Sunday, February 14, 2016

Step by Step Guide - Install, Setup and Configure Oracle Primavera P6 Professional R15.2 on Windows 7/8

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Content Summary: In this post, you can have the complete step by step installation, set up and post set-up configuration for Primavera P6 Professional Release 15.2 in Windows 7 (64 bit). This is the latest release of Primavera P6 Professional, which came in the later part of 2015. Unlike earlier editions, I have used the SQLite Database here, which throws no permission access issue or execution of script issue. Installation happens smoothly as seen on Windows 7/8. 

Primavera P6 Professional R15.2, which came in the later part of 2015 has a host of new features. It has:
  • 64bit installation support
  • Additional filter criteria for codes
  • Export XML as a job service
  • Copy project as a job service
  • Saving of resource selection in the resource histogram,
  • Microsoft Project 2013 compatibility (I checked with MS Project 2016 with created XML file for MSP 2013. It works)
  • Support for UN/CEFACT XML Format 6. Here you can also include WBS and OBS informed during export.
  • Selection and setting language before logging etc. 

During installation, I did not face any issue and it was done in minutes. I used the P6 Pro Standalone (SQLIte) for the Database driver configuration. There is also no additional scripts to execute here, which makes the installation a bit easier. It may help people who read this blog and ask on permission issues that they face. You wont have any such issues. For learning on Primavera, the DB used in this set-up post, in my view, is quite good. However, if you have a very big industrial scale production deployment, then preferably use Oracle DB for the back-end.

There are 4 major components for installation:
  • .NET framework (comes bundled with 4.5)
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7.0 with u85 (comes bundled)
  • PPM Database Configuration (SQLite), and 
  • Primavera P6 Professional 15.x software (Client side)
The installation steps follows certain minimal configuration. The first change you will see is in the log-in UI dialog box. Here the language setting can be done, i.e., from the very beginning.

This is a new feature in Primavera P6 R15.2. The step-by-step guide is embedded in this post as shown below. It is a detailed one containing many pages of instructions. You can scroll (or open in larger screen by clicking the arrow on right in the embedded frame) to see the content. 

Post the setup, I checked with one of Practical PMP XER files, from one of the modules - Cost Management, which is worked out perfectly. 

The detailed step-by-step document is also available in GDrive, which is tested in Windows 7. The steps will remain same Windows 8. For full view in PDF format - Link. 

All the above are also outlined in the shared document: Step by Step - Install, Setup and Configure Primavera P6 15.x.

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