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First Run Configuration

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First run configuration


For new users of Memory Validator, a configuration wizard appears the first time you run the application.


The wizard collects a few details about environment, tools, update requirements (for non-evaluation users) and ends with a short video tutorial.





User interface mode


After the introductory page, the wizard presents options for configuring the how the launch, inject and wait dialogs present information to you.





Wizard mode instructionStep guides you through the tasks in a linear fashion

Dialog mode instructionStep all options are contained in a single dialog
       Experienced users will find this mode quicker to use


These settings can be changed at any time via the User Interface Mode option on the Settings menu.



Symbol search path environment variables


After the introductory page, the wizard presents options for using environment variables for symbol search paths when finding PDB symbols.


You don't have to choose any of these options as Memory Validator will try to automatically determine symbol path information.




These environment settings can be changed at any time via the Configure Symbol Handling Environment Variables on the Symbol Server page of the Settings Dialog.



Symbol lookup


The next page of the wizard allows you to specify which IDE, Compiler or Linker you're using.


This is important as it affects how symbol lookup is performed. Visual Studio has various quirks in its history of symbol handling and we have to work around that.


The default settings are shown below, although the Visual Studio version may vary.




These lookup settings can be changed at any time on the Symbol Lookup page of the Settings Dialog.



Software update credentials


The software updates page of the wizard is only shown to non-evaluation users.


You can configure your software update credentials within the application and where updates are downloaded to.




You can test the login details to ensure they are valid:


Test login details instructionStep click to check your entered details are valid (requires an internet connection)


Valid details will be confirmed:




Invalid details may mean you entered credentials for another application in the Validator suite, or they could have been entered incorrectly.



You should have received the correct credentials when you purchased Memory Validator.


If you experience problems, check with your system administrator or contact Software Verify.


These update credentials can be changed at any time from the Software Updates menu.



Software update download location


It’s important to be able to specify where software updates are downloaded to because of potential security risks that may arise from allowing the TMP directory to be executable.


We use the TMP directory as a default, but if you're not comfortable with that you can specify your preferred download directory. This allows you to set permissions for TMP to deny execute privileges if you wish.


An invalid directory, e.g. one that does not exist, will show text in red and will not be accepted until a valid folder is entered.


Reset instructionStep reverts the download location to the user's TMP directory


The default location is c:\users\[username]\AppData\Local\Temp


The download location can be changed at any time from the Software Updates menu.



Video overview of application


The final page of the wizard presents a short video overview of Memory Validator.


note The video has audio




More help is available via the Tutorials tab and the Help menu.


The video is also available on the product website. Visit and find the product link for Memory Validator.


Finish instructionStep closes the First Run Configuration dialog leaving the application ready to use