Install the File Server

The File Server hosts all TICS executables, codechecker executables, and the central TICS configuration. This chapter describes how the File Server is installed. How it should be configured is described in the TICS Administration Guide.

  1. Choose and optionally create a directory on the File Server in which the TICS installation of the File Server will be performed. Throughout this installation it is assumed to be the directory "C:\Program Files\TIOBE\TICS\FileServer" (this is the recommended location).

  2. Right click on the directory in which the File Server will be installed and select "Properties".

  3. In Windows XP: Select the "Sharing" tab and select the option "Share this folder". Choose as "Share name" the name "TICS". In Windows Vista/7: Select the "Sharing" tab, select "Advanced Sharing", and check "Share this folder". Choose as "Share name" the name "TICS".
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  4. Double click on the TICS setup executable (which was stored in a previous step). When asked whether you are sure you want to run this software, choose "Run" (Windows XP) or "Yes" (Windows Vista/7).

  5. Click "Next >" in the welcome screen.

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  6. Choose "Multi Server" in the combobox and make sure only "TICS file server binaries" and "TICS file server configuration" are checked.

    Note that the installer will not overwrite any existing configurations.

    Click "Next >".

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  7. Specify the path to the TICS directory on the File Server for the "Destination Folder", e.g. "C:\Program Files\TIOBE\TICS\FileServer" and click "Next >".

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  8. Fill in your company information (optional). Press the "..." to browse for a location license file that you have obtained from TIOBE. If you do not have a license file (yet), you can leave the field blank and ignore the warning. After installation you can place the license file in the "cfg" directory manually.

    Click "Next >".

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  9. The TICS installer downloads additional components from the internet during installation. If your computer has an active internet connection, you can skip this paragraph.

    Otherwise, you have to make these components available to the installer. You can download the mentioned components at http://portal.tiobe.com/downloads/files/pub/externals/windows:

    Please provide the location where where the installer can find these prerequisities, e.g. "C:\Downloads". Click "Next >".

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  10. Click "Install" to install the File Server.

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  11. Click "Next >" once the installation is completed.

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  12. Click "Finish" to close the installer.

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  13. The TICS file server installation is complete.