You can use an Internet browser to download the Launcher software that the SMP UI requires. To do so, enter its URL in the address field using this format:
http://<hostname or IP address>/metasys
One of the following Launcher Download screens appears (Figure 1).
At Release 11.0 or later, a link to the Launcher website displays on a blank web page with a link. Click this link and select the current release for your operating system to download the Launcher installation file to a location on your computer. When complete, run the Launcher installation. Note that the user may require Administrative rights to install the Launcher on a client computer. For details, refer to the Launcher Installation Instructions (LIT-12011783).
From Release 10.1, the Launcher Download screen provides one choice (Full Launcher Installer).
At Release 9.0.7, the Launcher Download screen provides two choices (Full Launcher Installer and Single Site Connection).
When you click Full Launcher Installer for a network engine at Release 9.0.7 or later, the browser routes you to the public Launcher download website. Refer to that website for instructions on how to download the Launcher installation file to a location on your computer. When complete, run the Launcher installation. For details, refer to the Launcher Installation Guide (LIT-12011783).
When you click Full Launcher Installer for a Metasys Server at Release 10.0 or later, a security warning screen may appear (Figure 2). This screen gives you the option to Run or Save the Launcher installation file.
Click Run on the File Download - Security Warning screen. The Internet Explorer - Security Warning screen may appear (Figure 3).
For this screen, click Run to allow local installation of the Launcher software. For more details, refer to the Launcher Installation Guide (LIT-12011783).
Metasys Launcher Site
The Metasys Launcher site provides you with a convenient way to access any release of the Site Management Portal (SMP), the System Configuration Tool (SCT) user interface, and the Launcher resource files.
Launcher Proxy Settings
The full version of the Launcher tool lets you update certain options, including proxy settings (Figure 4).
If the building network uses a proxy server for connection to the Internet, click Manual under Proxy Selection and enter the IP address or host name and port number of the proxy server.