Advanced File and Print Server Installation and Release Notes

Installing Advanced Server

This procedure describes how to install Advanced Server from the UNIX® command line.

During the procedure, you will be installing packages from a CD-ROM. Before you can access the packages on the CD-ROM, you will need to enter the command:

   mount -F cdfs -r /dev/cdrom/* /mnt
Once you have finished loading the packages, before removing the CD-ROM from the drive, enter:
   umount /mnt

If you prefer to use the graphical administration tools provided with UnixWare, you should use the Application Installer in place of pkgadd to install the software packages. The Application Installer is able to automatically perform the mount and umount operations when accessing the CD-ROM drive. See your UnixWare documentation for details about using the Application Installer.

  1. Log in as root on the UNIX system.

  2. Because Advanced Server and VisionFS cannot run concurrently on the same system, first make sure that VisionFS is not running. For details about this incompatibility, see "Known limitations".

  3. Check that the TCP/IP NetBIOS package is installed by typing the command:
       pkginfo netbios
    If this command reports that the netbios package was not found, you need to install the TCP/IP NetBIOS package from the UnixWare CD-ROM.

    NOTE: TCP/IP must be installed and running before installing NetBIOS.

    To install the netbios package, insert the CD-ROM in the drive and type the following command:

       pkgadd -q -d /mnt netbios

  4. To install Advanced Server, insert the Optional Services CD-ROM in the drive and type the following command:
       pkgadd -q -d /mnt afps
    The afps package is a set of all of the packages that make up the Advanced Server product. By default, all of the packages, with the exception of the msclients package, will be installed.

    You can modify the list of installed packages before proceeding with the installation. Use the Up or Down Arrow key to select a package and then press the Right or Left Arrow key to toggle between the choices of installing or not installing the package. Packages that you choose to exclude from the installation can be installed later using the same pkgadd command.

    Once you have the desired list of packages, use the Down Arrow key to move the cursor to the Apply box and press the Enter key.

    NOTE: If you choose to include the SCO AFPS Documentation and SCO AFPS Manual Pages packages, please allow an additional 10-15 minutes for the documentation contained in these packages to be indexed by the SCOhelp search facility.

  5. You will be asked if you want Express Setup. The alternative is a Custom Setup, which allows settings to be specified during installation.

    An Express Setup is recommended for a first-time Advanced Server installation. This configuration works best for a local-area network with a single-server system.

    Type y (for Express) and press the Enter key.

    These default values are used by Express Setup:

    Server name
    uname - the UNIX system name

    Server role
    primary domain controller

    Domain name

    Administrator password

    Once Advanced Server is installed, you can change these values. See "Reconfiguring Advanced Server" in the SCO Advanced Server Quick Start Guide for further details.

  6. During the installation of the Advanced Server component packages, you will be asked for your Advanced Server license details. You can choose to provide those details now or defer licensing until a later time.

    If you choose to enter your license details now, the UnixWare License Manager will be invoked. Please have your Certificate of License and Authenticity (COLA) ready as you will be prompted to enter the information provided on the card.

    If you choose to defer licensing, you can enter your license details later using the UnixWare License Manager.

    For further details on licensing the server, see "Licensing the server".

  7. Advanced Server will attempt to start automatically. If the NetBIOS was correctly installed, the server should now become visible to the network.

  8. Add the location of the Advanced Server administrative commands (/var/opt/lanman/bin) to root's PATH environment variable.

If you want to add any Advanced Server packages that were excluded from the initial installation, log in as root on the UNIX server and run the pkgadd -q -d /mnt afps command. You can then select the required packages using the arrow keys as described above.

If you need to completely remove Advanced Server from your system, log in as root on the UNIX server and use the pkgrm afps command.

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