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  • Web Application Server Install

    OK, now I'm really confused.

    Is the WAS a standalone server or do I have to install Alpha5 on every computer I run it on? I hope not, I just bought two licenses assuming that all I would have to do is install it and license it and good to go. I can't get the license to 'stick' when I do this although it does let me register it.

    I have some other issues with ports etc. but I will work those out.

    (I installed Alpha and the WAS on a VPS with no issues, as described in the VPS tutorial. It's not going as smoothly on this customer's servers though.)

    Windows 2003 Small Business Server (Ugh!)
    I'm running PostgresSQL on a seperate XP Pro machine in the network and was hoping to install the WAS on that as well, with redirection in the router pointing at that machine - no luck so far. WAS starts OK so nothing is blocking it on Port 80, can't get the local A5W page to launch.

    So I loaded it on the Win 2003 SBS machine, again Port 80 is not blocked as the WAS starts, but cannott get the A5W Page to launch. Not the usual messages like 403, etc. Sorry too tired to start it again and get the real message.

    Need to have this running by Monday, so it there is anyone out there it would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,


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    Re: Web Application Server Install

    About getting the license to "stick", there are two options:

    The most certain way is to open the configuration file and paste it in there. Assuming you have version 9 and your WAS is up to date, the configuration file will be an XML file located at allusers -> applications ->Alpha software -> installations -> configuration (that's a guess from memory...I'm sitting in an airport, so you may need to search around).

    Since your number is already activated, you can just open the configuration file with notepad, copy in the license number and save.

    The second way is to enter the license number, get the green light, save the configuration, then exit the WAS. Restart, check and repeat as necessary. (I've found 2 or 3 times is usually enough).

    Pat Bremkamp
    MindKicks Consulting


    • #3
      Re: Web Application Server Install

      Thanks a Bunch Pat,

      The 2 or 3 times did it.
      Also got the rest of it worked out as well. I had the security frame check box checked on the WAS and it did not like that at all. Turned it off and voila - all was good.

      The Publishing was LAN rights as explained in other threads and got that as well.
      I am actually live now and all seems to working well. my License assumption was correct, I was just panicking on that one.

      Thanks again for all the help,

      Now to make the site look better .. hmmmmmmmmm