7.1 Installation and Login

After the application is launched, the installation program will scan your PC for another 2N® Lift8 Control Panel version and ask you to uninstall the currently available version if identical with the new one. Use the system Control Panel Add or Remove programs to uninstall the existing product version for reinstallation or reconfiguration. If the versions are not identical, the original version will be uninstalled and a new application version will be installed. Then you will also be asked whether the configuration files should be removed or the whole application with a new, empty database should be installed.

Now the 2N® Lift8 Control Panel Setup Wizard has been launched. Follow the wizard instructions. Then select the installation location for the 2N® Lift8 Control PanelC:\Program Files (x86)\2N TELEKOMUNIKACE\2N Lift8\ is used by default. Now the application will ask you to enable transmission of system data and software use surveys to help the 2N TELEKOMUNIKACE a.s. company improve the software quality, availability and performance. No confidential data shall be sent. You can participate in this effort voluntarily and cancel sending statistic data any time. Confirm or decline this cooperation and click Next to continue.

Select whether the application should be installed for the currently logged-in user or all the PC users. The wizard is ready to install the 2N® Lift8 Control Panel. Confirm user account administration notification to the Windows system if necessary. Another Start item and the application shortcut icon will be added automatically. Once installed, the application will start automatically.

Alternatively, use the command line for installation: select the installer file and define the manner and location parameters. See below for command explanation.

Command Description
/VERYSILENT

Installation runs on the background, no installer is open to the user.

/DIR="C:\..." Set the installation location.
/LOG=file_name.txt Create an installation course log to be displayed in the installer directory.

Application Installation Command

Caution

  • Make sure that the command line is started by admin. If it is started by a user, the editor authenticating window will pop up.

Warning

  • There is an installer change in version 2.2.0. The installer is unable to remove the original application versions (up to 2.1.x) correctly and an installation error may occur. To avoid this, remove the original applications manually if you use versions lower than 2.2.0.
  • Use the Start/Control panels/Programs/Uninstall program Windows menu to remove the application (this path applies to Windows 7 but can probably be used for other systems too). Select the application to be removed and click the right button to uninstall the program from your PC. Finally, you will be asked whether you really want to delete the existing configuration files. If you click NO, your configuration will be preserved.

Note

  • The 2N® Lift8 Control Panel installation requires 650 MB of free disk space at least.

Now the 2N® Lift8 Control Panel is ready for use. Click on the shortcut item on the desktop (see the figure below) or select the Start item to start the application.

2N® Lift8 Control Panel Icon

After the application is launched, a splashscreen gets displayed informing you of the application manufacturer and current version. Start it to display the basic login screen and Log in to server menu. The last used connection is displayed for quick access. Select the Show advanced settings checkbox to display the list of all available connections to the 2N® Lift8 Servers in a clear tree structure to the left. If you have installed the application for the first time, the default connection will be created automatically. This connection cannot be removed. If you use one and the same PC for your 2N® Lift8 Control Panel and server, you can make use of these pre-settings and click the Connect icon. The 2N® Lift8 Control Panel will log in to the local server. You need not use the pre-set values but can create a connection of your own using the New server and New group buttons. Create a tree structure of your own and save the settings by login to the server. Select a connection and push Delete selected to remove a connection. It is easy to set the connection: all you have to do is enter the connection name and insert the local loop address 127.0.0.1 or the localhost text (only if the server is running locally) in the server address. Enter the IP address of the LAN or public network server to get connected to another server. Use the DNS server if available. Enter the listening port selected during the 2N® Lift8 Server installation into the Port parameter. The default port value is 7008. Contact your LAN administrator to verify the settings. Refer to the figure below for possible settings. 

Server Connection Screen

 

Now select the server connection and press Connect or double-click the selected server with the left button. The application will execute login to the 2N® Lift8 Server.

Tip

  • Server login may take some time if you have an extensive database as the application has to download all the current tables. Be patient please and wait for completion.

Note

  • Recommended hardware requirements
OS

Microsoft Windows 10,

Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1 CZ, Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 CZ, Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 CZ
CPU Equivalent Intel Quad Core i7 3.4 GHz
RAM 16 GB
HDD 500 GB
LAN Gigabit Ethernet (GLAN)
Other
  • Dedicated Sound card (Very important!)
  • Dedicated Graphics card

Caution

  • Important! A default user with administrator login is created during the 2N® Lift8 Server installation to get connected to the server and configure the other users. The default user uses the following login data:
  • Name: Admin
  • Password: 2n
  • Port: 7008

Warning

  • If a problem with non-compatible version of .NET occurs during installation, you should download new version of .NETFX4.0 from www.2n.cz . You can use this link from the online manual.

  • Minimum operating system requirements: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8