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Getting Started: Installation

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Installing Macromedia Flash Remoting MX

This document contains system requirements and installation instructions for Macromedia Flash Remoting MX.

Macromedia Flash Remoting MX System Requirements
Flash Remoting MX for Java Flash Remoting MX for .NET
Intel Pentium II processor or faster Intel Pentium II processor or faster
256MB RAM (512MB recommended) 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
5 MB hard disk space 5 MB hard disk space
Java 2, Enterprise Edition SDK 1.2, 1.3 Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 1.0
Windows NT Server 4.0 (Sevice Pack 6) Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Professional Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Professional  
RedHat 7.3 or SuSE 7.3  
SPARC Solaris 2.7, 8  

Java application server that supports the Java 2 servlet specification 2.2, 2.3, and for Enterprise JavaBean (EJB) support, Java 2 EJB specification 1.1.

All versions of Macromedia Flash Remoting MX require the following applications:

  • Macromedia Flash MX authoring environment
  • Macromedia Flash Player 6 (6,0,47,0 or later)
  • Macromedia Flash Remoting Components

Installing Macromedia Flash Remoting MX for Java

For Java, the Flash Remoting installation creates a WAR or EAR archive on your hard drive. You use your Java application server’s deployment tools to deploy Flash Remoting on your server.

When you insert the Flash Remoting CD-ROM into a computer running the Windows operating system, a CD-ROM browser should appear automatically. In the CD-ROM browser, you choose to install Macromedia Flash Remoting MX, view the documentation, and so on.

Note: If the CD-ROM browser does not appear, execute the demo32.exe file on the Macromedia Flash Remoting MX CD-ROM.

On Solaris, from a terminal client, enter ./flashremoting-java-solaris.bin -i console at the command line to start the installation. On Linux, from a terminal client, enter ./flashremoting-java-linux.bin -i console at the command line.

After the installation finishes, use your Java application server’s WAR or EAR deployment utility to deploy Flash Remoting. The installation also creates the frconfig.txt file, which you use to add an additional IP address and change the Flash Remoting serial number. After you set your serial number and add the appropriate IP addresses, you must add this file into your Java application server’s class path. For the changes to take effect, you must restart your application server.

For Java, the Flash Remoting installation creates a WAR or EAR archive on your hard drive. You use your Java application server’s deployment tools to deploy Flash Remoting on your server.

Installing Macromedia Flash Remoting MX for .NET

For .NET, the Flash Remoting installation creates a directory, by default named flashremoting, in your IIS webroot. In the directory, the installation program copies a number of files to your computer, including samples, system and configuration files, and documentation.

When you insert the Flash Remoting CD-ROM into a computer running the Windows operating system, a CD-ROM browser should appear automatically. In the CD-ROM browser, you choose to install Macromedia Flash Remoting MX, view the documentation, and so on.

Note: If the CD-ROM browser does not appear, execute the demo32.exe file on the Macromedia Flash Remoting MX CD-ROM.

After the installation, you can change the serial number or add an additional IP address with the frconfig.txt file, which is located in the bin folder of the webroot directory created by the Flash Remoting installation.

Entering Serial Numbers for Flash Remoting

During the installation, you are prompted for a valid Macromedia Flash Remoting serial number. If you are evaluating the product, you can leave the serial number blank and begin a 30-day full-feature trial period. At the end of the 30 days, you must enter a valid serial number or Flash Remoting reverts to Developer Edition, which allows localhost plus a single IP address or host name to connect.

If you are updating an Evaluation or Developer Edition to a licensed version, you do not need to run the installer again. To enter the new serial number, edit the frconfig.txt file. On Java, for the changes to take effect, you must restart your application server.

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