Standards installation methods of LYNX
Sign-up or get invited with the App-Installer
Once you have signed-up for LYNX via our website https://www.a-dato.com/download-lynx/ you can download LYNX via "Click here":
If you are invited by email to join LYNX by another user, you would have received the following e-mail to activate your account:
In both cases LYNX is downloaded via the default Microsoft App Installer procedure (Method 1, see below), using the following link: https://service.a-dato.net/Lynx/Lynx.appinstaller.
Method 1 (default): Download LYNX via Microsoft App Installer for Windows 10 (from version 1903)
For Windows 10 (version 1903 and higher), LYNX is available via the Microsoft App Installer. This download also includes LYNX TameFlow.
Step 1: Do you already have LYNX and LYNX Tameflow installed on your computer? First delete LYNX ánd LYNX Tameflow via Windows before you reinstall LYNX using this method.
Step 2: Download LYNX via: https://service.a-dato.net/Lynx/Lynx.appinstaller. Open the downloaded file, and select Install.
Or copy and paste the following link to download LYNX directly via: ms-appinstaller:?source=https://service.a-dato.net/Lynx/Lynx.appinstaller
You will see the following screen:
The Windows App Installer will also automatically check if the latest LYNX version has been installed.
Method 2: Download and install LYNX-Setup
If you don't meet the requirements, you are able to download LYNX via this link: https://service.a-dato.net/Lynx/LynxSetup.exe
This will download the LYNX application "LynxSetup.exe", into your default download folder.
Download LYNX TameFlow (ONLY!)
LYNX TameFlow will be installed in combination with the Lynx application when using one of the methods above. When you use the Tameflow buttons and/or menu options within the LYNX application, Tameflow will be downloaded and installed.
However, for users that only need to work with LYNX TameFlow a separate installer is available via the following download link:
Select Install Mode - "Install for me only"
After downloading has completed you will be asked to "Select install mode":
We recommend to select "Install for me only“. This will install LYNX in your own user directory (located on your computer as shown in the following path: C:\Users\Your Name\AppData\Local\Programs\A-Dato\Lynx).
Both the installation of LYNX in a user-directory and the automated update process normally do not require any special "admin" rights.
The LYNX update process will automatically check the latest LYNX version in the location of the user-directory. Once a newer update is available the update process will happen automatically.
Additional Installation Options
The ability to install new software and also new software updates on the computer of a "company" user may be restricted as a result of the IT Policy of a company or organization. For example "admin" rights may be required to allow installation of new software, either in the user-directory or standard directory.
In this case the following options are available:
- LYNX can be installed in one central folder, controlled and updated by "IT". A user can start LYNX via a link pointing to the LYNX application in this folder. The update of the LYNX version in the central folder, is done automatically
- The LYNX Setup File has one of the highest Security Certificates - a possibility is that IT opens the installation and update process of LYNX specifically to LYNX users
- Users may have the possibility to request for temporary admin rights, through an automated procedure provided by IT
Contact A-dato for more information and recommendations!