Since version 2004.01, the installation on Windows systems has been greatly simplified. You just need to execute the downloaded setup file and it will install ADF in the directory of your choice using Windows Installer and update all the necessary environment variables. See the instructions for downloading ADF on our download page.
You must have ADMINISTRATOR privileges to install ADF on Windows 2000/XP!
Important: You must obtain a license file before you can use ADF programs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. After you have obtained the license, save it in the %ADFHOME%\license.txt file, here %ADFHOME% is the folder where you installed ADF. If you attempt to run GUI programs without obtaining a license first, they will exit without error message.
To obtain the information necessary for creating the license you can do the following:
Click on the Start menu and select Run, type (on Windows 2000/XP):
cmd /k %ADFBIN%\adf.3.exeor (on Windows 98):
command /c %ADFBIN%\adf.3.exePress Alt-Space, select Edit->Select All and press Enter.
Open your favorite e-mail program and paste contents of the clipboard into a new e-mail. Send the e-mail to email@example.com. Remember to also include in the e-mail information about the research group you are requesting the license for.
The SCMLICENSE environment variable is set by default to %ADFHOME%/license.txt, therefore after receiving the license file you should save it in that location.