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Installing/Upgrading the EMS API Web Service

Important:  Before beginning the installation process, please do the following:

  • Install or upgrade your EMS databases as outlined in the EMS Installation Instructions.
  • Manually uninstall any previous versions of the EMS API Web Service on your web server. 
  1. Verify that the prerequisite software is installed.
  2. Download EMSAPI.msi onto the web server.
  3. Run EMSAPI.msi.
  4. The first screen welcomes you to the EMS API Web Service Setup Wizard. Click Next > to begin the installation process. The Select Installation Address screen will appear.

  1. Select the Site, Virtual Directory and Application Pool.  It is recommended that you keep the default settings. The installation process will create a Physical and Virtual directory on your web server named “EMSAPI” (or whatever value you entered in the Virtual Directory field.) Click Next > to begin the installation process.

Note:  The EMS API should not be installed in the same Virtual Directory as other EMS web-based products.

  1. The Confirm Installation screen will appear. Click Next >. The EMS Settings screen will appear. (the screen shot below is not correct).

  1. Enter your EMS SQL Server Name.
  2. Enter your EMS Database:
  • EMS Professional customers – enter “EMSData”
  • EMS Workplace, EMS Campus, EMS Enterprise, EMS Legal and EMS District customers - typically named  “EMS”
  1. Click OK.
  2. The Installation Complete screen will appear.  Click Close