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deuce [Upgrade] Run jsexec update.js even when not using CVS.
install:win [2019/05/20 17:50] (current)
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 If installing or upgrading-to Synchronet v3.16 (in development as of October 20, 2011), you will need to download and install the [[http://​www.microsoft.com/​download/​en/​details.aspx?​id=5555|Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)]] which contains the required file: ''​MSVCR100.DLL''​ (Microsoft Visual C++ Run-time Library v10.0). If installing or upgrading-to Synchronet v3.16 (in development as of October 20, 2011), you will need to download and install the [[http://​www.microsoft.com/​download/​en/​details.aspx?​id=5555|Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)]] which contains the required file: ''​MSVCR100.DLL''​ (Microsoft Visual C++ Run-time Library v10.0).
  
 +As of February 17th, 2018, Synchronet for Win32 now uses Cryptlib v3.4.4 which requires ''​VCRUNTIME140.dll''​. You can download the required Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Package (x86) [[https://​www.microsoft.com/​en-us/​download/​details.aspx?​id=52685|here]].
 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
  
-After downloading the Synchronet distribution file (e.g. ''​[[ftp://​synchro.net/​Synchronet/​sbbs313a.zip]]''​),​ you will +=== Install from official releases ===
-need to extract the archive file that you downloaded into a temporary directory  +
-on your hard drive. You may need WinZip or an equivalent archive program to  +
-uncompress and extract the installation files.+
  
-Once you've extracted the installation filesgo to the directory ​you extracted +After downloading the Synchronet distribution file (e.g. ''​[[ftp://​synchro.net/​Synchronet/​sbbs317b.zip]]''​)you will need to extract ​the archive file that you downloaded into a temporary ​directory ​on your hard drive. You may need WinZip or an equivalent archive program ​to uncompress ​and extract ​the installation ​files.
-the compressed files to and run ''​SETUP''​ to start the installation.+
  
-The default installation directory is recommended for most usersIf you choose ​ +  01/​01/​2019 ​ 06:18 AM               483 FILE_ID.DIZ 
-to change the installation directoryit is critical that you DO NOT use a path  +  ​01/​01/​2019 ​ 02:19 AM             5,696 install.rtf 
-with long filenames or spaces or some 16-bit DOS utilities which require DOS-compatible 8.3 file and directory names will not function.  ​It is recommended you use a directory named "​SBBS"​ off of the root directory on one of your hard drives (e.g. ''​C:\SBBS''​).+  01/​01/​2019 ​ 02:17 PM        10,942,936 setup.exe
  
-You should now be at the Setup Type Installation menu. Choosing a //Custom// setup +Once you've extracted ​the installation filesgo to the directory ​you extracted the compressed files to and run ''​SETUP''​ to start the installation.
-from this menuwill allow you to select ​the items that you want (or don't want)  +
-installed. If you are upgrading an existing installation of Synchronet (v2.3 or  +
-v3.0), it is advised that you choose Custom Setup and disable ​the following +
-installation ​components:​ +
-  * Configuration Files +
-  * Text and Menu Files +
-  * External Programs+
  
-{{:install:setuptype.png|Synchronet ​Installation Type}}+{{:install:sbbs_install_error_already_running.png?400|Synchronet ​for Windows install error}}
  
-After completing your selection and the installation is completed you will +If you receive the above error dialog, that indicates that you are currently running an instance of Synchronet BBS software and need to stop that process before the installation can continue. 
-find a new Icon on your Desktop and in your StartUp ​Folder in your Start + 
-Menu. If you do not want Synchronet to start automatically during boot, you +{{:​install:​sbbs_win-install_welcome.png?​400|Synchronet for Windows install welcome}} 
-may safely delete the Synchronet shortcut from your StartUp ​Folder.+ 
 +When the installer starts successfully,​ you will see the above welcome message. 
 + 
 +{{:​install:​sbbs_win-install_readme.png?​400|Synchronet for Windows install instructions}} 
 + 
 +Clicking the "Next >" button will display the included ''​install.rtf''​ file. 
 + 
 +{{:​install:​sbbs_win-install_dest.png?​400|Synchronet for Windows install destination}} 
 + 
 +Clicking the "Next >" button will display a dialog which prompts you to choose an installation directory. 
 + 
 +The default installation directory is recommended for most users. If you choose to change the installation directory, it is critical that you DO NOT use a path with long filenames or spaces or some 16-bit DOS utilities which require DOS-compatible 8.3 file and directory names will not function. ​ It is recommended you use a directory named "​SBBS"​ off of the root directory on one of your hard drives (e.g. ''​C:​\SBBS''​). 
 + 
 +{{:​install:​sbbs_win-install_additional_tasks.png?​400|Synchronet for Windows install additional tasks}} 
 +{{:​install:​sbbs_win-install_additional_tasks2.png?​400|Synchronet for Windows install additional tasks}} 
 + 
 +After completing your selections... 
 + 
 +{{:​install:​sbbs_win-install_ready.png?​400|Synchronet for Windows install ready}} 
 + 
 +Clicking the "​Install"​ button will start the installation process. 
 + 
 +{{:​install:​sbbs_win-install_installing.png?​400|Synchronet for Windows install in process}} 
 + 
 +{{:​install:​sbbs_win-install_complete.png?​400|Synchronet for Windows install completed}} 
 + 
 +When the installation ​process ​is completed you may find a new Icon on your //Desktop// and/or your //​Startup ​Folder// in your Start Menu. If you do not want Synchronet to start automatically during boot, you may safely delete the Synchronet shortcut from your Windows //​Startup ​Folder//. 
 + 
 +Clicking the "​Finish"​ button will exit the setup/​installation program and if the //"​Launch Synchronet..."//​ checkbox was checked, the Synchronet Control Panel will be executed automatically. 
 + 
 +{{:​install:​sbbsctrl_splash.png?​400|Synchronet for Windows Control Panel Splash screen}}
  
 ====== Control Panel ====== ====== Control Panel ======
  
-The Synchronet Control Panel and [[:​monitor:​sbbsctrl#​wizard|Configuration Wizard]] ​will automatically launch after installation. ​+The Synchronet Control Panel and [[:​monitor:​sbbsctrl#​wizard|Configuration Wizard]] ​may automatically launch after installation. ​
  
 {{:​monitor:​scfgwizard.png?​300|Synchronet Configuration Wizard}} {{:​monitor:​scfgwizard.png?​300|Synchronet Configuration Wizard}}
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 On NT-based operating systems (e.g. Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, and Windows 7), you can alternatively run Synchronet in the background as a set of Windows Services (a.k.a. NT services). See the [[:​monitor:​ntsvcs|Synchronet Windows Services]] page for details. On NT-based operating systems (e.g. Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, and Windows 7), you can alternatively run Synchronet in the background as a set of Windows Services (a.k.a. NT services). See the [[:​monitor:​ntsvcs|Synchronet Windows Services]] page for details.
  
-====== Upgrade ====== +===== Setup =====  
- +Now that you've completed ​the installation,​ move on to the [[setup|initial setup]] instructions.
-Currently, the Windows installer is only available for [[ftp://​synchro.net/​Synchronet/​sbbs313a.zip|v3.13a]] and you must download ​the individual upgrade packs (after installing v3.13a) ​to upgrade to: +
-  * [[ftp://​synchro.net/​Synchronet/​sbbs314a.zip|v3.14a]] +
-  * [[ftp://​synchro.net/​Synchronet/​sbbs315b.zip|v3.15b]] +
- +
-Alternatively,​ you may also download and extract ​the [[ftp://​synchro.net/​Synchronet/​sbbs_run.tgz|run-time files]] snapshot to get all the required files to use in combination with the development build files to run the "​latest and greatest"​ stock configuration from [[dev:​CVS]]. :!: Warning: careful not to overwrite any customized or configured files that you care about when extracting. +
- +
-Run ''​jsexec update.js''​ from a command prompt after updating the files in your ''​[[dir:​exec]]''​ directory.+
  
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
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   * [[:​install:​|Installation]]   * [[:​install:​|Installation]]
  
 +{{tag>​install setup windows}}

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