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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.
eftserver.exe—EFT Server SMB with a SQL Express installer bundled
eftserver-nodb.exe—EFT Server SMB without bundled database installer
eftserver-ent.exe—EFT Server Enterprise with a SQL Express installer bundled
eftserver-ent-nodb.exe—EFT Server Enterprise without bundled database installer
The installer verifies that the following items before continuing:
Is the user an admin?
DMZ Gateway is not installed?
.NET 2.0 (required for AS2) installed?
.NET 4.0 Full installed? Required for AWE, the AS2 component (requires 2.0 or later) and database utility.
MSI 4.5 installed? (Required only for SQL Express)
.NET 3.5 SP1 (Required for SQL Express)
To install EFT Server, administration interface, and modules (except for Mail Express, DMZ Gateway and Secure Ad Hoc Transfer)
Close all unnecessary applications so that the installer can update system files without rebooting the computer.
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.)
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.
If the prerequisites are not installed, you are asked to cancel so that you can install the prerequisites. For example, if you are missing the correct version of .NET Framework and have Internet access, you are redirected to the .NET download page after you click Cancel.
The installer detects invalid OS versions and will abort the installation.
Click Next. After installation components are loaded, the Welcome page appears.
Read the Welcome page, then click Next. The License Agreement page appears.
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.
If you are upgrading or reinstalling, the version detected page appears. Refer to Upgrading the Software for the procedure.
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.)
Click Next. The Installation type page appears.
Specify the installation type, then click Next.
Single server is the default installation type.
To install EFT Server as part of a cluster, review the cluster documentation, then click Part of a cluster. A message appears cautioning that it is important to read and understand the cluster documentation if you are installing EFT Server in a cluster. Refer to Installing or Upgrading the Server in a Cluster for the procedure for installing EFT Server in a cluster setup.
The Choose Install Location page appears.
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.)
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.)
If you are installing in a cluster, a message appears asking whether this is the first node in the cluster. Click Yes if you are installing on the first node in the cluster; click No if you are installing on the second node.
Click Next. The Choose Start Menu Folder page appears.
Keep the default shortcuts, specify an existing folder, or type a name for a new folder.
Click Next. The Administrator Account Configuration page appears.
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.
Click Next. The ARM selection page appears.
If you want to configure auditing and reporting, click Next.
If you do not want to configure auditing and reporting, click Skip auditing and reporting configuration, then click Next to skip the database configuration pages.
Specify the type of database to which EFT Server is to connect:
If you click Use existing SQL Server, the upgrade or create new page appears.
Click Create a new EFT ARM database. The configuration page appears.
Specify Windows or SQL Authentication. (Windows mode allows you to connect through a Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 user account. SQL allows you to connect using either Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication.)
Specify the host address or instance name.
Specify the database server SA or privileged user account name.
Specify the database server SA or privileged user account password
(Optional) Click Next or Test to test the connection to the database. If the test fails, click Yes to verify database connection details or No to continue without configuring the database.
If you click Use existing Oracle database (available in EFT Server Enterprise), the upgrade or create new page appears.
Click Create a new schema. The configuration page appears.
Specify the database host address and the EFT Server-specific schema name and database administrator credentials, then click Test or Next to test the connection to the database. (If you have installed Oracle Database Express Edition (XE) for testing/demo purposes, the instance name is XE and the User Name is SYSTEM.)
If the test fails, click Back to verify the configuration or click Next and then Next again to open the Oracle Technology Network download page and download "Oracle Data Access Components for Windows" driver, if necessary.
After the test is successful, click Next. The ARM schema owner credentials page appears.
Specify/create the ARM schema owner credentials, then click Next.
Click Install SQL Server 2008 R2 Express if you are installing on a test/demo system. When you click Next, the database is installed.
After you've defined the database, the installer installs the options that you've selected, then the Installation Complete page appears.
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.
Start the administration interface - If you do not want to open the interface, clear the check box. You can also open the interface from the Start menu.
Create a desktop shortcut - An administration interface shortcut is created on the desktop by default. If you do not want to create a shortcut, clear the check box.
Show version history - If you want to read the release notes, select the Show Version History check box. If you want to read it later, the file, notes.txt, is stored in the EFT Server installation directory.
Show installation log - If you want to review the installation log now, select the check box. If you want to review it later, it is stored in a temporary folder, C:\Program Files\GlobalSCAPE\EFT Server Enterprise (or EFT Server)\Installer.log.
Start the EFT Server Enterprise Service - Clear the check box if you do not want to start the Service yet. Select the check box if you want to start the service when you click Finish. The service is configured to start automatically when the computer starts. If you do not want the service to start automatically, you will have to configure it in Windows to start manually. The EFT Server service Log On Account is set to "Local System account."
Click Finish. If the administration interface check box was selected and the EFT Server service was started, the Login Wizard appears.
If the service is not started, a prompt appears from which you can start it. Click Cancel if you do not want to start the service.
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.
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:
EFT Server Authentication - Choose this option to log in with an EFT Server-specified administrator account, such as the one you created during installation.
Integrated Windows Authentication - Choose this option to log in with an Active Directory or local Windows account.
Windows NET logon - Choose this option to log in with a local Windows account.
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.
If you are evaluating the software or just do not want to activate yet, click Start Trial, then follow the procedures in Configuring EFT Server.
If you want to restore EFT Server configuration from a backup, refer to Backing Up or Restoring Server Configuration.
If you want to install the Secure Ad Hoc Transfer (SAT) module, in the EFT Server administration interface, you should configure the Server, define at least one Site, and enable remote administration before installing the SAT module.
If you have purchased a license, click Activate Now, then follow the procedures for activating the software.
DMZ Gateway, Mail Express, and the Secure Ad Hoc Transfer module are installed separately and also have a 30-day trial period. Refer to their documentation for details.
Set Windows System Services (You do not have to activate the software before you do this. All features and modules are available during the 30-day trial.)
The EFT Server service runs under a user account, which must have full administrative rights to the folder in which you install EFT Server. With administrative rights, the EFT Server service can save all of your settings. If the service does not have administrative rights, you will lose settings and user accounts whenever you restart the EFT Server service, and you will need to reset permissions on the computer on which the EFT Server service is running.
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.