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Install DPA on Windows Vista, 7, or Server 2008

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Created by Interspire Import, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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This article applies to all versions of DPA and Ignite 4.3 and later.


To check if UAC is enabled:

  1. Load the Control Panel, and select Classic View.
  2. Select User Accounts.
  3. There is an option to turn UAC on or off. Select that option to see if UAC is enabled.


If UAC is enabled, do the following:

Right-click the installation file, and select Run as administrator.


If you installed DPA but cannot access it from the browser, follow these steps:

  1. In the SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer program folder, right-click Uninstall DPA, and select Run as administrator.
  2. Follow the prompts to uninstall DPA. If an error displays saying the service to uninstall cannot be found, you can safely ignore this error.
  3. Once complete, run the installation again. Right-click the installation file, and select Run as administrator.
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