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Installing A Head Office Server

Before installing the workstation, you will need to have SQL Server pre-installed. The BE ftp server contains the software to download. See Where Do I Get The Programs From? for further details.

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Select the version of the release to download.

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Select the System Installer folder and either Run or Save and run the .exe file. This launches the InstallShield Wizard to guide you through the set up process. Follow the prompts and enter the information required when prompted.

Select the Next button.

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Select the Server Installation option as the type of installation required and select the Next button. This type of installation is used for the Central server at Head Office or the Back Office in a single store system.

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If the following pre-requisites are met, the Additional Components screen is displayed.

  • The server needs to have the following software installed and configured:-

If you are running SQL2008 then Java Runtime Environment Version 6 Update 12 minimum is needed.

If you are running SQL2008 and Windows XP then you will also need Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Apache Tomcat 5.5 needs to be installed and configured and set up to run as a service.

Select the check box to install the Alerts Engine if required and select the Next button to continue.

If the Alerts Engine check box is selected, accept the information by clicking the OK button.

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If the following pre-requisites are met, the Additional Components screen is displayed.

DotNet Framework 2.0 Needs to be installed.

Microsoft Windows Media Player Version 7 minimum.

Select the check box to install Multi-Media Plus if required and select the Next button to continue.

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Select the country for installation from the drop down list if the default country shown is not correct. Similarly, select the default language and select the Next button.

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Select the local database server to install to and select the authentication method and enter details if required. Select the Next button to continue.

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Select a default configuration:

Fashion - Use this option if you intend to use RPBE within a fashion environment. Selecting this option will populate the database with a standard retail configuration that includes Style, Colour, Size and Fit. The aim of the option is to provide you with a base configuration that can be deployed quickly.

Hospitality - Use this option if you intend to use RPBE within a hospitality environment. On selecting this option the installer will pre-configure the system for hospitality and remove any retail specific terms and features. It will provide the basic configuration for your environment, including the options for Menus, Ingredient, recipes and Kitchen printing.

Retail - Use this option if you intend to use RPBE within a retail environment. It will provide the basic configuration required for your environment. The installer will remove all options related to hospitality and configure the system for a standard retail environment.

Once installed you will have the options to modify the configuration to suit your particular business. Features that have been removed can be re-implemented at a later stage if required.

Select the Next button.

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Select the starting day of the week and starting hour of the day. Select the Next button to continue.

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Click the Install button to begin the installation.

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Press Finish when the installation is complete.

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Select Server from the Start bar to start the server.

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