If you have antivirus software running on the Praetor machine, it is imperative that you stop it from operating while you are trying to install Praetor. CMS has found that some antivirus products will prevent successful installation.
Also you must configure it so that it will not scan the Praetor and IIS folders. The paths for these are typically
Antivirus software will cause unpredictable behavior and interfere with Praetor normal operation. You will see errors logged into the Windows Event application log. For other caveats involving antivirus products, see this FAQ.
After all the Praetor pre-requisite components have been installed (database, Bayesian word list, PLGV), the actual filtering component will be installed. The main installer will launch the InstallShield Wizard and you will momentarily see the following screen.
Initial setup screen
Once the preliminary expansion of Praetor's files is completed, you will see the following welcome screen.
Main Praetor G2 install welcome screen
Press the button to proceed to review the End User License Agreement.
End User License Agreement (evaluation version shown)
After reviewing the license agreement, select theradio button and press to continue. This will display the data entry screen prompting for the email address of your administrator. Enter a valid SMTP/Internet email address.
Administrator's email address
You may also change the default location where Praetor's files will be stored. Press to select a new location or drive. By default, the installation will place the Praetor files in C:\Program Files\CMS Praetor G2.
Once the email address has been entered and you changed the destination location (if desired), pressing will display the following screen allowing you to review and go back to a previous screen.
Final review screen
Press to proceed with installing Praetor files and display a progress bar.
Installing Praetor components
The screen will continue to be updated, and as you near completion, you will see a display indicating the registration of Praetor's components.
Registering Praetor components
After registration has completed, the installer will attempt to check and update any redistributed components from Microsoft, e.g. Microsoft Database Access Component, Visual Basic Run-time, etc.. As this happens, you may see Windows Installer appear and disappear in the task bar when the following screen with the 100% status bar displayed.
After outdated Microsoft components have been updated, the installation process will be completed when you will see the following.
Press to close this final screen.
At this point, Praetor has been completely installed as a 21-day evaluation. It is not operational and you will need to use the supplied administration program (a snap-in for Microsoft Management Console) to configure and start Praetor filtering.