WebFOCUS and ReportCaster Installation and Configuration for Windows


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This documentation describes how to install and configure WebFOCUS and WebFOCUS ReportCaster on machines running Windows® operating systems. This documentation is intended for system administrators with knowledge of Windows operating systems.

How This Manual Is Organized

This manual includes the following chapters:




Introducing WebFOCUS and ReportCaster Installation

Provides an overview of WebFOCUS and ReportCaster, including how WebFOCUS and ReportCaster process report requests, and the available installation configurations.


WebFOCUS and ReportCaster Installation Requirements

Provides the necessary requirements for installing and configuring WebFOCUS and ReportCaster.


Installing the WebFOCUS Reporting Server

Contains installation instructions for the WebFOCUS Reporting Server.


Installing the WebFOCUS Client

Provides instructions for installing the WebFOCUS Client.


Configuring Web and Application Servers

Describes how to configure web and application servers to run WebFOCUS and ReportCaster.


Post-Installation Verifications and Configurations

Describes how to configure WebFOCUS Client and ReportCaster.


WebFOCUS ReportCaster Post-Installation Tasks

Describes ReportCaster post-installation tasks.


Business Intelligence Portal and Dashboard Verification and Security

Provides instructions for verifying and setting up WebFOCUS Business Intelligence Portal and Dashboard.


Troubleshooting WebFOCUS and ReportCaster

Provides information for tracking errors and debugging problems with WebFOCUS and ReportCaster.


Magnify Configuration

Contains instructions to configure Magnify.


Additional Graph Configuration Options

Explains how to configure WebFOCUS graphics options.


Additional WebFOCUS Repository Topics and Tasks

Provides additional information on the WebFOCUS Repository.


Additional WebFOCUS Configuration Options

Describes how to manually configure multiple WebFOCUS instances, custom URLs, and MVS deferred receipts.

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