End-user requirements, and Application Server requirements (if used):
Web Server Installation (for optional web interface)
Select the downloaded zip file, and use the Extract All option from the right mouse menu to extract its contents into a new folder.
Restart your computer; Log in as the Windows user who will access the SPC software. Close all software running on the computer after restart, including (and especially) virus protection software.
Select the setup.exe application file that was extracted from the download, and use the Run As Administrator option from the right mouse menu to start the installation. Standard users will need an Administrator to enter their administrative credentials. (If the Run As Administrator option is not available, then you did not select the setup.exe file that was extracted, or your Secondary Logon service has been disabled. See FAQ).
If you receive a "Windows protected your PC" prompt, click the More Info link, then the Run Anyway option. If you also receive a prompt from User Account Control to make changes to your computer, select the Yes option to proceed with the installation. (The No option will cancel the installation).
Click the Next button to proceed with the installation.
Select Installation Folder:
Use the Browse button to select (or create) a folder within your Program Files folder (e.g. C:\Program Files\Quality America, Inc\SPC-PC IV Explorer\ for a 32-bit operating system or C:\Program Files (x86)\Quality America, Inc\SPC-PC IV Explorer\ for 64 bit operating systems).
If installing to a folder on your network, ensure that all users of this software have at least Read Access to the qactiv.bin file in the folder. (Users who may need to use the Update License feature to modify the number of licenses must have Write Access privilege to the qactiv.bin file).
Select the Everyone option to allow all users on this computer access to the SPC software; select Just Me to limit access to the current user (i.e. the Windows user that is currently logged in), or if you are the only user on this computer.
Confirm Installation: Click the Next button to proceed with the installation, the Back button to make changes to the settings, or the Cancel button to quit the installation.
Installation Complete: Select Close to exit the installation, which should add the SPC-PC IV Explorer shortcut to the Quality America folder on your Start menu's All Apps group, and place a sample database (qasample.mdb Microsoft Access database) in your Documents folder.