Installing the Application Server


To install the Application Server, do the following:

1. Run the installation file (EkranSystem_Server.exe) to open the Ekran System Setup wizard.

2. On the Welcome to the Ekran System Setup page, click the Next button.

3. On the License Agreement page, carefully read the End User License Agreement, and then click the I agree button.

4. On the Choose the Installation Mode page, make sure the New Ekran System Application Server option in the drop-down list is selected, and then click Next.

    

NOTE: The Add Application Server to existing Deployment option can be used later to add additional Application Server instances, if use with load balancing is required.

5. On the Choose Install Location page, enter the installation path or click Browse to navigate to the Application Server installation folder, and then click Next.

    

6. On the Database Type page, select the type of database you want to use for storing data, and then click Next. Please refer to Comparison of Database Types to see the differences, and choose the required type of database.

NOTE: If you already have an existing database, select its type, and then define the connection parameters for this database.

    

7. If you have selected the PostgreSQL database type, on the PostgreSQL Server Database Configuration page, define the connection parameters as follows, and then click Next.

 Enter the name of the PostgreSQL Server instance, which is the instance name assigned to the TCP/IP port. Optionally, you can define a custom PostgreSQL database port by entering its name after the Server instance name, separating them by a colon (e.g. <server_instance_name>:<port>).

NOTE: If the default instance of the PostgreSQL database server is used, enter “localhost” in the Server instance field.

 Enter the Database name of the database (by default, it is EkranActivityDB).

 Enter the User name and Password of the user account via which the connection to the server will be established.

NOTE: By default, this is the user with the login “postgres”, and the password defined during the installation of PostgreSQL.

    

8. If you selected the MS SQL Server database type, on the MS SQL Server Database Configuration page, define the connection parameters as follows, and then click Next.

 Enter the name of the MS SQL Server instance, which is the instance name assigned to the TCP/IP port. Optionally, you can enter a custom MS SQL database port by entering its name after the server instance name, separating them by a comma (e.g. <server_instance_name>,<port>).

NOTE: If the default instance of the MS SQL server is used, only the name of the machine where the the MS SQL server is located needs to be defined.

 Enter the Database name of the database.

 Select the type of authentication: SQL Server Authentication or Windows Authentication.

 When using SQL Server Authentication, enter the SQL Server User name and Password of the user account via which the connection to the server will be established.

NOTE: You have to define either “sa” (system administrator) credentials or the credentials of a user with the dbcreator permission.

 When using Windows Authentication, enter the User name as <domainname>\<user name> and specify the Password.­­

NOTE: The specified user must have been already added as a user in MS SQL and have system administrator permissions.

    

9. If you already have a database which was created either manually or when using previous versions of the Ekran System Application Server, you will be offered to use it. If you want to use the existing database, click Yes. Otherwise, click No and a new database will be created.

NOTE: If you click No, the existing database will be deleted.

    

10. On the Administrator password page, enter a password for the administrator (the default user of Ekran System with the login “admin” and full permissions), and click Next.

    

11. On the Ekran System Client Uninstallation Key page, enter a key that will be used for uninstalling Clients locally, and then click Next (by default, the Uninstallation key is "allowed", and it can be changed in the Management Tool at any time later).

   

12. Click Install.

13, The installation process starts, and its progress is displayed on the Installing page.

14. When installation is complete, click Finish to exit the Setup wizard.

15. If you are installing the Ekran System Application Server for the first time, back up EkranMasterCertificate. The backup copy of the certificate may be needed later for Application Server recovery, or while updating the system.

16. If you already have a backup copy of the Master Certificate and are reusing the database, delete the Master Certificate, and import the backup copy to use instead.

17. In Windows Firewall, you must allow the Application Server executable to accept TCP connections via ports 9447 (for the connection between the Application Server and the Clients), 22712, 22713, and 22714 (for the connection between the Application Server and the Management Tool). These rules will be added to Windows Firewall automatically if Windows Firewall is enabled during installation of the Application Server.