Using the Evisions Application Launcher

The Evisions Application Launcher (EAL) is an optional replacement for the Java version of the Universal Launcher, which will no longer function in the Chrome browser as of September 2015. The EAL will work in all supported browsers and does not require Java. When a MAPS administrator has switched to the EAL, when you try to launch a product you will see a notification prompting you to download and install the new launcher:

If the application does not launch you may need to download & install the Evisions Application Launcher message underneath the button to launch Argos.

Note: If your institution has installed the EAL for you via Group Policy, you will not be prompted to install it. You can skip to the section on Launching MAPS Applications with the Evisions Application Launcher.

Installing the Evisions Application Launcher

Click the link to download the setup.exe file. When it has finished downloading, double-click on it to run the installer

This will install the EAL on your computer. Click Next to continue, or Cancel to exit Setup.

Follow the prompts on the screen. Click Next to continue.

Please read the following License Agreement. You must accept the terms of this agreement before continuing with the installation.  Back/Next/Cancel

Review and accept the license agreement, then click Next.



Note: If you do not have sufficient permissions to install applications on your machine, consult with your IT department for assistance.

Microsoft .NET Framework is Required

If your machine does not have the Microsoft .NET framework already installed, you will be prompted to install it as part of the EAL setup.

EAL requires Microsoft .NET framework 4.5.  The installer will attempt to install it.

Review and accept the license agreement, then click Install to proceed.

Accepting the Microsoft .NET license agreement

Click Install to continue with the installation.

Click Install to continue.

Please wait while Setup installs the EAL on your computer.

Once the installation is complete, click Finish to close the installer.

Setup has finished installing the Evisions Application Launcher on your computer.  Click Finish to exit Setup.



If you are installing the Microsoft .NET Framework at the same time, it will install alongside the Evisions Application Launcher.

Installing the Microsoft .NET Framework

Launching MAPS Applications with the Evisions Application Launcher

Now that the EAL is installed, when you launch an application you will see a prompt informing you that the browser is trying to run an external program, and asking whether you wish to proceed.

External Protocol Request asking if you wish to launch the Evisions Application Launcher or not.

The prompt looks slightly different in different browsers:

The EAL in Firefox          The EAL in Internet Explorer

If you do not wish to see this prompt every time you launch a MAPS application, check or uncheck the box as desired. Then, click the button to allow the launcher to run.

Providing you have the latest version of the application installed, and there is only one version available on the server, the application will then launch as usual.

If there are multiple versions available, you will see a prompt similar to the prompt in the Java launcher, which asks you to choose a version to run.

Select a version to run

Select the desired version, then click Launch.

If the application or application version you selected is not already installed on your computer, it will download now.

Download 84% complete.

When finished, the application will launch as usual.

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