Installing Daminion Server

Daminion can be installed either from a CD or from 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.




To run Daminion Server setup, double click the file DaminionSetup.exe

On the first screen, select an installation language. Daminion suggests the language used by your operating system, but if you prefer to use a different language, change it here. Otherwise just click OK to proceed. Note that the interface language can be changed in Daminion any time after installation.



After confirming the welcome screen and accepting the license agreement, choose between either the Standard or Custom setup. If you choose Custom, you must then specify which Port numbers should be used  by the Postgres database. You can easily change this parameter later in the Admin Panel (launched automatically at the end of the setup process), so feel free to proceed with the Standard installation.




In the next screen, confirm the Postgres login.
The default password is: postgres
Again, you can easily change this later in the Daminion Server Admin Panel!

So just click Next to continue.




Specify the path to the folder in which the Daminion program files should be installed.
The default is C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Daminion Software \ Daminion Server. You can change the path here or leave it as it is.




Select a folder path for your uploaded files.

You can type a folder path of your own or leave the default. But please remember to select a shared path so that other users can access the folder. If you choose a local path, other users may not be able to see files in the destination folder.

Note: We recommend that you use a different physical hard drive than the one your Windows OS is installed on. This not only allows you to access your files much faster, but also makes it easier to back up uploaded files. And finally, if you start running out of disc space, you can easily replace this hard drive with a bigger one without affecting your windows installation!

Please read the article Selecting the Right Storage Scheme for helpful information on choosing the right storage theme for your personal needs.





After you have chosen whether or not to add the program to the Start Menu and to create a desktop icon, Daminion is ready to install the program files. Click Next to continue.




Setup will now install and configure the Daminion Server and create the default catalog.



Finally, click Finish.




The Daminion icon will appear on the desktop, and the Daminion Server Admin Panel will launch automatically.

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

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

For detailed information about the Server Admin Panel, click here.


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