With StarShip, the order in which you install the components is important. This topic guides you through that order and gives you links to the steps you need to install each component. Please read through each step’s information for things you need to know before you begin. You should also check the System Requirements section for minimum and recommended requirements.
Be sure to close down any other programs that might be running before getting started. If you see an installation error regarding drive space, see Installation Size Error.
Order of Installation
- Install or Update the StarShip Server.
The StarShip Server Manager must only be installed on one computer. The StarShip Server computer must be accessible by each StarShip Client or Web Client.
- Run the StarShip Web Installer.
This will install the StarShip Web Client, our web-based shipping interface. It should be installed on the same computer as the StarShip Server. This is optional; if you want to use the StarShip Web Client, run this installation.
- Run the StarShip Client Installer.
This installs StarShip Client components. It includes the option to install the classic StarShip Desktop Client as well as the StarShip Connector, which is needed for StarShip Web to connect to on-prem source interfaces, print shipping labels, and read weight from scales. Read through the StarShip Client Installer topic for tips on where to install the Connector.
- Setup and Configuration.
Whether it’s your first time using StarShip or you’ve been using our classic Desktop Client, you”ll want to set up a few things straight away that affect your basic functionality in StarShip. This topic guides you through some critical setup items that you need to set up in order to get started quickly with StarShip.If you used our classic StarShip Desktop Client before, most of your settings will be imported automatically, but some items, for example printing, will need to be set up again. There are also a few new settings that you’ll want to look at!