Installing EFT, Administration Interface, and Modules

The EFT installer is used to install EFT and its modules, except for Mail Express, DMZ Gateway.

Important Pre-Installation Information:

The EFT has four different installers; each of them installs as a 32-bit application, even on a 64-bit OS. Silent installation is also available.

The EFT installer also provides the 32-bit Mail Express installer. Mail Express integration with EFT only works with the 32-bit version of Mail Express.

The installer verifies that the following items before continuing:

To install EFT, administration interface, and all modules except for Mail Express and DMZ Gateway

  1. Close all unnecessary applications so that the installer can update system files without rebooting the computer.

  2. Start the installer, and then click Next. The Choose an installer page appears. (Illustrations below show EFT Enterprise installation; the procedure is the same for EFT SMB.)

  3. Click the list and then, depending on which EFT you downloaded, click Globalscape EFT or Globalscape EFT Enterprise.

  4. Click Next. The installer will verify the prerequisites.

  5. Click Next. After installation components are loaded, the Welcome page appears.

  6. Read the Welcome page, and then click Next. The License Agreement page appears.

  7. Read the license agreement, and then click I agree to accept it. The license agreement is also saved in the EFT installation folder as "license.txt" if you want to read or print it later. Clicking Cancel aborts the installation.

    The Choose Components page appears.

    When you install EFT, the EFT Admin Interface check box must also be selected. After you have installed EFT and the administration interface on one computer, you can install the administration interface on other computers for remote administration. (To install the administration interface on a remote computer, refer to Installing the Administration Interface Remotely.)

  8. Click Next. The Installation type page appears.

  9. Specify the installation type, and then click Next.

    The Choose Install Location page appears.

  10. The default installation location appears in the Destination Folder box. Leave the default or click Browse to specify a different folder, and then click Next. The Configuration File Location page appears. (The installer does not support Unicode characters in the path. Refer to Unicode Exceptions for details.)

  11. Specify where you want to save EFT's configuration settings. For example, if you are installing in a cluster, you should specify a shared resource drive to synchronize settings across nodes. The EFT service must have permission to access the specified path. The default location is %systemroot%\ProgramData. The installer does not support Unicode characters in the path. (Refer to Unicode Exceptions for details.)

  12. Click Next. The Choose Start Menu Folder page appears.

  13. Keep the default shortcuts, specify an existing folder, or type a name for a new folder.

  14. Click Next. The Administrator Account Configuration page appears.

  15. Create a user name and password for the administrator account for connecting to EFT from the administration interface. Both the username and password are case sensitive. The installer does not support Unicode characters in the username or password.

    The administrator account password cannot be blank, can be up to 99 characters, and cannot be any of the following keywords: password, admin, administrator, sa, or sysadmin. The administrator account password must also comply with the computer's Windows account password policy (local or domain policy) "Minimum password length" and "Password must meet complexity" items. To view the policy, click Start > Run, then type secpol.msc. The Local Security Policy snap-in appears. Under Security Settings, expand Account Policies, and then click Password Policy. Right click the policy, and then click Properties to view the details and to enable, edit, or disable the policy.

  16. Click Next. The ARM selection page appears.

  17. Specify the type of database to which EFT is to connect.

    EFT compares the current database and the one about to be installed, and then displays the information in the Confirm Database Upgrade page of the wizard.

  18. The page lists the version of the database that is going to be installed. Reanalyze runs the comparison again. Click View to open the database information in a text editor in which you can save the file, if needed. Click Install to install EFT.

  19. When upgrading to EFT v7.4.6 with the upgraded AWE module, the following page appears:

  20. Select the I understand check box, then click Next.

  21. The installer installs the options that you've selected, then the Installation Complete page appears.

  22. Click Next. A page appears allowing you to start EFT, create a shortcut to the administration interface on the desktop, open the administration interface, and/or view the EFT version history.

  23. Click Finish. If the administration interface check box was selected and the EFT service was started, the Login Wizard appears.

  24. With This computer selected, click Next. (You must create a local connection first. Then later you can create remote connections, if you want.) The EFT Server Administrator Login page appears.

  25. Click in the Authentication box and specify the type of authentication to use for this login. Future connections will default to the authentication type that you specify during this initial login, but you can choose a different type. Authentication types include:

  26. In the Username and Password boxes, provide the login credentials that you created during installation, and then click Connect. The Welcome page appears. Since you have not yet activated the software, the "Free Trial" reminders appear. After you activate, you will not see the reminder prompt.

Next Steps:


If you are using Microsoft IIS on the same computer as EFT, refer to Running EFT and Microsoft IIS on the Same Computer.

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