Installing Daminion Server

Daminion can be installed from either a CD or a file downloaded from our website. Follow the procedures described below. Please note that you need Administrator privileges to be able to install Daminion Server and that there are different procedures for installing Daminion Server and Daminion Standalone!


The Daminion Server Installation package contains:

  • Daminion Server Installation
  • Daminion Client Installation
  • Daminion Server Installation Guide


Install Daminion Server on a computer that will be acting as a server on your local network.



Start the installation process with the Daminion Server Setup file.

On the first screen, you will be asked for the language to be used. Daminion proposes the language, which is used by default in your operating system. If you prefer to use a different interface language you can change it here. Otherwise just click on “OK” to proceed. However the interface language can be changed in Daminion at any time later on.



After confirming the welcome screen and the license agreement, you will be asked for the setup type.
You can chose between “Standard” and “Custom”. If you chose “Custom” you will be asked for the Port numbers to be use from the Postgres database. But you can easily change this parameter later in the Admin Panel which will be automatically launched at the end of this setup process. So you can continue without any worries with the “Standard” installation.



In the following screen you will be asked for confirming the Postgres login.
The default password is: postgres
Any changes can also be performed later on in the Daminion Server Admin Panel!

So just click on “Next” to continue.



Now you will be asked for the installation path for the program files.
By default Daminion suggests: „C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Daminion Software \ Daminion Server“. You can change this path here or leave it at default.




Here you must select a folder path for your uploaded files.

You can type here your preferred folder path or leave it at default. But please keep in mind, that you chose a shared folder path to make sure, that other users have access to this folder path. If you chose a local path, other users might not be able to see the files uploaded to such folder.

Note: We recommend using a different physically hard drive than your windows is installed at. This not only speeds up the file access process, but also makes it easier to backup these uploaded files. And finally in case you are running out of disc space you can easily replace this hard drive by a model with more capacity without affecting your windows installation!

Please read chapter Selecting the right storage scheme to be able to chose the right storage theme fitting your personal needs.




After you confirmed the start menu folder and the creation of the desktop icon, Daminion is ready for installing the program files. Click on “Next” to continue



The program files will now be installed and the Daminion Server will be configured and the default catalog will be created.



Finally in the next window click on “Finish”.



Now the Desktop icon will be created and the Daminion Server Admin Panel will be launched automatically.

On the Daminion Server Administration Panel main screen check that the 3 green “running” bullets are fired. This indicates that the Daminion Server Service, File Watching Service and PostgreSQL are installed correctly and are actively running.

Now close this Panel and continue with the Daminion Client Installation as described in chapter: Installing Daminion Standalone

Here you can find detailed information about the Server Admin Panel.


Note: you can install Daminion Client silently or very silently on multiple PCs:
DaminionSetup-5.0.exe /silent
DaminionSetup-5.0.exe /verysilent