SCT custom installation - Metasys - LIT-12012067 - Configuration software - System Configuration Tool - 13.2

SCT Installation and Upgrade Instructions

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System Configuration Tool
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Installation Guide
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About this task

The SCT Custom Installation automatically launches when the installation requires more details from the user regarding software setup. For example, if the computer already has a version of SQL Server installed, the user must specify the SQL Server instance to user during SCT setup.


  1. Obtain the SCT installation file from the License Portal.
  2. Run MetasysSystemConfigurationTool_13.2.exe .
    Figure 1. Metasys System Configuration Tool 13.2 setup window
  3. Click Custom. The SQL Server Selection window appears with the Database tab highlighted.
    Figure 2. SQL Server selection window
  4. If you do not have a supported version of Microsoft SQL Server software, the Metasys System Configuration Tool Setup automatically installs Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express. If you do have a supported version installed, select the SQL instance to use, and then select one of the following SQL authentication options:
    • Windows authentication credentials of current user (select the Windows Credentials check box): Select this option to log in to the SQL Server software by using the Windows operating system credentials of the current Windows user. To use this option, the current Windows user must be a member of the SQL Server sysadmin role for the Selected SQL Server.
    • SQL Server Login and Password (clear the Windows Credentials check box): Fill in the SQL Username and Password fields to use SQL Server authentication to access SQL Server software during the installation. In the SQL Username field, enter a SQL Server user who is a member of the sysadmin role for the selected SQL Server. In the Password field, enter the corresponding password.
  5. Click the General tab.
    Figure 3. General tab screen
  6. Verify that the Install Path indicates the location under which you want to install the SCT. If you want to install the SCT to a custom location, click Browse and select a location.
  7. Click Install. All prerequisite software for the SCT and the Software Manager software is installed first, then the SCT software is installed. If the install does not detect .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later on your computer, .NET Framework 4.6.1 is installed.
    Figure 4. Installing program progress window
  8. If the message Install will continue after restart appears, click Restart Now. The installation continues after you restart the computer and log in to Windows.
    Figure 5. Restart request window
  9. Click Finish. The installation is complete.
    Figure 6. Installation complete window
  10. Obtain field controller packages from the License Portal. To import a field controller package double-click on the package collection file or use the Package Importer, located in the Start menu. The Package Importer displays the message Finished importing device when the import is complete.
  11. Click the Add License button in the Software Manager to license SCT software and field controller packages. Choose the activation method you would like to use for the license: Online with a Product Key, or Offline with a License Activation File. Once added, SCT software and field controller package licenses display in the License Inventory.
    Note: The Software Manager only lists field controller packages after you apply a license. Installed, but unlicensed, field controller packages are not listed in the Software Manager.
    Figure 7. Software Manager license inventory
    Note: If you do not license the SCT software after installation, the Software License Check dialog box appears when you access the SCT for the first time.
  12. After you install and license the SCT software, download engine images for the devices on your site from the Johnson Controls License Portal. For more information, refer to the Extracting the Engine Images to Your Computer section of the NAE Update Tool Help (LIT-12011524) .