Installation


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  • Installation Requirements - Self-Hosted Environment

    Installing Decisions will either be hosted in a PROD environment, NON-PROD environment, or a REPO environment. The big difference between these two specifications are listed below. Production: Is...

  • Installation Guide

    Overview This document steps you through installing the Decisions Platform on an App Server or PC. Decisions requires a database and in this guide we will use SQL Server (for other database options,...

  • Updating Decisions

    *Note: It is advisable to backup the Decisions Database before updating. To update the Decisions software to the newest version start by downloading the Installer again. Begin by navigating to releases.decisions.com...

  • Obtaining a License Key

    Computers can be licensed to run the platform with third-party plugins or with the built-in licensing mechanism - License Utility. To begin licensing a machine using the License Utility, open the executable...

  • SQL Server Database Permissions

    Decisions and SQL Server Versions Decisions can be used with SQL 2008 R2 or SQL 2012.  With SQL 2012 there are increased restrictions on the default permissions for automatically setup users, so we...


Advanced Installation

  • Installing on AWS

    This tutorial demonstrates how to install Decisions platform on Amazon Web Services. Start an AWS Database (RDS) Choose the RDS Service Choose SQL Server as your DB Engine (choose the specific type...

  • Installing on Azure

    Example To begin your installation of Decision on Azure Infrastructure you will first need to have created an Azure SQL Server instance and VM.   For guidance on creating an Azure SQL Instance...

  • Installing Decisions on an Alternate Port

    Overview By default, Decisions uses port 80. You can set Decisions to use an alternate port. This setting can be made during installation or after installation. To set Decisions to use an alternate port...

  • Silent Installation

    Summary Decisions installations can be done using the command line. This allows for silent automated installations.   Example Before performing a silent installation you will need to create an InstallerSetup.xml...

  • Setting Up Server Clustering

    Overview You can set up Decisions in a clustered server environment. A Decisions server in a clustered environment shares a database with the other servers but still retains its own file system. Clustering...

  • Setting Up Decisions Demo VM

    This tutorial demonstrates how to set up Decisions Demo Virtual Machine on Oracle VM Virtual Box example. Oracle VM Virtual Box is free and can be downloaded from the official website here. Then, navigate...

  • Setting Up Decisions to Run as a Non Admin User

    Setting up Decisions to run as a Non Admin User We begin with creating a New User that does not have administrator privileges in our OS. We configure User... Standard User...

  • About Load Balancing

    The Decisions platform can use application layer load balancing through any IIS load balancer implementation. The load balancer must be configured with sticky sessions, since the server that the user...

  • Deployment and Configuration Options

    Introduction Decisions can be installed in myriad configurations to support different types of applications within the bounds of an enterprise’s unique profile.  This guide is intended to help you...

  • Setting the Primary Job Server for a Cluster

    Server clustering allows for active load balancing, as well as active/active or active/passive failover in the event of a server failure. The Primary Job Server is the member of the cluster that is responsible...

  • Setting Decisions to Use Secure Cookies

    You can set Decisions to use secure cookies by editing the web.config files. Using secure cookies tells IIS to allow cookie data to transfer only over an encrypted connection (SSL/HTTPS). To edit the...

  • Configuring the Server for SSL (HTTPS)

    The platform supports SSL encryption for secure transactions over HTTPS. To enable SSL in the Installer, click the Edit Settings button. In the Settings pop-up, navigate to the EndPointDefinition Collection...