Status quo: 24/02/2004

 

MANTIS Installation

Dear MANTIS-user,

these instructions are to impart needful information on how to install the MANTIS software.

At the end of each section and at your disposal, there is an index in table form. Herein, you can branch to the section required by a mouseclick on the corresponding entry.
In the table, a cursive entry indicates the topic opened.
Beyond this, the manual offers more useful links, either to branch to another relevant section within this manual or to further documentations.
Here, too, one mouseclick on the highlighted textlink will do and the section or document is being opened.

The installation procedure guides you through each neccessary reference and selection criteria by monitor displays accordingly.

Please, pay carefully attention to the contents of displays making correct selections respectively, entries as, otherwise, possibly a faulty MANTIS installation could be carried out.

Before the MANTIS installation you should have a look at the section "Hardware minimum requirements" (one mouseclick and here we are...).

Hardware Minimum Requirements

Stand-alone workstation
Computer: Pentium, 64MB
Hard disk: >3,5 GB ( 2 partitions, 2nd partition must be 500 MB)
the 2nd partition is not necessary for WIN- with entry FAT32 (see operating system)
CD-ROM drive: 24x speed
Floppy disk: 3.5’’
Graphics card: 1280x1024 or 1024x768, 4MB , 256 colours
Monitor: 1280x1024, 17’’ (20’’is recommended)
Keybord: Standard MF 102
Mouse: wheel
Operating system: WIN-NT (is recommended) (from version 4.0 onwards, 64MB RAM
optional WIN 95 (Version B) 2nd partition with entry "FAT32", WIN 98 and the entry "FAT32" has been made (no 2nd partition is necessary), WIN 2000, XP

Client Unit

Network for multi-user operation: ETHERNET card (recommended) for server and client.
Computer: Pentium, 64MB
Hard disc: 500MB
CD-ROM drive: 24x speed
Floppy disc: 3.5’’
Graphics card: 1280x1024 or 1024x768, 4MB , 256 colours
Monitor: 1280x1024, 17’’ (20’’is recommended)
Keybord: Standard MF 102
Mouse: wheel
Operating system: see Server

MANTIS Installation, Updating and Uninstallation (in general)

This section contains definitions of the installation, uninstallation, the updating by MANTIS program CDs and delta/updating via the internet (in preparation).

Types of Installation

"Workstation / Server-Client"

Installs MANTIS on stand-alone or server units
.

Workstation / Server-client (server = workstation)

Stand-alone and server units, which represent workstations, are the same; Software and data are locally installed and a desktop link as well as the MANTIS program group created.

Workstation / Server-client (server no workstation)

Software and data are installed on the server unit via the first client using the network and, moreover, network access paths on the client unit as well as a desktop link and the MANTIS program group are created.

Important!

Whilst the server installation procedure select correct network access paths
(see display window "Selection of Drive 1" + "...2").

Network paths can never be local diskdrives of the client unit (e.g.: drive C).

"Client"

Creates network access paths on client units, which enable access to the MANTIS server unit and, moreover, desktop links and the MANTIS program group.

Important!

Whilst the client installation procedure select correct network access paths
(see display window "Selection of Drive 1" + "...2").

Network paths can never be local diskdrives of the client unit (e.g.: drive C).

"CD-Installation"

A local and partial installation is made; working with MANTIS catalogue images can only be read from the MANTIS CD permanently kept in the CD-ROM-drive.

MANTIS Program group:

Without AGU, Standard Hardware, MAN parts (see annex "AGU", "Standard Hardware", "MAN parts" (annex on MAN parts in preperation)) as to be called up via the menuebar at every level of the MANTIS application.

 

 

MANTIS Updating

Updating

By regularly coming update-CDs (each update-CD is equivalent to a full release).

Deltaupdating via the Internet (in preperation)

Delta updates are going to be proceeded by the internet.

 

Uninstalling MANTIS

Uninstalling stand-alone and server units

Erases the MANTIS software, -data, -program group and -desktop links.

Uninstalling client units

Erases MANTIS access paths, -program group and -desktop links.

Network environment

Zur MANTIS-Installation in der Netzwerkumgebung ist es unbedingt notwendig, die notwendigen Voraussetzungen zu schaffen.

Installing the MANTIS software assumes explicit specialized knowledge of the network subject matter.

Server unit

Allocation of a folder on the local volume (e. g.: ‘MANHOME’).
Release of the folder allocated.
Opening the network environment access to the computer, respectively search for the computer name resolved by DNS.

Link of the folder ‘\\Computer name\MANHOME’ as a network volume, e. g.: volume ‘m’. Please, make sure that there is a tick in option ‘Reconnect at logon’.
Install MANTIS on volume ‘m’ linked.
Always install MANTIS on volume ‘m’ mapped.

Client unit

Search for the server unit and map the folder ‘MANHOME’ as a network volume as done on the server unit accordingly.
Carry out the installation of MANTIS selecting the network volume mapped.

 

Workstation / Server-client (server unit = workstation)

Primar installations on stand-alone and server units (server = workstation)

Were network-specific requirements created as described in topic 'Network environment'?

Opening the Windows explorer start of file:

<>:\Mansetup.exe, < Ok >.

In the menue navigated installation procedure display make each appropriate selection and click on < Next > (neccessarily mind contents of window displays).

Welcome

Selection of Type of Installation

Click on "Workstation / Server-Client".

Selection of Language

Selection of basic language MANTIS is to be installed in.

Selection of Drive 1 + 2

Selection of the first diskdrive.

Selection of the second diskdrive (can be identical to the first one).

Selection of Link to Host

"None" if link-up neither exists nor installed.

Path for Host Link-up

Selection of Host number (VESUV)

Input of hostnumber (applies to link-up VESUV only).

Start Installation

The system is now ready to install MANTIS.

Installing

Visual display to filecopy operation.

"Time remaining" describes an objective and can differ from the effective time of installation required.

Installation Complete

The installation has been completed. Press button < Finish > to exit the installation procedure.

MANTIS Program group

The program group "MANTIS" was created and put into the taskbar.

Desktop Link

The installation of MANTIS, Release 5, creates a topical desktop link to start MANTIS.

Workstation / Server-client (server unit, no workstation)

The MANTIS installation on a dedicated server unit (network server unit, no workstation) has exclusively to be carried out via the first MANTIS client unit of the network.

Were network-specific requirements created as described in topic 'Network environment'?

Before the primary MANTIS installation on a dedicated server unit preliminary make sure that:

Installing MANTIS the first time or reinstalling MANTIS check if administrator permissions are assumed and access to system by administrator-ID (necessary in the Windows NT-, 2000- and XP-environment).

Primary installation on a server unit (dedicated server unit, no workstation)

Opening the Windows explorer start of file:

<>:\Mansetup.exe, < Ok >.

In the menue navigated display of the installation procedure make each appropriate selection and click on < Next > (neccessarily mind contents of window displays).

Welcome

Selection of Type of Installation

A mousesclick on "Workstation / Server-Client".

Selection of Language

Selection of basic language MANTIS is to be installed in.

Selection of Drive 1 + 2

Selection of the first network drive.

Selection of the second network drive (can be identical to the first one).

Selection of Link to Host

"None" if link-up neither exists nor installed.

Path for Host Link-up

Selection of Hostnumber (VESUV)

Input of hostnumber (applies to link-up VESUV only).

Start Installation

The system is now ready to install MANTIS.

Installing

Visual display to filecopy operation.

"Time remaining" describes an objective and can differ from the effective time of installation required.

Installation Complete

The installation has been completed. Press button < Finish > to exit the installation procedure.

MANTIS Program group

The program group "MANTIS" was created and put into the taskbar.

Desktop Link

The installation of MANTIS, Release 5, creates a topical desktop link to start MANTIS.

Client unit

Were network-specific requirements created as described in topic 'Network environment'?

Before the primary MANTIS installation on a dedicated server unit preliminary make sure that:

Installing MANTIS the first time or reinstalling MANTIS check if administrator permissions are assumed and access to system by administrator-ID (necessary in the Windows NT-, 2000- and XP-environment).

Primary installation onto a client unit

Opening the Windows explorer start of file:

<>:\Mansetup.exe, < Ok >.

In the menue navigated display of the installation procedure make each appropriate selection and click on < Next > (neccessarily mind contents of window displays).

Welcome

Selection of Type of Installation

A mousesclick on "Client".

Selection of Language

Selection of basic language MANTIS is to be installed in.

Selection of Drive 1 + 2

Selection of the first network drive.

Selection of the second network drive (can be identical to the first one).

Selection of Link to Host

"None" if link-up neither exists nor installed.

Path for Host Link-up

Selection of Hostnumber (VESUV)

Input of hostnumber (applies to link-up VESUV only).

Start Installation

The system is now ready to install MANTIS.

Installing

Visual display to filecopy operation.

"Time remaining" describes an objective and can differ from the effective time of installation required.

Installation Complete

The installation has been completed. Press button < Finish > to exit the installation procedure.

MANTIS Program group

The program group "MANTIS" was created and put into the taskbar.

Desktop Link

The installation of MANTIS, Release 5, creates a topical desktop link to start MANTIS.

CD-Installation

Primar and/or re-installation on stand-alone units only.

Opening the Windows explorer start of file:

<>:\Mansetup.exe, < Ok >.

In the menue navigated installation procedure display make each appropriate selection and click on < Next > (neccessarily mind contents of window displays).

Welcome

Selection of Type of Installation

A mousesclick on "CD-Installation".

Selection of Language

Selection of basic language MANTIS is to be installed in.

Selection of Drive 1

Selection of the diskdrive.

Selection of Link to Host

"None" if link-up neither exists nor installed.

Path for Host Link-up

Selection of Host number (VESUV)

Input of hostnumber (applies to link-up VESUV only).

Start Installation

The system is now ready to install MANTIS.

Installing

Visual display to filecopy operation.

"Time remaining" describes an objective and can differ from the effective time of installation required.

Installation Complete

The installation has been completed. Press button < Finish > to exit the installation procedure.

MANTIS Program group

The program group "MANTIS" was created and put into the taskbar.

Desktop Link

The installation of MANTIS, Release 5, creates a topical desktop link to start MANTIS.

Updating

By regularly coming update-CDs.

Each update-CD equals a full release, which means starting the installation the entire PCīs or server unitīs MANTIS software and database is erased (without file MANTIS.INI and user-created files (customer database, order forms and user-defined type base) and, moreover, the complete software and actualized data loaded from the update-CD.

Installing MANTIS the first time or reinstalling MANTIS check if administrator permissions are assumed and access to system by administrator-ID (necessary in the Windows NT-, 2000- and XP-environment).

Update procedure:

Either to start in the taskbar:

Start, Programs, MANTIS, CD-Update

or by doubleclicking on icon 'CD-Update' in the MANTIS program group.

Update installation: 'Workstation / Server-client' and 'CD-Installation'

By menue navigated installation procedure displays again (as described in sections "Installation of Workstation / Server-client" and "CD-Installation")

Update installation "Client"

Client units do not have to be updated after MANTIS primary or reinstallations.

If neccessary (e.g.: indroducing new software releases) MANTIS users are going to be notified in time regarding the method.

During the update routine menue navigated installation procedure displays are shown as described in section "Installation of Client".

Important:

In window "Selection of type of installation" check strictly if entry exists respectivly, if entry is correct. If this is not the case fill in option by a mouseclick as requested and continue clicking on < Next > as described.

Select and confirm correct drives in displays "Selection of drive 1 & 2" also if neccessary.

Delta-updating via the internet (in preperation)

Delta updates are going to be proceeded via the internet (in preparation).

Uninstalling stand-alone and server units

Either to start in the taskbar:

Start, Programs, MANTIS, CD-Update

or by doubleclicking on icon 'Uninstall MANTIS' in the MANTIS program group.

Select Uninstall Method

Automatic, < Next > (all files are uninstalled).

Custom, < Next > (select files, software areas and/or components to be uninstalled. Only to be carried out if specifically instructed by the MANTIS Hotline).

Perfom Uninstall

Click on < Finish >.

Perform Uninstall

Visual display that files are just removed.

MANTIS Uninstaller

After the erasure both of the MANTIS software and data display of the MANTIS Uninstaller.

A mouseclick on < OK > merely closes display.

Delete Rest

User-defined files (customer base, order forms and configuration file Mantis.ini) must be seperately erased as described below if neccessary. Expert Acess entries of the MANTIS application remain intact.

Important!

Save both the customer base and order forms on, for instance, a formatted diskette before carrying out 'Delete Rest' in order to use files again after MANTIS was reinstalled.

Customer base, on stand-alone/server units: C:\Mantis\Userdata\Customer.dat

Order forms, on stand-alone/server units: C:\Mantis\Userdata\*.ord

After MANTIS was reinstalled put customer base and order forms into analogical folder again.

Program group MANTIS

A mouseclick on "Delete Rest":

Password

Input of password "madonna", < OK >...

... and user-defined files (customer base, order forms), configuration file Mantis.ini, the MANTIS-desktop link and MANTIS program group are erased.

ATTENTION!

This procedure is irreversible!

Users with systems embedded in the Windows NT-, 2000- or XP-environment require full administrator permissions to reinstall MANTIS.

Uninstalling client units

Either to start in the taskbar:

Start, Programs, MANTIS, CD-Update

or by doubleclicking on icon 'Uninstall MANTIS' in the MANTIS program group.

Select Uninstall Method

Automatic, < Next > (all files are uninstalled).

Custom, < Next > (select files, software areas and/or components to be uninstalled. Only to be carried out if specifically instructed by the MANTIS Hotline).

Perfom Uninstall

Click on < Finish >.

Perform Uninstall

Visual display that files are just removed.