You can use this Installation Guide template when installing software and for the preparation, training, and conversion from existing systems. Use this template to:
- Ensure that you have a correctly functioning system
- Develop an installation plan that uses the appropriate installer and considers the component requirements during deployment.
- Specify the configuration values that configure the components to interoperate.
Installation Guide Template: Who uses it?
The Installation Plan provides installation and configuration procedures for every part of the system and describes the correct order for installing the component instances and performing basic configuration.
An Installation Guide template is used for different people in the software development process, including the Technical Architect, Development Manager, Project Manager, IT Manager, Test Manager, Documentation Manager, Technical Writer, and System Administrator.
Installation Guide Template: When is it used?
An Installation Guide is required for the installation of software / hardware / networks when the installation process is sufficiently complex to require a documented plan. An Installation Guide the procedures for installing and configuring the application in the production environments.
Installation Guide Template: Sample Screenshots
Here are sample screenshots of the MS Word Installation Guide template.
Installation Guide Template – MS Word
Installation Guide Template: Table of Contents
1.1 Purpose of this document
1.3 Reference information
1.4 Points of Contact
2. Installation Plan
2.5 Site Name [x]
2.6 Entry and Exit Criteria
2.7 Backup Procedure
2.8 Installation Test Procedure
3. System Requirements
3.1 Overview of [system] installation
3.2 Software Requirements
3.3 Hardware Requirements
3.4 Operating Systems
3.5 Database Support
3.6 Known problems
4. Installing the [system]
4.2 Preparing to install components
4.3 Upgrading from Version X.x
4.4 Starting the installation
4.5 Server Installation
4.6 Client Installation
4.7 Custom Installation
4.8 Using the Installation Wizard
4.9 Uninstalling the [system]
5. Post Installation
5.1 Installing System Updates
Glossary of Terms
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Installation Guide Template: Content & Format
The template is in Microsoft Word format.
|2 x Installation Plan Templates (blue theme with image + no image)||21 pages|
|Installation Plan Template (red theme)||21 pages|
File Format: The templates are in Microsoft Word (.docx) format.
Opening the Files: You don’t need any special software to unzip the files. To unzip the files, right click on it, then select Extract, and save it to your computer.
Getting Started: Depending on your MS Office settings, the files may say Read Only when you open them. If this occurs, click File, Save As and save the files. There are no security settings on any of the files.
Images: All of the images in the templates are copyright free.