Configuring the Installation

When running IndigoTrack for the first time, the software will automatically enter a configuration mode. After detecting basic settings from the computer, the setup wizard will guide you through the configuration.

The first thing you will need to decide is whether you want to run the software with a local cache of data (SQL Database), or whether IndigoTrack gets all data from the centralized servers (Internet Mode).. 

There are three wizards, which can also be run at any time from the Help menu.

Webservice Wizard SQL Server Wizard Map Wizard

 

Webservice Wizard

The webservice wizard ensures that there is a connection to the Internet, and that the IndigoTrack Data Service Account can retrieve data from the IndigoTrack Data Servers. 

When the Wizard starts, you will see the following screen:

 

Click on [Run Wizard] to proceed. Depending on what the Wizard detects, the following screens may be displayed:


Proxy Settings 

This screen will guide you through entering proxy settings for your Internet Connection. If you are not sure what to enter here, contact your Network Administrator. 

The Wizard will display this screen if it cannot establish a basic internet connection, so check that your Internet connection is operational before running the Wizard again.

 

IndigoTrack Server Connections

Now that there is a confirmed active Internet connection, the Wizard will try to contact each of the IndigoTrack Data Servers. If it fails to do so, you should check that the two internet URLs aus.apexflightops.com and uk.apexflightops.com are available, and not blocked by a firewall or anti-virus application. Check with your Network Administrator if you need any assistance.

 

You can test that these servers are reachable by opening the following links in an Internet browser:

If you can reach both of these from a browser, the Webservice Wizard should be able to connect. If you can't reach one or both of them, please check your Firewall settings to ensure that they are not being blocked.



 

IndigoTrack Service Connection

During this step, you can configure the various settings of the Data Service as follows:


Service Mode Generally this is left as StandAlone - refer to the Administrator Online for more details on Service Mode
Max Records  This is the maximum number of records that will be retrieved during a single fetch from the IndigoTrack Data Servers. The default is 500; you can reduce this number for areas of slower bandwidth, or increase it accordingly.
Allow Multiple  Checking this option will allow multiple instances of IndigoTrack to run on the same PC. This is generally not advised, except in instances in hosting environments such as Terminal Services or Citrix
Username This is the IndigoTrack username provided by Apex Flight Operations, or assigned to you by your IndigoTrack Administrator. If you have more than one username, always make sure to use the one that has access to the most aircraft - the Data Service will only download positions for the aircraft that this username has access to. If you are not sure what this is, please contact your IndigoTrack Administrator, orsupport@apexflightops.com
Password The password for the above username.



Complete the fields, and then click on the [Test Logon] button to confirm that the Data Service can connect with the configured details. 

 

Webservice Checks Completed

This screen confirms that the IndigoTrack has been successfully configured, and is ready for operation. If you prefer to change some details, use the [Change Internet], [Change Account] or [Proxy Settings] buttons to navigate back to make the changes required.


 

To complete the WebserviceWizard, click the [Finish] button. 

 

SQL Server Wizard

The SQL Server wizard ensures that there is a connection to a local SQL database in which IndigoTrack can store and retrieve data.

When the Wizard starts, you will see the following screen:

 

Click on [Run Wizard] to proceed. Depending on what the Wizard detects, the following screens may be displayed:


New SQL Server Instance

If no SQL server can be detected on the local computer or network, the Wizard will prompt you to set up a new instance of SQL server. The details you can enter here are:

 

Instance Name  The default is INDIGO - you should only change this if absolutely necessary
sa Password The default is IndigoSat1 - you should only change this if absolutely necessary

* Please note any changes made to these default, as connecting to the database at a later stage or from other workstations will require these details.

 


 

Lastly the SQL installation source files need to be located. They are provided on the USB or DVD contained in the Apex Flight Operations or IndigoSat product packaging, or can be downloaded via the Internet. If you have the IndigoTrack Installation on DVD or USB, please make sure it is inserted and use the button to auto-locate the SQL files.

If you have already downloaded the SQL files, you can use the  button to find the directory that you have stored them in.

If you don't have any copy of the IndigoTrack Installation files, you can still download the SQL source files by selecting the "Internet Download" option.

Click on the Install SQL button to continue. 


SQL Server Administrator Details

If the SQL Database Wizard cannot connect to a SQL database, but detects that some are available, it will present the following screen:.

 

Using this screen, you can connect to a SQL Server instance, either on the local machine, or on the Local Area Network (LAN). You can install a new instance of SQL Server by clicking on the [Install New] button and following the instructions on the screen.

Alternatively, complete the fields as follows:

Provider  The SQLOLEDB.1 provider is the standard, although some existing installations of SQL Server may use the SQLNCLI provider.
Server This is the name of the PC or Server hosting the SQL Server. The IndigoTrack default will be the local PC name.

You can get the Wizard to search for all SQL installations on the LAN by clicking on the [Auto-Detect] button - all installations found will be listed here on completion of the search.
Use Trusted If SQL Server was installed with a Mixed-Mode authentication, then Use Trusted can be ticked to log into SQL Server with your Network Login credentials.

If the default IndigoTrack installation options were used to create this SQL instance, leave this un-ticked.
sa Password Enter the SQL System Administrator (sa) password used to create the SQL Server instance. 

If IndigoTrack was used to create this instance, you can retrieve the default details by clicking on [Fetch Defaults].

 

Once the details are completed, click on the [Test Connection] button to confirm that the details can be used to connect to the SQL Server instance. If successful, you will see "Successfully connected to SQL Server...Click on Run Wizard to continue".

If not successful, you will see a message stating "Unable to connect to this SQL Server with these System Administrator credentials." You should correct the details, and


IndigoTrack Service Connection

During this step, you can configure the various settings of the Data Service as follows:


Service Mode Generally this is left as StandAlone - refer to the Administrator Online for more details on Service Mode
Max Records  This is the maximum number of records that will be retrieved during a single fetch from the IndigoTrack Data Servers. The default is 500; you can reduce this number for areas of slower bandwidth, or increase it accordingly.
Allow Multiple  Checking this option will allow multiple instances of IndigoTrack to run on the same PC. This is generally not advised, except in instances in hosting environments such as Terminal Services or
Username This is the IndigoTrack username provided by Apex Flight Operations, or assigned to you by your IndigoTrack Administrator. If you have more than one username, always make sure to use the one that has access to the most aircraft - the Data Service will only download positions for the aircraft that this username has access to. If you are not sure what this is, please contact your IndigoTrack Administrator, or support@apexflightops.com
Password The password for the above username.



Complete the fields, and then click on the [Test Logon] button to confirm that the Data Service can connect with the configured details. 

 

Webservice Checks Completed

This screen confirms that the IndigoTrack has been successfully configured, and is ready for operation. If you prefer to change some details, use the [Change Internet], [Change Account] or [Proxy Settings] buttons to navigate back to make the changes required.


 

To complete the WebserviceWizard, click the [Finish] button. 

 

Map Wizard

When the Map wizard starts, press the [Next] button to run through the diagnostic process:

 

After the diagnostic process has completed, the wizard will display a status of the map synchronization with the IndigoTrack Data Servers. Click on the [Next] button to proceed.

 

If there are maps missing, you will be given a number of options for synchronizing the database. The first option is to take "No Action" - this will leave the database to slowly synchronize itself via the IndigoTrack Data Service. If you don't want to do this, tick the option "Do not auto-download all maps". This is typically only done if you operate in a small area and don't want to download the remaining maps. Note that if un-ticked this will only download maps if the "Auto-Download Maps" option is ticked in the Preferences. See Preferences for more information. Click on the [Next] button to continue. 

 

The second option is to download all missing maps via the Internet. This may require considerable bandwidth, so IndigoTrack recommends only using this option if there are a small number of maps missing. Click on the [Next] button to continue. 

 

The third option is to download specific operational areas. This is much lighter on bandwidth, and allows you to choose the areas you want to track your aircraft. in. 

 

Click on the [Select Areas] button to get a global map to choose the operational areas. 

 

After clicking on the areas your aircraft will likely operate in, click on the [Next] button. 

The last option is to rebuild the database from the USB or DVD contained in the Apex Flight Operations or IndigoSat equipment pack that you received. This is the best way to build the database and is the recommended approach - if the USB or DVD is inserted after the wizard starts, click on the [Refresh] button to detect it. Once detected, click on the [Next] button to rebuild the database. 

 

If you selected the "Operational Areas" option, you will be presented with a summary of the map sections you will be downloading. Click on the [Next] button to proceed. 

 

For any downloads of maps, you will now see a progress bar keeping you informed of the actions and progress of the download and update of the database. When the process is completed, click on the [Next] button. 

 

At the end of any downloads or rebuilds, or if you elected to skip any missing maps, you will reach the last screen of the wizard - click on the [Finish] button to complete the process. 

 

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