Note: Beginning with The Raiser's Edge version 7.82, AddressAccelerator must be unlocked before using it. The module needs to be unlocked only one time after updating The Raiser's Edge. AddressAccelerator requires two unlock codes: one for single validation and one for group validation in the Data Health Center. If your organization has not purchased the AddressAccelerator module, contact your account representative. If you have purchased it, generate the unlock code online using the Unlock Code Generator
 

Standalone Installation (or Update): 

The standalone installation installs the AddressAccelerator files on one workstation and is only accessible from that workstation.

  1. Download AddressAccelerator:
    1. In the Downloads section of the website, click the AddressAccelerator link.
    2. Click the link for the .exe file. The file name varies depending on the current month and the country.
    3. Select the "Save this program to disk" option and save it on your workstation. 
  2. Double-click the .exe file.
    • If installing this specific workstation for the first time:
      1. On the InstallShield Wizard for AddressAccelerator Datafiles screen, click Next
      2. On the Choose Destination Location screen, do one of the following:
        • Click Next to accept the default location (C:\Program Files\Blackbaud\Postal Tools).
        • Click Browse to browse to and select a different folder and click Next.
      3. The software installs. Once complete, click Finish.
      4. Open the Postal Tools folder, and right-click the Update.exe and choose Run As Administrator (If using Windows XP, double-click the Update executable).
      5. Reboot the workstation.
      6. Log into The Raiser's Edge and set the location to the AddressAccelerator files.
    • If AddressAccelerator was previously installed on the workstation:
      Note: Updating a prior installation automatically installs in the same location. To install to a new directory, you must uninstall and re-install AddressAccelerator.
      1. If you receive prompts to uninstall AddressAccelerator, click OK to the first prompt and Yes to the second.  
      2. Select Update/Repair and click Next. The installation reads the registry to determine the location of the AddressAccelerator files and installs them there.
      3. Click Finish when the installation completes.
      4. Open the Postal Tools folder right-click the Update.exe and choose Run As Administrator (If using Windows XP, double-click the Update executable).
      5. Reboot the workstation.
  3. Log in as a local administrator and validate an address to update the postal tools on the workstation.
    Note: Once the postal tools are updated, a local administrator does not need to log in to validate addresses.

Network Installation (or Update):

The network installation installs the AddressAccelerator files on the network and can be accessed by multiple workstations.

Notes:

  • If you are using a terminal server, change the server mode to Installation Mode before the update and back to Execute Mode after the update has completed.
  • Do not validate addresses while installing the AddressAccelerator update. Otherwise, some AddressAccelerator data files may be in use and not updated.
  1. Download AddressAccelerator:
    1. In the Downloads section of the website, click the AddressAccelerator link.
    2. Click the link for the .exe file. The file name varies depending on the current month and the country.
    3. Select the "Save this program to disk" option and save it on your workstation. 
  2. Double-click the .exe file.
    • If installing on the server for the first time:
      1. On the InstallShield Wizard for AddressAccelerator Datafiles screen, click Next.
      2. On the Choose Destination Location screen, do one of the following:
        • Click Next to accept the default location (C:\Program Files\Blackbaud\Postal Tools).
        • Click Browse to browse to and select a different folder and click Next.  If you are not able to browse to your desired file location, you may install the files in a different location and copy them to the correct one after the installation completes.
      3. The software installs. Once complete, click Finish.
      4. Open the Postal Tools folder right-click the Update.exe and choose Run As Administrator
      5. Reboot the server. Log into The Raiser's Edge and set the location to the AddressAccelerator files.
    • If AddressAccelerator was  previously installed on the server:
      Note: Updating a prior installation automatically installs in the same location. To install to a new directory, you must uninstall and re-install AddressAccelerator.
      1. If you receive prompts to uninstall AddressAccelerator, click OK to the first prompt and Yes to the second. (If you are prompted to select a file location, the installation is acting as a new server installation. Continue with the steps in the first-time server installation instructions above.)
      2. Select Update/Repair and click Next. The installation reads the registry to determine the location of the AddressAccelerator files and installs them there.
      3. Click Finish when the installation completes.
      4. Open the Postal Tools folder right-click the Update.exe and choose Run As Administrator
      5. Reboot the server.
  3. Log in as a local administrator and validate an address to update the postal tools on the workstation.
    Note: Once the postal tools are updated, a local administrator does not need to log in to validate addresses.