Install Dragon Professional Anywhere

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Dragon Professional Anywhere installation instructions

The installation method will depend heavily on your environment. If you are in a complex environment; use virtualization; connect to remote servers; or just aren't sure which installation process to follow, please give us a call. We offer complimentary installation assistance to each of our customers.

Dragon must be installed on Windows. If you are on a Mac, you will need to install Windows via Bootcamp or run Parallels. Configuring Bootcamp or Parallels are outside the scope of our work, but you can find the relevant information below.

Click-once installation (recommended)

If you are a single user or installing on your personal computers, or only a handful of workstations, this installation package is for you.

You must use Internet Explorer to install with this method. If you do not have Internet Explorer, you can change Edge settings to allow IE mode to be enabled for websites.

The button below will take you to the Nuance Click-once installer page. If you do not open the page in Internet Explorer or Edge with IE mode, you will not see the install button.

Install Dragon Professional Anywhere

Microsoft Edge install steps

  1. Open Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the Settings and More (ellipsis) button at the top-right corner
  3. Select the Settings option
  4. Click on Default browser
  5. Under the "Internet Explorer compatibility" section, select the "Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode" option
  6. Click the Restart button.
  7. Click the Install Dragon Professional Anywhere button on this page
  8. Click the Settings and More (ellipsis) button on the top-right corner.
  9. Click Reload in Internet Explorer mode
  10. Click Done

Google Chrome Extension

Working with a web-based platforms or want to dictate into websites like Gmail? You'll need this.

In order to unlock the full power of Dragon with websites and web-based applications, you must use the Google Chrome web browser along with the Google Chrome extension for Dragon. The extension allows your dictation to go directly into the browser-based application and use of commands such as "select <text>".

The first time Dragon runs after installing the Chrome extension, you will need to close and restart all instances of Chrome for it to work properly. If text isn't going into the sites as expected, try restarting your computer. If you still encounter issues, give us a call at 833-341-1411.

Dragon Anywhere Installation instructions

Dragon Anywhere is a mobile phone app that allows you to dictate on the go. It syncs with your Dragon Professional Anywhere profile so your vocabulary and speech profile are available on your mobile device.

This section should be viewed from your mobile device.

Please note: this is a two-step process which requires you to come back to this page (on your mobile device) after installing the app to configure your profile.

Apple Users

Step 1:

Download from the Apple App Store:

Android Users

Step 1:

Download from the Google Play Store

Step 2:

Click below to configure Dragon Anywhere
(from your mobile device)

Standalone Dragon Professional Anywhere packages

This section is meant for IT administrators deploying to large environments; virtualized environments; remote servers; mixed local / remote environments; or users with specific software incompatibilities.

We intentionally delay updating our "latest" standalone deployment packages to ensure stability. As such, they are frequently behind the actual latest release.

Standalone Installation

Dragon requires .Net Framework 4.8 or high. An upcoming version of Dragon will require .NET 6 runtime as a mandatory system requirement. If possible, you should install version 6 now to avoid unnecessary updates in the future. Microsoft Edge WebView 2 is also required for some context menus to operate properly.

When using a standalone zip package, you must right-click, go to Properties, and "Unblock" the file at the bottom before extraction. Failure to do so may prevent some required components from being extracted.

You may place the extracted files anywhere on the target machine, however, we recommend using C:\Program Files\Nuance\Dragon Professional Anywhere\{version}\. The main executable is SoD.exe. Please create a shortcut to SoD.exe for your user and name the shortcut to Dragon Professional Anywhere. Do not rename the actual executable or the software will fail to launch.

Available packages

Standard

General release standalone packages without core modifications.

Latest version

DPA 2021.4.2

v21.4.81.2204

LDAP

General release standalone packages for AD/LDAP integration.

Latest version

DPA 2021.4.2

v21.4.81.2204

Virtualization Support

For full text control and availability of all functionality, Dragon should be installed on the same server as the target application and run in the same user session. This will allow Dragon to access the text controls of the target application. When deploying to a remote server, you should only use the standalone deployment packages.

Virtual environments require an audio channel extension be installed on the local workstations when Dragon is deployed to a remote server. Without this extension, the audio being sent to the remote server can consume up to 2-3MB/s. There are separate packages available for each virtualization environment type. For more information, please refer to the Audio Routing guide.

Inside the zip file is a separate extension for the Nuance PowerMic programmable microphones. This extension enables button support to start/stop recording and allow for the other programmable buttons to be utilized. This should be installed on the local workstation as most users will use a physical PowerMic microphone.

If the users are using a different handheld microphone, there are extensions to enable button support the leading brands in the package labelled "Third-party Mics"

If you have any questions or would like deployment assistance, give us a call at 833-341-1411.

Latest version

Audio extensions for
DPA 2021.4.x

Citrix Extensions

v121.4.136.2138

RDS Extensions

v121.4.136.2138

VMware Extensions

v121.4.136.2138

Third-party Mics

v121.4.136.2138

Troubleshooting

If the installation requirements are met and launching the application results in "The specified server URL cannot be reached", you may need to add exceptions to the Internet Options > Trusted Sites or open the firewall port 443, if closed. Exceptions that should be added are:

  • https://*.nuance.com
  • https://*.nuancehdp.com
  • https://*.nuanceunderstanding.com
  • https://ilearning.seertechsolutions.com

If the error still persists, it may be due to outdated certifications. Perform all Windows updates and see this article for more information.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Installation and Administration Guide.

In addition to free technical support, we also offer complimentary one-on-one training sessions for our licensed Dragon users and their IT / support staff. If you have any questions or would like to book a training session, please give us a call at 833-341-1411.