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== Prerequisites ==
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'''''NOTE:''' For Security system compatability, see the list of [[Supported Panels]]''
  
'''Prerequisites for DLS-IV:'''
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== Getting Started Guides ==
  
1) Windows Installer v3.1
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[[Standalone DLS NA]]
  
2) Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1
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[[Workgroup DLS NA]]
  
3) Microsoft SQL Express 2005 SP3
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[[Standalone DLS INT]]
  
4) Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (x86)
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[[Workgroup DLS INT]]
  
'''Note:''' These prerequisites are automatically downloaded and installed when installing DLS-IV.
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== End User License Agreement ==
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[[DSC Software EULA|DSC Software End User License Agreement]]
  
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==DLS Packages==
  
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*'''DLS 5 Stand-alone'''
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DLS 5 is the direct replacement for DLS package.  It runs on a local machine with all the components installed within it and contains enhance GUI functionality and modified features compare to DLS.  This application can be installed via EXE file which will be placed on www.dsc.com or from the existing Auto Updater which will be deleted from the machine ones DLS 5 will be installed.
  
During the installation process, DLS IV will detect any missing applications and will automatically install them for you. However, to speed the DLS-IV installation process or if you are having trouble with the automated installation of prerequisites, these applications may be installed manually by the user before starting the DLS IV installation. They must be installed in the order listed below.  
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*'''DLS 5 Workgroup Mode'''
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DLS 5 Workgroup is a feature embedded on top of the existing DLS 5 platform.  There are two parts of this feature:  DLS 5 Workgroup Server and DLS 5 Workgroup Client.  DLS 5 Workgroup Server will be installed on one machine which will act as a server to all the DLS 5 Workgroup Clients installed on different machines.  The database installed on the DLS 5 Workgroup Server machine will be shared among all the DLS 5 Workgroup Clients.  All the services will be installed on a server and user(s) will only install DLS 5 Workgroup Client on their machines. Maximum of eight modems will be connected to DLS 5 Workgroup Server machine and maximum of eight overall concurrent PSTN communications will be accepted at a time.  20 concurrent of each Ethernet and SMS communications can be executed with the next job going into queue.  Maximum of 200 jobs combined (PSTN, Ethernet & SMS) can be queued on Workgroup Server.  This product is very much similar to current DSC ES but smaller in scale and with improved installation method.   The DLS 5 Workgroup Client and DLS 5 stand-alone can be installed on the same machine but only one can be run at a time.  This will provide flexibility for the end user to work either online or offline.
  
1) Windows Installer v3.1
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*'''DLS System Administrator'''
- http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=889482FC-5F56-4A38-B838-DE776FD4138C
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DLS 5 System Admin package is designed to be operated by non-technical end users.  They will be able to manage and monitor their system but will not be able to configure/program it (no [*8] Installer programming). This package will be distributed as one NSIS EXE file and will be generic for both NA & INT markets (no separate market installation packages). As DLS, there will be two types of DLS SA packages: Stand-alone and Workgroup Mode.
  
2) Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1
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*'''DSC ES'''
- http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=AB99342F-5D1A-413D-8319-81DA479AB0D7
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This is a client-to-server application designed for medium to large businesses to house their entire remote operations in one central location. The bulk of work is pushed from the Client onto the Server. Every time Client submits communication jobs or tries to access the account(s), it gets connected to the server.  No Database and Services are installed on the client machine.
  
3) Microsoft SQL Express 2005 SP3
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==Supported Operating Systems==
- http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3181842a-4090-4431-acdd-9a1c832e65a6
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4) Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime (x86)
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Please review the respective solution Getting Started Guide
- http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d-074b9f2bc1bf
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Any critical updates to these prerequisites should be installed via Windows Update.
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==Unsupported Operating Systems==
  
== Downloading ==
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*Mac OS
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*Linux
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*Virtual Box/VM Ware
  
Download the DLS IV Updater from [http://www.dsc.com The DSC homepage]
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== Supported Database ==
  
== Installation ==
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Standalone/Workgroup Solution:
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*SQLite
  
DLS IV is built with tomorrow in mind. It runs on Microsoft's powerful .NET Framework 3.5 and MSSQL Express database engine. If you do not currently have these software packages installed, the DLS IV installer will automatically download the latest version directly from Microsoft.com for you, and install them without any unnecessary intervention from you, the user.
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Enterprise Client (ES) Solution:
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*SQL Server 2008
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''Please note: ES Installation is not compatible with SQL Server Edition version''
  
The installation process begins with the DLS IV Updater. This updater will manage the rest of the installation process for you, and will provide updates in the future as DSC rolls out additional driver packs and feature updates.
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== Downloading ==
  
Here's a brief rundown of the installation steps you'll see:
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Download the DLS 5 executable file from [http://www.dsc.com The DSC homepage]
  
1. Install the DLS IV Updater
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== Installation ==
  
2. DLS IV Updater installation will check for prerequisite applications (VC++ Runtime, .NET Framwork 3.5 and MSSQL Express)
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DLS 5 is built with the future in mind. It runs on Microsoft's powerful .NET Framework 4.0 and now using SQLite database. If you do not currently have these software packages installed, they will be installed automatically during the DLS 5 installation process.
  
3. If missing, .NET Framework 3.5 will be downloaded directly from microsoft.com and will be automatically launched
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The installation process begins once installation file is executed.
  
4. If missing, MSSQL Express will be downloaded directly from microsoft.com and will be automatically launched
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Here is a brief run-down of the installation steps:
  
5. If missing, Visual C++ Runtime components will be downloaded directly from microsoft.com and will be automatically launched
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1. Install the installation executable file from [www.dsc.com].
  
6. The DLS IV Updater will launch and display the latest available DLS IV products. Choose the DLS IV Engine and any of the available driver packs you need.
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2. The installation process will check for prerequisite applications (VC++ Runtime, and .NET Framwork 3.5).
  
7. The selected components will be downloaded directly from the DSC FTP site, and will be installed.
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3. If the .NET Framework 4.0 software is missing, it is downloaded directly from [www.microsoft.com] and automatically launched.
  
8. Close the DLS IV Updater software and start using DLS IV.
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4. If Visual C++ Runtime components are missing, they are downloaded directly from [www.microsoft.com] and automatically launched.
  
== Login ==
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Once all the prerequisites and engine files are successfully installed, DLS 5 login window will appear.
  
The default administrator username/password for DLS IV is: Username = admin Password = 1234 It is strongly recommended that you change the Administrator's password immediately after installing. The default username/password for earlier DSC downloading products is supported, but it is limited to "User" priveleges, it is not an "Administrator" account. Username = DSC Password = 1234
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'''''NOTE:''' SQLite is a light-weight database which does not require any database engine installation.

Latest revision as of 12:05, 13 June 2014


NOTE: For Security system compatability, see the list of Supported Panels

Getting Started Guides

Standalone DLS NA

Workgroup DLS NA

Standalone DLS INT

Workgroup DLS INT

End User License Agreement

DSC Software End User License Agreement

DLS Packages

  • DLS 5 Stand-alone

DLS 5 is the direct replacement for DLS package. It runs on a local machine with all the components installed within it and contains enhance GUI functionality and modified features compare to DLS. This application can be installed via EXE file which will be placed on www.dsc.com or from the existing Auto Updater which will be deleted from the machine ones DLS 5 will be installed.

  • DLS 5 Workgroup Mode

DLS 5 Workgroup is a feature embedded on top of the existing DLS 5 platform. There are two parts of this feature: DLS 5 Workgroup Server and DLS 5 Workgroup Client. DLS 5 Workgroup Server will be installed on one machine which will act as a server to all the DLS 5 Workgroup Clients installed on different machines. The database installed on the DLS 5 Workgroup Server machine will be shared among all the DLS 5 Workgroup Clients. All the services will be installed on a server and user(s) will only install DLS 5 Workgroup Client on their machines. Maximum of eight modems will be connected to DLS 5 Workgroup Server machine and maximum of eight overall concurrent PSTN communications will be accepted at a time. 20 concurrent of each Ethernet and SMS communications can be executed with the next job going into queue. Maximum of 200 jobs combined (PSTN, Ethernet & SMS) can be queued on Workgroup Server. This product is very much similar to current DSC ES but smaller in scale and with improved installation method. The DLS 5 Workgroup Client and DLS 5 stand-alone can be installed on the same machine but only one can be run at a time. This will provide flexibility for the end user to work either online or offline.

  • DLS System Administrator

DLS 5 System Admin package is designed to be operated by non-technical end users. They will be able to manage and monitor their system but will not be able to configure/program it (no [*8] Installer programming). This package will be distributed as one NSIS EXE file and will be generic for both NA & INT markets (no separate market installation packages). As DLS, there will be two types of DLS SA packages: Stand-alone and Workgroup Mode.

  • DSC ES

This is a client-to-server application designed for medium to large businesses to house their entire remote operations in one central location. The bulk of work is pushed from the Client onto the Server. Every time Client submits communication jobs or tries to access the account(s), it gets connected to the server. No Database and Services are installed on the client machine.

Supported Operating Systems

Please review the respective solution Getting Started Guide

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • Mac OS
  • Linux
  • Virtual Box/VM Ware

Supported Database

Standalone/Workgroup Solution:

  • SQLite

Enterprise Client (ES) Solution:

  • SQL Server 2008

Please note: ES Installation is not compatible with SQL Server Edition version

Downloading

Download the DLS 5 executable file from The DSC homepage

Installation

DLS 5 is built with the future in mind. It runs on Microsoft's powerful .NET Framework 4.0 and now using SQLite database. If you do not currently have these software packages installed, they will be installed automatically during the DLS 5 installation process.

The installation process begins once installation file is executed.

Here is a brief run-down of the installation steps:

1. Install the installation executable file from [www.dsc.com].

2. The installation process will check for prerequisite applications (VC++ Runtime, and .NET Framwork 3.5).

3. If the .NET Framework 4.0 software is missing, it is downloaded directly from [www.microsoft.com] and automatically launched.

4. If Visual C++ Runtime components are missing, they are downloaded directly from [www.microsoft.com] and automatically launched.

Once all the prerequisites and engine files are successfully installed, DLS 5 login window will appear.

NOTE: SQLite is a light-weight database which does not require any database engine installation.