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Installation and Configuration (Windows XP)


As of 28 December 2008, BI Server had released version 2.0 stable branch. This article will guide you step by step to install and configure this version in your Windows XP box.

System Requirements

  • Disk Space : 300 MB
  • CPU : Pentium Dual Core
  • RAM : 2 GB
  • Sun JDK (Optional). If you run trouble running BI-Server see this article.

Getting the Binary Package


  • Extract the zipped file into your desired installation folder. For example, I extract the package to c:\biserver-ce

Starting Up BI Server

  • Goto your command prompt  (Start > Accessories > Command Prompt)
  • Run your BI-Server by executing the following commands in your command prompt
    • cd c:\biserver-ce 
    • start-pentaho.bat
  • This will open up several 2 other separate terminal windows. One for hsqldb database server, and one for the BI-Server itself
  • Wait for several seconds until one of the window show server already started - window with "Tomcat" title

  • Done

Web Interface

  • Open your browser and navigate to http://localhost:8080/pentaho. You will see a welcome screen like below.

  • Click on "Pentaho User Console Login" box 
  • The login box will pop up. Select Joe from the available list of users

  • Click Login
  • After a while, you will be redirected to User Console page

  • Done