With the release of Doors.NET v4.0.1 Keri is now using .NET
Framework v4.6.2 and SQL Express 2016. This allows the software to take
advantage of the power, functionality, and speed provided by the current
.NET Framework revision, and also reduces software installation/upgrade
time. However, it also brings limitations, set by Microsoft, for
Doors.NET v4.0.1 software installation:
SQL 2016 does not work with 32-bit versions of Windows.
Therefore, if you are using a 32-bit version you will have to manually
download and install SQL Express (we recommend you install SQL Express 2014) as
that is the most recent version of SQL Server that supports a 32-bit
operating system. We include the new SQL Server Express 2016 because of
the recent enhancements and modifications are built on this version of
.NET Framework (version 4.6.2).
If you are using a 32-bit version of Windows you will need to
install SQL Express manually. You can download the installation file
directly from the Microsoft website. The link to use is noted further
Older Windows operating systems, such as Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 are capped at Doors.NET v_188.8.131.52 (SP1)
NOTE: There is NO functional difference between Doors.NET v184.108.40.206 SP-1 and v4.0.1 software.
For further details refer to the document: Doors.Net_Software_Release_Notes_v4.0.1_Rev-A.pdf (P/N - 01298-001).
location (correct at the time of writing):
||Installing SQL Express 2014|
Typically, the Installation will automatically begin as soon as all the files have been extracted.
Next, it is recommended that you select the option to allow automatic updates.
You will then see the Terms and Conditions list. Read through and accept them.
Next are the database configurations settings - Here
you will specify the SQL username and password that will be used to
- Authentication should be set to Mixed Mode - You should not use Windows Authentication.
- Enter the password as: dhs$e700 - This is the password associated with the SQL 'sa' account and must be entered exactly as highlighted (in blue).
Note: The sa account is used to install SQL. Once installed is not used to access the Doors.NET database by the Application Server.
You can now close the installation window.
||Run the Doors.NET Installer|
The Doors.NET installer will now detect that an SQL version
is installed - you can then select the option to install the Doors.NET
database on 'this computer'.
Note: On this screen you
should consider placing a check-mark in the option to 'Install SQL
Management Tools' - Otherwise referred to as SQL Server Management
Studio. -This management tool, once installed, allows you to configure,
manage and administer your Doors.NET SQL database (and it is required
for restoring a syste backup or a database upgrade from a Doors32
||Installing SQL Management Tools|
Once Doors.NET has been installed you will be prompted to run the License Manager.
On the License Manager window you should select Application Server from the list on the left.
On the right, you will see the 'Database' section -
The red text above the Install SQL Studio button should state: 'Not
||Test the Database Connection|
Once the database and SQL Studio Manager are both installed you should test the connection to the database.
With Application Server still selected (listed on the left).
For further information about adding cardholders to
Doors.NET, adding hardware, backing up and restoring the database, etc,
please refer to the help file which is included in the program.
The help file can be accessed via the Keri logo image in the top left corner of the client.
Or you can access it by pressing the F1 key while on any
screen. The help file will open out on the page related to the screen
you are on.