Installing Enterprise Server

When you install the Netscape Enterprise Server, the administration server is installed on the same computer. The administration server is a web-based server containing forms you use to configure your Netscape server products, including the Netscape Enterprise Server. With the administration server, you can manage multiple servers from a single interface.

Before you install the server, you should do the following:

Download the Enterprise Server software to a temporary directory on the server. The file will have a name like "e351eiu.exe" and will be about 33 Megabytes.

To install the 3.51 server:

  1. Log in as root

  2. Run the file (e351eiu.exe) that you downloaded. This unpacks all the files and runs the setup program. The Netscape Enterprise Server Installation dialog box appears.

  3. Click "Yes" to continue. The files are extracted.

  4. After reading the Welcome screen, click "Next".

  5. The Software License Agreement appears. Click "Accept" to accept the license.

  6. The Choose Destination Location screen appears. The default location for the server files is C:\Netscape\SuiteSpot, where C: is the letter of the drive on which you are installing the server.

    If you already have other Netscape 3.0 servers installed, you need to install all servers into the same directory. In that case, the Browse button is not available.

    Click "Next".

  7. The Enterprise Server Configuration screen appears. Type the path for your primary document directory, where your server’s content files will be stored. The default document directory is C:\Netscape\SuiteSpot\docs. Click Browse to navigate your file system.

    Note: If you enter an existing document root, the sample HTML files won’t be copied to the existing document root.

    Type a web server port number. If you use a port other than the default port (port 80), the URL used to gain access to your home page will change. For example, if your computer is called and you choose port 9753, your server’s URL will be

    Click "Next".

  8. The Server Configuration Summary screen appears. Review it and click "Next". This installs the server files.

  9. The last screen give you the option to read the Readme file and whether to connect to the home page (creating new server settings) or the upgrade page (migrating existing server settings). Click Finish. If you have requested it, the server’s home page or upgrade page appears.

The default home page contains information about new features for this release.

You can use the administration server's URL to configure the web server at any time. The administration URL uses the server's hostname and the port number you specified. For example: http://server.hostname:12345/ When you use the Administration Server you will be prompted to login.