Chapter 3. Performing a Server Installation
In This Chapter
Making sure you’re ready
Installing BusinessObjects Enterprise on your server
Although (as Chapter 2 describes) you can install some of the client tools that make up the BusinessObjects XI Release 2 Enterprise product suite on your local PC, the fact is, you’re far more likely to install the suite on a server. Then you can allow several, several dozen, or several hundred users to connect to these tools remotely over the Web.
This chapter describes how you perform such an installation — first by ensuring that you have everything in place before you start, and then by taking you through each of the steps involved.
Making Sure You’re Ready
Before you go anywhere near that shiny installation DVD, you must first examine the system you already have in place: Ensure that it meets the minimum requirements for running a server-based installation of the BusinessObects XI R2 product suite.
To run BusinessObjects Enterprise XI R2 effectively, your server must meet the following minimum hardware requirements:
Pentium III 700 MHz
1GB of RAM
5GB hard-drive space (plus 1.5GB for the Performance Management feature)
CD-ROM drive (unless you’re installing directly from a network)
You must also be running one of the following operating systems.
Windows 2000 SP4 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 SP4 Datacenter Server
Windows 2000 SP4 Server
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2003 Standard ...