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Install PVS on Windows

Before You Begin

These steps assume you have downloaded PVS and are running all programs as a local user with administrative privileges. To do so, when UAC is enabled, right-click on the installer program and select Run as Administrator.

Additionally, you must ensure the latest version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package is installed for your 64-bit platform and architecture. Be sure to stop any other programs on your system that are utilizing WinPcap.

Steps

  1. Double-click the .exe file downloaded from the Tenable Support Portal. The specific filename varies depending on your version.

    The InstallShield Wizard launches, which walks you through the installation process and required configuration steps.

  2. Click the Next button.

    The License Agreement screen appears. You must agree to the terms to continue the installation process and use PVS.

    Tip: You can copy the text of the agreement into a separate document for reference, or you can click the Print button to print the agreement directly from this screen.

  3. Click the Next button.

    The Customer Information screen appears. The User Name and Company Name fields are used to customize the installation, but are not related to any configuration options (e.g., for interfacing with SecurityCenter CV).

  4. Click the Next button.

    The Choose Program Location screen appears, where you can verify the location in which the PVS binaries are installed. Click the Change button to specify a custom path.

  5. Click the Next button.

    The Choose Data Location screen appears, where you can verify the location in which user data generated by PVS will be stored. Click the Change button to specify a custom path.

    Tip: If you are connecting PVS to SecurityCenter CV, altering the data path will make SecurityCenter CV unable to retrieve reports.

  6. Click the Next button.

    The Ready to Install the Program screen appears, where you can review and edit the information supplied on previous screens.

  7. Click the Install button.

    The Setup Status screen appears. If the most recent version of WinPcap is already installed on the system, the PVS installation process asks if you want to force or cancel installation of WinPcap. If it does not detect WinPcap, or detects and older version, a second installer launches to install or upgrade the software.

    Tip:Use the provided version of WinPcap or newer. PVS has been designed and tested using the supplied version of WinPcap.

  8. Start PVS.

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