If you are installing Project Reporter for the first time, you can follow these
steps to get up and running quickly.
If you are installing on Windows, and you do NOT already have a servlet-capable
web server installed
(e.g. Apache Tomcat, Macromedia JRun):
If you are installing over a previous Beta version of Project Reporter 3, you
must uninstall the previous version first.
If you are updating a non-Beta version of Project Reporter 3, you do not need to
uninstall the previous version, but you should use the .war file installer to perform
Download and run the
stand-alone Windows installer
for Project Reporter, which includes a version of the Apache Tomcat server.
you did not choose to install the Project Reporter server as a Windows NT
start the server
using the shortcut installed in your Start menu. A command window will appear;
you can minimize this window, but
do not close it, unless you want to stop the server.
Open your web browser,
and point it to the URL
to access Project Reporter's Login page.
Log in to Project Reporter by clicking on the
Enter as Guest
You will be prompted to
enter the serial number
that you received when you downloaded or purchased Project Reporter. You must
enter a valid serial number before proceeding.
After entering a serial number, you will be redirected to the Projects page in
the administration interface, where you can
load a sample project.
Once you have loaded one or more projects, you can return to the
where you can view various types of reports on the sample projects.
You can now use the administration page to customize Project Reporter for your organization,
Loading your own projects, from data
sources that you create;
Customizing the built-in roles and views;
Creating groups to control which users can
see which projects;
Adjusting the preferences to change how
project data is displayed.
If you are installing on a non-Windows platform:
If you have not already done so,
install a web server
that supports Java Servlets, such as Apache Tomcat. (Tomcat can be downloaded
it requires the
JDK, version 1.2 or later.
To enable the generation of images for the Gantt chart display, you must configure
the Java runtime options for your server to set the
property to true. For Apache Tomcat 4.1 on Linux, you can do this by adding the
following line to the
Install Project Reporter by copying the
installer file to the
directory of your web server for example,
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Tomcat 4.1\webapps.
Wait a minute or so for the web server to automatically expand the .war file (some
servers may require you to restart the server in order to initiate this expansion,
or to expand the file manually).