The WebFOCUS Reporting Server is installed through an installation program which prompts you for parameters. The program installs components that provide data access, translation, computation, formatting, and other back-end processes.
Before beginning the installation, review Introducing WebFOCUS and ReportCaster Installation and WebFOCUS and ReportCaster Installation Requirements for requirements, configuration options, and background information.
In some environments, the installation begins when you insert your CD in the drive. Otherwise, execute the setup.exe file with the installation files.
In most environments, the Choose Setup Language window opens when the installation begins.
Server fields and prompts will appear in the selected language.
If another instance of the WebFOCUS 8.1 Reporting Server is already installed on your machine, you are prompted to overwrite the existing installation with the new build.
If multiple WebFOCUS 8.1 Reporting Servers or Clients are already installed, you may be prompted to choose one to upgrade or to create a new installation.
The installation program begins, and the Software Registration window opens, as shown in the following image.
Note: The License code is printed on the packing slip included with your WebFOCUS shipment. Be sure to type it using the format:
Information about your license will be displayed.
If an instance of the WebFOCUS 81 Reporting Server is already installed on your machine, a window appears with two options:
The Software License Agreement window opens.
When installing multiple instances of the server, specify a different folder for each instance. For example:
WebFOCUS 81 Server Test WebFOCUS 81 Server Dev
The Select the Standard Location Prompt window opens.
Note: The Network Share and Directory Name option is not supported with the WebFOCUS Reporting Server.
The Select Directories window opens.
The Configure Basic Server Information window opens.
Server Administrator Password
Type the password you use to sign in to the Windows machine. The server cannot start with Security OPSYS if this is not provided. It is recommended that you type the password even if you will run the server with security OFF.
HTTP Listener Port
Accept the default or type a new port for the Web Console. This is normally one more than the TCP port. This is the first of three ports that the server uses.
TCP Listener Port
Accept the default or specify a new base TCP Port. This is normally one less than the HTTP Listener. This is the port WebFOCUS Client will use when accessing the server.
When installing multiple instances or configurations of the server on the same machine, each instance or configuration must use unique ports.
The Review Selected Product Parameters window opens.
The Copying Files window opens. When the installation is finished, the Setup Complete window opens.