R4i Installation Guide

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R4i Installation Guide
for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
C O N T E N T S
1 Scope of user guide....................................................................................................................1
2 Before you start...........................................................................................................................3
2.1 Gather installation software...................................................................................................3
2.2 Back up system data.............................................................................................................3
2.3 Allocate adequate time..........................................................................................................3
2.4 Permissions..........................................................................................................................3
3 Installing database software and drivers.....................................................................................5
4 Installing Internet Information Services......................................................................................7
5 Configuring R4i Web Connector for IIS.......................................................................................9
6 Installing R4i Viewer software.....................................................................................................11
6.1 Installing R4i Viewer..............................................................................................................11
7 Installing R4i Common Source Database Client..........................................................................13
8 Running R4i Common Source Database Client for the first time.................................................15
C H A P T E R
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Scope of user guide
This document contains necessary information on how to install and configure the components of R4i on
Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows XP.
This document assumes that the reader is familiar with a basic level of network administration within the
Windows framework,setting up and configuring Microsoft SQL server,or Oracle v9.x/10.x,and installing
and configuring Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS).
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2009 by Absolute Data Group Pty Ltd
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Before you start
Before you commence installation of the R4i solution,you will need to ensure that the following
preparations have been met:
• Microsoft SQL Server has been installed,and administrator account information is available,or
• Oracle v9.x/10.x has been installed,and administrator account information is available.
2.1 Gather installation software
You will need the following software installation kits before continuing:
• R4i Product Installation CD-ROM.
• The most current version of Microsoft Internet Explorer (if not already installed).
Note
For R4i Viewer installations,Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0 or higher is required.
2.2 Back up system data
It is recommended that a backup is performed on the computer prior to installing R4i so that any important
data is not lost in the event of a computer or software malfunction.
2.3 Allocate adequate time
Full installation of an R4i solution requires approximately 4 hours.
2.4 Permissions
You will need to have system administrator privileges before commencing the installation.
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Installing database software and drivers
A Microsoft SQL,or Oracle Database is required for the R4i solution to function correctly.
With system administrator privileges,install your database according to the installation guide for that
product.
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Installing Internet Information Services
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is required for the R4i solution to function correctly.
With system administrator privileges,install Microsoft IIS according to the installation guide for the product.
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Configuring R4i Web Connector for IIS
After successfully completing the IIS installation,the web components for the R4i solution can be
configured.This component is only required if the user will be connecting to the R4i Common Source
Database through the R4i Viewer in online mode.
To install and configure web components:
1.
Run
setup.exe from the R4i CD-ROM under X:\.
Note
X:\is the location of your CD-ROM drive.
2.
Click Yes
to accept the licence agreement.
3.
Click Next
.
4.Specify the following path:c:\inetpub\wwwroot\r4i web.
5.
Click Next
.
6.
Click Next
.
7.
Click Install
.
8.
Click Finish
.
9.Using Windows Explorer,
browse
to the location c:\inetpub\wwwroot\r4i web.
10.Select R4iv_logon.asp.
11.
Right mouse click
and select
Edit
.
Note
Use the appropriate program compatible with *.asp files.If you have no association with this type
of file,use Notepad or an equivalent basic text editing program.
12.Scroll down to line 22 of the *.asp file.You will see something similar to the following:
• session(“connectstring”) = “dsn=r4idb”
13.Change “dsn=r4idb” to “dsn=<name of ODBC driver defined in ODBC setup>”
14.Save the file and close all open windows.
15.
Click Start
>
Settings
>
Control Panel
>
Administrative Tools
>
Component Services
.
16.In the Tree View,
click
the Console Root Folder.
17.In the right hand view pane,
click Component Services
>
Computers
>
My Computer
>
Com+
Applications
.
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Chapter 5 —Configuring R4i Web Connector for IIS
18.In the Tree View,
right mouse click
on Com+ Applications and select
New
>
Application
.
The Com Application Install Wizard will open.
19.In the Com Application Install Wizard,
click Next
.
20.
Click Create Empty Application
.
21.Enter R4i <name for the new application>.
22.Select Server Application and
click Next
.
23.
Click Interactive User
.
24.
Click Finish
.
Return to the Component Services dialogue box.
25.In the Tree View,
open
the newly created Com Object and then
open
the components folder.
26.Using Windows Explorer,find the following files:
• IDS_Utilities.dll
• Rx_r4i.dll
27.Copy these files into the window of the newly created Com object under the component folder.
28.
Click Start
>
Settings
>
Control Panel
>
Administrative Tools
>
Internet Services Manager
.
29.In the Tree View,
open
the branch with your computer name.Then select the default web site.
30.
Right mouse click
over Default Web Site and select
Properties
.
31.On the Default Web Settings window,select the Home Directory tab.
32.In the Local Path field,type c:\inetpub\wwwroot\r4iweb and click OK.
33.
Close
all windows.
34.The installation and configuration process is now complete.
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2009 by Absolute Data Group Pty Ltd
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Installing R4i Viewer software
This chapter will outline the process for installing R4i Viewer on a workstation.R4i Viewer is one component
of the R4i solution and is used for viewing published files from the R4i Common Source Database Client.
6.1 Installing R4i Viewer
To install R4i Viewer:
1.
Run
R4i Viewer.exe from the R4i CD-ROM under X:\.
Note
X:\is the location of your CD-ROM or local drive
2.When the Setup wizard opens,
click Next
to begin.
3.Select Accept License Agreement,and
click Next
.
4.Confirm the destination folder for install,and
click Next
.
5.
Click Install
.R4i Viewer will begin installing.
6.Once R4i Viewer has installed successfully,click on the
Close
button to complete the installation.
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Installing R4i Common Source Database Client
This chapter will outline the process for installing R4i Common Source Database Client on a workstation.
R4i Common Source Database Client is the component of the R4i solution that allows content to be
stored,managed and published.
To install R4i Common Source Database Client:
1.
Run
R4i Common Source Database Client.exe from the R4i CD-ROM under X:\.
Note
X:\is the location of your CD-ROM or local drive.
2.When the Setup wizard opens,
click Next
to begin.
3.Select Accept License Agreement,and
click Next
.
4.Confirm the destination folder for install,and
click Next
.
5.
Click Install
.R4i Common Source Database Client will begin installing.
6.Once R4i Common Source Database Client has installed successfully,
run
the program according to
8 Running R4i Common Source Database Client for the first time..
IMPORTANT
Ensure that Internet Information Services (IIS) has been configured before running R4i Common
Source Database Client.
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Running R4i Common Source Database Client
for the first time.
Now that all the services have been set up to support the R4i solution,R4i Common Source Database
Client can be started for the first time.
To start R4i Common Source Database Client and get a licence:
1.
Click Start
>
Programs
>
R4i Common Source Database Client
>
R4i Common Source Database Client
.
When you start R4i for the first time you will receive an error about the license key.
2.
Click Start
>
Programs
>
R4i Common Source Database Client
>
R4i Common Source Database
Client Licence Administrator
.
3.The system will generate a specific machine number which can be copied into an email and
forwarded to support@absolutedata.com.
4.ADG Support will respond with a licence key.
5.Once you have the licence key,
click Start
>
Programs
>
R4i Common Source Database Client
>
R4i
Common Source Database Client Licence Administrator
.
6.
Paste
the licence key into the R4i Common Source Database Client Licence Administrator and
click OK
.
7.The Log In dialogue box will open.
8.Follow the steps in the R4i Common Source Database Client User Guide for logging onto the system.
9.The R4i Common Source Database Client window will now open and you may now start to add
content.
Note
For more information about operating R4i Common Source Database Client,refer to the R4i
Common Source Database Client User Guide.
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I N D E X
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Com Application Install Wizard........................10
F
File name
R4i Common Source Database Client.exe...........13
R4i Viewer_2k_XP.exe.................................11
File names
IDS_Utilities.dll............................................10
R4iv_logon.asp...........................................9
Rx_r4i.dll....................................................10
I
IIS
Configuring.................................................9
Installation path...........................................9
Installing.....................................................7
Internet Information Services
Configuring.................................................9
Installation path...........................................9
Installing.....................................................7
M
Microsoft SQL
Installing.....................................................5
O
Oracle
Installing.....................................................5
R
R4i Common Source Database Client
Activating....................................................15
How to use the............................................15
Installing.....................................................13
Licence key.................................................15
Starting.......................................................15
Support for..................................................15
R4i Viewer
Installing.....................................................11
Required Software..........................................3
S
System permissions........................................3
T
Time to install.................................................3
U
User Guide
Scope of.....................................................1