After 6 patient days of waiting, I finally have my hands on the installation media. I’m going to attempt to do the installation on my own by going through the 52 page installation guide.
First, a review of the computer that I will install Acumatica on and a little overview of the requirements listed in the installation guide. Yes, I know that Acumatica is a “cloud” application, but the “cloud” is just a bunch of computers (nothing too special). What makes a “cloud” application special, in my opinion, is that it is web-based. This allows you to interact with the application on multiple devices and, even more powerful, to more easily integrate the application with other applications. So, I’m not at all concerned that I will be installing Acumatica on my local computer. I still get to harness its web-based capabilities. Also, going through the installation process will help me to learn some of the technical aspects of Acumatica.
Taking a look at the system requirements, I’m going to need the following:
- A web browser. I’ll be using Google Chrome which is supported (version 23 or later)
- A windows operating system. A few different ones are supported, including Windows 7 which I’ll be using.
- 4 GB RAM recommended. Looks like I’m ok here.
- 500MB of available internal hard disk space. This won’t be a problem for me, plenty of space available on this laptop.
- Microsoft .NET framework version 4.0 or later. Hmmm, I don’t really know what I have (.NET always confuses me). I’ll give the installation a try and see if it fails.
- Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or later, depending on the underlying operating system. I think I’m ok here. I turned on IIS using these simple instructions.
- Microsoft Windows Installer version 3.1 or later. I’ll ignore this since I’m pretty sure I have it.
- Critical system patches and updated for Microsoft products. Ok, this looks like something the lawyers put in. I’m going to ignore this too.
- There are a few different versions of Microsoft SQL Server that are supported. I have SQL Server 2008 R2 installed on the laptop.
Sorry about all the technical stuff. I didn’t intend for this post to get so technical. Basically, there isn’t anything weird in the requirements list. This is all standard Microsoft stuff and the technology is very modern.
Now I’m going to tackle the installation…