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HTTP server is mandatory for TREX to work on Windows 2003 platform

Hi All,

If i'm installing TREX6.1 on Windows 2003 platform on my standalone single machine.Is thIS mandatory that i select to install HTTP server also during installatiion.

I mean to say, if i omit installing HTTP server or RFC server and after the successful installation,, i register the nameserver Host & Port to the visual administrator then will TREX work properly or it will fail to work properly in the absence of HTTP server. I'm very confused to this point whether installing TREX HTTP server is obligatory on windows for TREX Java-client or optional. Then How can i manage TREX to use my portal Web Server[Netweaver] to communicate with its Java-client on port[host:50000].

Thanks in Advance

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    Apr 27, 2006 at 11:09 AM

    Hi Mridul,

    It is also possible to install resp. configure the HTTP server later on. Please have a look at the TREX installation guide for more details about the necessary steps.

    However, in order to use TREX you need to have the configured HTTP server, otherwise the communication from the application to TREX won't work.

    Kind regards,


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    Apr 27, 2006 at 05:05 AM


    Before opening another thread, please close the previous thread by saying whether the solution was of any value to you. The SDN community can learn out of the thread if you do so.


    Regarding your query Since Java applications communicate with the TREX servers using HTTP, you

    definitely need to carry out the installation steps that enable an HTTP connection.


    Ganesh N

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  • Apr 27, 2006 at 03:43 PM


    there are some threads that deal with manually enabling the TREX Http Server, like

    TREX Http Server status red - what's wrong?

    Then again, I'd strongly recommend that, on Windows, you follow the rough process below, because manually making all settings that the installation will otherwise largely take care of automatically, can be a pain:

    - Make sure that IIS is installed

    - Make sure IIS admin service is running

    - Start TREX installation

    - Do install TREX HTTP server

    This will automatically create the TREX website and application pool, associate them with each other, etc.

    As I said:

    Can be "fun", if you readjust manually (although, yes, it's documented).

    Cheers, Karsten

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