ETA can be installed on any 64-bit Windows machine using the ETA Windows Installer. The installer can also be used to upgrade an existing installation to a newer version.
You will need administrator rights to your PC or server to install ETA via the Windows Installer.
The installer uses the Jetty server, deploys its own copy of Java JRE and installs itself as a Windows service with the following defaults:
During the installation you will be prompted to:
By default, ETA will be installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\ETA\
In this guide, the installation folder is referred to as <ETA installation directory>The directory in which the ETA program has been installed, for example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Sintelix..
Note: If you upgrade from ETA 5 to 6 you will be prompted during the installation to migrate your data to a ETA 6 database. If you do not want to migrate your data at that time you can run the migration tool later (see Running the ETA 5 Migration Tool in the ETA Administrator's Guide).
To install ETA using the Windows Installer:
When the file has been extracted the ETA installer is displayed. If there are any warnings or notices related to the current release of ETA, they are shown on the first window.
The ETA Installer begins installing ETA. Installation can take a few minutes depending on the specifications of your computer, and other windows may be opened and closed during the process.
Note: To view the details of the installation click Show Details.
Note: You are only prompted once to migrate your data. If you deselect the migration option then install ETA 6 again later, you will not be prompted again. However, you can run the migration tool at any time (see Running the ETA 5 Migration Tool in the ETA Administrator's Guide).
Do one of the following:
Note: Your ETA 5 database and the temporary project are not deleted after the migration. You can delete them yourself or retain them as a backup. The temporary project can be imported into ETA in the same was as any other ETA project.
Note: Keep a record of the token as you will need it when you activate your ETA administrator account.
Note: We recommend that you tick this option as it will enable you to find ETA on your system.
Icons for ETA and the ETA Uninstaller are placed in your Windows program list.
If you ticked the option to create a desktop shortcut in step 4, a ETA shortcut is placed on your desktop.
If you ticked the option to open the ETA portal, ETA is opened.
When you install ETA an administrator account is automatically created. Before you can log in to ETA you must activate this account by entering the user name ‘administrator’ and the password activation token you entered when you installed ETA.
After you have logged in the first time the token will no longer be needed or provide access to ETA.
To activate your administrator account and log in to ETA:
Note: If you are using a demonstration or evaluation copy of ETA the ETA Software Evaluation License Agreement is displayed. When you have read the agreement click ‘I have read and agree to the terms of the license agreement’ then click ‘I Agree’.
The ETA Home screen is displayed. You can now use ETA.
If you need to create user accounts see Setting up user accounts.
We strongly recommend that you set up email accounts for users so they can reset their own passwords and receive email alerts (see Setting up an email account for ETA).