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Windows-OpenACS

Welcome to the Native Windows Port of the OpenACS system!

Contents

This is Version 4.0.6 (20th of November 2017) of Windows-OpenACS port and it consists of:

  • naviserver-4.99.16d10 – including
    • nsdbpg 2.2
    • nsoracle 2.8a1
    • nsssl 2.1
  • tcl-8.6.7
  • tck-8.6.7
  • tDOM-0.9.0
  • xotcl-2.0.0 (nsf 2.0.0)
  • libthread-2.8.1
  • tcllib-1.18
  • zlib-1.2.8
  • postgresql-9.6.5
  • openssl-1.1.0e
  • OpenACS 5.9.1
  • External binaries:
    a. Strawberry Perl 5.26.1.1 including MinGW 64 binaries (http://strawberryperl.com/)
    b. Curl 7.47.0 (http://curl.haxx.se/)

Generation

This port has been generated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Professional Edition.

Compatible Windows Versions

This port works on the following systems: Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016; it runs only on Windows 64 bit.

How to get it

Windows-OpenACS can be downloaded here.

Installation Preconditions

This installer runs properly if the following conditions are met:

  • The target platform is a Windows 64 bit machine
  • PostgreSQL is not installed on the target machine
  • The installation directory must be ‘C:\naviserver’
  • Disk ‘C:’ on the target machine has at least 10 GB of free space available.

After Installation

The installation creates the following automatic services:

  • PostgreSQL963 – PostgreSQL Service
  • NaviServer-openacs – OpenACS Service

Windows-OpenACS will be available at: http://localhost:8000/

This is the admin account:
user=address@email.com
password=password

Compilation Instructions

Building and compilation instructions are available here.

38 Responses to Windows-OpenACS

  • Thank you for getting back to me so quick. Safe to say, nothing crashed my PC. Thank you!

  • Hello Heather,
    thank you for your feedback.

    As “Windows-OpenACS” is not a well known application and the current number of downloads is not very high, receiving that warning message from Windows 10 is rather normal.

    Hope it helps,
    Maurizio

  • Is it normal for Windows 10 to be “protecting my PC” when I download this?

  • Dear Lynas,
    Spazio IT is offering support as described here.

  • Hi Maurizio, can you indicate what needs to be done? I downloaded the archive but it is unclear to me what steps need to be taken. Thanks

  • Dear Gaurav,
    I’m giving you the same answer I gave to Buya.
    I believe there’s been a bit of confusion.
    I guess the “OpenACS” you are interested in is http://openacs.sourceforge.net/ and it has to do with Devices Management.
    This one here is the Windows Port of another “OpenACS” (http://www.openacs.org/).
    These two pieces of software have in common only the name and the fact they are open source.
    Ciao,
    Maurizio

  • Hi,

    Can you provide me the link of OpenACS(Windows 7 32 bit) with North Bound Interface support.Also,I need steps to install & configure the same.

    Thanks in Advance,

    Gaurav

  • Dear Buya,
    there’s been a bit of confusion.
    I guess the “OpenACS” you are interested in is http://openacs.sourceforge.net/ and it has to do with Devices Management.
    This one here is the Windows Port of another “OpenACS” (http://www.openacs.org/).
    These two pieces of software have in common only the name and the fact they are open source.
    Ciao,
    Maurizio

  • I`ve installed correctly and also runs great but still have not figure it out how to management on tr069 to remote home gateways?

  • cd C:\aolserver\servers\dotlrn\packages\recursos\sql\postgresql
    psql -U postgres openacs < recursos-create.sql

  • thanks Mauricio but don’t runs, I need execute the same that this command in linux [sudo -u www-data psql -f recursos-create.sql openacs] but in windows.

    recursos-create.sql is a file located into
    C:\aolserver\servers\dotlrn\packages\recursos\sql\postgresql

    thanks so much

  • Hello Ivan.
    PostgreSQL: user/password = postgres/Qwer.1234
    Command: psql -U postgres “database name” < "file name" e.g. psql -U postgres projop < upgrade.sql

  • What is the name and password to acces to database installed PostgreSQL? and how i can execute a command to charge a .sql, from a new package? I need execute .sql to mount package if not, the application show me an error, no such key: recursos…

    Many thanks.!!

  • Hello Gonçalo,
    plenty of things could be wrong…
    you installation did stop I do not know at which point and why…
    🙂
    Anyhow try to set the environment variable
    AOLDIR to wherever you installed the software, e.g.:
    AOLDIR = C:\aolserver

    All the best,
    Maurizio

  • Hi,

    I have managed to install the servers manually with the provided batch files butnow I have the following error in the open-acs server :

    [23/Apr/2012:12:14:19][3612.7260][-thread7260-] Error: Tcl exception:
    can’t read “::tcl_pkgPath”: no such variable
    while executing
    “foreach Dir $::tcl_pkgPath {
    if {$Dir ni $::auto_path} {
    lappend ::auto_path $Dir
    }
    }”

    What can be wrong ?

  • Hi,

    nsd.exe crashed during the installation. The services have not been installed. I have Windows 7, 32bits. What can I do now ?

    Thanks

  • I would like thank the support and help of the Maurizio. He’s the guy.

    tks

  • Hello Guardiola,
    please email me and we’ll arrange a session (via Teamviewer?) where we try to fix your problem. BTW: please take into account I’m in Italy so we might have some timezone adjustment to make.
    Ciao,
    Maurizio

  • Hi,

    I’ve big trouble and need yours help. I did uninstallation of Postgresql but when i install openacs appears the message that postgresql is installed. What do make?

    tks

    Ps: Os Windows 7

  • I also had an issue with the nsproxy.so module – on 64-bit Windows7. Will try on 32-bit machine and report any differences.

  • Dear Dev,
    you did not specify on which version of Windows you tried to install Windows-OpenACS. Anyhow in case you need any help I will be very happy to provide you with professional support.

    Ciao,
    Maurizio

  • I used Admin Rights and tried to run install-service.bat from command with Admin rights, always the same msg.

    Log Msg:
    [-service-] Notice: nswin32: installing AOLserver-openacs service: “C:\aolserver\bin\nsd.exe” -S -s openacs -t “c:\aolserver\servers\openacs\etc\config.tcl”
    [-service-] Error: nswin32: failed to install service ‘AOLserver-openacs’: ‘win32 error code: 1073′

  • System error 1060 has occurred.
    The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
    ERROR: Cannot open Service “Aolserver-openacs”! Error code 1060 (0×424)
    The system cannot execute the specified program.
    [SC] OpenService FAILED 1060:

  • Hello Amigo, it looks like PostreSQL has not been properly installed or started. Use the menu commands and try:
    1. Stop OpenACS and .LRN
    2. Stop and Start PostgreSQL
    3. Start OpenACS and .LRN
    If it still doesn’t work then something went wrong during the installation. Professional support is available.
    Hope it helps,
    Maurizio

  • Hello!

    When you install Windows-OpenACS, booted up my PC, after booting and waited the required time of 3 min to boot OpenACS and dotLRN.

    By accessing the address localhost: 8000 or localhost: 9000 displays the following information on the page:

    OpenACS Installation: Error

    ————————————————– ——————————
    Thank you for installing the Open Architecture Community System (OpenACS), the fully-integrated suite of enterprise-class solutions for collaborative commerce. This is the OpenACS Installer Which performs all the Necessary steps to get the OpenACS Community System running on your server.
    Please Read the Release Notes before Proceeding to better Understand what is contained in this release.

    RDBMS type Could Not Be determined for any pool.

    The first step Involved in setting up your OpenACS installation is to configure your RDBMS, the database driver Correctly install, and configure AOLserver to use it. You Can download and install the latest version of the Oracle and Postgres AOLserver drivers from the OpenACS.org Software Page.

    Once you’re sure everything is installed and configured Correctly, restart AOLserver.

    I would like a help to solve this problem.

  • Dear Sal,
    as I have already mentioned in the OpenACS forum, your antivirus software (AVG) has found a problem in the .js file:

    …\packages\acs-templating\www\resources\xinha-nightly\plugins\QuickTag\tag-lib.js

    I believe you found a false positive.

    tag-lib.js uses javascript encryption to make the size smaller; this is called “compression”. Even though some trojans use this technique, it does not inherently mean a security issue. In this case, the tag-lib.js file does not contain any trojan and is meant to be that way.

    If you still feel uncomfortable, you can of course delete that file – it is only required for a specific feature of the Xinha WYSIWYG editing component (“QuickTags”).

    Hope this helps,
    Maurizio

  • hello,

    i downloaded your windows version of openacs. avg antivirus claims to have found js/obfuscated virus. has anyone else found such a virus? are you sure the installation is not infected? is this a false positive?

    thanks

  • Dear Shedi,
    I tried to activate the NsProxy module and it worked fine, could not replicate you error situation. Could you please send me a copy of your config.tcl file? Is it a Win32 installation or a Win64?
    Thanks in advance,
    Maurizio
    BTW: Merry Xmas!!!

  • when i add the nsproxy.so module to config file nsd.exe crashes with following error upon startup:
    nsproxy.so: win32 error code: 127

  • Dear Arno,
    Windows-OpenACS Version 1.21 should have fixed the problems you described in your comment.
    Hope it helps,
    Maurizio

  • Hi,
    I ran into problems installing Win32-OpenACS on WinXP 32, SP3:
    the services aren’t installed. The installation protocol says at the end:

    Installing OpenACS and .LRN Services…
    The system cannot execute the specified program.
    [SC] OpenService FAILED 1060:
    The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
    System error 1060 has occurred.
    The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
    ERROR: Cannot open Service “Aolserver-openacs”! Error code 1060 (0x424)
    The system cannot execute the specified program.
    [SC] OpenService FAILED 1060:
    The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
    System error 1060 has occurred.
    The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
    ERROR: Cannot open Service “Aolserver-dotlrn”! Error code 1060 (0x424)
    OpenACS and .LRN Services installed.
    Completed

    When I try to execute “install_service openacs .”
    the error “The system cannot execute the specified program” occurs. It seems to be a problem with nsd.exe.

    Any suggestions?

  • hello, after install openacs, i have this message when i open (Starts Openacs):

    Le nom de service n’est pas valide.

    Vous obtiendrez une aide supplémentaire en entrant NET HELPMSG 2185.

    Appuyez sur une touche pour continuer…

  • Hello Cristian,
    in point 11 of the installaton procedure you can find the follwing text: ” In both OpenACS and .LRN there’s a predefined admin user (email: admin@acme.com, password: abc123).”
    Hope it helps,
    Maurizio

  • What is the admin password for dotlearn?.

    Thanks from Chile.

  • Dear Franz,
    the Windows Error 1073 implies that the service has already been installed. Did you try to install/uninstall more than once?
    Did you run the installation/unistallation procedures from beginning to end?
    Please send me an email (look at the contacts page) if you need any help.

  • Unable to install on Windows7/64 bit. I used Admin Rights and tried to run install-service.bat from Command with Admin rights, always the same msg.

    Log Msg:
    [-service-] Notice: nswin32: installing AOLserver-openacs service: “C:\aolserver\bin\nsd.exe” -S -s openacs -t “c:\aolserver\servers\openacs\etc\config.tcl”
    [-service-] Error: nswin32: failed to install service ‘AOLserver-openacs’: ‘win32 error code: 1073’

  • Please ignore, I just rtfm.

  • What is the default email and password for acs-admin?

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