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Dicom eXtender Installation

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Before installing, please remember that DICOM eXtender requires a Microsoft SQL Database in order to function. We currently recommend using Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2 if you need a free database; however, our software will also work with other versions of MS SQL such as 2008, 2005 or even MSDE.

When setting up SQL Server 2008 Express please select the default instance in the "Instance Configuration" page and in the "Server Configuration" page change the SQL Server Database Engine's Account Name to "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" and SQL Server Browser's Startup Type to Automatic. On the Database Engine Configuration, don't forget to set a password for the sa account. If you are using SQL 2008 or higher you must disable password policy enforcement for the user that extended will be connecting as.

The instructions above are for installing the database on the same machine that DICOM eXtender has been installed to. The settings specified above are general instructions for getting DICOM eXtender to work and are no means an optimized configuration for your setup and network. For higher work loads the SQL Database should ideally be on a separate machine and in that case you will need to work with your IT department or database administrator to set up your database or to use an existing one.

Also note that you should close all running applications before you begin this installation as the computer will automatically restart upon completing the installation.

DICOM eXtender

Open DICOMRouterNOMSDE.exe to begin the installation. Click "Next".

Click "Yes" to agree to the License Agreement

Choose your desired destination installation folder or click "Next" to leave as default.

Click "Next" to begin the installation.

The installer will now copy files to your computer.

Click "Next" to configure database connection settings.

Type in the the username and password used to access the SQL database installed on the server you specify (You must use the machine's hostname. This field cannot be "localhost") and click "Next."
Important Note: If this is an upgrade uncheck "Create Database" as the creation of a new database will not be necessary.

Provide a name, email, username, and password for the administrative account that will configure and control the router and click "Next" (If you unchecked "Create Database" you will not be prompted for this information.

Click "Finish".

Click "OK" to restart your computer to complete the install process. Once the computer has been restarted the Router will have been installed and the Management Console will now need to be installed either on the same machine or another connected to it by the network.

Management console:

The installation of DICOM eXtender Management Console has two program dependencies: "Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1" and "Microsoft WSE 2.0 SP3" These programs are bundled with the "DesktopUI_Setup.exe" used to install the Management Console and will be installed automatically if they are not already installed.

If you are missing Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1, you will see a warning after starting the installation program. Click "OK" and the installation for .Net 1.1 will begin.

Click yes to install the .NET Framework.

Click the radio button for "I agree" and click "Install"

You will see the progress bar increase until you are notified that the installation is complete.

Click "OK".

If you are missing Microsoft WSE 2.0 SP3 you will see another warning after starting the installation program. Click "OK".

After a few moments, the installer for the DICOM eXtender Management Console will appear. Click "Next" to begin installation.

Click the radio button for "I agree" to agree to the license and click "Next".

Click "Next" to install to the default location.

Click "Next" to confirm your installation options.

The installer will display its progress as files are copied to your computer.

Click "Close". Installation of the DICOM eXtender Management Console is now complete.

Web Management console:

If you attempt to install the web server interface without having Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 or higher installed you will receive the following warning:

To install IIS you must have Windows 2000, XP, or Server installed. IIS is not installed by default on Windows 2000 or XP. In order to enable this you must open the Windows Control Panel and double click on Add/Remove Programs. You can then click on "Add/Remove Windows Components" which will show you a screen similar to the following:

Place a checkmark in the box for Internet Information Services (IIS) and then click the "Details" button. Leave everything that is checked as default except uncheck "SMTP Service" unless you use this computer as an email server.

After IIS ins installed double click the "mPlexusDICOMWebSetup.exe" to begin installation of the DICOM Web Interface and click "Next".

Select "I Agree" and click "Next".

Click "Next" to use the default port for HTTP and web server directory.

Click "Next" to confirm your installation options.

Click "Close" to complete the installation.

Running the web GUI application on Windows XP may require the following steps if you get a "Page Cannot Be Displayed" Error:

    Click Start | Run
    Type C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\aspnet_regiis.exe -i
    Press Enter
    You will see a window that says Start Installing ASP.NET (1.1.4322.0) and it will disappear
    Update will be complete

If you are running Windows Server 2003 you may also need to do the following:

    Start "IIS Manager" from "Administrative Tools"
    Expand the appropriate nodes in the IIS to locate the "Webservice Extensions" Node
    Click on the same
    You will find a list of "prohibited" extensions on the right
    Click on ASP.NET and "allow" it

Web Timeout Settings

The web interace timeout settings can be adjusted by opening the web.config file located in the mplexus directory and adjusting the following line:

<forms name=".NUFINITYDICOMWEBCONSOLE" loginUrl="login.aspx" protection="All" timeout="10" />

The number specified for "timeout" is the number of minutes it will take before the user gets logged off. It is also necessary to adjust the following line:

<sessionState mode="InProc" stateConnectionString="tcpip=" sqlConnectionString="data source=;Trusted_Connection=yes" cookieless="false" timeout="10" />

The "timeout" setting here must always be the same value as the "timeout" specified above.

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