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APRIL 2013

PRIMAVERA P6 PRO RELEASE 8.2

INSTALLING AND MANAGING DATABASES

DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE

 

1. Go to edelivery.oracle.com

2. Sign in or Sign Up

3. Agree to the Terms & Conditions. Then click on “Continue”

4. Select a Product Pack (Primavera) and a Platform. Click “Go”

5. Select P6 Professional… R8.2 Media Pack. Double-click

6. For local installs download Applications, Database Setup and Documentation

7. Save the Zip files to your Downloads folder…

8. Open the Zip files with WinZip and drag the folder to your Downloads or a folder of your choice.

9. Open the “P6_R82_Documentation folder and click the Readme file”…

DECISION TIME:
First. Do you want to run a single database?
Do the Standalone Installation using the Oracle Express DB
Second. Do you want to be able to run local and connect to an EPPM (web) DB?
You can do either a Standalone or a Client Installation
Third. Do you need to run multiple local databases? Do you have local MS SQL databases to be upgraded?  Do you have local IT support?
Do the Client Installation using MS SQL Express DB
(You must already have a MS SQL database server installed to create a database for option #3)  If you need to install MS SQL, use this link.

10. Open the Index file to access the Documentation Library for 8.2

11. We highly recommend that you read the instructions for the installation you will do, you may find something useful…

12. Create a new 8.2 database

Go to the folder where you unzipped the Database Zip file you downloaded and double click on “dbsetup.bat”.

13. Select your Database type.

  • Click the button to “Install a new database”
  • Select MS-SQL or Oracle for the “Server Type” (You must have pre-installed the database server and it must be running).
  • Click “Next”

14. Enter the DBA password that was defined when MS-SQL was installed.

  • The default MS-SQL DBA user name is “SA”, enter the DBA password that was defined by your IT staff when MS-SQL was installed. If you do not know these values you must contact the person who installed MS-SQL on your computer.
  • Database host is either your local computer name or use “localhost”.
  • Normally you would accept the default port number (see your local IT support).
  • Click “Next”

15. Give your new database a name

  • Give the database a name. I always use “PMDB” as the first four characters because this is the Primavera default and helps you identify your P6 databases within you MS-SQL database server.
  • All other fields will automatically populate.
  • Click “Next”
  • Check both boxes for “privuser” and “pubuser”
  • The “privuser” password default is “privuser” (could be different if changed by your IT staff).
  • Select “Use Public User”. No password required.
  • Click “Next”

15. (cont.) Give your new database a name

  • Create an Administrator password for logging into P6. The default name and password are “admin”. This may have been changed by your IT installation.
  • If you are creating a blank database for P6 schedules, be sure to uncheck “Load sample data”.
  • Change the default Currency if needed.
  • Click “Install”

 

16. Create the database

17. Click “Next” to create another database or “Finish”.

18. Open the “Client_Applications” folder and double click “Setup” and then click “Run”…

19. Set up wizard

20. Select type of installation
Select “Typical” if you are going to use a local or server based MS-SQL database.
If you select “Standalone” P6 will install a local Oracle Express database and you will be limited to only one local database.
Either way, you will be able to connect to a EPPM server.
P6 will know if it is to have P6 Pro functionality (full local admin rights) or P6 EPPM client functionality (all admin done in the web tool) by which type of database you connect to.

21. Click install

22. Click next when installation is complete

23. Provide database information…
Select MS SQL for the “Driver Type”

Use “Localhost” for the local MS SQL server name.

Type the name of the database you previously created.

24. Enter the password…
Use the default “pubuser” for Username and Password (privuser also works), unless it was changed on database setup

25. P6 tests the connection…

26. If the connection was unsuccessful, either the database does not exist or an incorrect password was used.