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Problem with installer on Windows 2003

Question asked by dschmalz on Jun 13, 2006
Latest reply on Jun 16, 2006 by steve
Hello,

Experimenting with the 1.3dev version for Windows, I encountered two problems:

1) After a successful installation on a Windows 2003 machine using the 1.3dev full installer (exe file) and an uninstallation using the provided uninstaller. a second installation fails after that all files are unpacked. The final screen proposing to start Alfresco as a service and to open the Readme file never appears. In addition, the Windows services are not created for Tomcat and MySQL.

2) Having a cloned machine available (same config as the first "dirty" one), Alfresco installation succeeds and the tomcat logs seem OK (no stack trace). The tomcat and MySQL processes as well as the OOo one are running. However, the access to Alfresco is not possible (no webapp, no WebDAV). Strange.

Doing the following solved the problem:
- stop Alfresco using the respective shortcut in the start menu
- start Alfresco using the respective shortcut in the start menu
- stop Alfresco using the respective shortcut in the start menu
- start Alfresco using the "service" shortcut in the start menu

I don't think this is an Alfresco problem but typically a packaging issue. I can provide the installer logs (bitrock) but they don't show anything specific.

Thanks for any comments/help,
David

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