Performing an evaluation installation on Windows

When performing a fresh installation of BigFix Server Version 9.5 Patch 7, you can either perform an evaluation installation or a production installation.

To install a BigFix server with an evaluation license, perform the following steps:

  1. On the computer where you want to install the BigFix server, run the BigFix Installation Generator.
  2. Select Evaluation.

  3. After accepting the terms in the license agreement, select Express.

    If no database engine is detected, an evaluation version of SQL Server 2016 SP1 is installed. The evaluation version is valid for 180 days.
  4. Request an evaluation license certificate file. To obtain it, you must enter all data required such as the domain name server and port of the server on which you are installing:

    Click Set Proxy to configure a proxy, if needed:

  5. Click Request to proceed with the evaluation installation on this server.
  6. Wait while the server is installed, the database is successfully initialized, and the client is installed.
    Note:

    SQL Server 2016 SP1 requires .NET Framework 4.6.2. If the BigFix Installation Generator must install SQL Server 2016 SP1, and .NET 4.6.2 is not installed yet , then it will be installed with it.

    In this case, the following dialog will be displayed for several minutes, and the installation might seem to hang:

    If .NET Framework 4.6.2 is installed with SQL Server, it is normal for this installation step to take about 15 minutes.

    If you want to speed up the installation, you can install .NET 4.6.2 prior to launching the BigFix Installation Generator. You can download the .NET installer from:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53344

  7. Click Finish to close the BigFix Installation Generator - InstallShield Wizard.