ACL for Windows Installation and Activation Guide

This guide provides detailed instructions for installing ACL for Windows, which contains the following components:

  • Analytics
  • Offline Projects

Upgrading from earlier versions

The ACL for Windows installation package performs a fresh installation of Analytics 16.0. The installer does not upgrade previous versions of Analytics or ACL Desktop.

Analytics 16.0 can be installed side by side with any previous version of Analytics or ACL Desktop prior to version 16.0.

Unicode and non-Unicode editions of Analytics or ACL Desktop can never be installed side by side, regardless of the version number.

ACL for Windows installation quick start

(For detailed installation steps, see Install ACL for Windows)

Note

When you install ACL for Windows, any existing Analytics sample data files are overwritten if they are in the Analytics working directory that you specify during the installation.

If you have made changes to any of the sample projects or data files that you want to keep, save the files elsewhere before installing, or rename the folder containing them. Do the same with the associated command log files if you want to preserve them.

Add certificate authority URLs to your network allowlist

If you are installing Analytics behind a network firewall, you may need to add certificate authority URLs to your network allowlist.

For more information, see Add certificate authority URLs to your network allowlist.

Download the installer

Sign in to Launchpad (www.highbond.com) and download the ACL for Windows installation package (ACLforWindows16.exe).

If you do not have Launchpad sign-in credentials, see Install ACL for Windows.

Extract the installation files

  1. Double-click the ACL for Windows installation package (ACLforWindows16.exe).
  2. If a security warning dialog box appears, verify the information listed, and click Yes.

    Tip

    The security warning dialog box could be hidden behind any windows you have open.

  3. Select the language you want to use for your installation and click OK.
  4. In the Setup Extraction Location page, click Extract.

    After the files are extracted the installer starts automatically.

Install prerequisites, if required

If you are prompted to install prerequisites, click Install.

After the prerequisites are installed, the installer automatically proceeds.

Perform the ACL for Windows installation

Follow the onscreen instructions to install ACL for Windows. The installer performs a fresh installation of Analytics 16.0.

In the ACL Edition Selection page, select the edition you want to install:

  • Non-Unicode
  • Unicode

Caution

Ensure that the edition you install is the correct edition for your company.

For more information, see Should I install the non-Unicode or Unicode edition of Analytics?

Note

If you are installing Analytics side by side with an earlier version, the installer enforces selecting the same edition as the currently installed version.

Non-Unicode and Unicode editions cannot be installed side by side. For more information, see Installing different versions or editions side by side.

Install optional Analytics data connectors and Python engine

Analytics offers data connectors to access data from a wide variety of supported data sources and a Python engine to enable Analytics machine learning commands. Some of these connectors and the Python engine are optional and you can choose to install them during the ACL for Windows installation.

Note

If you do not install the optional data connectors or the Python engine and want to use either of them later, you must uninstall and re-install ACL for Windows.

Activate Analytics

How you activate Analytics depends on your company's Launchpad authentication method:

  • Standard authentication If you have a single Analytics subscription, you probably use the standard authentication.
  • Authentication using a custom domain If your company uses Single Sign-On (SSO), you authenticate using a custom domain.

Note

If your company uses a custom domain, do not enter an email and password on the first screen of the Launchpad sign-in screen.

Standard authentication

  1. Double-click the ACL for Windows 16 shortcut on your desktop.
  2. Enter your Launchpad sign-in credentials and click Sign in.
  3. Select your HighBond instance, if you are prompted to do so, and click Activate Analytics.

    ACL for Windows opens.

Authentication using a custom domain

  1. Double-click the ACL for Windows 16 shortcut on your desktop.
  2. Click Sign in to a custom domain at the bottom of the Launchpad sign-in screen.
  3. Enter your company's custom domain and click Continue.

    If you do not know your custom domain, contact the in your company.

  4. Enter your SSO credentials.
  5. Make sure your HighBond instance is selected, and click Activate Analytics.

    ACL for Windows opens.

Start Analytics

To start working with Analytics, do one of the following:

To create a new, empty Analytics project Under Create, click Analytic Project
To open an existing Analytics project Under Open, click Analytic Project
To open a recently opened or a sample Analytics project (.acl) Under Recent Analytics Files, or Sample Files, click the name of a project