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Installation Instructions for Netautor Professional 5.3.1
    1. Install a Webserver with PHP (Apache,IIS etc.)
    2. Install a Database  (MySql,Oracle,MSSql)
    3. Create a Database or Tablespace and a User
    4. Copy the tar.gz to the Webroot and extract, set the Permissions
    5. Open a Webbrowser and configure napro4


Install a Webserver with php4 ( Version >= 4.2.2 ).

If you dont have one you can get the Apache Webserver at


nd php4 at


You have to make some changes on the php.ini:

magic_quotes_runtime = OFF
magic_quotes_gpc     = OFF
magic_quotes_sybase  = OFF

variables_order = "EPGCS"


Install one of the following Database
MySql, Oracle, MS-SQL.

If you dont have one you can get the MySql at



Create a database or tablespace for your netautor and define
a user with access to this database.
You can connect the MS SQL via ODBC (create system DSN with default database) or direkt.
In case of the direkt access, 2 addtional option of the PHP.INI have to be adapted:
 mssql.textlimit and mssql.textsize. For example 6000000 for maximum size of a text field of 6MB

To ensure proper operation of Netautor Professional, several directories are necessary and authorizations have to be 

You may copy Netautor to any desired directory in your WWW-root.

The Apache user must have the appropriate environment for data base access (see appendix "Create a database") and 
also have appropriate access to the Netautor directory.

Authorizations should be assigned as follows: 

The Apache user should be able to read write and execute in all directories within the "napro4" directory.
This user must als have access to the directories and data which are accessed by Netautor, e.g. directories for data 
upload, config or cache. These directories are created by default in the Netautor Professional home directory (where 
also the napro4/ directory resides).
Usually all the users who access data in the webroot are combined into one group. 


After copying Netautor to any directory in you WWW-root, open your Browser and open your Netautor Professional 
napro4/ directory (e.g. http://my.server/netautor/napro4/) - with the first call the user is led automatically to 
the installer. 

The installer is divided into 4 steps: 

Setup Step 1 - Testing the PHP configuration:

checks for necessary PHP extensions and php.ini settings. Wrong settings or missing extensions will be displayed in 
red color. Click "next" to continue if everything seems ok.

Setup Step 2 - File System Settings:

Set a desired cookie name (only alphanumeric or underscores), then change any paths if desired (make sure that 
appropriate access rights are set for the web server).
Then click "test & create paths" to create these paths. The result is displayed in a popup window, where also wrong 
access rights are displayed in red color. Close the popup and press next for step 3.

Setup Step 3 - Database Connection

Now following data has to be entered: 

- Database-Manufacturer: Type of your database [MySQL, Oracle OCI 8.05, Oracle OCI 8.17, Microsoft SQL via ODBC, 
- Database-Host: Database-server's IP or name( If your na_basic and the database are on the same server, you can 
enter "localhost" or just leave the field empty.) 
- Constant Connection Use 
- Database-Name
- Database-User: username for the database 
- Database-User-Password: database password 

Note for MS SQL users:
Enter your ODBC DSN in the "Database Name" Field and Database Name in the "Database Host" Field.

Press "Test Database Connection" - a popup window appears. If a connection could be established, close the popup and 
press "next" for step 4 of the setup process.

Setup Step 4 - Finishing the installation

Now enter an admin user name and password, then press "start install" to set up the netautor database and finish 

After the last step is completed, press "login" for your first Netautor Professional login.

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