Installing DTS on Windows

Server 2012 Preparation

Note: Percussion has certified Microsoft Server 2012 R2 as of our 4.3 release.  Server 2012 is much more restrictive by default, so ensure that you take the following steps before installing the Percussion DTS.

  1. Set all users to have read/write permissions to the drive where the product will be installed
  2. Open up ports in the Windows firewall to allow access over TCP
    1. On the Start menu, click Run, type WF.msc, and then click OK.
    2. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, in the left pane, right-click Inbound Rules, and then click New Rule in the action pane (upper right corner).
    3. In the Rule Type dialog box, select Port, and then click Next. In the Protocol and Ports dialog box, select TCP.
    4. Select Specific local ports, and then type the port number (e.g. 9992, 9980, 9443). Click Next.
    5. In the Action dialog box, select Allow the connection, and then click Next.
    6. In the Profile dialog box, I am going to Leave Domain turned on and turn private and public off. Then click Next.
    7. In the Name dialog box, type a name, e.g. "Allow CM1 ports Inbound”
    8. Click Finish

Percussion DTS Installation

To install Percussion DTS on Windows:

  1. Download the Windows installation package.
  2. Unzip the installation to a convenient location. The unzipped file should include the following contents:
    • resource (directory)
    • setup (directory)
    • readme.html (html file)
  3. Open Windows Explorer and browse to \CM1\Setup and double-click on SetupDTS.exe.
    The installation wizard starts, and displays the Welcome dialog.

  4. Click the Next button.
    The installation wizard displays the License Agreement dialog.  The latest license agreement can be found at
  5. Click the I accept the terms of the License Agreement radio button, then click Next.
  6. The installation wizard displays the Installation Type dialog.
  7. If you have not installed Percussion DTS on the machine before, the installation type defaults to New install. NOTE: If the installation type defaults to Upgrade existing install, the installer found that the Percussion DTS is already installed on the machine. You can either proceed to upgrade the DTS at the default location, or you can choose a New Install to deploy to a new directory.  
  1. To install a new DTS server:
    1. Click [Next].
      The installation wizard displays the Installation directory dialog.

    2. The Installation Directory defaults to C:\Percussion. You can change to a different directory. (NOTE: The path must be fully-qualified; in other words, you must start with C:\ and include the complete path to the directory you want to use.) You can click the [Browse] button to access a browser dialog you can use to find a different location for the installation. When you have entered the location you want, click Next.
      The installation wizard displays the Installation Information dialog.
      NOTE: If you specify a directory that already contains a Percussion CM1 server, the DTS server will be upgraded.  If the directory you select does not exist you will be prompted to confirm its creation.
    3. When the installation wizard is finished, it will display the completion dialog. Select Done to close out the dialog window.