Category Archive: 1. Installation & Trial

Step 1: preparation for the installation

1. Check system requirements of migRaven:


2. Installation of .net Framework 4.5.2

.net 4.5 can be downloaded here:

3. Installation of Java

migRaven 3.2 needs migRaven database v2.2.x and Java 8.51, 64 bit.

Download:    Java 8.51     Java 8.91     Java 8.101



For an uncomplicated start, our support-team guides you per remote-session through the installation process and accompanies you through all functions relevant for you. After only 30-60 minutes, migRaven is ready and can be used for 21 days without any restriction for visualization, evaluation and analysis of your directory- and rights structure. Please check in advance the system prerequisites – further preparations are not necessary.

free guided trial

 If you do not wish for further help, feel free to download the installation packages and follow the instructions below.
If questions arise during testing, you are always welcome to contact us!


4. Download migRaven and database

You should install both the components on the same computer. Separating the program from the database can be beneficial for approx. 50,000 user accounts. We recommend to install migRaven on a client, in order to not to generate any load through the database on the file server during the scan.

Download migRaven setup:


Download migRaven database:


Please note that the linked version 3.2 is for Windows only. If you want to migrate from Novell, please contact our support to receive an individually configured migRaven-for-Novell version.

Step 1 – preparation –> Step 2 – install database

Step 2: database installation

Automatic installation of the database

The pre-configured database is unzipped during the installation in the directory c:\Program Files\migRavenDB\DB. The service for the database is automatically installed and started. The service has the name “Neo4j-Server”, “Neo4j Graph Database” is displayed. The service “migRavenDB” is called from the database version 2.1.6, “migRaven Graph Database” is displayed”.

You can remove the service by calling “%programfiles%\migRavenDB\DB\bin\Neo4jInstaller.bat remove” as administrator.


Optional: Manual installation of the database as service

Please start a CMD with the command: “%programfiles%\migRavenDB\DB\bin\Neo4jInstaller.bat install”. The DB is therefore registered and immediately started as service.


Directory structure of the database installation

c:\Program Files\migRavenDB
c:\Program Files\migRavenDB\DB                              contains the Neo4j-database
c:\Program Files\migRavenDB\DB\bin                        contains start programs for the database
c:\Program Files\migRavenDB\DB\data                      Directory can be deleted, if the database was terminated
c:\Program Files\migRavenDB\DB\data\graph.db      Database with your AD- and project data


Step 1 – preparation  <–  Step 2 – install database  –>  Step 3 – install migRaven

Step 3: install migRaven

Start the migRaven Installation package

During the installation, migRaven is stored under “c:\Program Files\migRaven”. On the desktop appears a link for starting migRaven.


The directory structure created by migRaven:

c:\Program Files\migRaven                                             contains the program migRaven
c:\Program Files\migRaven\migRaven.exe.config          Config-file of migRaven migRaven

c:\ProgramData                                                               is hidden !
c:\ProgramData\migRaven\config                                   License file mr.cfg and Config-file mr_db.cfg (Group configuration)
c:\ProgramData\migRaven\log                                        Log files of migRaven


Step 2 – install database  <–  Step 3 – install migRaven  –>  Step 4 – first start

Step 4: start migRaven and receive trial key

.net, Java, database and migRaven are installed? Request your licence!

After the initial start, migRaven prompts you to enter a license. Please click on Request Test key. You will receive the test license immediately per email.

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Optimizing the migraven database

Like any other database, the neo4j database is faster, if you access data in the main memory, without having to collect it from the hard disk.

For this reason, each customer should adjust the settings for the database individually in its computer. Values of 80% of available main memory are ideal on the computer.

If one for example has 4GB RAM, then the value should be set to 3.2 GB. One can make this setting in the “conf\neo4j-wrapper.conf”. This exists in the directory tree of the database.

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