August 14, 2013
This document covers the changes to version 6.0 of the Quest Installer. This document describes the new features, the system requirements, and the known issues for this release.
For some Quest Toad product suites, you can enter your new Toad license key during the installation process. If the installer displays the Product Licensing page, you can enter your license key and site message. If you have an existing license key, the installer finds and displays this key. If you prefer, you can enter your license key later, after launching the application.
Note: If you have an older type license key, the installer may not detect and display it. Continue with the installation. If necessary, Toad will prompt you to enter your license key upon initial launch of the application.
If you are installing a Toad for Oracle edition or suite, your single license key activates all the components of the edition or suite.
If you are installing a Toad product or suite for the first time, after launching the application, Toad prompts you to enter your license key (but only if you did not enter the key during the installation process).
If you are installing or upgrading to a different edition, after launching the Toad product or suite, select Help | Licensing and enter your new license key. Any new features will be enabled automatically, and any additional Toad suite components will be licensed from the same key.
This release of Quest Installer includes the following new features and enhancements.
Automatic Check for Product Updates
This release of Quest Installer allows you to check for a newer version of the Toad for Oracle suite during the installation process. You can also enable a continuous automatic check that instructs Toad to notify you when there is an update to the suite.
Note: You will need a valid license key and the ability to log in to Quest Support to download an updated version of the product during installation.
Enhanced Licensing Page
For some Quest Toad products, during installation you have the opportunity to register with Quest Software as a Toad user. Just enter your e-mail address and job role in the Product Registration page of the Quest Installer.
If you cannot run the Quest Installer to deploy Toad software applications, or if you prefer to perform a silent installation of the Toad product, you can use the Quest Installer to extract the MSI files for the Toad product or products. For more information on how to use Quest Installer to extract MSI files for your Toad for Oracle product, please see one of the documents listed in the Getting Started section of this guide.
The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of this release.
|Spotlight on Oracle Uninstall||Having upgraded to Spotlight on Oracle
7.1 from an earlier release of Spotlight on Oracle Standard Edition
(for example via Toad 10.0), if you uninstall Spotlight with the Quest
Installer, only part of Spotlight will be uninstalled. This is due
to RAC diagnostics and Predictive Diagnostics being added to Spotlight on
Windows 64-bit Operating System
|If you attempt to install a 32-bit
application into the 'C:\Program Files' directory in a 64-bit operating
system, the OS/MSI converts it to 'C:\Program Files (x86)'. In
this case, the install location path in Quest Installer is different from the actual
location. This means that you will not be able to uninstall
the application using the Quest Installer.
Windows 64-bit Operating System - Oracle 10g Client Issue
|After installing a 32-bit application on a Windows 64-bit OS, attempting to connect using an Oracle 10g Client could result in an error. The default
install directory for 32-bit applications on a 64-bit OS includes
parenthesis as shown in the following example:
C:\Program Files(x86)\Quest Software\
According to Oracle Metalink, Doc ID 334528, there is a network issue for any application that is installed into a path with a parenthesis using the 10g client on Windows 64-bit.
Performance issue related to digital signing
|If the signed installer is located on a network share, the entire
file needs to be transmitted (to the local machine) before installation
can commence. This is because the entire file needs to be read in order to
verify the digital signature.
The format of the file 'ToadStudioAdapter30.dll' is invalid
|The format of the file
'ToadStudioAdapter30.dll' is invalid. This is related to having
previously installed a version of 'Toad Studio' that included an old
version of QAIT.
Notification of insufficient space
The Quest Installer provides a warning during installation if insufficient disk space exists for the installation.
Note: System requirements vary depending on what application or suite you are installing using the Quest Installer. Please refer to the specific Toad product's installation guide for hardware requirements and operating system support.
(The Quest installer has been tested on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 - using the latest available service packs.)
Before installing Quest Installer, ensure your system meets the following requirements:
|Quest Installer requirements||
Administrator privileges. You must be logged in with administrator privileges to perform the installation.
DVD-ROM drive (required for installation only).
Internet connection (required for downloading software).
VGA monitor, 1024x768 resolution, small fonts.
Printer (optional) for printing graphs and reports.
Sound card and speakers (optional) for receiving audible alerts.
Mouse (required to access all features.)
This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.
This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan. It supports bidirectional writing (Arabic and Hebrew). The release supports Complex Script (Central Asia – India, Thailand).
This release has the following known capabilities or limitations: Native Operating Systems must use their Native 'System Local', not the English Compatible System Local.
Your product download or CD will include an installation guide, or you can access your product's installation guide through the Quest Software Support Portal.
Toad for Oracle
If you are installing a Toad for Oracle edition or suite, please refer to one of the Installation Guides found on the Support Portal:
- Toad for Oracle Installation Guides
Other Toad Products
If you are installing a Quest product other than Toad for Oracle, please see the product's Installation Guide for complete installation instructions. Toad product installation guides can be found at the Quest Software Support Portal or at the product's community page on Toad World.
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