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    Thank you for downloading and testing AncyraDesktop

    This installation guide is intended for Alpha Testers and describes the basic installation of the Ancyra Framework 5.

    “Ancyra Framework 5” is an operating system in the browser with awesome features like group collaboration, file sharing and application creation engine.

    The following steps describe how to setup and configure AncyraDesktop. The Ancyra Framework 5 does not install the MS SQL Server or IIS. If these are missing , they must be installed and configured separately.

    System Requirements

    Download AncyraDesktop installation file

    After subscribing as a alpha tester by writing your email address on our download page, you receive an email from office@ancyradesktop.comwith the link to download the Ancyra Framework 5. Use this link to download the AncyraDesktopSetup.rarfile 45.1 MB. You can rename the file extention from .rar to .zip if you should have issues in opening and extracting the file.

    Enable and setup Internet Information Server

    AncyraDesktop is designed to work with IIS 5.0 or higher versions. This ensured backward compatibility and allows the framework to leverage all possibilities, stay lean and powerful at the same time.
    Enable and set-up your IIS services.
    How To Windows 8 & 10
    How To Windows Vista & 7

    Install MS SQL Server

    MS SQL Server 2005 or higher is required. You can also use a free MS SQL Express Edition. Check here
    If you do not have a MS SQL Database Server already, you need to install one locally or remotely.
    After you install your MS SQL server, you need to create an empty database. You can name it Ancyra. Later when you install the Ancyra Framework, this database will be used.
    Note:You do not need to create a new database, if you have already an existing database you want to use for this purpose. You can use the existing database, installed either on a local or remote server. Ancyra Framework is flexible and supports existing database as well. All table names start with Ancyra, this makes it easy to distinguish the Ancyra tables from others, if you use an existing database.

    Copy Ancyra files to Website root directory

    Extract the AncyraDesktopSetup.rar file, it will create the AncyraDesktopSetup folder. Copy the content of the AncyraDekstopSetup folder to your root web folder, usually C:\inetpub\wwwroot folder

    Setup Database

    Open your browser and type http://localhost/Install.aspx. If you use another URL for you root web, use the relevant URL or IP address.

    You should see the page below. Fill in the required information to setup the Database:
    Server name of your mssql server
    Database name that you created for the Ancyra Framework
    User name who has access to the database
    Ancyra database password


    Setup AncyraDesktop

    After you have setup the Ancyra database, you will create the administrator user profile and click the
    CREATE USER button.

    After you hit the CREATE USER button, the installation will start and configure the Ancyra environment. Depending on the performance of your machine, it can take up to 2 minutes.

    Once finished, you will see the screen below. Now your Ancyra is set up and you can use