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SpiraTest Administration Guide Help Viewer

1. Introduction
2. Installing SpiraTeam®
3. System Administration
4. Appendices
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1. Introduction
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3. System Administration
4. Appendices

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In the “Server” box, you need to enter the name of the Microsoft SQL Server instance that is running on your system; the installer will default it to the hostname of the server (which in many cases will be correct). The easiest way to find out the database server name is to open up the SQL Server Administrative console (typically by clicking Start > Programs > Microsoft SQL Server > Enterprise Manager) and look for the name of the server.

For SQL Server 2005/2008 Express edition installations, the Server name is usually the name of your computer followed by “\SQLEXPRESS”, so for example, if your computer is called MyComputer, the server name would be MyComputer\SQLEXPRESS. Omitting the second part (called the instance name) would lead to a “host not found” error.

You can also choose whether to install the sample projects or not – typically we recommend installing the sample projects for evaluation installations and excluding them for production installs.

Once you have entered the various pieces of information, click “Next”. The installer will attempt to connect to the database using the provided information, and it will display an error message if any of the information is incorrect. Assuming the information is correct, the following screen will be displayed:

This page lets you customize the name of the database login, database name and database user that the application will create. If you chose the “Custom Installation”, then the fields will be editable, otherwise they will be read-only. Also if you chose “Windows Authentication” then the Database Login field will be set to the built-in Windows account associated with ASP.NET for the specific operating system being installed on (and cannot be changed). Once you have reviewed this page and made any changes, you should click “Next” to proceed:

Click the “Install” button to actually begin the process of installing SpiraTeam® onto your system. If you are installing SpiraTeam® onto a version of Windows that has the User Access Control (UAC) enabled, then you will first be prompted to confirm that you want to install a new piece of software. Click the option that confirms you want to proceed with the install:

Click the “Yes” button to confirm that you want to install the software package.

The installer will then display a progress bar that gradually fills as the installation proceeds:

Once the installation is complete, the following message will be displayed:

Click the “Finish” button to complete the installation.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed SpiraTeam® onto your system. If you type into your browser you should see the SpiraTeam® login page, as illustrated in the SpiraTeam® User Manual. If for any reason you don’t see the login page, please refer to Appendix A – Troubleshooting IIS or contact Inflectra® Technical Support using one of the methods described at our website .