Installing ActiveEfficiency

To install ActiveEfficiency:

  1. Run the ActiveEfficiencyServer.msi. If you are running the installer on a server where UAC is enabled, start it from a command-prompt with elevated permissions – you may need to reboot the server.

  2. On the Welcome screen, click Next.
  3. On the License Agreement screen, accept the license agreement and click Next.
  4. On the Prerequisite Checks screen, the installer runs checks to see if the following are installed before it continues:

    All prerequisites must pass in order to continue, except for MSMQ which is recommended if you are using Nomad.

    If the Windows MSMQ feature is not enabled then the 1E ActiveEfficiency service component is not installed, then some Nomad features of ActiveEfficiency will not work. This service is required by:

    • Nomad Sync (dashboard and pre-cache features) even though it does not use MSMQ
    • Nomad integration with WakeUp feature, which does use MSMQ and requires MSMQ to also be enabled on the NightWatchman server

  5. On the Destination Folder screen, choose the folder where you want ActiveEfficiency installed. By default, it installs to C:\Program Files (x86)\1E\ActiveEfficiency\. You can choose a different location by clicking Change... Click Next to continue.
  6. On the Database Server screen, enter the name of the server where you want the ActiveEfficiency database installed and click Next. Checks are made to see if the specified machine is an SQL server.

  7. On the ActiveEfficiency Website Settings screen, accept the defaults and Click Next or modify the default settings for the ActiveEfficiency Website by ticking the Use Custom IIS Setting checkbox.
    Using custom IIS settings in the ActiveEfficiency installer
    Exercise caution when doing this and ensure that any changes you make are reflected in the DNS, router and firewall. If you want to customize the settings, select the Use Custom IIS Settings option and update:

    Any customizations to the ActiveEfficiency Web API will need to be used in all the consumers of data from the ActiveEfficiency Server when configuring the connection to ActiveEfficiency server.

    In order to use a customized host header name, ensure the changes are reflected in your DNS settings.

  8. On the Nomad Sync screen: 

    1. Tick the Enable Nomad Sync checkbox.

      Nomad Sync is required for the Nomad Pre-cache and Nomad Dashboard features of ActiveEfficiency.

    2. In Configuration Manager database server, enter the name of the server hosting your Configuration Manager database.

      If you are installing ActiveEfficiency on the same server as the Configuration Manager database, do not use its Fully Qualified Domain Name. Use local or the name of the server instead.

      Option 1- If you are installing a new setup for ActiveEfficiency and CM database on SQL Server cluster or Always-On please provide the name of the SQL Server cluster or Always-On availability listener group .

      Option 2- If you already have a ActiveEfficiency installed with CM database on standalone instance, which was moved to a SQL Server cluster or an Always-On availability group, you will have to uninstall and re-install ActiveEfficiency using the name of the SQL Server cluster or Always-On availability listener group.

      Add ActiveEfficiency server name in ConfigMgr_DViewAccess group on all nodes.

    3. In Configuration Manager database name, enter the name of your Configuration Manager database.
    4. Set the synchronization interval in minutes. The default is 30 minutes.
    5. Click Next.
  9. On the Ready to Install the Program screen, click Install.

Post-installation, you may want to consider securing the ActiveEfficiency Website.

Upgrading ActiveEfficiency

You should upgrade both the ActiveEfficiency Server and the ActiveEfficiency Scout at the same time.

If you made customizations to site bindings, the ActiveEfficiency service account or the servicehost.exe.config file, you must note these and reapply them after the upgrade.