[Screencasts] Installing DSpace on Windows 2003 Server

I am suppose to install a DSpace instance –on a Windows 2003 server platform– in the next couple of days and had to create a sandbox. I had no choice but to install Windows 2003 on virtualbox. I’ve created a series of screencasts that depict how one would go about installing DSpace on Windows 2003 server. Please comment if I did something I shouldn’t have done or if there are easier ways of performing certain tasks. I hope this helps someone out there.

Part #1: Prerequisite Software Components

Part #2: Installing Oracle Java JDK 6

Part #3: Installing Apache Maven 2.2.1

Part #4: Configuring Proxy Settings for Apache Maven

Part #5: Installing Apache Ant 1.8.3

Part #6: Installing PostgreSQL 9.1

Part #7: Installing Apache Tomcat 6

Part #8: Building& Installing DSpace

Part #9: Deploying DSpace Web Applications


[1] https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSDOC18/DSpace+1.8+Documentation;jsessionid=363E06A17F9C35F1A6D204C10A595208

  • Milly


    Can you also review this installation easy installer http://aims.fao.org/tools/agrioceandspace/install

    • Thank you for the heads up @e6af3cf69db43266f2e7557749251c5d:disqus –I had no idea that project existed.

  • Manish

    i install dspace on window7 if i do same process on window7 what it will install on window7 but i allready follow same process but my postgresql show a error message i send u a screen short image what should i do after that

    • That is clearly a PostgreSQL issue, and not a DSpace one. I came across this [1] article and apparently, you need to install PostgreSQL on local drive (C:) NOT the program files directory. You will have to uninstall all the PostgreSQL components you managed to set up before reinstalling though.  I hope this helps.

      [1] http://forums.enterprisedb.com/posts/list/1891.page 

      • manish

        phril i am a new user of dspace i allways found some error can u tell me for install dspace what is system configer is must require for dspace my i install dspace on 32bit so please guide me about the system configer….
        thanx Phiril

        • @43492bb725cb332dba6735a5e7138f24:disqus which part of the installation is not clear? At what point of the installation process are you getting experiencing challenges?

  • Mjeya81

    Dear Linghton Phiri  I installed Dspace 1.8.2 on windows server 2003 help with your videos. build sucessfull
    when I type  in browser localhost:8080/xmlui that display error message. screenshot below that display requested  resource not available please help me..

    • @5da4c1bd896e0f1c3d1d531276d2b1d6:disqus How did you deploy the DSpace web applications (xmlui, jspui, etc.)? Did you manually copy them to the tomcat installation folder or did you have to edit the servlet.xml file like I showed in Part#9: Deploying DSpace Web Applications [1] ?
      [1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HgjN2NBhOIk

  • Nayya

    I want to install Dspace on Windows 7. is this same or not with windows server 2003?
    Thanks you very much.

    Nayyara http://www.nayyaramystore.com

    • @608a7b2dfc7f1cae8b03de08608f4589:disqus Yes, you follow the same procedure. The only thing you need to do is ensure that you download the appropriate pre-requisite components.

  • Hilton Gibson

    For the sake of very long term support and “openness” using open systems I suggest an installation using Ubuntu. See: http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/Dspace