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You must be an administrator to the Windows machine to run the installation.
Review the following requirements to ensure your machine supports Developer Studio.
Verify that your Windows machine meets the Developer Studio hardware requirements:
Your Windows machine must meet the following Developer Studio software requirements:
There is a known issue with Adobe Flash Player in 64-bit browsers. To run active reports for Adobe Flash Player, use a 32-bit version of Internet Explorer.
For more information on Adobe Flash Player and to verify the state of support on 64-bit browsers, check the Adobe website: http://www.adobe.com.
To use the WebFOCUS servlet, the required third-party components are included with Developer Studio. Developer Studio can install and configure Apache™ Tomcat for use as both a web server and application server.
The following third-party components are provided for use with Developer Studio. If they are not present on your machine, you have the option to install them with Developer Studio:
Apache Tomcat is not required if you are using another web and/or application server supported with WebFOCUS.
Without a web and/or application server, you can create and process reports by connecting Developer Studio to an instance of WebFOCUS installed somewhere else. However, files cannot be processed or stored locally without a web or application server on the Developer Studio machine.
Note: The version of Tomcat that is included with Developer Studio is an optional component. You can install and configure this version with editions of Developer Studio that provide local and stand-alone development. This version of Tomcat can also be installed on machines that have another instance of Tomcat installed. The default Tomcat installation allows you to install Tomcat under the default directory...\ibi\tomcat, or in another location of your choice. If the installation program detects another supported instance of Tomcat, you can choose that version and the installation program will configure the required context roots and default ports. When you install a new version of Tomcat on a machine with a previously installed version of Tomcat, such as version 7, you need to ensure that the two versions do not use the same ports. For additional information on how to configure Tomcat ports, see Configuring the Web Server or Application Server.