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Edition 32 introduces a new installer built using Windows Installer. This should offer a much more conventional installation experience than earlier versions and replaces the Widget Installers and the beta MSI installers from E31.1. 

If you installed the tools using the E31.1 beta MSI installers, we recommend removing the tools via Windows Control Panel before installing E32. The E32 installer will upgrade your tools in any case, but it is not able to remove the old Control Panel entries. In all other cases, the E32 installer should be able to upgrade your existing installation.

Installation Changes in E32

 

  • The tools are no longer installed using widgets. The installer will attempt to remove previous widgets as part of the upgrade process.
  • The client tools are no longer installed to the Notes program directory. They are now installed, by default, to C:\Program Files (x86)\Teamstudio\Notes Tools\bin and this directory is added to the current user's PATH. No files are installed to the Notes program directory.

    If you are upgrading from an older version of the tools, the E32 installer needs to remove any old Teamstudio files from the Notes program directory. If you are running Notes from a file server, you will need write access to that directory for the initial E32 install. Subsequent upgrades will no longer write to the Notes program directory.

  • A single installer now handles the installation of all products. This means that all products from E32 onwards must be upgraded together. So when you upgrade to E32.1, for example, you cannot upgrade just Teamstudio Analyzer and leave Teamstudio Configurator at E32. This only applies to E32 and above - it is possible to retain, say, E31.1 of Teamstudio Analyzer and install E32 of Teamstudio Configurator. While rare, if you need to downgrade to an older version, you will need to uninstall all products and then reinstall the older version.
  • It is no longer necessary to remove older versions before upgrading. The installer will automatically remove previous versions as part of the installation process.
  • All installation directories are now configurable. The installer will attempt to find your Notes program directory, data directory and notes.ini location but you can modify them if you have a complex configuration that the installer does not correctly recognize. You can also change the directory in which the Teamstudio tools are installed, although this is not recommended.

 

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