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In this article we cover the Installation process for VDM. The topics covered are downloading the Microsoft Software Installer or MSI, running the installer and importing OPTIONS files.
New Installation and Update Process
Versions 10 and later of VDM introduce some key changes to the installation and update processes. The new install process will allow you to have versions 9 and older and the new versions (version 10 and up) installed at the same time. This will give you the opportunity get comfortable with the new version of VDM while maintaining access to V9. VDM is now deployed using a Microsoft Installer package called an MSI. The new MSI will enable admins to easily deploy and manage VDM installations and updates.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Views are not backwards compatible and may cause challenges when newer views are ran on older versions of VDM. Always be cautious when using older views in the new versions and create backups of your views.
Steps To Install VDM
1. Download/Run the VDM.MSI
2. Click Next
3. Agree to the EULA to continue the installation.
4. Select where VDM will be installed and click Next. Default C:\Program Files\BridgeWorks LLC\BridgeWorks VDM\
5. Click Next
6. Click Next
7. Click Yes when prompted to allow the MSI to make changes to your device.
8. Wait for VDM to finish installing.
9. Click Close, then Launch VDM.
10. If VDM detects an options file the first time it is launched and you would like to use it, click Yes. The options file will tell VDM where to look for all of your connection profiles, views, settings, etc.
NOTE: OPTIONS files will come from other installations of VDM.
Import OPTIONS File
If VDM did not detect an options file but you would like to import one, you will be prompted to import an options file.
Selecting OPTIONS File
You will then need to provide/select the options file you want to import.