The following illustrates YAPI installation on a Windows 7 machine and the prompts will vary a slightly depending on the versions of the target operating system.
Always choose Yes, Ok, Accept, or Next to proceed.
If your computer has User Account Control (UAC) enabled you may see various UAC prompts that looks like the following.
Always click Yes on a UAC prompt.
YAPI installer will automatically install several prerequisites that may or may not be on the target computer. Those prerequisites are:
.NET Framework 2.0 and 3.5
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime modules
Microsoft Primary Interoperability Assemblies
Windows Installer 3.1
- Administrator Credentials ( YAPI must be installed under Admin rights )
The YAPI setup files will be located in a shared folder set up at the time of the install on the server. Please reference the install notes left at the time of installation located on the Server's Desktop. If unable to locate the installer, please contact your IT or YAPI for assistance in locating the installer.
Navigate to the shared folder and double click on the icon named RunThis2InstallYAPI.exe
This will begin the installation of YAPI onto your computer.
If you see the following warning, click Run.
Click Install to install Microsoft Primary Interoperability Assemblies (PIA).
Installation continues. It typically takes less than a minute to complete this step.
YAPI Setup Wizard starts. Click Next.
Read the license agreement, click I agree, then Next.
YAPI is being installed. Select the drive you want to install YAPI runtime files on (typically C).
Finally, click Close to finish the installation.
When installation finishes, you will have the following YAPI shortcut installed on the Desktop.
Double click YAPI shortcut.
If your PC has Windows Firewall enabled you will see the following Windows Security Alert. It is extremely important to click Allow access button.
Click Ok button.
The following message box will inform you that an upgrade is available. Click Yes button.
YAPI will download upgrade bundle and will restart automatically. It usually takes a minute or two to finish this process. Occasionally, depending on the speed of your network and Internet it may take a bit more time.
Please be patient!
YAPI will shut down and automatically start again.
If you’ve defined YAPI shared layout already, you may see the following message. Click Yes.
The following prompt will request you to define the name of your computer location. Select from the list or simply type. Please note that no special characters are allowed – only alphanumeric characters and space.
Congratulations! YAPI has been successfully installed.