Sunday, November 10, 2019

Step by Step Guide - Install, Setup and Configure Oracle Primavera P6 Professional R18.x/19.x on Windows 10

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Key Takeaway: You will learn step by step installation, set up and post set-up configurations for Primavera P6 Professional Release 18.x/19.x on Windows 10 (64 bit). These are Primavera P6's latest releases, which came in 2018 and 2019. For this post, R18.8 has been used on Windows 10. The steps will remain quite similar for R19.x.

This set-up is available in the newly released course - Practical RMP (Risk Management Professional) with Primavera Risk Analysis. This course uses both Primavera P6 and Primavera Risk Analysis to guide you through the practical. This new course is coming up because of the new PMBOK guide, the new standard on Risk Management and new risk management/project management software releases. Do note that with the Practical RMP course, you will have a downloadable copy of Primavera P6 Professional installation.  

For your installation,  follow the steps as mentioned in the guide. This will ensure a smooth installation. I've used P6 Pro Standalone (SQLIte) for the DB's driver configuration. For very big-scale projects, you can use Oracle Database (DB) in the backend. This has been explained in one of the earlier posts and given as a link below.  

Post installation, a number of configurations for Primavera P6 have been outlined - industry selection (this will remove the warning message that you get), application setting for start-up window, currency setting for your project, setting for time units, durations format and units/time format, date format setting, and many others.

I'll also suggest that you use a XER file to see if the installation has been done properly. I've used one XER course from one of my courses. You can also create a fresh project quickly to see if the installation, set-up and configurations are proper. 

There are 4 major components for installation:
  • Primavera P6 Professional 18.x/19.x software (Client side),
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - checked with JRE 7/8
  • .NET framework (checked with with 4.5)
  • PPM Database Configuration (SQLite)

There have been a host of changes in Primavera P6 R18.x/19.x. For example, the first UI is quite different from earlier releases of 15.x or 8.x. 

The step-by-step guide is embedded in this post as shown below. It's detailed one and has many instructions to set-up Primavera P6 Professional. You can scroll to see the entire content. 

As noted before, a downloadable copy is available to the users of the new course: "Practical RMP with Primavera Risk Analysis". 

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Post the setup, I checked with a .XER file from one of my courses and it worked out perfectly. 

The detailed step-by-step document is also available in GDrive. For full view in docs format - Link

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