Datapolis Process System


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Installing Datapolis Process System


To install DPS you just need to run the attached setup application on the web server hosting your farm’s Central Administration application. Setup will deploy DPS on all front-end servers in a farm.

You don’t have to launch the setup on every server in the farm.



  • For the installation time please unlock port 445 on every server’s firewall for TCP connections. It is necessary in order to verify if the SharePoint Timer and SharePoint Administration services are running.
  • It’s necessary to add authorization for Farm Administrator to base. To do it, please start as administrator SharePoint PowerShell and write a command:

    Get-SPDatabase | ?{$_.Name -eq "DP_DB_7cf21959-1068-49e7-97ff-dba3c237e1ca"} | Add-SPShellAdmin -Username tg\administratorLogin

Note: The user account used to install DPS should have administrative privileges on both server and SharePoint farm levels.


  1. Run the file „InstallationPackage.msi”. This will launch extraction wizard. Click „Next” on the „Welcome” page.

  2. Select the folder where the setup files are to be extracted. We advise you to keep these files even after you complete the installation, for they are useful while fixing or removing DPS solution.

    Click „Next”.

  3. When the files are uncompressed, click the "Finish" button. Setup will automatically launch DPS Installer.

  4. After setup.exe is launched, click the “Next” button on the “Welcome” page.

  5. System requirements are verified on next page. Please wait for all the checkpoints to be completed.

  6. Click “Next” if all the requirements are met.

  7. If the verification fails on any of the checkpoints, click the “Abort” button.  After resolving the issue, run setup.exe again. See the Troubleshooting section for more details.

    If Datapolis Process System has been already installed, the “Repair/Remove” options are shown. In this case please read Repair/Remove Datapolis Process System section.

  8. The next page shows End User License Agreement (EULA). Please read the agreement carefully.  In order to continue the DPS installation you have to agree with the statements in the license by checking the appropriate option. Click the “Next” button.

  9. The next page contains web applications on which you can deploy DPS. You can select more than one web application.

  10. As stated before, DPS is deployed as a Site Feature. In order to use DPS (i.e. design and deploy, as well as run Datapolis workflows) it is necessary to activate the feature on each site where Datapolis workflows are to be run. Setup wizard gives you an option (“Activate Datapolis Process System on all sites on all site collections on selected web applications”) to automatically activate the feature on all sites in selected site applications. It’s selected by default.


    Note: If your web applications contain a large number of sub sites, the auto-activation can take a long time and use a significant part of server resources.


  11. After selecting deployment targets, click the “Next” button.

  12. Following step informs which components will be installed or modified. Click “Next” to continue.

  13. The next page shows progress of the installation. It might take several minutes, depending on the configuration of the SharePoint environment. When the installation is completed, click the “Next” button.

  14. The last page displays the deployment summary. The details show how the deployment process was performed and on which web applications and site collections where DPS was installed.


    Note: If errors occurred during the installation, they will be listed here as well. Please note them down and include them when contacting Datapolis Support.


    Clicking the “Next” button forwards you to an end screen which completes the installation process.

  15. Now you can go to Central Administration to activate license. More information can be found here .