You may fail to figure out how to correctly install this John Deere Service Advisor 4.0 software, coz the original Service Advisor Box contains 9 DVD inside.
5 brown color DVD that say is for 4.0 Construction and Forestry dvd labeled:
and 4 green color dvd labeled:
1 of 4
2 of 4
3 of 4
4 of 4
John Deere Service Advisor 4 install:
you must to declare path of those disks. personally i go to:
– file menu-Preferences: in Service Advisor preferences mask in seth data path insert:
from DVD DRIVE:
search button adn select drive letter of DVD CF_EN201405_XX or CF_JDIN_201405_XX
from folder from each DVD
ADD data path for each DVD
in each line hit Search and declare all path for each DVD folder
NAME DATA PATH VERSION
main data path 1 C:\John Deere\CF_EN201405_01 CF_EN201405_01
main data path 1 C:\John Deere\CF_EN201405_02 CF_EN201405_02
main data path 1 C:\John Deere\CF_EN201405_03 CF_EN201405_03
main data path 1 C:\John Deere\CF_EN201405_04 CF_EN201405_04
main data path 1 C:\John Deere\CF_EN201405_05 CF_EN201405_05
and equal for other dvds. Service Advisor must to automaticaly detect this version and load data base from discs
(BIG THANKS to cquique07 from MH forum)
John Deere Service Advisor 4 on a machine with win 10 64bit:
1/you must have enough disk space to download the full set of February 2016 data base (52Gb); it comes with seven iso images and the SA4.0 image and a February 2015 update which you don’t need and of course the activator.
2/use an iso mounter software to mount the SA4.0 image to a virtual drive.
3/browse to the setup file in your virtual drive and run it as administrator
follow the steps (it will prompt for a username and password use those of your windows user account if you’re under 7-8 or 10 windows version)
it will take a while! don’t turn off the computer and don’t worry about the incompatibility messages that windows will show you during the installation process specially for the SQL 2005 server installation.
4/after completing the installation of the SA4.0 reboot the computer and set back the system time to mars 2016.
5/mount the first iso image of the data discs to a virtual drive, browse the sauce folder and run setup file as administrator; wait for it to complete the installation it will launch the SA 4.2.005 at this step you may have a message that the SA 4.2.005 is not capable of launching the search engine don’t worry close it and go to task manager (ctr+alt+sup)
click on services and look for the LightweightIDOL service if it’s stopped than run it.
6/run the activator as administrator and activate the Service Advisor; don’t use the prolongation tool at this step!.
7/now go to the task manager again and look for the SAupdater service and disable it.
8/re-open the Service Advisor, click the accept button for the license agreement, and configure the path for the data access you can use the mapping for a virtual drive choice to map each data disc image to a virtual drive it will take more than an hour to load all the data disk.
it will ask you for scheduling the update choose the end of the week and create the task.
9/Now close the SA, use the activator again but this time just use the prolongation tool choose 9000 days or whatever you want.
10/Look for the task scheduler and run it, choose the SAupdate task and modify the time for the task to begin to 2030 or whatever you want.
11/reboot the computer and set back the time machine to the actual time, launch SA and everything must work ok.
if you have any trouble than you messed something just clean up and reinstall.
(Thanks to sami.zaltni from MH forum)
Still fail to install John Deere Service Advisor software?
You can have John Deere Service Advisor full software:
John Deere Service Advisor 4.0 Agriculture
John Deere Service Advisor 2.8 CF (Construction and Forestry)
John Deere Service Advisor 4.0 CCE (Commercial and Consumer Equipment)
All is installed in a hard drive disk (HDD) before shipping and verified to work no issues through professionals. So when you received it, just replace/insert the HDD into your laptop (Windows XP, Win 7,Win 8 and Win 10- all ok), then you can use John Deere Service Advisor EDL V2 to view service manuals, use DTAC (Technical Assistance Center) data, make diagnostics, readings, tests and calibrations, re-program controllers, etc.