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The ILLiad server installation file, ILLiadServerSetup.exe, is downloaded from the Atlas Systems web pages and run on your ILLiad server. This file will install the ILLiad Server and all components needed to run ILLiad. The ILLiad database, services, and other files will install automatically upon running the ILLiad server installation file.


This installation process is for self-hosted server locations only. If you are a hosted by OCLC, please contact them to schedule an update.


If you have a previous version of ILLiad installed and need to update your ILLiad installation to the newest version, see Updating ILLiad to Version 9.0 - NEEDS UPDATING.

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Installing the ILLiad Server

Once you have downloaded the ILLiad Server Setup file to your ILLiad server desktop, you will need to install the ILLiad server files.

  1. Right-click the ILLiadServerSetup.exe icon and select Run as administrator.
  2. An InstallShield Wizard screen will open. Click Next to begin the installation.
  3. Choose the location to install ILLiad on your server. Atlas recommends using the default installation directory, c:\illiad. Click Change if you want to choose another location. Otherwise, click Next.
  4. Select the ILLiad features you would like to install. The ILLiad server as well as the Connection Manager, Odyssey Manager, ILLiad Client, Rapid Manager, and SQL Alias Manager are pre-selected for installation. Make any needed changes and click Next.
  5. Select the location of the ILLiad Web Directory and click Next. The default address is C:\inetpub\wwwroot\illiad\.
  6. Enter the address for the ILLiad server. This is the IP address of the SQL server to be used by the ILLiad software. The default address is The ILLiad web application, supporting applications, and all clients will need to be able to connect to your SQL server. Click Next.
  7. Enter the windows account for IIS access to the Windows temp folder and click Next. The recommendation is to leave the default of Everyone. This can be changed later.
  8. Select the folder that Windows users use for temporary files and click Next. The default is C:\Windows\Temp.
  9. Enter the ILLiad Database Name and click Next. The default is ILLData.
  10. Enter the ILLiad SQL Server IP Address and click Next. The default is This value can be used if the SQL server is on the same server as the web server. Otherwise, an IP address or DNS must be entered.
  11. Enter the ILLiad Database File Path and click Next. The default is C:\illiad\SqlData\. NOTE: You will need to create this folder if the SQL server is not on the web server that the ILLiad installer is being run on.
  12. Select the ILLiad Database Backup Location and click Next. The default is C:\illiad\Backup\NOTE: You will need to create this folder if the SQL server is not on the web server that the ILLiad installer is being run on.
  13. Choose the option to connect using SQL server authentication. Log in using the administrator Login ID and password. Click Next.
  14. Click Install to install the ILLiad server.
  15. On the InstallShield Wizard Complete screen, click Finish.
  16. A new InstallShield Wizard will open and prompt you to install the ILLiad Client on your server.