In order to run ABC Analyzer, Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework is required installed. If this is not already installed, it can be found as an optional download through Windows Update. It can also be acquired through regular download1 or via the ABC Analyzer installer which automatically will download and install it if needed.
ABC Analyzer runs on the following Microsoft Windows operating systems: Windows 7 and newer
To optimize your ABC Analyzer experience, we recommend that your computer meets the following minimum requirements:
- CPU: 1,2 GHz minimum
- RAM: 512 MB minimum
- Hard disk: About 100 MB required
Depending on the size and structure of the data you wish to analyze, machine requirements may differ.
If your connection to web pages requires that you use a proxy server you need to configure ABC Analyzer to do this as well. ABC Analyzer verifies your user license and check for updates using your primary connection.
The configuration of ABC Analyzer to use a proxy server can be invoked from different places. The first time the program is run, the license form prompts you for your license key as show in 1 - Enter License information. Pressing the button Proxy setup will bring up the dialog as show in 3 - Proxy server settings.
Check the box Use Proxy Server and fill in the required Server address, Username and Password. Save the settings by pressing the Accept-button. You can also use the settings from Microsoft Internet Explorer by checking “Use Default Settings”.
ABC Analyzer and require access for communication to and from the domain abcservicecloud.com and all subdomains (templates.abcservicecloud.com, errors.abcservicecloud.com, lic.abcservicecloud.com, update.abcservicecloud.com, news.abcservicecloud.com eg.) on ports 80 and 443. The application uses HTTP and HTTPS. To ensure complete functionality all types of data should be allowed through unaltered.
Microsoft Data Access Components
ABC Analyzer uses Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) to communicate with Microsoft Excel and Excel sheets. The minimum required version of MDAC required for 100% compatibility is 2.6. The required components can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7554F536-8C28-4598-9B72-EF94E038C891&displaylang=en
Furthermore it might be required that you install a Microsoft JET-driver, which can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2deddec4-350e-4cd0-a12a-d7f70a153156&displaylang=en
Please note that you can use ABC Analyzer without these installs if you don’t use Microsoft Excel or Excel sheets. Furthermore certain system configurations do not require that you install Microsoft MDAC and Microsoft JET. An example of such a configuration is a Microsoft Windows 7 computer with a full installation of Microsoft Office 2010.
Note on Excel-integration
ABC Analyzer is tightly integrated with Microsoft Excel. For full compatibility with all features you must be running Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007 or 2010. The minimum requirement is Microsoft Excel 2000. Using ABC Analyzer with Microsoft Excel 2000 might require that you install some additional Microsoft data drivers for full compatibility. This is described in the section Installing Microsoft Data Access Components.
Installation on a stand-alone Windows PC
This description applies to: ABC Analyzer is being installed on workstations. If ABC Analyzer is to be run via an application server then see the section; Installation on an application server. Please make sure that the workstation where you wish to install ABC Analyzer meets the minimum requirements as described in the section System Requirements.
If you are installing the software on a shared network drive please refer to the section; Installing on a shared network drive for more information about security configuration.
Please note that we recommend that you close all applications when running the ABC Analyzer installation.
- Download ABC Analyzer from our website via the URL: http://files.abcsoftwork.com/download/abc_analyzer/latest
- Double click / Run the downloaded installation file
- Finish the setup guide. ABC Analyzer is installed using a setup guide that while guide you safely through the installation process. Follow the guide and ABC Analyzer will be run automatically when the installation is complete.
- Enter license information. The first time you run ABC Analyzer, you are required to type in your personal license key. Pressing the Save button will verify your license key on our web server.
Should your connection to web servers require that you use a proxy server, please refer to the sections Internet access and Firewall settings.
Recommended update frequency
It is recommended to always run the newest available version of our software as it contains the latest error fixes and feature additions. If your IT-setup doesn’t allow users to update software automatically/manually, it is recommended that your IT-department schedule an update procedure at least once per quarter year.
To disable automatic updates, please contact our friendly support team: http://static.abcsoftwork.com/support/
Install on application server
Installing ABC Analyzer is very similar to the above approach. However, please note that the users need to perform some manual tasks on the first run:
- Proxy settings (might) need to be provided for the license check to work.
- Personal license information for the users (sent by email).
If the user doesn't have access to updating ABC Analyzer (administrator privileges) this task should be assigned to a proper administrator.
For questions have the IT administrator contact our support team for assistance: http://static.abcsoftwork.com/support/