Before You Install

Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements before installing Automate Schedule on your Windows server.

Installing Automate Schedule

Use the following instructions to download and install the Automate Schedule server software onto your Windows enterprise server.

Caution: If you’re updating your existing installation, back up the database before proceeding. The default location for the backup file is in the root program directory. Be sure to move it to another location before starting the update.

  1. Download the Automate Schedule for Windows file from our website.
  2. Double-click the file. The zip file contains the Windows installer.
  3. Double-click the setupAutomateSchedule.exe file.
  4. Follow the instructions to continue the installation.
  5. The Automate Schedule Create Automate User window has you create a new Windows user named Automate. Enter a password for the new user and click Create. Once the password is accepted, click OK to continue installation.

    Note: If you are reinstalling Automate Schedule over a previous version, you will not see this window.

    Creating the user during the Automate Schedule installation.
  6. The Automate Schedule Configuration Manager window displays. You must set up ports for the Automate Schedule and Web Server. The installer lets you know if the default ports are available. If a port is not available, enter a new port number and click Test to see if it is available. Once all ports are available, click OK to save the ports and continue installation.

    Configuring the Automate Schedule server during installation.
  7. The Automate Schedule Agent Setup Wizard displays. Use this wizard to install the agent software on your enterprise server. This lets you include your enterprise server as an agent system in Automate Schedule.

    The Automate Schedule Agent Setup wizard.
  8. Follow the wizard's instructions to complete the agent software installation and configuration.
  9. After the Automate Schedule Agent Setup Wizard completes, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

Using Silent Install to Install Automate Schedule

Available switches for a silent server install

If you want to install Automate Schedule silently, use the /S switch on the command line. In addition to /S, the following switches are available for defining input on the silent installs:

The password to use when creating the Automate Windows user:

The server listen port for the Automate Schedule server:

The database port for the Automate Schedule server:

The shutdown port for the web server:

The connector port for the web server:

The hold scheduler check box (values = 0/1):

The hold agent's check box (values = 0/1):

Examples of a default Automate Schedule server silent install

setupAutomateSchedule.exe /S /PASSWORD=ms-cert-01

setupAutomateSchedule.exe /S /LISTEN=7472 /DATABASE=7432 /SHUTDOWN=8005 /CONNECTOR=8008 /HOLD_SCHEDULER=0 /HOLD_AGENTS=0 /PASSWORD=MyPassword2013

Note: The password must be included on new installs and needs to pass the password policy for valid passwords.

The port configuration utility

If a port is specified to the port configuration utility, the value specified needs to be available for use (not busy) or an error will occur. If the port is left to default and the default port is found to be busy, the Port Configuration Utility will bump the port number and try again. This will continue until a free port is found.

New server installs on machines without an existing agent

A silent agent install using default values is performed on new server installs. If a listen port was specified for a silent server install, the agent install will automatically be installed with /REMOTEPORT= to the server listen port specified.

After You Are Done

After installation is complete, point a web browser to the following URL:

where is the IP address of your enterprise server.

For information on what to do after you have Automate Schedule installed on your server, see Getting Started with Automate Schedule


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Last Modified On: October 24, 2019