WebSphere Portal V4.1 Windows 2000 Installation

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 04 October 2002

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IBM Form #: REDP-3593-00

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Authors: Rufus Credle, Denise Hendriks Hatzidakis, Sunil Hiranniah, Gord Niguma, Dwight Norwood, Roshan Rao, Bernhard Stimpfle


This IBM Redpaper will help you plan, install, and administer the IBM WebSphere Portal Version 4.1.2 Enable offering product in a Microsoft Windows 2000 environment, so that existing enterprise applications can be accessed from portlets using the IBM WebSphere Portal product.

This Redpaper provides easy, step-by-step examples allowing you to rapidly deploy IBM WebSphere Portal Version 4.1.2 on Microsoft Windows 2000 - therefore providing you with a solid foundation to begin importing and using existing portlets to access your enterprise applications. IBM recommends and supports the use of WebSphere Portal Setup Manager to perform your installations. However, because of multiple-tier configurations that Setup Manager may not resolve during installation, this Redpaper provides the manual process for installing IBM WebSphere Portal and its components. This manual process is an alternative to using the Setup Manager to configure different multi-tier environments. In addition, this manual process allows you to view those activities that take place during the overall installation process.

A basic knowledge is assumed for Windows 2000, LDAP Directory Services, WebSphere Portal, portlets, Java technologies such as servlets, JavaBeans, and JavaServer Pages (JSPs), as well as HTML and XML markup languages, and the terminology used in Web publishing.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. WebSphere Portal V4.1 Windows 2000 installation

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