Installing RedBeam on Windows 10

Application: General
Area: Windows 10
Issue: Installing RedBeam on Windows 10.
Generally Caused By: Upgrading a PC or operating system
Level of Complexity: Medium

System Prerequisites

In order for Asset Tracking, Check In Check Out, and Inventory . Tracking to perform properly, the PC must have the following:

  • Windows 10
  • RedBeam setup files
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express (or newer)
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft Office (for importing/exporting)

Step 1

Disable User Account Control (UAC)

Leaving UAC on during installation may prevent some features in RedBeam from working correctly. If your company network policy requires UAC, you can turn it back on after RedBeam has been installed. Type “user account control” in the Windows search box to the right of the Windows Start button.  The User Account Control settings button should appear at the top of the search menu.  Click it

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UAC will be at the third tick mark by default.  To turn UAC off, move the slider down to the “Never notify” setting and click OK.

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Step 2

Enable .Net 3.5 Support

This is not only necessary for installing RedBeam Asset Tracking, but also for SQL Server and Microsoft Office.

Type “turn windows features on or off” in the Windows Search box and click the resulting tile at the top of the search menu.

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The first feature listed should be .Net Framework 3.5.  Expand it, check the HTTP Activation and Non-HTTP Activation check boxes, and click OK.

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You may be prompted to use Windows Update to download the required files.

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You may get an error installing .Net 3.5 in Windows 10.  If this happens, there’s a simple command to install this feature using your Windows 10 installation media. Open a command prompt by typing “CMD” in the Windows Search box, right click the resulting tile at the top of the search menu, and click “Run as administrator.

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In the command line window, type “DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess /Source:E:\sources\sxs” where E is the drive for you Windows 10 installation media. 

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Once the .Net 3.5 feature has been installed, please restart Windows. 

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Step 3

RedBeam Software Installation

All RedBeam installation packages contains SQL Server Express, and install prior to RedBeam. Follow the prompts as shown below to complete the SQL Server Express installation:

Select Install for SQL Server Express:

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Once the SQL installation completes, the RedBeam application portion will be ready to install. Click Next.

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Select Next.

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Select “I accept the terms in the license agreement” and select Next.

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Select Install.

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Select Finish.

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Congratulations – You have successfully completed the installation of your RedBeam application! If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-373-0390 or support@redbeam.com.