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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. Installing Toon Boom 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 can update a previous installation of Toon Boom Harmony, you must stop all services, including:

Database server
Batch processing
License server
Harmony Web Control Center server

Stopping Services Affecting Harmony

Stopping the License Server

Removing Harmony-related Environment Variables

To complete the installation, you must remove some environment variables set by the previous installation.

IMPORTANT: Please do this with caution.
  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
  1. Double-click on System and select the Advanced system settings link in the left panel.
  1. In the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables.
  1. In the System Variables panel, select LM_LICENSE_FILE (if listed) and click Delete to delete LM_LICENSE_FILE.
  1. Delete any of the following variables if they appear in the System or User variables lists:

Backing Up Configuration Files

You also need to back up any necessary configuration files from the machine in case you want to reuse them. You can also back up the license.dat file as well.

Version 12 and later: C:\flexlm
Versions 7.3 and 7.2: C:\usa\etc\flexlm

Uninstalling the Previous Version of Toon Boom Harmony or Opus

Now you will uninstall the previous version of Harmony or Opus.

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.
Web Control Center Allows download and upload of scenes from the database.
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.