Question / Issue

I need to install TimeClock Plus for the first time (Welcome to the family!).

Answer / Solution

You’ve just received your installation media and are ready to install for the first time.

The instructions below will take you step by step through the installation. First! Take a look here and make sure your server meets our server requirements!

 

  1. Insert your CD or run the setup.exe from your installation media
  2. Click Next on the splash screen
  3. If the default install directory works for you, click Next, otherwise choose an alternate folder by clicking Browse
  4. Read and accept the EULA.
  5. Type in your product key (this will be included on the top right of your invoice), and click Next.
  6. The default installation assumes you are a brand new customer to TimeClock Plus, if that’s right for you, click Next.
    If you need to upgrade from 6.0 or 3.0, Click Here
    If you need to upgrade from 5.0 or 4.2, Click Here
    If you need to upgrade from a version older than 6.0, Click Here
  7. The default installation assumes you do not currently have an instance of SQL, or would like to make a new instance of SQL. If you have an existing instance you would like to use, skip down to Existing Instance

    NOTE! The Default install will add an instance of SQL 2012 Express called TimeClockPlus.
  8. If you are happy with the default instance name of TimeClockPlus, click Next (We Advise leaving this as is to simplify the installation)
  9. Select Basic Installation and click Next
  10. You are now on the Configure Admin Server Password screen, the password you set here will be used by the high-level administrator for the TimeClock Plus system, generally used by the IT staff, or Project Manager for TimeClock Plus. Choose whichever password you would like to use here, and click NextNOTE! This password can be changed but requires calling into TimeClock Plus Support.
  11. You are now on the Configure ADMIN User Password screen, the password you set here will be used by the day to day Admin of TimeClock Plus system, generally this is an HR director. This user will create other Users and Employees in the System. Choose whichever password you would like to use here, and click Next.
  12. Choose whether you would like to have a default SSL certificate generated for your install of TimeClock Plus, this determines whether or not the site is Http, or Https. We recommend generating an SSL certificate for your installation. Choose the option that works best for your company, and click Next.NOTE! If your company would like to generate a signed SSL certificate for use in the TimeClock Plus installation, choose the generate option, and then call in to TimeClock Plus Support after installation to put your certificate and key in place.
  13. In order to ensure that there are no port conflicts for our installation, click Configure Ports, if any of these ports are in use, choose an alternate port here. If you are Done or unsure if a port is in use, click Ok. The system will do a very quick check and let you know if any of these ports are in use. Once the ports are all available, click Install.NOTE! Most commonly 80 or 443 are in use by an existing website. We recommend 8080 and 8443 as alternate ports.

The installation will take about 10 to 20 minutes depending on your download speed (we are downloading SQL from Microsoft). Once the installation is complete, the TimeClock Plus Control Panel will open up.

To Continue your setup from the Control Panel, Click Here.

 

Existing Instance

  1. Choose Connect to an existing SQL instance and click Next
  2. Type in your existing SQL server/instance name, port to connect with, and whichever authentication works best for this connection. Once all that information has been entered, click Next.
  3. If you are happy with the default instance name of TimeClockPlus, click Next. We Advise leaving this as is to simplify the installation
  4. You are now on the Configure Admin Server Password screen, the password you set here will be used by the high-level administrator for the TimeClock Plus system, generally used by the IT staff, or Project Manager for TimeClock Plus. Choose whichever password you would like to use here, and click Next.NOTE! This password can be changed but requires calling into TimeClock Plus Support.
  5. You are now on the Configure ADMIN User Password screen, the password you set here will be used by the day to day Admin of TimeClock Plus system, generally this is an HR director. This user will create other Users and Employees in the System. Choose whichever password you would like to use here, and click Next.
  6. Choose whether you would like to have a default SSL certificate generated for your install of TimeClock Plus, this determines whether or not the site is Http, or Https. We recommend generating an SSL certificate for your installation. Choose the option that works best for your company, and click Next.NOTE! If your company would like to generate a signed SSL certificate for use in the TimeClock Plus installation, choose the generate option, and then call in to TimeClock Plus Support after installation to put your certificate and key in place.
  7. In order to ensure that there are no port conflicts for our installation, click Configure Ports, if any of these ports are in use, choose an alternate port here. If you are Done or unsure if a port is in use, click Ok. The system will do a very quick check and let you know if any of these ports are in use. Once the ports are all available, click Install.NOTE! Most commonly 80 or 443 are in use by an existing website. We recommend 8080 and 8443 as alternate ports.

The installation will take about 10 to 20 minutes depending on your download speed (we are downloading SQL from Microsoft). Once the installation is complete, the TimeClock Plus Control Panel will open up.

To Continue your setup from the Control Panel, Click Here.

 

Applies to

v7

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