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Blackboard Learn Administration by Terry Patterson

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Preparing a Windows Server environment

We need to get Windows Server ready for the Blackboard Learn installation process. Our first task is to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable within our application server. Here are some simple steps to set this variable to the location of your Java installation:

  1. Right-click on Computer and select Properties.
  2. Click on Environment Variables in the Advanced tab in System Properties.
  3. In the System variables list, find JAVA_HOME and click on Edit. If JAVA_HOME doesn't exist in the System variables list, click on New. A new window will appear. The Variable name field should read JAVA_HOME.
  4. Enter the full path to our JDK installation in the Variable value field, for example, C:\Java\jdk1.7.0_17\bin.
  5. Click on OK.

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