StarShip Server : 1st Time Installation


After you have installed and configured the prerequisite software, you can continue with the StarShip Server installation.

  1. From the Components menu, click the StarShip Server link.


  2. Click Next to begin the installation.

  3. The following window displays for informational purposes only. If you are using a Proxy Server, you must enable the URLs shown in the list before you continue with the current installation. If you are not sure whether or not your company uses a Proxy Server, ask your Network Administrator before proceeding. Click Continue.


  4. Enter the Registration Information and Product Serial Number provided to you by V-Technologies. If you did not receive a serial number, please contact the V-Technologies Sales Department by calling 1.800.462.4016. Click Next.


  5. Choose a destination folder. To select a folder other than the default, click Browse. Click Next.


  6. Select the SQL Server (2005 or higher) instance where the StarShip database should be installed. If it does not appear in the list, click the My SQL Server Instance is not in the list check box and then enter the computer name where SQL Server is running. Click Next.


  7. Specify an authentication method used by the selected SQL Server instance. For SQL Authentication, enter a User Name and Password in the fields provided. V-Technologies recommends using SQL Authentication. Click Next.


  8. Specify the login information for the StarShip Server service. The local system account should be selected unless connecting to the SQL Server using Windows authentication or when connecting to the Internet through a proxy server that requires authentication. When selecting a specific account for the service to log on with, the installer will return a list of users specifically added to the local administrators group in the Name box. If the preferred user name is not on the list, you can enter it into the Name field. When entering the user name, be sure to use proper account format : <domain>\<username> or <username>@<domain>.

  9. You can choose whether or not to create backup copies of any files that are replaced during the installation process. When you select Yes, you can also provide a directory for the backup files. Click Next.


  10. Select the Program Manager group where you would like to add shortcut icons for StarShip Server. You may accept the default setting of StarShip Server or type in a new group. Click Next.


  11. Click Next to begin the installation.


  12. If the SQL Server Native Client has not already been installed, the setup window will appear. Click Next to begin the installation.


  13. Accept the License Agreement and click Next to continue.


  14. Enter your name and your company name. Click Next.

  15. Click Next to accept the default settings.


  16. Click Install. Click Finish when the installation is complete.


  17. After the StarShip installation is complete, set up your UPS connection. Select the type of access based upon the descriptions provided. Click Next.


  18. If you selected Direct Access and you use a proxy server to connect to the internet, enter the proxy server information and click Next.


    If the Direct Access connection is successful, you can click OK to continue.

  19. Click Finish to exit the UPS Communication setup. 

  20. If you ran the installation program from a CD, enable the Check for updates on the web check box. If you used a web installer, there is no need to check for updates. You can also view the release notes for this version of StarShip. Click Finish to complete the installation.


  21. StarShip Server installation is complete. Click Exit Installation.


Client installation

 Continue on to StarShip Client installation :