UPK Installation: The REAL Deal

From time to time, I hear questions about the installation process for UPK. For example: "What's the difference between a client install and a single-user install?" "Is IIS required?" "Does UPK use an Oracle database?"

To try and help you out, here's a few tips to remember.

UPK can be installed as a single-user,stand alone developer on your machine. The Developer will have all the capability to create, store and publish your content from that single location without the need to connect to an enterprise database. However, it can also be installed for a multi-developer environment. This requires a back-end database to store the content data.

Beginning with UPK 3.1.6, the Oracle Database is supported for UPK content development.

Microsoft's web server, IIS, is also required as part of the development server...but NOT for the deployment of the browser based player package. So you don't have IIS available for a multi-user development environment? Well..here's what you can do....


A key benefit to having the multi-developer environment is the ability to view content being developed by others. Content can also be shared by using the import/export feature from within the Developer. From the menu bar, click Tools>Export to create an archive file (.odarc) of the selected topic(s). This file can be emailed or placed on a central server to be imported (Tools>Import) into a different developer's machine.

Remember that a published player package can run on ANY web server that accepts the http protocol.

Comments:

Just a small comment. The published player package can be posted on any webserver, unless you plan to use User Tracking. User Tracking is a small .NET webapplication that allows you to track the usage of the player package. So you can see if and who actually use the content.

The User Tracking Module is an add on and available with the UPK installation. However, since it is .NET based this tool also needs Internet Information Server (IIS) and the player package must be placed in the CONTENT folder of this User Tracking application.

I usually suggest to use the same IIS server you needed for the UPK development server (content developement. The developement part and the User Tracking part can reside next to each other.

Posted by Sjoerd de Vries on February 08, 2009 at 06:25 PM PST #

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