Manual Installation Guide


How and where AccountCentral and ctAC are installed depends on your requirements. For reference purposes please view the Web Service Architecture Overview.


Step 1. Installing The Account Central Web Application) The AccountCentral web application is the GUI that runs on a publicly available web server and is the interface that customers see.
1. Extract your AccountCentral.zip file into the destination directory.
--ex: c:\inetpub\wwwroot\AccountCentral\
2. Make AccountCentral an "Application" in IIS.
3. Disable the "Enable Session State" property.
--Unless needed for something other than AccountCentral
4. Make sure that the "Application" is specified as an Asp.Net 2.0 Application.
5. Change the "Default Document" to index.aspx

Step 2. Installing The ctAC Web Service
1. Extract your ctAC.zip file into the destination directory.
--ex: c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ctapi\services\ctAC\
2. Make ctAC an "Application" in IIS.
3. Disable the maintain session property.
--Unless needed for something other than ctAC
4. Make sure that the "Application" is specified as an Asp.Net 2.0 Application.

Step 3. Installing the SQL Objects
  1. Run your AccountCentral.install.sql file on the target Microsoft Dynamics SL "App" database.

Step 4. Configure your AccountCentral web.config file. Click here to go to the AccountCentral/web.config file documentation page. for more details.

Step 5. Configure your ctAC web.config file. This file is location in the root directory of the ctAC.
ie: c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ctapi\services\ctAC\web.config
Click here to go to the ctAC/web.config file documentation page.

Step 6. Configure your ctAC XML config file. Click here to go to the ctAC/acConfig file documentation page.

Step 7. Activating your AC install license and setting the admin account password.
1. After installing and configuring AccountCentral you will be greeted with a popup warning when loading the site until your license is activated. Activating the license gives you an opportunity to set the default admin account password.
2. Pull up the acAdmin/licenseActivation.aspx page. On this page you will need to enter in the LICENSENAME value located in your web.config file, as well as the LICENSEKEY value. Note: These values must match what is entered in your web.config file. After entering in the license information, enter in a new password for the admin user and click "Activate License".
3. You now need to take the LICENSEACTIVATE key shown on the screen and enter it into your website's web.config file as instructed.
4. Your default install is complete. Pull up the sites login page and login with the admin user Note: username/emailaddress = "admin"
5. Upon logging in, you will be greeted with the default installation template and it is ready for customizing. Note: changing Logo, Titles, add/remove features To edit any of the elements on the screen just click the "Edit" button next to the element.
6. After clicking the "Edit" button you will be greeted with the Page/Link editing page.