Quick Start


Installing SignUp

To install SignUp Vx3 for Mac OS X, run the installer and complete all the steps in the SignUp Setup Assistant:

  1. Obtain the file SignUp.dmg from Pharos Systems.
  2. Double-click this file to create a new disk image in Finder. This disk contains the SignUp Vx3 installer, SignUp.pkg.
  3. Double-click the installer to run it. You may be requested to authenticate yourself as an administrator.
  4. Select a destination disk. You will only be able to select the startup disk.
  5. Click Install (or Upgrade). The installer automatically installs SignUp Vx3 and required support files.
  6. At the end of the install process, the installer will launch the SignUp Setup Assistant. Complete all the steps in the Assistant to finish the install process and enable SignUp Vx3.
  7. Restart the computer.

Note that the SignUp Setup Assistant is installed in the directory /Library/Application Support/Pharos/Utilities. You can run it at any time to add the computer to the Pharos Database or to enable or disable SignUp Vx3.

Disabling SignUp

SignUp Vx3 can be disabled at any time by running the SignUp Setup Assistant:

  1. Log in as an administrator to the computer.
  2. Open the SignUp Setup Assistant in the directory /Library/Application Support/Pharos/Utilities.
  3. Click Continue until the Enable pane is shown.
  4. Click the Disable button and provide an administrator name and password when required to do so. You may have to enter this information multiple times.
  5. Complete the SignUp Setup Assistant and restart the computer.

SignUp Vx3 will now be disabled. To enable it again, log in as an administrator and run the SignUp Setup Assistant, as described in the Installation section.

Removing SignUp

To remove SignUp Vx3 from a computer, run the Pharos Uninstaller:

  1. Launch the Uninstaller application in /Library/Application Support/Pharos/Utilities.
  2. Select Pharos SignUp Vx3 and any other Pharos components that you would like to uninstall, then click Continue.
  3. A list of the selected items will be shown. Click Continue.
  4. Type in an administrator user name and password when required to do so. The selected components will be removed from the computer.
  5. Click Done and restart the computer.

All files associated with SignUp Vx3 will now be removed from the computer. To reinstall SignUp Vx3, follow the steps described in the Installation section.


Pharos SignUp Vx3 for Mac OS X is different from the Windows version in a number of ways:

Also note that if the software firewall (ipfw) on the computer is active, the following ports must all be opened for TCP traffic before SignUp is installed:

The firewall in Mac OS X is disabled by default. If it has not been manually activated, these ports will already be open.

Recent Changes

This update addresses the following issues:

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