Free Single User License
The Vault Single User Evaluation allows an individual user to evaluate Vault using their own data and hardware. Installation of both the Vault Client and Server are required. Installation usually takes less than 15 minutes.
Verify that your machine meets the requirements for the Vault Client.
Download the Vault Server.
This installer includes the Vault Server and Client. It should only be executed on your server machine.
Install the Vault Server.
Install the Vault Server by double-clicking on the downloaded file. Follow the server setup wizard using the installation guide for assistance.
When installing the server, a requirement is to set up an admin account. The password that you assign will be the password that you later specify when logging in via the client.
Download and Install the Vault Client.
Review the Administration Guide.
The Vault Administration Guide will assist you with setting up security rights, server settings, and repository settings.
Getting started with Vault.
SourceGear's technical support manager walks you through getting started with Vault Professional in this brief video.
If you decide to purchase additional licenses, there is no need to reinstall. You can purchase permanent license keys from the SourceGear Customer Service Portal. It's that simple.
Simply install the product and do not enter any serial numbers at all. When no serial numbers are present, Vault behaves as if there is one user license. If you enter a license key containing one license only, the product will still have just one license present.
Note that the free single user version does not apply when the product is used by more than one person and is unsupported (unless you are evaluating). If you have two people who need to use Vault, you will need to purchase two licenses.
First, determine if you'd like to use the “classic client” or the “enhanced client.” We explain the differences here:
To enable IDE integration with Visual Studio:
Within Visual Studio select Tools – Options , expand Source Control and select Plug-in Selection.
A dropdown menu will exist under “Current source control Plug-in” providing you with the option to chose between the enhanced client or the classic client.
For additional details, visit:
Eric Sink, the founder of SourceGear, has written a complete Source Control HOWTO explaining best practices:
Documentation to help you get started:
Vault Professional Client Help is available within the Vault Pro Client
Please let us know. We're always happy to help.
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