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Install DPA on Windows

Updated: July 6, 2017

The installation process creates a Windows service called Ignite PI Server. This service is set to run automatically when the server is restarted.

To install DPA on a different platform, see Install DPA on Linux or Unix, Install DPA on Azure Marketplace, or Launch DPA on Amazon Web Services.

Before you start

Before you install Database Performance Analyzer, be sure to review the preflight checklist.

Install DPA

  1. Download the installation file from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

    If you have not yet created a SolarWinds account, see Access the Customer Portal to create an account.

  2. Log in to the Windows server as an administrator.
  3. Extract the contents of the downloaded installation ZIP file.

  4. Run SolarWindsDPASetup-x64.exe.
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions, and then click Finish.

    After a successful installation, the URLs used to open DPA are displayed.

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Next steps

Click Open DPA, and create the repository database .

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