Installation Wizard


This article provides step by step instructions along with illustrations to help guide you through AutoMate's installation process. It is important to note that the setup file used to install any AutoMate edition (i.e. Standard, Premium or Runtime edition) is identical. The required features and components that are to be installed are determined by the edition selected and the serial number entered during the setup process. If no serial number is entered (such as for the purpose of evaluation), an unrestricted 30 day evaluation copy of AutoMate Premium edition is automatically installed. The following is a brief description of each AutoMate edition available:

For more details, see Professional, Premium & Runtime Editions.


AutoMate's installation process is simple and straight-forward. For ease of navigation, the bottom portion of the installation wizard contains a Back and Next button to navigate back and forth previous steps, along with a Cancel button to cancel the installation at any time. The steps are as follows:

1. Welcome

When you begin the installation of AutoMate, a welcome screen appears (as shown below). At this point, make sure that all Windows programs are closed before continuing installation.

Click Next to advance to the next screen.

2. AutoMate License Agreement

The next screen (shown below) details the AutoMate License Agreement (illustrated below) which is an End User License Agreement (EULA) form contract that defines ways under which AutoMate software can be used, in addition to the automatic rights of the buyer. It is important that you read the license agreement thoroughly in its entirety. If you wish to retain a hard-copy of the EULA, select Print. You must toggle the option I accept the terms in the license agreement to proceed. Selecting the latter option will automatically end the installation.

Click Next to continue.

3. Readme

The next screen (shown below) displays AutoMate's "readme." The readme contains useful information, such as the current software version, build and release date. The readme file also contains instructions on how to install the program, how to use the basic functions of the program, and what the program does. It may also include a list of recent updates made to the program or contain warnings and other important notices regarding the operation of the program.

Click Next to proceed.  

4-a. Installation details

The next screen (shown below) enables selection of the type of installation to perform as well as the install location. For more details about installation types, see Professional, Premium & Runtime Editions. The available types of installations are:

4-B. Runtime Configuration

If AutoMate Runtime installation was the type of installation selected, the Runtime Configuration screen (shown below) appears. Here, you can set a remote access password for the Runtime component. For more details, see Remote Administration.

Click Next to proceed.


The Installation details screen also shows the default folder in which AutoMate will be installed. To specify a different destination folder, click Change... and use the dialog that opens (shown below) to browse to the desired folder. You may also create a folder at a specific location if one does not exist. Upon completion, click OK. The new destination folder will be shown in the Destination Folder screen.

Click OK to save changes.

5. Ready to Install Program

A Ready to Install the Program screen (shown below) comes next. If you need to verify or change any information previously entered, this is your last chance to click the Back button to revise any values. To cancel installation, click Cancel to exit the Wizard.

If everything is in order, click Install to start the installation.

6. Installing AutoMate

During the installation process, the Installing AutoMate screen (illustrated below) shows the progress of the current installation. If needed, you can still cancel installation during this period by clicking Cancel.

7. Installation Completed

The Install Shield Wizard Completed screen (illustrated below) signifies the completion of the installation process.

Click Finish to exit the Wizard.

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