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Chapter 2: Installing

This chapter gives you additional information needed when installing Server Express. The installation instructions are in your CD Insert.

2.1 Environment Variables

After you install Server Express, you are asked to set the following environment variables:

For information on these environment variables, see the appendix Micro Focus Environment Variables in your Server Express User's Guide.

2.2 Installation Procedure

The method of installation depends on what UNIX system you have. See your CD Insert for details.

After you have installed the system, we recommend you work through the section Verifying the Installation.

2.3 Verifying the Installation

As a quick check that you have installed the system correctly, start Server Express and check that it displays its main menu. Enter the following at the operating system prompt:


If the system is working, the main menu appears, as in Figure 2-1.

Figure 2-1: The Server Express Development Environment Screen

Since you are simply checking that the system is installed, press Escape to return to the operating system prompt. Server Express asks you to confirm that you want to exit; reply Y.

2.3.1 If Installation Problems Occur

If problems occur with your installation, this could be because:

If you have any other problems with the installation, you should contact Product Support.

2.4 Configuring the System

Your Server Express software is supplied configured to run on your machine. Details on how you can change the default configuration and control various machine-independent features, such as the message texts output by the Server Express system, are given in your Server Express User's Guide. However, we recommend that only users with system administrator status should alter the default configuration.

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