Chapter 2 Installing Reactis Model Inspector
Reactis Model Inspector is available on
To run Reactis Model Inspector, a system should satisfy the following minimum
- At least 512 MB RAM (more is required for large models)
- At least 40 MB free disk space
- An installed Ethernet card
- 64-bit Reactis Model Inspector requires 64-bit Windows
There are different methods for installing Reactis Model Inspector, depending on
how you will access the license(s) you have purchased:
via a Reactis License File residing on your computer, or
- via a Reactis License Manager running on a remote server.
In the latter case, you (or someone in your organization) will also
need to install the Reactis License Manager. The Reactis Model Inspector installers
may be downloaded from the Reactis User Pages:
2.1 Installing with Local License File
To install Reactis Model Inspector, perform the following steps:
Execute the self-installing executable
and follow the instructions. The 64-bit Reactis Model Inspector installer is named
but otherwise installing 64-bit Reactis Model Inspector proceeds exactly as the 32-bit install.
If you obtained your release on a DVD, inserting the DVD into
your DVD drive should initiate the execution of this executable
automatically. If it does not, manually run the program
reactismi-setup-V2020.exe that is included on the DVD. Alternatively, you may
download the latest version of the installer from the Reactive
Systems web site listed below. Note, that an updated version of the
installer will have a name of the form reactismi-setup-V2020.0.n.exe
where n is a patch release number.
- To obtain a Reactis License File, select
from the Windows Start menu. This will open a text editor
showing the (incomplete) license file rsilicense.dat. Copy the
information you find there into an e-mail message and send this
message to Reactive Systems at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a
response containing the completed license as an attachment. When you
receive this e-mail, detach the license file and save it to a file
Start -> All Programs -> Reactis Model Inspector V2020 -> License
rsilicense.dat in the folder where Reactis Model Inspector is
installed. If you installed in the default location the license
should be saved to:
C:\Program Files\Reactis Model Inspector V2020
|Figure 2.1: Configuring Reactis Model Inspector to access a Reactis License Manager running on a remote server.|
2.2 Installing with Remote License Manager
If your organization already has a server running the Reactis
License Manager, then you will need the name or IP address of the
license server. The steps required to install Reactis Model Inspector on your
computer (the client) are as follows:
- On the client machine, run the installer (see
step 1 of Section 2.1).
- Invoke Reactis Model Inspector by selecting
Start -> All Programs -> Reactis Model Inspector V2020 -> Reactis Model Inspector
The dialog shown in Figure 2.1 will appear.
Add button and enter the IP address or name of
a server running the Reactis License Manager.
Step 2 can be repeated multiple times if there is more than one server.
2.3 Installing the Reactis License Manager
Please see the Reactis License Manager User’s Guide:
2.4 Performing a Silent Install
The Reactis Model Inspector installer supports a silent install (installing Reactis Model Inspector
from the DOS command line in an automated fashion). The following
command line switches control a silent install.
Instructs the installer to be silent. When the installer is silent
the wizard and the background window are not displayed but the
installation progress window and error messages are displayed. The
default settings (which can be overridden using command line
arguments) are used for the install.
With this switch the installer will display error messages, but not
the wizard, background window, or progress window.
Prevents the user from canceling during the installation process by
disabling the Cancel button and ignoring clicks on the close button.
This switch is useful in conjunction with /SILENT.
Overrides the default directory name displayed on the Select Destination
Location wizard page. A fully qualified path name must be specified.
Overrides the default folder name displayed on the Select Start Menu
Folder wizard page.
/COMPONENTS="comma separated list of component names"
Overrides the default components settings. By default all components
are installed. Possible components are:
| main||:||Reactis Model Inspector GUI |
| lm||:||License Manager |
| lmo||:||License Monitor |
| help||:||Help files |
| examples||:||Example files |
Instructs the installer to copy the personal settings and license information
to the new installation if running in SILENT or VERYSILENT mode and a
previous existing Reactis installation is found.
This is the default.
Do NOT copy personal settings and license information from a previous
Saves information entered during the install in a file. That file can
later be used to specify default parameters via LOADINF. The
following information is saved:
Install directory name
- Program group name
- Should settings and license information be copied from existing
versions of Reactis Model Inspector?
Load default information from a file created with the SAVEINF option.
This is useful in combination with a silent install, i.e.
C:\> reactismi-setup-V2010.exe /SILENT /LOADINF="mysetup.inf"
will install Reactis Model Inspector without any user prompts using the
values saved in mysetup.inf Options given on the command line will
override parameters stored in the information file.
/HELP or /? or /H
Display help information for the silent install command line switches.