2.3 How to Install

There are two methods to install Ascolog Insight:

  • XCOPY - Just extract Ascolog Insight from a ZIP archive to a folder of your choice where you have read and write access. All files will be located within this folder.

  • SETUP - Run a setup application which installs Ascolog Insight and creates a shortcut in the start menu.

Ascolog GmbH digitally signs all executable files (e.g. setup, application, self extracting archives) and libraries to ensure a maximum of safety. The name used for signing is Ascolog GmbH. The digital sigThere are two methods to install Ascolog Insight:

  • XCOPY - Just extract Ascolog Insight from a ZIP archive to a folder of your choice where you have read and write access. All files will be located within this folder.

  • SETUP - Run a setup application which installs Ascolog Insight and creates a shortcut in the start menu.

Ascolog GmbH digitally signs all executable files (e.g. setup, application, self extracting archives) and libraries to ensure a maximum of safety. The name used for signing is Ascolog GmbH. The digital signature is displayed during the installation process or on the Properties page of a signed file (as shown in figure Digital signature of Ascolog Insight). Please always check the digital signature. Consult your Microsoft Windows® documentation for more information on digital signatures.

Digital signature of Ascolog Insight
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Installing with XCOPY

The ZIP archive consists of a folder called “AscologInsight” which contains all files of Ascolog Insight. Extract the ZIP archive to a folder of your choice where you have read and write access. There are no files that will be stored outside of the “AscologInsight” folder. If you want to use another location for Ascolog Insight just move the “AscologInsight” folder to this location and Ascolog Insight will still work. You can also rename the “AscologInsight” folder if you want. All files (program, data like layouts or sample log files) will be stored inside the Ascolog Insight folder. The data will be stored in a sub-folder called “DATA”. This folder will be referred to as data folder in this documentation.

Installing with the Setup

When you select this method Ascolog Insight will be installed in the way you are used to from other setup applications on the Microsoft Windows® operating system. Use this installation method if you want to create a shortcut in the start menu. When you use the SETUP installation method follow the instructions of the setup. You cannot relocate the application's folder when you use this method without uninstalling and reinstalling Ascolog Insight.

The SETUP installation method is provided as self extracting archive and as ZIP archive.

Self extracting archive ZIP Archive
Click on the self extracting archive to start the installation. Extract the ZIP archive to a folder of your choice and click on the file "setup.exe" to start the installation.
Just one single file. Contains the files "setup.exe" and "AscologInsigh.msi"
Does not work with Avast Antivirus Software, read more on www.ascolog.com/node/37 on our website. Download when you want to access the Windows Installer file ("AscologInsight.msi").

The executable files will be installed in the folder that you specify during setup, Ascolog Insight will suggest the default program folder of Microsoft Windows® (e.g. C:\Program Files\Ascolog\Ascolog Insight or C:\Program Files (x86)\Ascolog\Ascolog Insight on English versions of Microsoft Windows®).

The setup will store the application's data (e.g. layouts) in the folder:
“%PROGRAMDATA%\AscologInsight”
This folder will be referred to as data folder in this documentation.
%PROGRAMDATA% is an environment variable of Microsoft Windows®. Consult a documentation about Microsoft Windows® on how to find out the value of this variable. However, try to look up the folder “C:\ProgramData” first because it is quite common that this variable points to this path.