3 Installing Eloquence on Windows
Installation on Windows
This document provides installation instructions for Eloquence on Windows Server 2003, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98 and 95.
The following prerequisites must be met before installing the Eloquence software on a system. Failing to do so will either cause the installation process to fail or will prohibit the successful use of Eloquence.
- Eloquence makes use of the TCP/IP protocol to interchange data between different processes even when used on the local computer only. No network card or dialup connection is required, but the TCP/IP protocol stack must be installed and configured. In case your system does not have a network card installed you can use the following configuration:
- Windows NT
- On Windows Server 2003, XP, 2000 and NT you can install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter. You are required to configure an IP address for the Loopback Adapter. We recommend to use an IP address reserved for internal usage (such as 192.168.1.1 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0) as defined by RFC 1597.
- Windows 9x
- On Windows ME, 98 and 95 you can configure the Dial-Up Adapter as some kind of generic device. This is sufficient to bind the TCP/IP protocol. No further configuration is required.
- As usual, all applications should be closed before installing or upgrading Eloquence. The setup program may need to update shared components on your system and may require a reboot in order to do so.
- The Eloquence server software can only be installed on the Windows Server 2003, XP, 2000 and NT operating systems. On Windows ME, 98 and 95, the installation program will disable all software packages which are not compatible. On Windows XP Home Edition the eloqsd service cannot be used because the Windows Group Policy Editor is not available on XP Home.
- When installing Eloquence on Windows Server 2003, XP, 2000 or NT, administrative capabilities are required, otherwise the installation program will refuse to run.
- We do not recommend to install the Eloquence HTML documentation (reference manuals) on a FAT filesystem. Since the documentation includes more then 1000 rather small files this may take considerable space on a FAT filesystem depending on cluster size. Instead, we recommend to install the Eloquence HTML documentation on a web server in your local network.
Eloquence Installation and Configuration - 29 OCT 2004