Software Ideas Server Setup

Server provides support for user cooperation, global repository and tasks.

1. Download a ZIP package with Software Ideas Server from download section ( You can choose from 32-bit version (Software Ideas Server xx.yy (32-bit)) and 64-bit version (Software Ideas Server xx.yy (64-bit)).

2. After downloading, extract the ZIP package to a desired location on your disk (e.g. "C:\SoftwareIdeasServer\").

3. Set SoftwareIdeasServer.exe.config:

  • ServiceUrl - the default value: net.tcp://localhost:8080/software-ideas
    • you can omit the port part or use another port.
  • RepositoryPath - the folder path where the repository files will be stored on the server.
  • LogPath - the folder path for the server logs.

4. Then install the service using InstallUtil:

  • Path for 32-bit service installer: %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework[64]\<framework_version>\InstallUtil.exe
  • Default path for 32-bit service installer: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\InstallUtil.exe
  • Default path for 64-bit service installer: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\InstallUtil.exe

Run command line (cmd.exe) as an administrator and install the service (SoftwareIdeasServer.exe), an example of default installation command:

  • > C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\InstallUtil.exe C:\SoftwareIdeasServer\SoftwareIdeasServer.exe

5. Start Services console - click on Windows Start button and type 'services.msc'. Find Software Ideas Server service, right click on it and choose Start.

6. When the Software Ideas Server service is running you can start Software Ideas Modeler, open Global ribbon and click on Start Server Console button (Server group).

7. Set server in Options - click on File menu, then Options. Open Server tab. Then choose one of these client modes: Both - prefer local, Both - prefer server or Only server Set server address as: net.tcp://{YOUR_SERVER_DNS_NAME/YOUR_SERVER_IP_ADDRESS}:{SERVICE_PORT (As you set in step 3 in ServiceUrl)}/software-ideas

8. Login dialog will show. The default administrator credentials are:

  • Login: admin
  • Password: SimAdmin123

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