation process for a network commercial license. The difference is only in the method of obtaining the serial number of the product. To obtain a temporary trial license, you need to fill out an application on the site. A letter with a serial number for installing TDMS Fairvater for 10 workplaces with a validity of 30 days will be sent to the specified e-mail.

  1. Installing the DBMS
    For the full-fledged operation of TDMS Fairvater, a database management system (DBMS) is required. Therefore, before installing TDMS Fairvater, you should make sure that you have the necessary DBMS. TDMS Farvater works with MS SQL Server 2008 R2 and above or PostgreSQL 10.

If you do not yet have the above DBMS installed on the local network of the enterprise, then they need to be installed.

For full-fledged work, it is better to allocate a separate server for the DBMS.

The installation disk of TDMS Fairvater contains distributions of free DBMS: Microsoft® SQL Server® Express 2016 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and PostgreSQL 10.11.

MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express is a free version of MS SQL Server 2008 R2, which can be used both for familiarization and for the initial stages of work (until the database size exceeds 10 GB) with TDMS Fairway.

If you want to work with a paid MS SQL Server DBMS, then you yourself must resolve the issue with the distribution kit.

If you are going to install MS SQL Server for the first time, we recommend that you read the installation instructions for MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express.

Installation instructions for MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express
If you decide to use PostgreSQL, then read the PostgreSQL installation instructions. Pay special attention to the PostgreSQL settings that you need to make after installing it.

PostgreSQL installation instructions
When installing the DBMS, be sure to set and record the passwords for the sa user for MS SQL Server and the postgres user for PostgreSQL.

  1. Installation of network workstations TDMS Farvater
    After installing the DBMS, you can proceed to the installation of TDMS Farvater for each workplace. To do this, read the TDMS Farvater installation instructions and complete the installation.

Installation instructions TDMS Fairway
You will receive a serial number for installation after purchasing TDMS Farvater or, in case of obtaining an evaluation license, after filling out the registration form.

For “silent installation” use the following instruction.

Silent Installation Instructions
In the case of using the PostgreSQL DBMS, it is also necessary to install the ODBC Driver for each TDMS Fairvater workstation. To do this, read the ODBC Driver installation instructions and complete the installation.

ODBC Driver Installation Instructions

  1. Request and obtain a network license for TDMS Farvater
    For the network license to work, you must install the license server and request a network license (LIC file) through it. To do this, read the installation and use guide for the license server.

Instructions for installing and using the license server

  1. Creating a TDMS Fairway database and setting up access
    After installing and activating TDMS Fairway, you need to create a TDMS Fairway database. Depending on the DBMS used, read either the instructions for creating a database on MS SQL Server or the instructions for creating a database on PostgreSQL.

Instructions for creating a database on MS SQL Server
Instructions for creating a database on PostgreSQL

  1. Installing TDMS Fairway Server
    To create access to the TDMS Fairway database via the web interface, you need to install and configure the TDMS Fairway Server. As a result, you will get web access to the database on your organization’s local network.

Installation instructions for TDMS Fairway Server
Instructions for configuring TDMS Fairway Server

  1. External access to the TDMS Fairway database
    External access to the database TDMS Fairway through the web interface is organized by the system administrator of the organization.

Examples of configuring access to an external network
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