How to install Primavera P6 Professional 16.1 Stand-alone

After downloading the installation file from Oracle, unzip it.

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Click on Setup

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Select “Typical” and click OK

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Click Install

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After installation complete, click OK.

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In Driver type drop-down list, select “P6 Pro Stand-alone (SQLite)”, then click Next

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Select “Add a new standalone database and connection”. Click Next

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Enter new password. For example “admin”. Click Next

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You can change destination of database file, otherwise it will be stored in My Document folder.

Check on “Load Sample Data” if you want some sample project appear in your database. Uncheck it if you want your database is blank. To create database for working, we usually uncheck it.

Click Next

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Click Finish

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You have finished the installation.

Now we open the application.

In Start menu click on P6 Professional R16.1

Enter password. For example “admin”. Click OK

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Click OK again. We will turn that notification off when we’re inside program.

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Go to Admin -> Admin Preferences

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Go to Industry tab and select your industry. For example “Engineering and Construction”. Then click on Close.

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Congratulation. Now you can plan with Primavera P6.

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Happy Planning 🙂

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Author: Khuong Do

Khuong Do is a Project Planner in Civil, Transportation and Oil & Gas Industry. He has worked as a Primavera Consultant Specialist since 2006 . He holds a Civil Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Information Management System. Now he is working in Petronas RAPID project, one of the biggest Refinery and Petrochemical complex, in Pengerang – Malaysia.

17 thoughts on “How to install Primavera P6 Professional 16.1 Stand-alone”

  1. I have a problem when opening visualizer in p6 16.1:

    Failed to load type for module CommandLineModule.
    Error was: An exception occurred while initializing module ‘CommandLineModule’.
    – The exception message was: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    – The Assembly that the module was trying to be loaded from was:Primavera.Venus.CommandLineModule, Version=16.1.0.18077, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
    Check the InnerException property of the exception for more information. If the exception occurred while creating an object in a DI container, you can exception.GetRootException() to help locate the root cause of the problem.
    .

    at Prism.Modularity.ModuleManager.HandleModuleTypeLoadingError(ModuleInfo moduleInfo, Exception exception)
    at Prism.Mef.Modularity.MefFileModuleTypeLoader.LoadModuleType(ModuleInfo moduleInfo)
    at Prism.Modularity.ModuleManager.LoadModuleTypes(IEnumerable`1 moduleInfos)
    at Primavera.Venus.Infrastructure.VenusBootstrapper.InitializeModules()
    at Prism.Mef.MefBootstrapper.Run(Boolean runWithDefaultConfiguration)
    at Primavera.Venus.App.OnStartup(StartupEventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Application.b__1(Object unused)
    at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
    at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)

    OS Name: Win32NT
    Service Pack:
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT 6.2.9200.0

    Computer Name: AMRO-LAP
    User Name: Amro
    User Domain Name: Amro-Lap

    Assembly Name : Primavera.Visualizer, Version=16.1.0.18077, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null
    Assembly Information : 16.1.0.18077

    Could you please advise.

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  2. From my experience, Visualizer is not stable to work yet. I also have some error from it. Oracle will need some time to improve it. It’s a new module.
    And for this kind of technical error, you have to contact Oracle support to fix it.
    I have no idea about this 🙂

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  3. Hi Doduy —
    Thanks Very Much for you article on PMDB Installation using SQLite.
    Question is — What does Installation of MS SQL 2012 Express Database offer
    that you cannot get with SQLite Database? What are the limitations of SQLite Database? Would appreciate your letting me know.
    Thanks Very Much & Best —

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    1. Hi,
      From my experience, SQLite can not handle big project (over 50000 activities). It’s sometimes crash. It’s only suitable for learning or trial use.
      SQL Database is more stable. Recommend for working environment.

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