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Installing Toon Boom Harmony

Now that you have verified the minimum requirements and configured your hardware and software, you are ready to install Toon Boom Harmony.

You will perform the following tasks:

1. Upgrading from a Previous Installation
2. Creating the usabatch User
3. Installing Harmony

If you are not upgrading from a previous installation of Toon Boom Harmony, go to Installing Toon Boom Harmony.

If you are performing an upgrade, pick a time when Toon Boom Harmony production is slow or stopped. During the upgrade, no users can run any of the Toon Boom Harmony modules and all rendering jobs must be stopped or completed.

Before you install Harmony, you must create the usabatch user account on the server and on all the workstations that will performing batch processing (computers that will be part of the batch rendering or vectorizing farm). A number of services, including the tbdbserver, license server and batch processing are started using the usabatch account.

The usabatch account must have administrator rights on the computer.

NOTE: If you are upgrading from a previous version of Harmony or Opus, you may not need to create the usabatch account since you will use the same account that was created from the previous installation.

In a client-server network or in a standalone setup, you must install Harmony, as well as the following services on the server or the standalone computer:

tbdbserver Controls access to the database.
License service Controls the number of licenses and features available to Harmony users.
Batch processing Controls batch vectorizing and rendering queues.
Link server If you are installing Harmony on a Mac OS X server that will support Windows clients, you must install the Link server.

To install Harmony programs and services, you must run the installation package. Before you start the installation, make sure you are currently logged in the system with administrator rights on your local computer.