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Installing Paradise

1) Before beginning, it is important to note that during the process of installing the Paradise software, a service will be created called ParadiseIsland, which requires the entry of a user name and password.  The user name entered will be the owner of the ParadiseIsland service, and will need to be an administrator on the machine on which the ParadiseIsland service is installed.  Also, be sure that the person who will be running the Paradise installation software is an administrator on the computer on which it is being installed.

To begin, navigate to the “Downloads” folder in Windows Explorer, or whichever folder you saved the Paradise install executable to, and right-click on the ParadiseSetup installation executable.   Select “Run as administrator.”

2) Select “Yes” to begin the Paradise installation.

3) Click “Next” to progress.

4) Choose to accept the license agreement.   Click “Next” to progress.

5) Select “Complete Paradise Installation” to install Paradise on your computer.  Click “Next” to progress.

6) Select the “Attribute Generator” check box to install additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator if you have purchased an additional license for AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator.  Otherwise, leave this check box unchecked.  Click “Next” to progress.

 

7) Paradise is installed to the default locations inside the “Program Files” and “ProgramData” folders underneath a “GeophysicalInsights” folder.  Click “Next” to progress.

8) Select the “Create New Root Folder” radio button, whereby the installation program creates a “Paradise” folder and a set of nested subfolders on the machine that you are currently installing to. The “Paradise” folder will contain the files containing the seismic volumes that Paradise creates and uses, as well as workspace folders and a database backup folder.

The other radio button option, “Use Existing Folders,” can be used to point to a set of pre-existing folders from a previous installation, or to allow you to point to a set of folders on a computer other than the computer that you are installing to.

The Paradise installation will create a parent “Paradise” folder, with three nested child folders, namely, “DBbackup,” “PDM,” and “Workspaces.”  The user can choose to distribute these three child folders to different computers, and this is especially common in client-server configurations of Paradise.  The permissions on the three child folders are as follows:

1) For the “PDM” folder, there are two sets of read and write permissions that need to be applied.  First, the owner of the ParadiseIsland service (which is configured in the installation program when you specify the login user name and password), needs read and write permissions to the “PDM” folder.  Secondly, whichever user is logged in to the computer that is running the Paradise application, needs read and write permissions to the “PDM” folder.

2) For the “Workspace” folder, the owner of the ParadiseIsland service (which is configured in the installation program when you specify the login user name and password), needs read and write permissions to the “Workspace” folder. 

3) For the “DBbackup” folder, ensure that this folder resides on the same computer as the Paradise databases.

Create New Root Folder – This option creates the necessary folders on the computer you are installing to for new installations.

a) Select the “Create New Root Folder” radio button.  Choose a drive that has at least 1 Terabyte of free space, as this folder will contain the files containing the seismic volumes that Paradise creates and uses.  For example, if your E drive contains at least 1 Terabyte of free space, you would type in “E:\”.  The installer will then generate a subfolder named “Paradise,” along with three subfolders nested beneath the “Paradise” folder, namely, “DBbackup,” “PDM,” and the “Workspaces” folders. 

b) If you want your PDM folder, which contains the seismic volumes that Paradise creates and uses, on a computer other than the computer that you are currently installing to, then you will need to select the “Use Existing Folders” radio button, the second radio button, and you will need to pre-create the necessary folders.  Please refer to the following section, “Use Existing Folders,” for a detailed explanation.

Use Existing Folders – This option allows you to point to a pre-existing PDM folder from a previous installation, or to point to a set of folders on a computer other than the computer that you are installing to.

a)      If you are installing for the first time, and you wish to store the seismic volumes that Paradise uses and creates on a second computer, other than the computer that you are installing Paradise to, you will need to create the necessary folders on this second computer.  Select a drive that has at least 1 Terabyte of free space, as the files containing the seismic volumes can be quite large.  Then, on this drive with at least 1 Terabyte of free space, construct a folder named “Paradise.”  Nested underneath the “Paradise” folder will be three subfolders named, “DBbackup,” “PDM” and “Workspaces,” respectively, which you will also create.

b)      You will want to apply “Sharing” permissions to these new folders so you will be able to see these other folders across the network on this second computer.  This can be done by right-clicking on the specific folder and selecting, “Share with” … “Specific people.”  Share permissions can be extended to “Everyone” or specific people using “Find people ….”  Make sure you apply the share permissions to all four folders to anyone that will be using Paradise.

c)      From Windows Explorer on the machine that you are installing Paradise to, point to the newly created “PDM” folder on this second computer, and copy this path from the top of Windows Explorer.   In the case seen below, we copy: \\GI-DEV-WKST07\Paradise\PDM.  This path must be a UNC path, and should begin with two back-slashes and the computer name.  Do not use the names of mapped drives or mapped folders.

d) Select the “Use Existing Folders” radio button, and paste the path to the PDM folder that you copied in the previous step, to the “Use Existing Folders” edit field.

Once either “Create New Root Folder” or “Use Existing Folders” is complete, click “Next” to progress.

9) Complete the “Windows Service Password” and “Confirm Windows Service Password” fields with the user login password associated with the user name in the “Windows Service User Name” field, that is, the password that the user logs onto the computer with.  The user name entered will be the owner of the ParadiseIsland service, and this user will need to be an administrator on the computer on which the ParadiseIsland server is installed.

It is important to note that the user name in the “Windows Service User Name” field is the user name that is assigned to the ParadiseIsland service.  Whichever user name is associated with the ParadiseIsland service requires a SQL Server login with a sysadmin user role created.  The SqlServerForParadise installer automatically creates the necessary SQLServer login with sysadmin role for the user that is logged into the computer when the SQLServerForParadise installer is run.

More simply put, if the username specified below in the “Windows Service User Name” is the same user that was logged on the computer when the “SqlServerForParadise” was run, all of the necessary SQL Server Logins and permissions were automatically set up.

But if a different user is specified in the “Windows Service User Name” field, ensure that this different user has the necessary SQLServer login with sysadmin role defined.  This login can be created using SQL management Studio for the ParadiseIsland instance of SQL Server under “Security/Logins.  After the new login is created for the user, right-click on the login, select properties, select “Server Roles,” and check the “Sysadmin” checkbox.

If the Paradise SQL Server instance and associated databases that Paradise will be using are to be installed to a different computer, other than the computer that you are currently installing to, then check the “Database Host Name” check box, and enter the name of the computer that will host the Paradise SQL Server instance and associated databases.  Otherwise, if the Paradise Island SQL Server instance and associated databases are installed on the same computer that you are currently installing to, then leave the “Database Host Name” unchecked. 

For the “Database Backup Folder” field, make sure that the database backup folder is on the same computer that the Paradise databases are on, or the backup will fail.

Click “Next” to progress.

10) Click “Install” to initiate the installation.

11) Click “Finish” to complete the Paradise installation.

12) If you have installed the additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator, a reboot of your computer is required for the AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator to function properly.  You may choose to reboot at this time or at a later time.  If you did not install the additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator, you will not see this message.

13) If you have been issued license keys for a “stand alone” configuration, it is necessary to activate these license keys using our Activation Utility.  (If you have not been issued license keys and intend to set up a different licensing configuration, you can skip this step, which is particular to a common licensing setup.) 

To begin, left double-click on the “Activation Utility 3.1” icon on your Windows desktop and click “Yes” on the following dialog to proceed.

This will bring up the “Geophysical Insights Application Activation Utility,” as seen below.

Select the third tab, entitled “Use Activation,” and enter the license key in the edit field.  Then, click the “Activate” button in the bottom right hand corner of the dialog.  Once the license key has been registered on our license server, a message in the “Status” field at the bottom of the dialog will reflect a successful activation.  Click the “Close” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the dialog to close the Activation Utility.

14) Check that the ParadiseIsland service is running in the Services window.  To open the Services window, left-click on the “Start” button in the left-hand corner of the computer screen.  Depending on the version of Windows that is installed, the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the computer screen looks like:

Type the word “Services” in the search field.

On Windows 8 machines, if you click on the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the computer screen, a blank edit field will appear only after you start typing the word “Services.”

15) Select the “Services” or “View local Services” item that appears in the listing to bring up the Services window. 

For Windows 8 machines:

16) In the Services dialog, check that the “Status” of the ParadiseIsland service is “Started” or “Running,” depending on the version of the Windows operating system that you are on.  If the status of the ParadiseIsland service is “Started” or “Running,” then you can close the Services window, and you are finished installing Paradise.

If you have not set up the licensing yet, the Paradise Island service will not be able to run.

If the licensing has been set up, and the “Status” is neither “Started” nor “Running,” then right-click on the ParadiseIsland listing in the Services dialog, and select “Properties.”

17)  Select the second tab entitled, “Log On,” and enter the user’s log on password twice.  Click “OK.”  It is important to note that the owner of the ParadiseIsland service should be an administrator on the computer.   You can run the ParadiseIsland service as a Local System account by selecting the “Local System account” radio button, but Paradise will then be only able to access files and folders on the computer that Paradise is installed on, and will not be able to access files and folders across the network.  This is particularly relevant with regards to the location of the “Paradise” folder and its nested “PDM” folder containing the seismic volumes that Paradise creates and uses.

18) Right-click on the ParadiseIsland service, and select “Start.”

19) The status of the ParadiseIsland service should be “Started” or “Running,” depending on the version of the Windows operating system that you have on the computer.

20) If the ParadiseIsland service is running, the left double-click on the “Paradise 3.1” icon on the Windows desktop to start the Paradise application.

 

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