Installing iMIS

With the iMIS installer, you have the option to install the application server, the desktop client, or both on any computer. The database work is automated. You choose whether to create an iMIS database or upgrade an existing one.

Features and benefits of the iMIS installer

  • Multiple versions of iMIS can be installed on a single machine.
  • Users can install a newer version while retaining an older version of iMIS on a machine.
  • The application pools can be named by users. The iMIS installer also allows for multiple application pools. This allows older versions using a 32-bit application pool to run concurrently on systems where newer versions require 64-bit application pools.
  • Note: New application pools are set to 64-bit mode by default. Users must set application pools to 32-bit if they want to run 32-bit operations.

Restrictions and caveats

  • Allows for up to 25 instances of iMIS to be installed on a single host.
  • Only one instance of com files is installed. This instance will be used for all desktop installs. Because only one instance of com files can be registered, subsequent installs of later com versions might not be compatible with older versions of iMIS (desktop client only).
  • Note: Versions and earlier are not compatible with the latest com components.

  • When installing on a system where iMIS uses the default web site, the installer will force an upgrade of the existing installation. After the existing installation is upgraded, additional instances can be installed.
  • Modify and Repair options are not available when performing maintenance on installed instances.
  • The installer requires access to a variety of files for the install process to be successful. If the installer encounters any required files that are locked, a dialog box will be displayed, notifying you that a reboot will be required to complete the process. Simply click OK. You do not need to take any action at this message.