How to Install and Upgrade PTP Accounts Production - iXBRL Edition

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New Installations

Network Installations

Upgrading

 


 

New Installations

Before installing PTP Accounts Production, ensure that the prerequisite software has been installed:

 

Network Installations

Network users MUST also set up their workstations for use with the PTPAccountancy Suite; see How to set up workstations - Network Environment Only for more information.

 

Quick guide

  1. Select the PTP Accounts Production – iXBRL edition link on the Software Downloads web page.

  2. If you do not already have Mircrosoft.Net Framework 4 or Microsoft SQL Server installed on the computer, these need to be installed before PTP Accounts Production.

  3. Select the PTP Accounts Production - iXBRL Edition link and follow the installation wizard.

  4. After the installation open the program(s) and enter your registration details.



Detailed guide

The installation process for PTP has been modified to include a pre-installation function. While the install of PTP hasn't changed there are a number of checks/tests performed at the beginning of the installation rather than during the installation. These checks will highlight any issues that could potentially cause the installation to fail.

The steps below are for a new standalone installation of PTP Accounts Production.

Having selected PTP Accounts Production - iXBRL Edition:

  1. Click OK.

  1. Click Setup.


The next dialog displays information on how long the installation may take and how the installation can be cancelled.

  1. Click Next to perform the first checks.


This screen will check to ensure that you are running the PTPinstaller as either the administrator or a user with administrator privileges.

It will also check that the operating system installed is valid.

  1. If all the checks are green then click Next to proceed.

In the event that the final option shows as failed it is very likely that your version of Windows needs upgrading. Please speak to your own IT Support for further details.


The next screen checks to ensure your system meets our system requirements.

  1. If all test have passed, click Next to continue.

  1.  Accept the licence agreement and click Next.

 

The following screen displays.

  1. Enter the Company Name and Company Reference. Click Next to continue.

  1. Select the Standalone or Network option appropriate to the installation and click Next to continue.

  1. If you are happy with the folder location leave as is otherwise click Browse to amend the location.
  1. Select the correct SQL Server. The default SQL Server name is PTPACCOUNTS.

  2. Click Next to continue.

 

The following screen displays.

  1. Leave the location of the DATA folder and the SQL Backup as the defaults. Click Next to continue.

 

The following screen displays.

  1. One final set of checks to ensure the hard drives have the appropriate space required and the SQL Server has been setup correctly.
    Assuming all these pass click Next to continue.

 

The following screen displays.

The Summary screen has an option to Save Results of ALL tests performed; unless requested this is not required.

  1. Click Install to start the installation.

 

The installer will now progress through a number of screens. This will take a few minutes and no action is required.

  1. Click Finish to exit the Installer.

 

Workstation Setup

For Network installations only

A readme displays as a reminder to setup the workstations. This must be done before PTP Accounts Production can be used, as the initial workstation sets up the internal network pointers. Please see How to set up Workstations - Network Environment Only.

 

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Existing Installations

While carrying out the upgrade, a prompt will display requesting that a backup is done of all programs and data. This is always advisable and aids the recovery of the installation should the computer crash or fail during the upgrade process for any reason.

If the installation wizard itself fails, the installation will be left in the pre-upgraded state if the prompted backup is taken.

The update process is the same for both Network and Standalone users; the installation process will automatically select the previously installed location.

 

Upgrading

The installation process for PTP has been modified to include a pre-installation function. While the install of PTP hasn't changed there are a number of checks/tests performed at the beginning of the installation rather than during the installation. These checks will highlight any issues that could potentially cause the installation to fail.

  1. Click OK.

  1. Click Setup.

The next dialog displays information on how long the installation may take and how the installation can be cancelled.

  1. Click Next to perform the first checks.


This screen will check to ensure that you are running the PTPinstaller as either the administrator or a user with administrator privileges.

It will also check that the operating system installed is valid.

  1. If all the checks are green then click Next to proceed.

In the event that the final option shows as failed it is very likely that your version of Windows needs upgrading. Please speak to your own IT Support for further details.


The next screen checks to ensure your system meets our system requirements.  It will also check to ensure that the version of PTP installed can be upgraded to v11.4.

  1. If all test have passed, click Next to continue.
  1. Accept the licence agreement and click Next.


The next screen test the SQL accessibility to ensure the user running the upgrade has appropriate permissions in SQL. In most cases these test should all pass.

  1. Click Next to continue.

 

The following screen displays.

A message confirming that a valid backup has been taken displays. If there is no valid current backup, click Launch PTPDatabase Manager to take a backup.

  1. Once a valid backup exists, select the option and click Next to continue.

 

The following screen displays.

  1. One final set of checks to ensure the hard drives have the appropriate space required and the SQL Server has been setup correctly.
    Assuming all these pass click Next to continue.


The following screen displays.

The Summary screen has an option to Save Results of ALL tests performed; unless requested this is not required.

  1. Click Install to start the installation.


The installer will now progress through a number of screens until complete.

  1. Click Finish.  

 

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