Imagine Español

Server configuration

Configuring Imagine Settings Manager

Before you begin using Imagine Español, you must access the Imagine Settings Manager and configure necessary features for Imagine Español.

To configure Imagine Español in Settings Manager

  1. From the Windows Start Menu, navigate to Imagine Setting Manager.
  2. Go to Manager.Features, and set the EnabledFeatures field to Spanish.
  3. Go to Manager.Session, and set the InitialDefaultSessionTimeMinutes field to 15 minutes.
  4. Click Save.
 

You must change this field to Spanish because Imagine Learning runs in English by default.

Configuring the SQL Database

The Imagine Español server allows a district to choose the level of implementation needed for their district. Different levels of implementation correspond with different numbers of users and different database versions. Please review these levels to determine which implementation level is best for your school or district.

 

Install the most recent service package of any of the listed install packages.

 

Level 1 implementation

Level 2 implementation

Level 3 implementation

Max Users in Database

2,000 users

50,000+ users

250,000+ users

Concurrent users

1-500 users

1-2,500 users

2,500-5,500 users

SQL Version

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, or 2014

Microsoft SQL Server Express editions also supported

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, or 2014

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, or 2014

Some schools or districts may opt to use a remote SQL server (a SQL server managed separately from the Imagine Español server software, or may choose to install the SQL database on the same physical or virtual server where Imagine Español server software is installed.

When using a remote SQL server, the settings created and managed by the district or school must match the settings configured in the Imagine Settings Manager utility located in the Imagine Español server software.

If you choose a Level 2 or 3 implementation, you must manually configure a connection to your SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, or 2014 database. Establishing a connection to your database will automatically create the ìImagineî database on your local or remote SQL instance.

To configure this connection, use the Imagine Settings Manager utility. The Imagine Settings Manager can be accessed through the Windows Start Menu inside the Imagine Español folder on the server where Imagine Español server software is installed.

Connecting to a local SQL instance

This section explains how to connect the Imagine Español server software to a local SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, or 2014 database. If your SQL database is installed on the same physical or virtual server as the Imagine Español server software, you must provide this information in order to configure the Imagine Settings Manager correctly:

Setting

Description

DBPath

Specifies the path to the location of the database on the server (e.g., C:\ProgramData\Imagine).

DBName

Specifies the name of the Imagine Español database that you want to connect to. By default, this is Imagine. For consistency reasons, we recommend that schools and districts maintain this standard by naming the database Imagine.

UseWindowsAuthentication

Specifies whether SQL is configured to allow Windows Authentication to a database. If SQL was configured to allow Windows Authentication to a database, then this setting must be set to ìTrueî, and the ìDBUsernameî and ìDBPasswordî settings are not required. This is the recommended configuration for a locally installed SQL database.

DBUsername

Specifies the SQL user account that has permissions to modify the Imagine database. It may be a new account that you create or the default system account. This setting is only necessary if you cannot use Windows Authentication.

DBPassword

Specifies the password that has permissions to modify the Imagine database and that matches the SQL user account. This setting is only necessary if you are not using Windows Authentication. You must provide this password to Imagine Learning Technical Support and have it run through a SQL Server Keygen utility before you enter it in the Settings Manager utility. Use the encrypted form of the password.

Connecting to a remote SQL instance

This section explains how to connect the Imagine Español server software to a remote SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, or 2014 database. If the SQL database is being managed remotely (by school or district technicians), then you must provide this information in order to configure the Imagine Settings Manager correctly:

Setting

Description

DBName

Specifies the name of the Imagine Español database that you want to connect to. By default, this is Imagine. For consistency reasons, we recommend that schools and districts maintain this standard by naming the database Imagine.

UseWindowsAuthentication

Specifies whether SQL is configured to allow Windows Authentication to a database. If you are using Windows Authentication, the service must be configured to run under the appropriate user account. User account and password information should be stored in the product's native.ini file (c:\ProgramData\Imagine\native.ini). You must provide this password to Imagine Learning Technical Support personnel and have it run through a Service Account Password utility before you enter it in the Settings Manager utility.

DBUsername

Specifies the SQL user account that has permissions to modify the Imagine database. To allow a user to modify the Imagine database, grant ìdb_ownerî rights to the user for the database that you specified in the DBName field.

DBPassword

Specifies the password that has permissions to modify the Imagine database and that matches the SQL user account. This setting is only necessary if you are not using Windows Authentication. You must provide this password to Imagine Learning Technical Support personnel and have it run through a SQL Server Keygen utility before you enter it in the Settings Manager utility. Use the encrypted form of the password.

DBServer

Specifies the IP address or server name of the remote (school/district managed) SQL server. If it is on an instance other than the default instance, this information must be included in this field.

Installing the Imagine Español server

To install the Imagine Español server

  1. After downloading the Imagine Español server installation files, launch the installer by double‑clicking the ImagineEngineInstall.exe file.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Read the End-User License Software Agreement, then click Accept.
  4. Leave the default settings for the program and media install paths, then click Next.
  5. Allow the Imagine Learning installer to copy the required program and media files.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. Reboot the computer to start Imagine Español. Choose OK to reboot now, or Cancel to reboot later.