Quick Installation onto multiple computers

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Install in different folder or drive
Install Logos for multiple users  (M. Lee)


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These instructions apply to Logos on Windows. For Macs see Quick Installation onto Multiple Macs.
Keep in mind that these must be your machines for your personal use. If in doubt, please refer to the EULA.

Follow instructions carefully. If you are not confident to do this then seek advice in the forums.


THESE PROCEDURES ARE NOT SUPPORTED BY LOGOS SO YOU PERFORM THEM AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Before you Start

Set Folder Options in Control Panel to enable viewing of hidden files and folders.
You must select a Custom installation in order to avoid an automatic download of resources.
Do not use choose “Run as administrator” — just run the install program in the normal way.
Do not install a version that is older than your working installation.


THESE PROCEDURES use generic folder and file names. See below for specifics of your Logos/Verbum version.

Logos 4

The default Logos 4 folder is \Logos4. File names are prefixed by ‘Logos4’ e.g. Logos4.msi, Logos4.exe.
If you are installing Logos 4 to a non-Admin account in Windows XP read this first.
Logos 4 can be installed from Logos4Setup.
The default installation path is:
  C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Logos4 or
  C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Logos4 (Windows XP)

Logos 5

The default Logos 5 folder is \Logos5. File names are prefixed by ‘Logos’ e.g. Logos.msi, Logos.exe.
Logos 5 can be installed from Logos5Setup
The default installation path is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Logos5
Your Logos folder name could be \Logos4 or \Logos5 depending on how you upgraded.

Logos 6

The default Logos 6 folder is \Logos. File names are prefixed by ‘Logos’ e.g. Logos-x64.msi, Logos.exe.
Logos 6 can be installed from Logos6Setup or the link in your Logos 6 order.
The default installation path is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Logos
Your Logos folder name could be \Logos, \Logos4 or \Logos5 depending on how you upgraded.

Verbum

Verbum can be installed side-by-side with Logos as it has a different executable and base folder.
The default Verbum folder is \Verbum. File names are prefixed by ‘Verbum’ e.g. Verbum.msi, Verbum.exe.
Verbum 5 can be installed from Verbum5Setup whilst Verbum 6 can be installed from Verbum6Setup or the link in your Verbum 6 order.
The default installation path is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Verbum

Method 1

This method is intended for use with an offline computer.
Please read Before you Start carefully.
Note: Your Logos folder name could be \Logos, \Logos4 or \Logos5 depending on how you upgraded.

  1. Backup the ...\Logos folder from a working installation to an external drive
    • the files in ...\Logos\Install\Installers are needed for installation at Steps 3, 4 & 5
    • if you have a custom installation backup these files from the default installation path above.
  2. Where necessary install .NET 4.5.2+ for Logos 5/6 & Verbum 5/6, or .NET 3.5 SP1 for Logos 4 (get offline installers from Microsoft)
  3. If present run DXSETUP.exe
  4. Run LogosPrerequisites.msi for the first installation on a computer —> only for versions prior to v6.3
  5. Run Logos.msi from the desired user account
    • select Custom installation and uncheck “Automatically Download Updates”
    • change the installation folder (eg. E:\, C:\Users\username) or leave as default
    • click “Finish” to exit the installation
    • create a shortcut from ...\Logos\Logos.exe & move it to your Desktop
  6. If they exist delete the following folders from the new installation and replace them from your backup
    • \Logos\Data
    • \Logos\Documents
    • \Logos\Users
    • these are the only Logos folders that you need from backup
  7. Start Logos and sign-in. Then select Work Offline.
  8. Open some resources. If you get the message “This resource is no longer in your library”:-
    • enter scan <path to backup resources> in the Command box
    • restart Logos
    • Logos can take some time to discover your resources


<path to backup resources> is ...\Logos\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources

Method 2

This method saves resource downloading and indexing but gets installation files from Logos servers.
Please read Before you Start carefully.
Note: Your Logos folder name could be \Logos, \Logos4 or \Logos5 depending on how you upgraded.

  1. Backup the ...\Logos folder from a working installation to an external drive
  2. Install Logos/Verbum from the appropriate Setup link above.
    • if you want to install a beta version use the link from the Beta forum
    • select Custom installation and uncheck “Automatically Download Updates”
    • change the installation folder (eg. E:\, C:\Users\username) or leave as default
    • immediately exit the Sign-in window after the installation has finished
    • if the window does not appear go to the next Step
  3. If they exist delete the following folders from the new installation and replace them from your backup
    • \Logos\Data
    • \Logos\Documents
    • \Logos\Users
    • these are the only Logos folders that you need from backup
  4. Start Logos and sign-in
  5. Open some resources. If you get the message “This resource is no longer in your library”:-
    • enter scan <path to backup resources> in the Command box
    • restart Logos
    • Logos can take some time to discover your resources


<path to backup resources> is ...\Logos\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources

Method 3

This method involves Indexing whilst avoiding the resource download.
Please read Before you Start carefully.
Note: Your Logos folder name could be \Logos, \Logos4 or \Logos5 depending on how you upgraded.

  1. Backup the ...\Logos\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources folder from a working installation to an external drive
  2. Install Logos/Verbum from the appropriate Setup link above.
    • if you want to install a beta version use the link from the Beta forum
    • select Custom installation and uncheck “Automatically Download Updates”
    • change the installation folder (eg. E:\, C:\Users\username) or leave as default
  3. Sign-in to Logos after the installation has finished
    • enter scan <path to your resources> in the Command box e.g. scan e:\resources
    • restart Logos
    • Indexing should start and can take a considerable time to complete
    • Also allow time for your documents to sync



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