Prepare the Windows operating system



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Prepare prerequisite and corequisite software on Windows

To prepare your operating system:

  1. Check that the system logon user ID you will use during installation has the following permissions and rights:

    • The user ID must already exist prior to installation.

    • The user ID must belong to the Administrators group.

  2. To determine if a user account is a member of the Administrators group:

    1. Click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.

    2. Expand Local Users and Groups and select Groups.

    3. Open the Administrators group to see what members belong to it.

    4. Add the user to the Administrators group if necessary.

  3. Consider the following recommendations when installing to avoid excessively long path names:

    1. Use a short installation path.

      For example, use C:\WebSphere instead of C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere.

    2. Specify node names; do not use names longer than 5 characters.

      For example, you might use node1 instead of longnodename01.

    3. Name WAR files with less than 21 characters. If necessary, modify the file name before installing.

    4. Refer to the following tech note for additional information: WKSP0016E - 'Filename is too long error' in Microsoft Windows.

      If you exceed the 259 maximum character length, you may receive one of the following error messages during configuration or in the wpinstalllog.txt file:

      • The input line is too long.

      • The syntax of the command is incorrect.

      • The filename is too long.

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