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i4scada Setup


The i4scada installer package brings along a standard version of the Microsoft SQL Server 2022. Proceed through these easy steps in order to install the Ewon by HMS Networks i4scada software suite.


Make sure to read the Ewon by HMS Networks Requirements and Recommendations prior to installing i4scada.

The i4scada installation pack can be found on the official Ewon by HMS Networks Support page under Downloads i4scada. In order to obtain the i4scada installation pack, after downloading it, please follow the instructions provided by the application file.

Before starting the Ewon by HMS Networks i4scada setup, you need to make sure that the machine hosting the software meets all the following prerequisites:

If the above software requirements are met, you can proceed with the i4scada setup. The setup procedure will install Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Express edition alongside with the Ewon by HMS Networks i4scada software suite.


Some antivirus programs may interfere with the i4scada setup procedure. It is recommended to disable or pause such antivirus programs during the installation.

  1. Inside the Ewon by HMS Networks i4scada setup folder, execute the Setup application with administrative privileges. The initial screen will ask you to select the Microsoft SQL Server 2022 installation type. Select the Microsoft SQL Server 2022 SP1 Express Edition (Standard Installation) and click Install. For more information about installing the Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Express Edition with Advanced Services and Management Tool, see this dedicated topic.

    If you already have a supported SQL Server version installed or you are planning on installing one later, select the None option and proceed. Make sure that the manually installed SQL Server is correctly configured in order to work with i4scada.

  2. Wait for the installation to be prepared. The setup will install the software required for the Microsoft SQL Server setup and proceed when done. When asked to choose the directory to extract the SQL Server installation files, select the desired directory and click OK. The SQL Server 2022 Setup will start soon after.

  3. The SQL Server 2022 Setup will begin with the License Terms screen. Accept the license terms of the SQL Server 2022 Setup and proceed.

  4. At the Microsoft Update screen, enable or ignore the automatic update option, depending on your installation environment.

  5. The Product Updates screen will check for SQL Server updates and apply them if found. You can skip the update by disabling the Include SQL Server product updates.


    If no internet connection is available, this screen will show an error for not being able to search for Windows Update. You can ignore the error and proceed.

  6. The Install Rules screen lists the potential issues that might occur during the setup. Proceed if no failed rules are displayed.

  7. The Feature Selection screen lists the SQL Server features that will be installed. The required features are selected by default. Here you can also modify the instance and shared features folders.

  8. The Instance Configuration screen allows you to parameterize the SQL server instance. The required instance name is already inserted.

  9. The Server Configuration screen allows you to specify the service accounts and collation options. By default, all the required settings are done so you can proceed to the next screen.

  10. The Database Engine Configuration screen allows you to set up the authentication mode and SQL Server administrators. The settings are complete by default, but you can make a custom configuration if required. The default SQL Server authentication password is webfactory.

  11. The Installation Progress screen will display the progress while the actual SQL Server installation is performed as configured in the above steps. Once the installation is complete, the result is displayed on the Complete screen. You can close the SQL Server 2022 Setup and continue with the i4scada installation.

  12. The i4scada Setup will continue to install software prerequisites and will initiate the i4scada Setup Wizard once it is finished.

  13. Proceed with the i4scada Setup Wizard and accept the License Agreement.

  14. At the Destination Folder wizard screen, select the folder in which you want to install the i4scada software suite.

  15. The Product Features wizard screen allows you to select which i4scada features will be installed. By default, all available features are selected.

  16. At the final wizard screen, click Install to begin the i4scada installation. The wizard will display the installation progress.

  17. During the installation, if the Demo Project was selected for installation at the Product Features wizard screen, the i4scada Demo Project Installer will ask you the SQL Server password for the admin user (provided at step 9, when configuring the SQL Server Database Engine). Input the password and click OK to proceed.

  18. Once the i4scada Setup is complete, click finish to close the wizard. The initial setup application will display a success message and can be closed. The i4scada software suite is ready to be used.