Download and Install the Millennium Environment Software for Windows

See Installing the Millennium Environment for an overview and tips about installation of the Millennium Environment.

The JRE (Java Runtime Environment) that comes with the Millennium client is a local copy that is only used by Millennium applications. This customized Millennium JRE installs in its own directory and does not create conflicts with the workstation's standard JRE. Innovative applications that use a browser, such as the Web Management Reports and the Innovative Guide and Reference, use your workstation's version of the JRE, which is installed separately and is not the JRE downloaded here.

The Millennium client jar file automatically downloads from your local Millennium server the first time you log in from your workstation or after the server upgrades to a new release.


Before you begin, make sure that you know the domain name of the library's Innovative machine; you will be asked for this information as part of the installation.

You must follow the procedure for each Windows workstation that will run the Millennium client, even if the workstation will run the software from a network directory.

  1. Download the appropriate file to a temporary directory on your PC (for example, C:/TEMP). This directory can be any temporary directory you choose. When you click the file download link below, your browser should open a Save As dialog, allowing you to specify the directory to use for saving the file. If the system does not prompt you to choose a directory, copy the file from the default download directory into which the browser placed the file to a temporary directory.

    Software Release Supported Millennium Environments Preferred Millennium Environment
    Release 2014 milup160_02.exe milup160_02.exe
    Release 2011 milup160_02.exe milup160_02.exe
    Content Pro 2.2 milup160_31.exe milup160_31.exe
  2. From the Windows desktop main menu, choose the Start | Run... command. Enter the following command in the Open box; use the temporary directory into which you downloaded the software.
    Choose OK to proceed.
  3. The setup program begins to load and, if you have not previously installed the environment software, prompts you to enter the Innovative server IP address and create the Millennium icon. Innovative recommends that you use the server domain name rather than IP address because if you are using the IP address and then change the IP address of the server, you will need to update the shortcut on all workstations.
  4. The installation displays a progress dialog. If this is the first time you have installed Millennium on this system, the installation optionally adds an "Innovative Millennium" icon on your desktop.

The Millennium Environment software installation is complete. You may need to restart Windows in order for it to reload any system files that were updated during the setup.

The Millennium applications rely on the fixed location of the Millennium Environment. Do not move these programs and files or rename the directory after you install the Millennium Environment.


When downloading a new JRE, the system will not copy the existing file into the new JRE folder. You can either copy the file from the previous folder or download the font properties again. With JRE 1.5.0_12, you must download and use the fontconfig.[operating system].properties file

Last updated: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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