Bizagi Studio Portable edition

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Bizagi Studio Portable edition

Overview

In some high security environments, software installation is not permitted due to internal policies; for example, some large enterprises do not allow employees to install software on their computers, thus employees do not have administrative rights. Bizagi offers a portable edition which lets users run Bizagi Studio without the need of having administrative rights.

 

Bizagi Studio portable Drive avoids the installation of Bizagi components such as the Standard Server Operation Service, Connector Service, IIS, Scheduler and a Database.

 

Before you start

The computer where you will run Bizagi Studio Portable edition, must meet with the following requisites:

 

BIZAGI STUDIO WORKSTATIONS WITH THE PORTABLE EDITION

HARDWARE

RAM

6 GB minimum.

Recommended: 8 GB.

Hard Disk

2 GB of free space

Processor

64-bit

2 cores or more

2.4GHz recommended, or higher

Screen resolution

1024 x 768 or higher

Display set to use 100% (DPI)

SOFTWARE

Operating System

Windows 10 (all editions supported except  Windows 10 SL).

Windows 8.1

Windows Server 2012 R2

All these versions must have their Service Packs up to date.

Framework

.NET Framework 4.8 or higher

Packages

C++ Redistributable 2013 x86

C++ Redistributable 2013 x64

Browser

Internet Explorer 10 or higher

Chrome 24 or higher

Firefox 19 or higher

 

You need to have the following permissions on the folder where you are going to execute the portable edition:

 

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Enable Trusted Sites (Url Requirements) and firewall

Add these exceptions to your corporate proxy and firewall, in the same way, add the following URLs to your browser's trusted sites:

 

Domain

Required

Purpose

Proxy/firewall

Browser

*.bizagi.com

User Registration

*.azurewebsites.net

Accounts authentication

*.azureedge.net

Load websites with CDN (Content Delivery Net)  

*.windows.net

Cloud file management / Modeler download

*.msecnd.net

Optional

Desktop application Telemetry (handle application information like requests, errors, etc)

*.google.com

-

Log in with Google accounts

*.microsoftonline.com

-

Log in with Microsoft accounts

*.googleapis.com

-

Optional

Manage Google fonts for the best user experience

*.googletagmanager.com

Optional

Optional

Desktop application telemetry aimed at improving usability

*.google-analytics.com

Optional

Optional

Desktop application telemetry aimed at improving usability

*.d41.co

Optional

Optional

Suggest the company's name, in Bizagi users registration

 

Enable port 443.

 

Extracting Bizagi Studio Portable edition

To extract Bizagi Studio Portable edition, follow the steps presented below.

 

1. Run the executable file.

 

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2. Select the destination path where you want to have the portable extracted. In this example, we use a local disk named New Volume (D:).

Click OK.

 

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3. Read the end user license agreement and, if you agree with it, mark the I agree to the BIZAGI END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT - FREEWARE check box to enable the extraction button. Likewise, decide whether you want to create a shortcut of the program on your desktop by marking the Create a shortcut to the program on the desktop check box.

 

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4. Click the Extract button to unzip Bizagi Studio Portable edition. This may take several minutes.

 

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5. Once the extraction process is completed, you will find the following files structure in the selected path.

 

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6. Run the BizagiStudio.exe file to open Bizagi Studio.

 

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You can also create a shortcut after the program has been installed. To do so, simply right click the BizagiStudio.exe file and select the option Create shortcut. Then, copy this shortcut in the desired location.

 

Feature restrictions

The following features are not available when using Bizagi Studio portable version.

 

Licenses: there is not an option to open the licenses on the server.

Create projects: Creating on premises projects is not available. However, you can create a Cloud project.

Update projects: Updating projects is not available.

Delete projects: Deleting projects is not available.

Web Server: Changing the Web server is not available.

One click deployment: Bizagi Studio portable edition does not allow using one click deployment.

 

 

Bizagi Studio full installation vs Bizagi Studio Portable edition

The following table describes the components installed when using any of the available editions

 

Component

Bizagi Studio Edition

Bizagi Studio portable edition

Server Operations Service (Windows Service)

Connector Service (Windows Service)

Scheduler Service

SQL Server Express Engine

IIS Express

Process Modeler

 

Next steps

Once you have extracted Bizagi Studio portable edition, you can copy the extracted folder in another location to use the portable wherever you need.

Connect to an existing project: you can connect to a project to start working collaboratively in Bizagi as described at Opening a project.

Start a Trial: You can start a Studio Collaboration Trial to test the platform.

 

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Take into account that the destination folder where the project is created is a path inside the central server.