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Intergraph Smart Instrumentation Server Installation and Configuration Guide (2019)

Intergraph Smart Instrumentation
Installation & Upgrade
2019 (13.0)

Hardware Recommendations

  • 3 GHz Pentium processor

  • 4 GB RAM or higher

  • 3 GB disk space

  • 100 BaseT or higher network interface (1 Gbit recommended)

  • For SmartPlant Enterprise installation, DVD drive access, either locally or through a network connection

  • For Smart Instrumentation installation, CD-ROM drive access, either locally or through a network connection

  • Windows supported printer access, either locally or through a network connection

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise, 64-bit

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 Professional & Enterprise. 64-bit

  • The operating system must be installed in an account where you have administrator privileges.

  • Smart Instrumentation is certified on Windows 7 with UAC ‘On’ at Level 3 (Default).

    If UAC is set to ON, when applying Workflow in the Administration Module to a domain the Workflow settings are applied to all your domains.

  • Due to security changes in Windows 10, users who require access to INIT/Backup, upgrade, import, and Administration functions, must have windows administrative privileges for this functionality to work correctly.

  • Web links in the software do not function in the Edge browser for Windows 10, if the UAC control is off.

Supported Database Clients

  • MS SQL Client 2017 or 2016 (The client is installed along with the SQL server software and is not a separate installation).

  • Oracle 18.3.0 Client

  • Oracle 12 client (

  • The client database software must be of the same version as the server database software.

  • Beginning with Windows 10 and Oracle, Microsoft and Oracle will enforce the Internet Host Table Specification RFC 952 which mandates that component hostname labels can contain only alphanumeric characters. Host names using underscores (‘_’) are not allowed. Refer to Oracle Support Articles 1603775.1 and 1957895.1 and Microsoft KB 101785.

Recommended Disk Space

Oracle 12c Software

Oracle Client installation

1 GB


1 GB

SQL Server 2014 SP2/2016 Software

Smart Instrumentation Software

SQL Server 2014 SP2/2016 Client installation

2 GB

Smart Instrumentation application (full installation)

1.6 GB


2 GB


1.6 GB

Software Prerequisites

  • A PDF reader (required for reading and saving various documents)

  • Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 6.0 SP1/SP3

  • Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016.

    • 32-bit Smart Instrumentation Clients that cannot utilize the 64-bit Office 2013 solution due to bitwise incompatibilities should adopt 32-bit Office 2013. (Microsoft Excel is required for working with report templates and for viewing the Installation Checklist and various other files.)

    • To use the Save-as Excel command, you must install from the Microsoft Download center the following file: Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime.exe.

  • Smart Licensing 2019

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2.

  • Microsoft Edge Browser.

Microsoft .NET Framework is delivered as part of Microsoft Windows.

Optional Software

Apart from SmartSketch, the following software programs are not Intergraph corporation software and are owned by third parties.  It is the responsibility of the customer to select in its sole discretion the applicable third party software customer desires to use to generate reports and Intergraph makes no recommendation as to the choice of said third party software.  Customer is responsible for obtaining a valid license to use said third party software from the owner of said third party software and to pay any license fees to the owner of said third party software for the use of said third party software.  INTERGRAPH DISCLAIMS AND MAKES NO WARRANTY EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR THE WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IN REGARDS TO SAID THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.

  • One of the following drawing software programs, if needed for loop drawings:

    • SmartSketch 2014 R1 or similar graphical editor (required for editing border template files and for symbol creation)

    • Autodesk AutoCAD

      • AutoCAD 2012 - The Save As functionality in Smart Instrumentation 2018 only saves drawings for use with AutoCAD 2012.

      • AutoCAD 2014 - Drawings created in AutoCAD 2014 can be generated in Smart Instrumentation 2018.

      • For compatibility with other versions, see the Version Compatibility section of the Readme.pdf file in the SmartPlant Instrumentation folder.

    • Bentley MicroStation —08

    • InfoMaker 2017

For working in a Citrix environment:

  • Citrix XenApp 7.6. On Windows Server 2016.

    Smart Instrumentation doesn't support Citrix Seamless Mode.