Studio Enterprise 3.1 Installation Guide

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Studio Enterprise 3.1

Studio administrators must prepare a SSL certificate and configure their SQL Server database, SMTP server and IIS prior to installing Studio Enterprise. This section covers the installation of Studio Enterprise and its administration. For additional configuration information of the software prerequisites, refer to the Studio Enterprise documentation appendices.

Users upgrading Studio from a previous version must first uninstall the previous version using Programs and Features in the Control Panel. Failure to do so will result in an error message during the installation of the new version of Studio. Please note that only application files are removed; settings are preserved. It is recommended that you backup your database before upgrading.


Bluebeam Studio Installation Wizard

Running the Bluebeam Studio Enterprise installer will invoke the installation wizard.

If the following requirements are not present or not enabled, the installation wizard will install them for you:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client 11
  • Microsoft System CLR Types for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (SQLSysClrTypes.msi) Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data-Tier Application Framework (dacframework.msi) Microsoft IIS
  • Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)

If a Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 installation is required, the installation wizard will download it from the Microsoft website. Please make sure that an Internet connection is available and that is a trusted site.

The WebDAV Publishing feature needs to be disabled as it interferes with the RESTful API calls Revu makes to Studio Enterprise.

Bluebeam Studio Enterprise Configuration Wizard

There are two accounts that are used to install and run Bluebeam Studio Enterprise: a Setup Account and a Service Account. These accounts require certain configurations to successfully install and run the software.

Setup Account requirements*:

  • It must be a member of the following server roles:
    • dbcreator – to create and configure the databases
    • securityadmin (during creation only) – to configure the Service Account to run stored procedures and gain access to the database
    • serveradmin – to enable CLR support on the database
The Setup Account is only used during installation. This account or its permissions can be removed after installation.

Service Account requirements:

  • It must be a member of the following user mappings:
    • BluebeamStudio
    • BluebeamCache
      • Both BluebeamStudio and BluebeamCache must have the following database roles:
        • db_datareader
        • db_datawriter
      • Additionally, the database BluebeamStudio must grant the explicit permission to execute stored procedures for the Service Account user. This can be done by running the following query against the user in SQL:
  • The Windows Account being used as the Service Account must also be added to the local Administrator’s group on the server where Studio Enterprise is installed.


When installing Bluebeam Studio Enterprise, you will have the option to use either SQL authentication or Windows authentication.

  • When SQL authentication is used, you can specify the Setup Account; the LocalSystem account is automatically used as the Service Account.
  • When Windows authentication is used, you can specify the Service Account; the account currently logged into Windows is automatically used as the Setup Account (this account must meet the conditions for the Setup Account as specified above). In order for the Service Account to authenticate users seamlessly when Windows authentication is used, it must be registered to the following Service Principal Name:BLUEBEAM/studioThis can be done manually from a powershell command prompt using the following command:setspn -S BLUEBEAM/studio DOMAINSERVICEACCOUNTNAME. If you ever need to change the Service Account, you must first unregister the BLUEBEAM/studio SPN from DOMAINSERVICEACCOUNTNAME before registering the new Service Account.


To install Bluebeam Studio Enterprise:

  1. Run the Bluebeam Studio The Bluebeam Studio Enterprise installation wizard starts.
  2. Select either Use SQL Authentication or Use Win Authentication, depending on which authentication method you prefer.
  3. Under Application Server Settings, enter the following information:
    • The Hostname or IP Address of the Studio Enterprise server. Click Reset to populate this field with the computer name.
    • The Path to the Local Installation Directory for the Studio Enterprise application.
    • This must be a local drive. Click Browse to navigate to and select a folder.
    • An SSL Certificate for the Studio Enterprise Server. This can be a self-signed certificate, if necessary, unless iPads are going to be used to access Studio Enterprise, in which case a 3rd party certificate is required. Click Select to choose from the certificates currently installed.
  4. If Use SQL Authentication has been selected, enter the following under SQL Server Settings:The SQL Server Hostname and Instance for the SQL server that will be used with Studio Enterprise.
    • The SQL Server User Name that Studio Enterprise will use as the Setup Account.
    • The Password for the SQL Server User Name being used as the Setup Account.SE3.1installer1
  5. If Use Win Authentication has been selected, enter the following under Service Account Settings:
    • The Windows Account that Studio Enterprise will use as the Service Account.
    • The Password for the Windows Account being used as the Service Account.SE3.1installer2
  6. Click Test Connection to verify the Setup Account and Service Account connections.
  7. Click EULA and take the opportunity to fully read the End User License Agreement. To accept the agreement, select Accept EULA.
  8. Click Install.
  9. If this is a new Studio Enterprise installation:
    1. A dialog box will appear informing you that a new Bluebeam Studio database needs to be created. Click OK.SE3.1installer3newDB
    2. The Create New Studio Admin Account dialog box appears, prompting you to create an admin account for Studio Enter an Admin Email and Password, then Confirm the password and click OK.
      • Passwords must be between 8 and 32 characters, contain at least one uppercase and one lowercase letter, and contain at least one number and one special character.
  10. If this is an upgrade:
    • A dialog box informing you that the existing database will be used Click OK.SE3.1installer5reuse
    • A second dialog box suggesting that you back up your existing database before proceeding Click OK.SE3.1installer6backup
  11. Studio Enterprise installs, then the Bluebeam Registration dialog box opens. Enter your Serial Number and Product Key, then click Register.
    • To use Studio Enterprise on a trial basis, click Use as Trial. You will need to register Studio Enterprise before the trial expires to ensure uninterrupted use.
  12. The installation process is completed and necessary services are Click Finish to exit the installer.
  13. The Studio Enterprise application is invoked, resulting in two events:
    • A web browser window will automatically open to the Studio Enterprise web
      • If this was a new installation, you will be automatically logged in using the Administrator user name and password created earlier.
      • If this was an upgrade, you will need to log in manually.
        The Studio Portal requires JavaScript to be enabled. Portal configurations can be done from another machine if JavaScript is not enabled on the server.
    • The Bluebeam Studio Enterprise Administrator dialog box appears.

After installation, see these articles for additional configuration options:

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