- Document Management
- Web Content Management
- Content Platform and Repository
- Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS)
- Records Management
- Image Management
- Smart Spaces
- Desktop File Access
- Auditable Content
- Advanced Search
Install Java JDK “jdk-6u13-windows-i586-p.exe”. It installs JDK (including JRE).
Then download “Alfresco-Labs-3Stable-Full-Setup.exe” from Alfresco for Windows.
This will install application server (Tomcat), OpenOffice, Derby database.
For production, we need mysql database. For evaluating Derby built-in Java database is enough.
After installing Alfresco.exe:
Double click on alf_start.bat file. No need to edit anything in this file if (installed in default path c:\Alfresco) in doubt.
It makes Apache Tomcat application server run. It takes time to run all the commands in that bat file.
If the screen is flickering and disappearing very fast it means there is a problem in starting the given Tomcat Server.
On double click of Alf_start.bat file, it should run Tomcat and the screen should be like the one shown below:
On double click of alf_start.bat file, if it is throwing an error like
JRE_HOME was not configured like the below error...
... then check the environment variables like shown below:
Press Ok. “This will install Labs on your computer. Continue?” alert comes.
InstallJammer Wizard opens.
Select Typical as Setup Type screen.
Choose Destination Location. Default path C:\Alfresco is recommended for Tomcat Application Server to identify it.
Start Copying Files screen comes.
Java installation screen comes and automatically starts.
Open Office Installation screen automatically comes.
Database selection comes. Select built-in Java database (for evaluation purposes, this is sufficient).
InStallJammer Wizard Complete screen opens which indicates Alfresco was successfully installed.
Alfresco uses 8080 port for Tomcat server.
Type http://localhost:8080/alfresco in the browser.
Click on Login (default values)
- Username: admin
- Password: admin
- Language: English
Admin screen opens.
Click on Navigator dropdown at the left topmost corner: It contains Navigator, Shelf, OpenSearch, Categories.
From here, you can find different modules given out of the box.
Start -> Programs -> Alfresco Labs: It has:
- Start Alfresco Server
- Start Virtual Server
- Stop Alfresco Server
- Stop Virtual Server
Start Alfresco Server (is similar to double clicking alf_start.bat file).
For shutting down Tomcat server, use Stop Alfresco Server.
- 20th May, 2009: Initial version
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