Chapter 1. Planning the installation
This chapter provides a high-level guide to planning the installation of IBM
Rational Rose. Both administrators and users of the product should read this
chapter before beginning the installation.
Preliminary installation information
For the most current information related to Rational Rose installation procedures,
product features, and known issues, see the IBM Rational Rose Release Notes at
the IBM Publications Center, as follows:
1. Search http://www.ibm.com for IBM Publications Center.
2. At the IBM Publications Center, select a country.
3. Click Search for Publications.
4. Enter the publication number (GI11-6303-00) in the Publication number field.
You can also access the release notes during the installation from the Launchpad
and once installation is complete from within the product (click Start > Programs >
IBM Rational > IBM Rational Rose > Rose Release Notes).
Note: The most up to date Release Note information will be available at the IBM
Preparing to install IBM Rational Rose
v Shut down all other Windows programs before running the Setup program.
v If you are removing IBM Rational Rose from a network environment, be sure
v Turn off all virus protection software. These programs often run in the
v Turn off any user interface managers or desktop environments that run on top of
v Change to a standard VGA video driver while IBM Rational Setup is running, or
v Change to a standard mouse driver, or disable special mouse features that
v To ensure that your system meets the minimum installation requirements, see
v If you are upgrading Rose and you have other IBM Rational products installed
v Get a license key to run Rose on your desktop. See Configuring Rational
v Make sure you have administrator privileges on your desktop. See the
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Publications Center (as indicated above).
that no one is using the application or any of its associated files. You cannot
remove files that are in use.
background and interfere with the installation and file decompression process.
disable video features such as virtual screens or screen switching.
perform tasks such as leaving pointer trails or changing pointer sizes.
Server, system and software Requirements in the IBM Rational Rose Release Notes.
on your system, see Version Compatibility Guidelines.
Common Licensing under the Configuring licensing section for more information.
Administrator privileges subsection under Chapter 2. Configuring the installation
for more information.