The Eloquence B.07.00 installation program is based on the Microsoft Windows Installer and thus complies to the Microsoft Windows XP and 2000 requirements.
It supports Windows XP, 2000 and NT 4 as well as Windows 95/98/ME.
Eloquence B.07.00 provides the eq70.msi file which holds the installation database. The components to be installed are divided into separate archives which are laid-out in a compressed format. The contents of the archives are listed below.
On Windows XP and 2000, the eq70.msi file is sufficient to start the installation: just double-click the eq70.msi file. There is no need for a separate setup.exe program as with former installations.
However, for Windows NT 4 or Windows 95/98/ME, the appropriate Windows Installer engine might not be present on your machine yet. For this purpose we provide a setup.exe which first installs the appropriate Windows Installer engine on your system and then launches the Eloquence B.07.00 installation.
The Windows Installer engine for Windows NT 4 is contained in a file named instmsiw.exe. The name of the file containing the engine for Windows 95/98/ME is instmsia.exe. Both can be manually started to install the appropriate engine on your system, but this is normally done automatically by setup.exe for convenience.
Due to a limitation in the Microsoft Windows Installer implementation the archives have short DOS 8.3 file names. The suggested long names are indicated in addition.
By default, all components except the manuals are installed. However, you can manually select which components you want to install.
Your existing configuration files will be preserved.
It is not necessary and also not recommended to manually uninstall your existing Eloquence software.
By default Eloquence B.07.00 uses an installation directory different from older Eloquence versions up to A.06.31. The installation program will automatically migrate your existing configuration files to the new installation directory.
If you however have Eloquence B.06.32 or above installed the new version will be installed into the existing installation directory by default.
Please read the section about updating your Eloquence software below.
On Windows XP, 2000 or NT you have the choice to install a temporary server license if Eloquence B.07.00 is installed for the first time. This option is enabled by default. You can deselect this option manually if you don't want to install the temporary server license now. Later, you can use the Software applet in the Windows Control Panel to modify your Eloquence B.07.00 installation which will allow you to install the temporary license subsequently.
Please visit the Eloquence Web site at http://www.marxmeier.com/eloquence/license for details about obtaining a permanent Eloquence license key.
Your license file is located in the etc subdirectory of your Eloquence installation, for example at C:\Program Files\Eloquence\etc\license.
Please comment out any previous license key when adding the new B.07.xx license key to your license file. Otherwise the new license may not be recognized and chklic might output the following messages:
B.06.32: Bad license key revision. Duplicate sequence number: Ignoring license
If you're using the Eloquence Personal Edition, please use the license template file license.sam, it contains an updated license key for the Eloquence Personal Edition.
The license.sam file is located in the etc subdirectory of your Eloquence installation and should be copied into the license file located in the same directory.
If you however have HP Eloquence A.06.31 or below installed please note:
C:\Program Files\Eloquenceas opposed to the previous location which was
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Eloquence
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Eloquence B.07.00 server components require a new license key. Previous A.06.xx and B.06.xx license keys do not work anymore. To migrate your existing license, first install the temporary license, then visit the Eloquence Web site at http://www.marxmeier.com/eloquence/license to obtain a new license key.
If you have a HP Eloquence version A.06.31 or below installed its configuration and license files are migrated to Eloquence B.07.00. The previous software is uninstalled afterwards.
As opposed to HP Eloquence versions A.06.31 and below, the default Eloquence B.07.00 installation directory has been changed to:
As opposed to HP Eloquence versions A.06.31 and below, the Eloquence B.07.00 registry root key has been changed to:
As opposed to HP Eloquence versions A.06.31 and below, the default Eloquence server names in the Windows Service Control Manager have been changed. By default, the database server is named "eloqdb6" and the application server is named "eloqsd" (formerly "HP EloqDB6" and "HP EloqSD", respectively).
As opposed to HP Eloquence versions A.06.31 and below, the archive files eq70_client_dbtools.cab and eq70_client_dblib.cab have been added to separate the database tools and libraries from the runtime and development archives.
The eq70_client_dblib.cab archive also contains the Eloquence Image3K TurboIMAGE compatibility extension.
Due to a limitation in the Microsoft Windows Installer implementation the archives have short DOS 8.3 file names.
Before installation or uninstallation begins, all running Eloquence servers (eloqdb6, eloqsd) are stopped and all present Eloquence servers are removed from the Windows Service Control Manager.
After installation has finished, the default eloqdb6 and eloqsd servers are installed in the Windows Service Control Manager. However, they are not started automatically because the configuration and license probably must be adjusted manually.
The bin subdirectory of the Eloquence B.07.00 installation (for example C:\Program Files\Eloquence\bin) is added to the PATH environment variable so that each of the Eloquence command line programs can be conveniently executed. On Windows XP, 2000 and NT this is applied to the system PATH environment variable.
On uninstallation, this setting is removed.
The SYSTEM and EXAMPLE volume paths are configured into the eloq.config file located in the etc subdirectory. Therefore, the Eloquence B.07.00 system programs (such as QUERY, CFORM, MFORM, PFORM) and examples can be executed without further configuration.
The system and example programs are located in the share\prog and share\example subdirectories, respectively.
Of course, if the existing eloq.config file contains customized settings which are different from the default settings they are not changed to keep your eloq.config file functional.
The Eloquence TCP network services are configured into the Windows SERVICES file. No further configuration is necessary to run any Eloquence client or server programs. However, these settings are not removed on uninstallation.
The Eloquence program group contains additional shortcuts for Eloquence QUERY and the on-line documentation and manuals.
If the eq70_client_gui.cab archive is installed an autostart shortcut is created for the Eloquence RUN Server (applies to "All Users" on Windows XP, 2000 and NT). It is removed on uninstallation.
Eloquence B.07.00 requires a new license key. Previous A.06.xx and B.06.xx license keys do not work anymore. The installation program installs a temporary license on demand even if an A.06.xx or B.06.xx temporary license has been installed previously.