Installing a LifeCycle Manager Client

Use this procedure to install a LifeCycle Manager Client. This version of LifeCycle Manager Client is not compatible with LifeCycle Manager Server or earlier versions.


Before installing a LifeCycle Manager Client, verify that all the requirements are met. Refer to the chapter Install M3 Project Admin Client/Server in the M3 Core Installation Planning Guide.


Installing the new LifeCycle Manager Server requires that an LCM Client 10.1.x is installed. In LifeCycle Manager version, it is possible to update your LCM Client 10.1.X to a newer version of the LCM Server. However, once updated, it cannot be used against earlier versions of LCM Server ( or earlier). It is possible to have both old and new versions of the LifeCycle Manager Client installed on the same computer.

Install a LifeCycle Manager Client

  1. Go to http://LifeCycle_Manager_Server_IP_address:Port# where Port# is the number you specified for the LifeCycle Manager Server port, plus 2.
    • If you used the default value (4060), the Port# is 4062.

    • If you do not know the value, look in the LCMInstallDir\LCM-Server\ file for the value of http.server.port.

    The LifeCycle Manager Download Area is displayed.

  2. Click Download LifeCycle Manager Client. A window is displayed asking if you want to save the installation file.
  3. Click Save. The file LifeCycleManagerClient.jar is saved to a temporary folder on your local machine.
  4. Open a command prompt.

    If you are not using the Windows built-in local Administrator account and User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, then you must start the command prompt with the option to Run as Administrator. Right-click the cmd file and select Run as Administrator.

  5. Navigate to the directory where the .jar file is located.
  6. Run the command to start the installation of the LCM Client.

    If no default Java JDK is installed, you must type the full path to Java in the bin directory in the Java JDK installation. For example, run the following command and press Enter:

    "C:\<path to jdk or jre>\bin\java" -jar LifeCycleManagerClient.jar

    The LifeCycle Manager Client Setup window is displayed.

  7. Click Next.
  8. Select to Install a new client.
  9. Enter a name for the new client. This name will be the name of the shortcut created and the name of the folder where this client will be installed.
  10. Click Next. The Installation Directory window is displayed.
  11. Select the destination folder or browse to another location. Make sure that the selected destination folder does not contain any folder with the same name as your LCM Client (for example, LCM-Client).
  12. Consider the following scenarios before selecting the Installation Directory:
    • If you install the LifeCycle Manager Client in the Program Files directory and User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, it is required that you start the LifeCycle Manager Client using an Administrator account. It is recommended to change the compatibility level first before starting the application. For more information, see M3 Core Administration Guide, chapter Changing the Compatibility Level.

    • If you install the LifeCycle Manager Client in the Program Files directory and User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, but you do not want to change the compatibility level, you must start the LifeCycle Manager Client by selecting the Run as administrator option. For more information, see Logging on to the LifeCycle Manager Client.

    • If you install the LifeCycle Manager Client in a folder that does not require administrative rights, no further steps are needed to start and run the LifeCycle Manager Client.

  13. Click Next. The Installation Summary window is displayed.
  14. Click Next. The Installing LifeCycle Manager Client window is displayed and installation is initialized.
  15. When the task is finished, click Finish.