Manual Installation

Manual installation of OfficeClip is useful in situations where you do not have privileges to install OfficeClip by running the Setup.exe program (for example at a hosting provider). It will allow you to copy (or ftp) all the files to the target machine, setup the application in the IIS and start OfficeClip. At this point OfficeClip will walk you through creation of all configuration files and database.

Manual installation requires a separate download. Go to the OfficeClip Download Site and download the Manual Installation zip file.

Fresh Install

  1. Unzip the downloaded file in a folder.
  2. Make sure you have Sql Server Installed in your organization that can be accessed by the computer where you install OfficeClip. If you do not have Sql Server installed follow these steps to install Sql Server to your machine:
    1. Download Microsoft Sql Server 2016 Express and follow the instructions below on how to install it on your computer.
    2. Bring up a Windows Command Prompt and run the following command from the directory where you downloaded the file: SQLEXPR_x64_ENU /extract This will extract the file to a subdirectory.
    3. Find the Configuration.ini file supplied with the installation and open it in a text editor. Note the key SAPWD, the sa password of the database server. Feel free to change it to your own, keeping it in quotes.
    4. Copy the configuration.ini file to the folder where Sql Express downloaded file has uncompressed.
    5. Bring up an administrator command prompt and run setup.exe /ConfigurationFile=configuration.ini. Wait till the installation completes (it may take a while).
    6. Optionally, you may also want to install the Sql Server Management Studio 2016 which can help in managing the database.
  3. Some IIS settings are necessary to run OfficeClip. To set these:
    1. Open a Windows Command Prompt in administrator mode.
    2. Run the file dism-command.cmd that is included with your download.
  4. In IIS, create a new application (or website) and point it to the install\officeclip folder.
  5. In the officeclip folder change the rename the following files:
    • db.config.ocbuild to db.config
    • dynamic.config.ocbuild to dunamic.config
    • web.config.ocbuild to web.config
  6. Finally bring up a browser window and visit http://localhost/officeclip
    Note: This url may be different based on where OfficeClip is configured in IIS

Upgrading OfficeClip

1. Unzip the to the same folder as existing OfficeClip installation.

2. Run http://yoursite/officeclip/default.aspx (this url may differ and depend on where OfficeClip is installed)

Upgrading from a previous version (9.x or below)

If you are upgrading from a previous version of OfficeClip, Please Contact OfficeClip before the upgrade.

Issues with Windows 2012 R2 Server

In some cases .NetFramework 2.0 is not installed in Windows 2012 R2 Server machines by default. To install it mount the OS DVD (or download a trial version from the Microsoft site) and run the following command in command prompt in Administrator mode: dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /Source:D:\sources\sxs /all