Upgrading ACL Workstation using the setup wizard (major upgrade)

You can use the ACL Workstation setup wizard to upgrade ACL Workstation on an end user’s computer. The following procedure outlines the steps for upgrading ACL Workstation from version 10.0, 10.0.1, or 10.0.2 to 10.5.1.

If users have version 10.5.0 of ACL Workstation installed, see Upgrading ACL Workstation using the setup wizard (minor upgrade).

To upgrade ACL Workstation (major upgrade):

  1. On the end user’s computer, close all other Windows applications.
  2. Navigate to the WS subfolder on the computer hosting ACL Network.

    The default location is: C:\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10\WS. If you cannot see the WS subfolder on your network, appropriate Windows rights and folder permissions may not have been set up. For more information, see Rights and permissions required by ACL Network.

  3. Double-click setupWS.exe.
  4. Select the language you want to use for your installation of ACL Workstation and click OK.
  5. If you are prompted to install prerequisites, click Install. After the prerequisites are installed, the ACL Workstation installer automatically proceeds.
  6. Click Yes in the dialog box confirming the upgrade.

    A notification in the dialog box states that an earlier version of ACL has been detected and will be removed.

  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 Network location page, review the prefilled path to the folder containing the ACL Network application executable (ACLWin.exe) and do one of the following:
    • If the path is correct, click Next.

    • If the path needs to be updated, make the appropriate changes and click Next.

      Enter a UNC path if ACL Workstation and ACL Network will be on different computers – for example, \\<computer name>\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10. Enter a local file system path if ACL Workstation and ACL Network will be on the same computer – for example, C:\ACL Software\ACL Analytics 10.

      You can also click Change to select the ACL Network application folder. If you click Change, you are limited to local folders unless you have previously mapped a drive to the appropriate folder on another computer.


    If an error message appears stating ACLWin.exe was not found, the UNC path you entered may not match the Windows rights and folder permissions. You must have permissions to the top-level folder in the path, and any subfolders. For more information, see Rights and permissions required by ACL Network.

  10. In the Destination Folder page, change the sample data files folder if necessary, and click Next. The default sample data files folder is C:\ACL DATA\Sample Data Files.

    The sample data files folder is also the default ACL working directory.

  11. In the Ready to Install the Program page, click Install.
  12. When the upgrade process is complete, click Finish.

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