There are two available types of Data Master 2000 setup: automatic InstallShield installation and a set of *.zip archives containing separate DM2000 components. If you have downloaded full DM2000 distribution kit (dmsetup.zip), just unpack it to the temporary folder, run setup.exe and follow instructions that appear on the screen (see readme.txt for more details).
If you download DM2000 as a set of *.zip files, you will not find special installation programs or *.inf files in these archives. However, all installer functionality is integrated into dm2000.exe application itself (for build #10.6.0.84 or later). All you need to do after unpacking archives to the selected folder is to run dm2000.exe and perform some optional manual setup (use Options|Setup command to display DM2000 Setup dialog box).
To uninstall DM2000 completely you should make the same steps but in reverse order (use Uninstall tab):
After uninstallation complete, just close application and delete installation folder and all files in it.
Note that you must have administrative rights to perform software installation under Windows NT/2000.
In addition to the "clean" installation, you may manually update DM2000 components when their new versions will be available (see News page for a list of latest updates). In the most cases you may simply replace files with the newest ones; executable files provide additional feature - file version stamp, or build number (see "Version" property page on the File Properties dialog box). However, sometimes registry configuration information or toolbars layout (saved in the toolbars.bin file) may be discarded.
Notice that starting from build #10.6.0.98 DM2000.exe application have special feature for automatic online update check: select "Check Updates" command from the Help menu to download special XML file from the DM2000 home page (your computer must be online, otherwise old cached version may be used instead of remote file). If this file downloaded successfully, DM2000 extracts build number of the latest online version, compares it with current version and displays the results. Of course, the only information DM2000 transmits over Internet during this operation is standard HTTP "GET" request, just like browse any web page; actually, it uses MSIE/MSXML to access the remote file.
All components of DM2000 were developed and tested under both Windows 98 and Windows 2000. Minimal hardware requirements (as for Windows 98 itself) are 486DX2-66 processor with 16MB RAM and 800x600x8bpp SVGA. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade your system to MSIE5 - some features will not work correctly with MSIE4. See readme.txt for additional information about compatibility and known installation issues.
DM2000 installation takes approximately 1-5 Mbytes of disk space, depend on installed components. It is not recommended to run this application from the remote computer because Windows cannot correctly create OLE objects when machine is down.