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Servers that can be copied, not requiring install exclusively, IDEs too

Jesus Angeles
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Hi,

Common to a lot of work stations, it is not allowed by administrators to install software; needing administrator rights.

Sometimes though we are allowed to use cd roms.

I want to ask what servers can I install into that computer by just copying files. E.g. I will install, unzip, etc. into another computer and just copy those unzipped/installed files into another computer.

E.g. install jboss in my personal pc, then burn it to cd, then copy those files into my work pc station.

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I want to ask the same question for Jee IDEs too. Any ides that I can just copy?
[ May 10, 2008: Message edited by: Jesus Angeles ]
Marco Ehrentreich
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Hi Jesus,

what OS do you use on your workstations? For Linux it's no problem to simply unzip JBoss or NetBeans IDE and run it with normal user privileges. There may be some restrictions depending on your privileges. For example you can't open privileged ports (<1024) without administrative rights but I think for testing purposes it's fine to use port 8080 instead of 80

For me this works for Glassfish, Tomcat, Jboss and Sun Webserver as servers. And it works for both famous open source IDEs (Eclipse and NetBeans), too. There is an installer for some of these applications but it's possible to zip and unzip the complete installation directory without using an installer.

Unfortunately I don't know if this is also true for Windows. Perhaps someone other can tell you.

Marco
Jesus Angeles
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Originally posted by Marco Ehrentreich:
Hi Jesus,

what OS do you use on your workstations? For Linux it's no problem to simply unzip JBoss or NetBeans IDE and run it with normal user privileges. There may be some restrictions depending on your privileges. For example you can't open privileged ports (<1024) without administrative rights but I think for testing purposes it's fine to use port 8080 instead of 80

For me this works for Glassfish, Tomcat, Jboss and Sun Webserver as servers. And it works for both famous open source IDEs (Eclipse and NetBeans), too. There is an installer for some of these applications but it's possible to zip and unzip the complete installation directory without using an installer.

Unfortunately I don't know if this is also true for Windows. Perhaps someone other can tell you.

Marco


Thank you Marco. I am using Windows but I will try what you said anyway.

Any other comments, for Windows? ( I would love it if at least there is jboss and eclipse)
Jaikiran Pai
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Originally posted by Jesus Angeles:

Any other comments, for Windows? ( I would love it if at least there is jboss and eclipse)


Assuming that you installed JBoss using the zip archive, you can just copy the jboss installation to any other folder. I haven't used the JEMS installer for JBoss, so not sure if it would be the same when you use the installer.


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Jesus Angeles
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Ya, jboss is just a zip file.
 
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