Installing Alloy Discovery Client Components

Updated in 8.4

The Client installation type is meant for both the administrator’s and technicians’ workstations. This installation type includes the Alloy Discovery 8 Desktop App and all administrative tools but does not include the Inventory Server.

To install Alloy Discovery client components:

  1. Run the Alloy Discovery 8 Installer.

  2. By default, the installer extracts its installation files to the C:\AlloyDiscovery87x.cd folder. If this folder does not exist, the installation wizard will create it.

    NOTE: If you want to change the destination folder, click Browse and make a new temporary folder for installation files.

    TIP: If you need to install Alloy Discovery 8 components on multiple computers, you can copy this folder to a network share and then run the AlloyInstaller.exe file from there. If no longer needed, this folder and its content can be manually removed after the upgrade has finished.

    Click Extract. After the installation files are extracted, the Welcome page opens.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Advanced Installation.

  4. On the Advanced Installation page, select Install Alloy Discovery.

    The installation wizard will automatically analyze your machine and test for prerequisites. If any of the tests fail, for example, if your computer has insufficient RAM size or hard drive space, or Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 is missing, the wizard displays a warning message along with a hyperlink, which shows additional information about the encountered issue.

    Information: Indicates missing software components that will be installed automatically.

    Warning: Indicates missing software or partially met requirements that may result in the incorrect work or non-operability of the installed software.

    Error: Indicates not met requirements that prevent the installation.

    You can make necessary changes and then recheck prerequisites by clicking Recheck. To go back to the Advanced Installation page of the installation wizard, click the Close.

  5. Click Install to proceed with the installation after checking the prerequisites. The Setup Wizard starts.

  6. On the Welcome page of the Setup Wizard, click Next.

  7. On the End-User License Agreement page, review the license agreement and, if you agree, confirm the terms of the license agreement, and then click Next.

  8. On the Setup Type page, select the Client installation option. Click Next to install Alloy Discovery 8 to the default installation folder (\Program Files (x86)\Alloy Software\Alloy Discovery 8\).

    TIP: If you want to install Alloy Discovery 8 to a different folder, click Change, browse to choose the installation folder, click OK to return to the wizard page, and then click Next.

  9. On the Ready to install page, keep the Create a desktop shortcut for Alloy Discovery 8 check box selected, if needed.

    Click Install to begin the installation. Click Back, if you need to review or change any of your settings.

  10. When the installation is complete, the Completed page opens.

    Click Finish to complete the installation process.

INFO: If you want to open snapshot files outside the Alloy Discovery Desktop App, you should manually associate the files with the Alloy Audit Snapshot Viewer. For details, see Associating Snapshot Files with the Audit Snapshot Viewer.

NOTE: When Alloy Discovery is installed, you may need to enable TLS 1.2 support. For details, see Enabling TLS 1.2 Support.