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kashi Jan 12, 2010 01:00 PM
Is there any documentation on how to install in a windows server. Because I couldn't find any
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dhiraj Jan 12, 2010 02:13 PM
You probably couldn't find documentation on this, because you can't really install on the "native" Windows operating system. ISO CD is packaged as a tuned Operating System that is fully self-sufficient. The idea is that you run under a virtualization platform as a guest OS on your choice of host OS if you cannot dedicate a full server computer for it.

So you could run server on your Windows Server by using:
VMWare Server:[…]/2_0

The ISO CD distribution is a bootable CD that you can install as a "new virtual machine" into any of the above. Just create a new virtual machine and boot with ISO file mounted.

While it is *technically* possible to attempt a buildout (from the source code snapshot) on Windows on the native OS, but you'd have to know and fix a whole lot of problems like library dependencies. You'd have to also know quite a bit about buildout and internal mechanisms (easy_install) and respective "quirks" that are present on Windows.

I recommend that you try out the virtualization route, instead. Much less pain, there. :)
kashi Jan 20, 2010 07:15 AM
Thanks Dhiraj, We decided to dedicate a machine for the same. And I liked the idea of having a debian :)
wbtest Apr 10, 2010 04:24 AM
HI Dhiraj,

I'm trying to install on WinXP machine.
I'd appreciate some instructions on what to do after installing VirtualBox. No sure what the operating system to select etc etc
Want to test before driving the initiative.

Thanks in advance,
dhiraj Apr 13, 2010 10:32 PM
Use Debian as OS, and remember to change networking mode to "Bridged".
When the install completes from the CD and reboots, in the command console, login with username root and the password you set during setup. Once inside, type "/sbin/ifconfig" command, it will give you as ouput, the IP address that the virtual machine is running at (eth0, look for IPv4)

Once you have the IP address, simply load it up in a web browser, and if you see the familiar interface, you're up and running, congratulations! :)
nimilc2002 Nov 11, 2010 07:39 PM
hi dhiraj,
I have a debian version of setup as a virtual machine on vmware server. I load it up on my web browser and I get a broken page that has the following:
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deadlines Nov 24, 2010 06:01 PM
Here's another alternative. You can actually use VMWare's free VMPlayer (yes PLAYER, not server) to run a virtual machine.

To do this, simply go to the following URL and generate your VMX file by filling in the form:

After that, download the VMPlayer and open the VMX file with it. Once you've done that, make sure to mount the ISO to the virtual CD in VMplayer, then boot to it and install as normal. That's it! Whenever you want to crank up your test environment, just open up your VM in Player and leave it running.
schleichi Dec 08, 2010 04:31 PM
Our Company is really interessted in this product, after I showed the VM running the free edition :)
But we have one mature problem with this: it stores all the files and documents on the Debian Server!!
We already have a file system (SAN with NTFS) with all the files.
CynIn would be perfect, if it would build on this existing files... Is there any chance to do this?

Greetings from Stuttgart, Germany,
gsiak Dec 09, 2010 08:32 PM
you can bulk import all this files using a zip archive, No chance to keep this files external.

Greetings from Herford, Germany.
viraf Dec 13, 2010 08:55 AM
Yes, It is possible to have all the files to be stored on a SAN (requires custom development), and it would require an EXT* partition on your SAN instead of a NTFS partition, however even if the files are stored on SAN it is not recommended that they be directly accessible for the users to add/edit/view instead use WebDAV/FTP interfaces that exposes for content stored in it.
karupiah Mar 08, 2011 08:54 AM
Team, This is Senthil, from Microland Limited, Bangalore. we have deployed the new cynapse collaboration tool(Debian 5) in our VMWare Workstation. It's working fine. Now we have to set the Build / Development environment for the cynapse tool. How to do this?.
From below link, i got some information. But it gave me some confusion like

[ - how the Ubuntu Os(box 2) will communicate with Debain 5(box 1)?.
  - how to Setup/Build the development environment in same server Debain 5(box 1).][…]/howto-development-environment-quickstart

Please help us on this.

Thanks in advance :)