This section describes how to install Entire Access on a Windows server. It covers the following topics:
Supported Windows servers are:
Windows 2016 Server
Windows 2019 Server
Except where indicated, the installation described in this section applies to all the above servers.
Please read the following information, before you proceed with the installation:
See Client and Server Versions in the section Installing a Server under UNIX.
The following are the minimum hardware and operating-system requirements for Entire Access servers:
512 MB of RAM,
about 10 MB of available hard-disk space (if all options are installed).
Natural Version 8.4 or above is required for Natural clients.
TCP/IP is required on both client and server machines for remote access.
For information about the use of third-party network products, see the section Remote Data Access Using Third-Party Network Products.
Entire Access supports the data sources listed below. Except where noted, access can be either local or remote.
The following database server versions are supported on Windows servers:
Adabas D 15
DB2 10 and 11
Oracle 12c, 18c and 19c
Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019
ODBC-compliant servers (local access)
There is one Adabas D DLL driver for Windows platforms:
AAD15.DLL for Adabas D 15
There is one DB2 DLL driver for Windows platforms:
DB2.DLL for all supported DB2 versions
There is one Oracle DLL driver for Windows platforms:
ORA.DLL for all supported Oracle versions
There are two Microsoft SQL Server DLL drivers for Windows platforms:
MSSQLODBC.DLL for MS SQL Server 2012, 2014,
2016, 2017 and 2019 using SQL Server's ODBC interface.
The SQL Server database to be accessed has to be defined as a data source using the Microsoft ODBC Administrator. Natural 8.4 or above is a prerequisite for using the MSSQLODBC interface.
MSSQLODBCN.DLL for MS SQL Server 2012, 2014,
2016, 2017 and 2019 using SQL Server's ODBC native client interface.
The SQL Server database to be accessed has to be defined as a data source for the SQL Server native client interface using the Microsoft ODBC Administrator. Natural 8.4 or above is a prerequisite for using the MSSQLODBCN interface.
There are two ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) DLL drivers for Windows platforms:
VTX11.DLL for local ODBC access
ODBCNET.DLL for remote ODBC access
This implies that the actual ODBC driver from the vendor (for example, DataDirect) will be installed and that the data source will be defined using the Microsoft ODBC Administrator.
To install the Entire Access product on your Windows machine please follow the installation instructions in Prerequisite for Installing the Entire Access Server.
Decide whether you will restart your computer now or later. Restarting now is recommended. Entire Access depends on Environment Variable updates that get established after restart.
After your computer is restarted, your Entire Access installation is now ready to function as:
a local RDBMS server for a remote Natural application,
a local RDBMS server for a local Natural application,
a host for a local client application that will connect to a remote RDBMS elsewhere in the network.