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Pre-installation Checklist

Denali Accounting Software Pre-Installation Checklist

Please complete all applicable items on this list before your installation appointment. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Customer Support at (800) 390-7053.

System Requirements for Denali

  • Verify all computers have one of the following compatible Microsoft® operating systems: Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, or Windows® Server 2016
  • Verify all computers are either 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems
  • Verify that the RAM on your computer(s) and server (networks only) is a minimum of 4 GB (clients) and 8 GB (server)
  • Verify that the computer for the Denali server has a minimum of 60 GB hard drive space free.
  • See Denali System Recommendations for details about the configuration you will use.

Computer and Server Preparation for Denali

  • Install all high-priority Windows® updates on all computers and/or server
  • Install Microsoft® .NET 3.5 SP1 and/or .NET 4.0 Framework on all computers (4.6.1 Framework for Windows® 10)
  • Download the Denali update or full version ISO file from the Software Installations page
  • Scan (disk cleanup) and defragment the hard drive on all computers
  • Verify that all client machines are connected to the server (network installations only)
  • Make sure all users have full sharing and security rights (refer to Microsoft® documentation for assistance)
  • Set anti-virus exclusions for the following files (these are the default file locations):
    • (64-bit) C:\Programs Files (x86)\Cougar Mountain Software
    • (32-bit) C:\Program Files\Cougar Mountain Software
    • (64-bit) C:\Program Files (x86)\Aatrix
    • (32-bit) C:\Program Files\Aatrix

Upgrade Installations for Denali

  • Gather the passwords for the companies set up in your database
  • Back up all company data via the Back Up feature in Controller (see the user guide or online help for assistance)
  • Verify that all users are out of Denali and all modules are closed

Final Installation Preparation for Denali

  • Locate your installation DVD or ISO image and serial numbers (user keys), including add-on serial numbers
  • Make sure the printer(s) and POS hardware are connected to applicable computers and properly functioning
  • If possible, make sure all computers have high-speed internet access
Cougar Mountain Software develops leading on-premises accounting solutions. Our hallmark software, DENALI, is specifically designed to scale to clients’ needs while maintaining an unbreakable audit trail. Learn more at www.CougarMtn.com
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