Review this topic to make sure that your Microsoft® Windows® operating system is ready for the Expeditor Server installation and configuration process.
This topic includes prerequisite checks and setup instructions for:
- Checking the network setup
- Disabling any firewall products
- Setting the Locale
Checking the network setup
This topic describes the network setup requirements. Proper network configuration is essential when installing Expeditor Server.
Checking for a static IP address
Expeditor Server requires your system to have a static IP address if the system will be used in production. A dynamic IP address is allowed for development environments.
Checking for a fully-qualified host name
Expeditor Server also requires the use of a fully-qualified host name, which is typically the host name of the server, along with its fully-qualified domain name. To ensure that the fully-qualified host name is configured correctly, use the ping command before you start the installation. For example, type the following command at the command prompt:
represents the fully-qualified host name of your system.
If a fully-qualified host name is not configured correctly, the request might time out. If necessary, contact your network administrator for assistance.
Expeditor Server does not support the use of an IP address instead of a fully-qualified host name registered with your Domain Name Server (DNS).
Disabling any firewall products
Before you start the Lotus® Expeditor Server installation program, it is recommended that you disable any firewall products that are running. The Lotus Expeditor Server installation and configuration program will attempt to access local TCP/IP resources, such as the local Web server. No external resources will be accessed. If the firewall denies the access attempts made by the installation and configuration program, the installation will fail. The firewall might be re-enabled on completion of the installation and configuration program.
Setting the Locale
- In Control Panel, open Regional and Language Options.
- On the Regional Options tab, select the language to use in the Standards and formats section.
Parent topic: Preparing your operating system for installation: XPD621