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Before installation and initial configuration of the Self Service Portal software, the questions below need to be answered, to make sure that the installation environment is ready. Depending on the database software in use, some questions may be skipped.

Orb-Blue-Minus-24Database Installation
What is the Database Server Name?
What is the Database Administrative account (username/password)?
SQL Server: is SQL Server Management Studio or equivalent available to run queries?
SQL Server: is the SSP database MS SQL Server 2005 or higher? Which version?
SQL Server: allowed to use SQL Server authentication?
Oracle: is the SSP / SD database Oracle 10g or 11g?
Oracle: is ODP.net installed (part of ODAC 11.2 rel. 3)?
Oracle: is Operating System 32-bits or 64-bits, and ODP the equivalent?
Oracle: is SQL*Plus or equivalent available to run queries?
Is firewall software installed and configured (and active)?
Orb-Blue-Minus-24Web Server Installation
What is the Web Server Name?
What is the Administrative account for RDP access to the Web Server?
Is IIS7 or higher installed? What is the version number?
Is IIS configured to allow .Net applications?
Is ASP.NET 4.0  or higher installed? Which version.
Does the Web Server have access to the database server?
Is firewall software installed and configured (and active)?
Orb-Blue-Minus-24SSP SD45 Connector Installation
Is Tomcat 5 or higher installed? Which version?
What is the port number for Tomcat?
Is Java 5 SE SDK or higher installed? Which version?
Does Tomcat have access to SD?
Can the Web Server access the Tomcat server (via HTTP)?
What is the IP address of the SD Application Server?
What are the connection and credentials for the SD Database Account?
SD accounts: is the SSPwrite account already created (username/password)?
SD accounts: is the SSPread account already created (username/password)?
What are the FTP connection settings (Server, Username, Password, Folder, and Type)?
Oracle: is the correct version of ODP.Net installed (ODAC 11.2 rel. 3)?
Orb-Blue-Minus-24Miscellaneous
Is SMTP available? What is the name of the SMTP server?
Is LDAP being used?
Is Active Directory being used?
LDAP/AD: what is the Main DN of the users?
LDAP/AD: is there a LDAP search account available (username/password)?
What is the name of the Attachments Folder?
What is the amount of disk free space in the Attachments Folder?