Installing ACL Analytics (subscription license)

The following procedure outlines the steps for installing ACL Analytics if you are an ACL GRC user with a subscription license for ACL Analytics. To install ACL Analytics if you have a perpetual license and a serial number, see Installing ACL Analytics (perpetual license).


The subscription license option is available for the English Unicode edition of ACL Analytics only.

To install ACL Analytics (subscription license):

  1. Close all other Windows applications.
  2. Double-click the ACL Analytics installation package: ACLAnalytics105_Desktop_Unicode.exe
  3. If a security warning dialog box is displayed, verify the information listed, and click Run.
  4. Leave English selected as the setup language and click OK.
  5. In the Setup Extraction Location page, specify the folder where the installation files will be extracted, and click Extract.

    You can click Browse to select a folder, or accept the default location (C:\Program Files\ACL Software\Installers\ACLAnalytics105_Desktop_Unicode).

    On computers running 64-bit operating systems the default program folder used by ACL Analytics is C:\Program Files (x86)\

    The setup files are extracted to the destination folder you specified. After the files are extracted the setup wizard starts automatically. If the setup wizard fails to start automatically for any reason, you can use Windows Explorer to navigate to the folder where the setup files were extracted and double-click setup.exe.

    If you are reinstalling ACL Analytics and the Overwrite Protection dialog box appears, click Yes to All.

  6. If you are prompted to install prerequisites, click Install. After the prerequisites are installed, the ACL Analytics installer automatically proceeds.
  7. In the Welcome page, click Next.
  8. In the License Agreement page, select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.
  9. In the License Information page, complete the following steps:
    1. Select ACL GRC Subscription.
    2. Enter your User Name and Organization.

      The Serial Number field is disabled because the subscription license does not use a serial number.

    3. Click Next.
  10. In the Destination Folder page, specify the locations where the ACL Analytics application files and the ACL Analytics sample data files will be installed. If necessary, click Change to modify either, or both, of the default locations and then click Next.

    The location where you install the sample data files becomes the default ACL Analytics working directory.

  11. In the Ready to Install the Program page, click Install.
  12. When the installation process is complete, click Finish.
  13. Start ACL Analytics.

    The Activate ACL Analytics dialog box appears.

  14. Enter your ACL GRC user name (email) and password and click Activate.

    The Select company dialog box opens.

  15. Select your company and click OK.

    ACL Analytics opens.

    You may get the notification “ACL preferences file (.prf) not found”. The preferences file stores the settings for the configurable ACL Analytics options that appear in the Options dialog box ( Tools > Options). If necessary, recreate any customized settings you require in the Options dialog box.

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