Installing EFT Server, Administration Interface, and Modules

The EFT Server installer is used to install EFT Server and its modules: Auditing and Reporting Module (ARM), Advanced Workflow Engine, AS2 module, High Security module, OpenPGP module, and the Web Transfer Client, and each is available during the 30-day trial.

Important Pre-Installation Information:

The EFT Server has four different installers; each of them installs as a 32-bit application, even on a 64-bit OS. Silent installation is also available.

The installer verifies that the following items before continuing:

To install EFT Server, administration interface, and modules (except for Mail Express, DMZ Gateway and Secure Ad Hoc Transfer)

  1. Close all unnecessary applications so that the installer can update system files without rebooting the computer.

  2. Start the installer, then click Next. The Choose an installer page appears. (Illustrations below show EFT Server Enterprise installation; the procedure is the same for EFT Server (SMB) edition.)

  3. Click the list and then, depending on which edition of EFT Server you downloaded, click Globalscape EFT Server or Globalscape EFT Server Enterprise. Installing EFT Server or EFT Server Enterprise will also install the Auditing and Reporting module, AS2 module, High Security module, Advanced Workflow Engine, SFTP module, HTTPS module, OpenPGP module, and COM API.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Click Next. After installation components are loaded, the Welcome page appears.

  6. Read the Welcome page, then click Next. The License Agreement page appears.

  7. Read the license agreement, then click I agree to accept it. The license agreement is also saved in the EFT Server installation folder as "license.txt" if you want to read or print it later. Clicking Cancel aborts the installation.

    The Choose Components page appears.

    When you install EFT Server, you must also select the EFT Admin Interface check box. After you have installed EFT Server and the administration interface on one computer, you can install the administration interface on other computers for remote administration. (To install the administration interface on a remote computer, refer to Installing the Administration Interface Remotely.)

  8. Click Next. The Installation type page appears.

  9. Specify the installation type, then click Next.

    The Choose Install Location page appears.

  10. The default installation location appears in the Destination Folder box. Leave the default or click Browse to specify a different folder, then click Next. The Configuration File Location page appears. (The installer does not support Unicode characters. Refer to Unicode Exceptions for details.)

  11. Specify where you want to save EFT Server's configuration settings. For example, if you are installing in a cluster, you should specify a shared resource drive to synchronize settings across nodes. The EFT Server service must have permission to access the specified path. The default location is %systemroot%\ProgramData. The installer does not support Unicode characters. Refer to Unicode Exceptions for details.)

  12. Click Next. The Choose Start Menu Folder page appears.

  13. Keep the default shortcuts, specify an existing folder, or type a name for a new folder.

  14. Click Next. The Administrator Account Configuration page appears.

  15. Create a user name and password for the administrator account for connecting to EFT Server from the administration interface. Both the username and password are case sensitive. The installer does not support Unicode characters. Refer to Unicode Exceptions for details.

  16. Click Next. The ARM selection page appears.

  17. Specify the type of database to which EFT Server is to connect:

  18. After you've defined the database, the installer installs the options that you've selected, then the Installation Complete page appears.

  19. Click Next. A page appears allowing you to start EFT Server, create a shortcut to the administration interface on the desktop, open the administration interface, and/or view the EFT Server version history.

  20. Click Finish. If the administration interface check box was selected and the EFT Server service was started, the Login Wizard appears.

  21. Leave This computer selected, then click Next. (You must create a local connection first. Then later you can create remote connections, if you want.) The EFT Server Administrator Login page appears.

  22. Click in the Authentication box and specify the type of authentication to use for this login. Future connections will default to the authentication type that you specify during this initial login, but you can choose a different type. Authentication types include:

  23. In the Username and Password boxes, provide the login credentials that you created during installation, then click Connect. The Welcome page appears. Since you have not yet activated the software, the "Free Trial" reminders appear. After you activate, you will not see the reminder prompt.

Next Steps:

If you are using Microsoft IIS on the same computer as EFT Server, refer to Running EFT Server and Microsoft IIS on the Same Computer.

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