Installing Alloy Navigator Express Client Components

Updated in 8.5

The Client installation option is meant for both the administrator’s and technicians’ workstations. This installation type includes the Alloy Navigator Express Desktop App, Network Inventory application, and all administrative tools. Services and server tools will not be installed.

Technicians and managers who will be working with Alloy Navigator Express but will not be involved in administering the system do not need administrative tools on their computers. However, you should still choose the Client installation options for their computers. Those users will not be able to perform administrative tasks because administrative access in Alloy Navigator Express is controlled by the user’s security roles.

INFO: For details, see Administration Guide: Account Administration.

To install Alloy Navigator Express client components:

  1. Run the Alloy Navigator Express 8 Installer.

  2. By default, the installer extracts its installation files to the C:\AlloyNavigatorExpress87x.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 Navigator Express 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 Navigator Express.

    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 Navigator Express 8 to the default installation folder (\Program Files (x86)\Alloy Software\Alloy Navigator Express 8\).

    TIP: If you want to install Alloy Navigator Express 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 Navigator Express 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 Network Inventory application, 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 Navigator Express is installed, you may need to enable TLS 1.2 support. For details, see Enabling TLS 1.2 Support.