The installation of the rule manager consists of two parts.
- A regular installation of the 'Acumen Business Components'
- a ClickOnce deployment of the 'Acumen Business - Rule Manager'
You can find the latest version at http://www.acumenbusiness.com/Product/Download.htm
Issues with the ClickOnce deployment
The ClickOnce deployment allows us to deploy automatic updates for the rule manager, unfortunately we have also receive many issues with the ClickOnce process. Typical reported issues:
- Unable to retrieve application file, File corrupt in deployment.
- System.Deployment.Application.DeploymentDownloadException (Unknown subtype)
- **.dll: The manifest may not be valid or the file could not be opened.
- The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required.
Here are some suggestions from Microsoft
ClickOnce and Web Browser Compatibility
Currently, ClickOnce installations will launch only if the URL to the deployment manifest is opened using Internet Explorer. Make sure that Internet Explorer is set as your default Web browser.
Mozilla Firefox is supported if the deployment provider is not blank or the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant extension is installed. This extension is packaged with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
Internet Explorer contains a setting called Automatic prompting for file downloads, which affects this behavior. This setting is available on the Security Tab in its Options menu that affects this behavior. It is called Automatic prompting for file downloads, and it is listed underneath the Downloads category. The property is set to Enable by default for intranet Web pages, and to Disable by default for Internet Web pages. When this setting is set to Disable, any attempt to activate a ClickOnce application programmatically (for example, by assigning its URL to the document.location property) will be blocked. Under this circumstance, users can launch applications only through a user-initiated download, for example, by clicking a hyperlink set to the application's URL.
You can try the direct ClickOnce URL link at http://www.acumenbusiness.com/_downloads/publish.htm
after the 'Acumen Business Components' are installed.
A graphical storyboard of the installation steps
Download the zip archive
Extract the archive, run the 'setup.exe'
Acumen Business Components installation starts
Provide your customer information
Read the End-User License agreement
Install on default location
Your OS might ask for extra privileges. click Yes
Components are installed
ClickOnce deployments begins
Wizard informs about the ClickOnce deployment
Security warning; Acumen Business is not a known publisher. click Install
Acumen Business - Rule Manager is installing
Installation complete. click Close
The Rule Manager launches