Purpose of this manual
This document shows how to install Instrument Manager manually. The steps described in this file replicate all the steps the Instrument Updater is doing.
When to use this workaround?
- After a clean install of Instrument Manager has failed.
- For Unity PC's without local admin rights. (skip step 2)
- If the update Instrument Manager fails (skip step 2)
Download the IM.zip file by opening below link.
Open file explorer to create the required folders
type in %localappdata% on the address bar.
This will open the address C:\Users\[…]\AppData\Local ([…] being your user folder)
Create the folder: "AkzoNobel"
Open the new "AkzoNobel folder"
Your path should now be "C:\Users\[…]\AppData\Local\AkzoNobel"
Create the folder "Instrument Manager"
Open de new "Instrument Manager" folder
Your path should now be "C:\Users\[…]\AppData\Local\AkzoNobel\Instrument Manager"
In this folder, create the folders: "bak", "bin", "dat" and "temp" as shown above.
Note: in case you skipped step 2, please close Instrument Manager and delete all the files in the bin folder before you perform below steps.
Copy the downloaded program files:
Open de "bin" folder (found in %localappdata%...AkzoNobel/Instrument Manager)
Open the "im.zip" file located in your downloads folder.
Select all files contained in the im.zip. file and drag all these files to the "bin" folder. (there should be a total of 128 files).
In the "bin" folder we need to create new file called "version". Go to New item on the Home ribbon, as shown below, and select Text Document, call it "version" and hit enter.
The file will be all the way to the bottom of the "bin" folder. Open the file and type in the version number of Instrument Manager that you are installing manually. At the time of writing this manual, the IM version is 3.1157.20, in the "version.txt".
Now save the file.
The last action is, to take out the .txt extension. Right-click on "version.txt", select the option rename, delete ".txt" and hit enter. A popup will appear, confirm your action by clicking on "yes".
All done here, please proceed to step 5.
Start Instrument Manager
Click on the windows logo in the bottom left corner, you find Instrument Manager in the AkzoNobel file as shown below, please click on it to start the program.
Instrument Manager will now start. After a few seconds, Instrument Manager will be available, you can check this on the icon tray as shown below.