How to install Primavera P6 Professional Project Management

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management is latest software package used for comprehensive enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM) solutions. Primavera p6 is designed to handle large-scale, highly sophisticated and multifaceted project.
Installation of Primavera p6 requires patience but is no difficult if you follow these steps properly. This post will put you through on Primavera P6 installation procedures.
This Installation procedure is similar forWindows 7 and Windows 8. But never worry if you are using windows XP and other related operating systems. This installation guide will work for each and every of famous operating systems.

Step 1: Download Primavera P6 ISO File and MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD manager

If you don’t have Primavera P6 ISO File and MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD manager already, you may download the both files from this links below

Download Primavera P6 Free

Step 2: Install the MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager

The installation is very simple
a. Run the “iso software..setup_magicdisc106.exe” setup

Run the ISO MagicDisk ISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager (Click to enlarge)

b. Click Next Button 3 times
c. Then Click Finish

Step 3: Mount the P6.ISO disk file in virtual CD/DVD MagicDisc

a. Right Click the p6.iso file and click Mount as shown;

Mount the Disc (click to enlarge)
b. Then Wait for a while until the disk is mounted while new window is displayed as shown below containing all the files in the P6.iso file;

Mounted disc (Click to enlarge)

Step 4: Install the Primavera P6 software package

1. Double click on the setup.exe file to run the Primavera P6 setup; (if systems prompts for security assurance, Click Yes)

Initializing the Primavera Setup (Click to enlarge)

2. Then Click Next
3. Enter “EC-C01” as Product Code in the setup as shown;

Insert the License Code (Click to enlarge) 

4. In the next window, Select “I accept the terms of License agreement” and click Next
5. In the Setup Type window, Select Primavera Stand-alone and Click Next as shown;

Stand-alone type setup (Click to enlarge)

6. In this window Select the Destination Folder (Recommended “C:\Primavera”) and Click Next
7. Also Click Next in the common files destination folder
8. Tick Mark Sample Project if you want to install Sample Projects, then tick mark 'sample project' and Click Next as shown;

Install Sample Project (Click to enlarge)

9. Click Next in the Program Shortcut folder
10. In the license selection part; Click Browse and Locate the “license.txt”  in the License folder of the Disk mounted as shown;

Locate the License file (Click to enlarge)

11. Click Next
12. Click Install
13. Wait a while for the setup to work and install necessary files
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14. If during the setup error occurs “could not write value to key \SOFTWARE….” Click Ignore as shown;

Error during installation (Click to enlarge)

15. In the database configuration;
        a. Click Next
        b. Click Finish
        c. Click Next
        d. Click Finish
16. Click Finish and you are done.
17. Open the project Management Module from the Apps or from startmenu as shown;

Apps (Click to enlarge)

18. If you get an error while launching Primavera P6 about “Error: Couldn’t Locate the language file” and a Runtime Error don’t worry proceed as follows;

       a. Locate the language file at the following location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Primavera Common\Languages
       b. Copy the Language folder and paste it to the following location: C:\Program Files\Primavera\Project Management\Languages\comCaptions.en-us

19. In the Login and Password enter admin in both, and hit OK

Login to Primavera (Click to enlarge)

20. If you get an error “Licensed named users is less than configured Named user” ignore it and Hit Ok.
21. You will be taken to the Primavera Home Screen as shown;

Graphical User Interface (Click to enlarge)

22. Go the Admin Menu at the top menu bar and click Users as shown;

Admin Menu (Click to enlarge)

23. In the Users Dialog go to the Licensing Tab as shown;

licensing tab (Click to enlarge)

24. In this window uncheck all the checkboxes in the Named User Column and Just Check the Project Management in the concurrent User column as shown;

Project Management (Click to enlarge)

25. Then Click Close;
26. So close Primavera for the settings to be saved and restart Primavera. Now you are done with installation.
27. Right click the Mounted Disk and Click Eject to unmount the mounted disk.

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25 August 2015 at 00:27 ×

I am stuck at Step 26 when I click 'Close'. This message pops out.

"Project Management - Total Named Users exceed Licensed Maximum Users"

25 August 2015 at 00:31 ×

Solved it. Gotta delete all the other Global Users.

3 September 2015 at 12:33 ×

how you delete other global user?

22 January 2016 at 01:09 ×

unable to connect to database, pls help

Marissa Ryan
8 March 2016 at 04:53 ×

Very nice article. Thanks for sharing.

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