Installing i2 iBase

You can install i2 iBase using an Installation Manager.

Before you begin

You should review the release notes on the i2 iBase support page to ensure your setup meets the prerequisites and system requirements.

About this task

i2 iBase Geographic Information Systems Interfaces are installed with iBase. If you intend to use a mapping application with iBase, then in most cases you must install the mapping application first.


  1. Extract the product files from your downloaded distribution.
  2. Using Windows Explorer, browse to the root of the distribution and run Setup.exe.
  3. Follow the prompts. You will be asked for the setup type:
    Typical Installs iBase User along with its documentation
    Complete Installs:
    • iBase User and iBase Designer
    • All tools apart from the iBase Index Service Configuration tool and iBase Database Replication.
    • All of the documentation, including the Administration Center.
    Custom You can select which parts of iBase you require.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
    Note: If you installed the Coordinate Extensions option, as part of a custom installation, then the following message might display when you first start iBase:
    An application plug-in failed to load: i2 iBase Bulk Coordinate Converter.
    This message indicates that a required environment variable does not exist. To resolve this problem, either log off from Windows, or restart the computer.

What to do next

If you want to make changes to your installation, go to the Control Panel on your computer and click Programs and Features. Highlight i2 iBase in the programs list and click Change > Next to open the Program Maintenance options.

Select Modify and click Next. Then from the Custom Setup screen, select any additional features that you would like to install. Click Next to modify the installation.