This section explains how you install the Control Center on a computer that already hosts your SQL Server.

Make sure you meet these requirements before you start installing the Control Center on your computer that already hosts an SQL database:

  • You must be logged on to your computer as the administrator. If you are the only user on your computer, you are probably also the administrator.

  • The account under which you are logged on must have a sysadmin role on the SQL database. This allows you to create a dedicated database for your Control Center.


    If you are logged in as administrator for both Windows and SQL, Control Center installs your database automatically.

  • Have your NiceLabel license key ready for activating the Control Center. You can complete the installation without your license key, but you cannot start working with Control Center unless you activate your license.

Starting Control Center installer

  1. Close all open applications on your computer.

  2. After receiving your purchase confirmation email from NiceLabel, click the included link to download the Control Center installation file. The alternative option is to insert your NiceLabel DVD.


    If the DVD application menu does not start automatically, double-click Start.exe and select Install Nice LMS > Control Center.

  3. Installation checks the installation package content. Start the installation.

  4. Select your Control Center installer language. Click OK. The installer now checks if your computer is properly configured.


    Selecting your setup language

  5. Accept the license agreement. Click Next.

  6. Select the installation destination folder. Click Next.

Enabling Internet Information Services (IIS)

Enable Internet Information Services to install your Control Center.


Enabling Internet Information Services (IIS)


If you don't see the Enable Missing IIS Features button, your computer is already properly configured. Continue with your installation.

The Control Center installer checks if the required .NET framework and IIS features are available and properly configured on your computer.

If the Control Center installer finds missing features, the Enable Missing IIS Features button appears automatically.

  1. Click the Enable Missing IIS Features button and the Control Center installer enables the missing .NET framework and IIS features for you.

  2. Accept the license agreement terms.

  3. Click Next to configure your website and storage settings.

Setting up website and storage access

In Control Center you centrally store your labeling files (label templates, graphics, Solutions) in Documents. Set up access to your Control Center storage in Documents and make your Control Center connections with other NiceLabel applications secure.

  1. This step is optional. Select HTTPS support to establish a secure client-server connection. NiceLabel recommends you secure your Control Center connections if the communication with clients uses open internet connections.


    After completing the installation, use the IIS manager to manually add HTTPS site binding and X.509 (SSL) certificate to your selected site. If you do not complete this step, your Control Center does not open. The steps for adding HTTPS site binding and SSL certificate in IIS are described in section Adding HTTPS site binding and SSL certificate in IIS.

  2. Define the WebDAV site settings. Type your site name and port number on which your site runs.

    This site is the WebDAV entry point into your Documents storage for all applications that work with files stored in your Documents. This site installs in the IIS on your current machine. NiceLabel recommends keeping the default settings.


    Make sure your selected port number is not in use by a site in IIS or any other application on this computer.


    Enabling HTTPS and setting the WebDAV port

  3. Click Next. The installer checks if everything is OK and starts installing your Control Center.

Connecting to SQL database

Your Control Center requires a database. This is why you must select an existing SQL Server instance on your computer and connect to a dedicated database.


Before you start with this step, make sure you have all the required users for Control Center database ready.

The installer automatically searches for the available SQL instances and lists them on the drop-down list.

  1. Select your SQL Server instance from the drop-down list or type in the name of your SQL Server instance using the following syntax: SQLSERVER\INSTANCE.

  2. By default, the Database name is set to NiceAN. NiceLabel recommends keeping the default database name for easier communication with our support team.

  3. Click Next. The dialog for user setting changes opens. This is an optional step required for advanced installation. Ignore and click Next.

  4. Click Install. The installation continues.

Completing Control Center installation

  1. Installing Web Printing site is optional. Before your browser launches and opens your Control Center Dashboard page, you can also start the installation of your Web Printing site.

    If the folder containing your Control Center installer also includes the installation file for Web Printing, you can select Install NiceLabel Web Printing after this installation is complete. If your installer does not find the Web printing installation file, this option is not visible to you.


    Starting the Web Printing installation

    Do this to share your Applications (labels and Solutions) from your Control Center within your company or with external business partners.

    This opens the Web Printing installer. See section Installation steps for the Web Printing site for details on how to install your Web Printing.

  2. Click Finish.

Your browser opens the Control Center Dashboard page.

The address of your Control Center is: http://yourcomputername/EPM.


Control Center cannot work properly with JavaScript disabled. If you are installing Control Center on a server, it is possible that due to security reasons, JavaScript is disabled by default. If there are no security issues, enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Find more information in the How to enable JavaScript in Windows article.

If you experience any issues during the installation, please contact our NiceLabel support team at

Activate your Control Center with the key that you received via email after your purchase.