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Introduction

Welcome to the Installation Guide for the Niakwa Programming Language ("NPL") for all supported Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Revision: 5.10.21
Documentation Date: 7-Jul-2003

NOTE: PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: This guide assumes developer-level knowledge of NPL and its general use. This guide also assumes at least a basic knowledge of the network operating system in use and/or the specific Microsoft Windows operating environment in use, along with the hardware it is running on.

The following topics are discussed in this Installation Guide.

The Niakwa RunTime Package may be installed using two types of installations. For more information, see the section titled Which Installation Method to Choose.

NT Installation

The first installation method is designed for networks using Windows NT, 2000 or 2003 as an application server.

NOTE: Throughout this document the term Windows NT also implies Windows 2000 and 2003.

Sections relating to this type of installation are:

Installation - covering procedures used for new installations, for preparing to upgrade revisions, and for uninstalling

RunTime Operating Environment - special considerations for Windows environments

Novell / NetBIOS Installation

The second installation method is designed for networks using Novell as an application server and for networks using peer-to-peer (NetBIOS) networking methods. Sections relating to this type of installation are:

Installation - covering procedures used for new installations, for preparing to upgrade revisions, and for uninstalling

RunTime Operating Environment - special considerations for Windows environments

Upgrades

NPL Universal Upgrade - covering procedures for upgrading revisions

Limit Upgrades - covering procedures for upgrading user limits and platforms in the field

Resetting Security

RESET is a utility that allows security to be reset in the event of a lost fingerprint, such as when a hard drive crashes. See the section titled Resetting Gold Key Security with RESET for more information.

SHOWNPL5

SHOWNPL5 is a utility that should be used to obtain information about the RunTime needed for Universal Upgrades, Limit Upgrades, Resets and other transactions. See the section titled Querying License Information with SHOWNPL5 for more information.

 

The entire Installation Guide is copyright Niakwa, Inc. For more information see the Disclaimer.