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Downloading the Scheduling Engine Quick Reference Card

Downloading the Scheduling Engine


The scheduling engine, PowerScheduler, must be installed and running on your local computer before you can validate the data, build the master schedule, and load student schedules. To 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. install the scheduling engine on a Mac: Navigate to Start Page > PowerScheduler Navigate to Engine Download Open the PSSchedEngineInstall.dmg file Then, click Save File and OK to save the file to the desktop Next, double-click the PSSchedEngineInstall.dmg file on the desktop 6. Then, double click the PSSchedEngine.pkg file 7. The Welcome to PowerSchool Scheduling Engine Installer window opens (If this is your first time installing the engine on OS X, you will need to restart the computer after installing it), then to proceed with installation, click Continue 8. Select Macintosh HD as the installation destination 9. If you want to install the software in a different folder than the recommended PowerSchoolEngine, click Choose Folder and select the appropriate installation site; otherwise, click Continue 10. Make sure you have enough hard drive space for the software, if you want to choose a different install location, click Change Install Location; otherwise, click Install 11. Finally, click Close to complete the installation 12. Upon installation, several files are created: the engine executable file and the Loader (Mac OS X users will also see a default LocalEngine.properties file) 13. Open the PSSchedEngine folder from the Applications menu, then double click the PSSchedEngine application. 14. Upon running the engine, two more files are created: the engine.properties file collects information from LocalEngine.properties and information sent from PowerSchool to tell the engine what it should do, while the engine.log file is a log of what the engine is doing, created when the log output setting in LocalEngine.properties is set to append or overwrite
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15. If you are using automated walk-in scheduling, its a good idea to set the scheduling engine to restart automatically (that way, in the rare instance that you have to restart the server, you wont have to restart the engine manually) To 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. install the scheduling engine on a PC: Navigate to Start Page > PowerScheduler Navigate to Engine Download Next, click the PSSchedEngineInstall.zip file Then, save the file to the desktop Next, double-click the PSSchedEngineInstall.zip file on your desktop and extract the files 6. Double-click the PSSchedEngineInstall.exe file on your desktop, then, click Run 7. The Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for PSSchedEngine window opens, to proceed with installation, click Next 8. If you want to install the software in a different folder than the recommended PowerSchoolEngine, then click Browse and select the appropriate installation site; otherwise, click Next 9. When the setup has finished installing PSSchedEngine, click Finish 10. Upon installation, several files are created: the engine executable file and the Loader 11. Open the PSSchedEngine program from the Program Files menu 12. Upon running the engine, two more files are created: the engine.properties file collects information from LocalEngine.properties and information sent from PowerSchool to tell the engine what it should do, while the engine.log file is a log of what the engine is doing, created when the log output setting in LocalEngine.properties is set to append or overwrite 13. If you are using automated walk-in scheduling, its a good idea to set the scheduling engine to restart automatically (that way, in the rare instance that you have to restart the server, you wont have to restart the engine manually)