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Enterprise Architect is distributed as a single executable setup file (.exe). The Corporate edition requires additional files and supplementary installation processes if you plan to use the SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere or Oracle 9i and 10g options (see below). Please note that installation and maintenance of these DBMS systems is not covered under the support agreement.

The latest evaluation and registered versions of Enterprise Architect are always available from the Sparx Systems website. The registered version is available through the registered user area of the web site, which requires a username and password to access. These are provided upon purchase of a license.

Installing Enterprise Architect

Run the Enterprise Architect setup program. Generally you can accept all the default options without change.

To place Enterprise Architect in a directory other than the default, enter the name of the destination when prompted.

You might be prompted to restart your computer when the installation completes. Although this is not always necessary (if you already have the components Enterprise Architect requires installed on your computer), we recommend a restart just to be certain.

If you are running Enterprise Architect on Linux, refer to the Installation and Use page on the Sparx Systems website.

Corporate edition users planning to use SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere  or Oracle 9i and 10g as their model repository can access scripts that create the required data structures for the choice of DBMS. You can find these at one of the following pages:

·The Corporate edition Resources page
·The Trial Corporate edition Resources page.

Note: Enterprise Architect requires Read/Write access to the Program files directory where Enterprise Architect has been installed.