Multifront 9 Installation Guide

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Some initial setup and maintenance are required before getting started with Multifront.

This document contains two parts: Installation Checklist and Znode Multifront Installer. These sections are a reference to install, configure, and deploy Multifront 9.0.1.

Part 1: Installation Checklist


IIS and SQL To install Multifront on a server or local development environment as a localhost application, a working understanding of Internet Information Services (IIS) and SQL Server is required.

Multifront Requirements


Multifront requires the following components for installation:

  • Visual Studio 2015 - used to review source code and customization
  • SQL Server 2012 and above - Developer Edition works for evaluation
  • IIS 7.5
  • .NET Framework 4.5
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2012
  • Mongo Database 3.0 (Included with Znode Installer per Step 1.1)
  • Java 1.8 (Included with Znode Installer per Step 1.1)

Part 2: Znode Multifront Installer

Step Description
1 Download and unzip the Multifront Installer file from the download link. Locate the .exe file and Run with Administrator access.
1.1 Before installation can begin, Multifront will attempt to download the following dependencies:
  • Mongodb-win32*86_2008plus-ssl-v3.2-latest-signed
  • Jdk-8u102-window-x64
  • Java Variable
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If these programs are already installed, there is no need to download them again.

1.2 Click "Install" will download the required dependencies. Otherwise, click the "Next" button.
2 After Multifront Installer is completed, click "Next" to continue.


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3 Read and Accept the License Agreement. Then to proceed, click "Next".


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4 Complete database credential details and click "Next". This process may take several minutes to install.
Detail Description
"Database server..." Select SQL Server name / Host name / Instance name on your local machine with the drop-down.

To Install SQL Server to a network location, then click on the "Browse" button or manually enter Server name/Host name/ Instance name.

Login ID Enter LoginID. Login ID should have Administrative privileges of SA user.
Password Enter password
"Name of database catalog"

Enter database name, such as “ZnodeMultifront_9_0”.

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To select a specific installation location, use the "Change" button, then browse to the destination folder, and select "OK" to continue.

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To advance, click "Next".

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Click "Install" to begin the installation.

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Click on the “Launch Znode Multifront” checkbox to launch the Znode sites. Also, view the Windows log while click on “Show the Windows Installer Logs”. Click "Finish" to complete Multifront 9 Installation.

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Installation is now complete. The following 4 applications should now be ready to launch:

  • Znode Multifront Webstore
  • Znode Multifront API
  • Znode Multifront Admin
  • Znode Multifront Payment

Important: After the installation but before launching the Multifront application, please use the Multifront 9 Post-install Checklist to verify installation success. To install the Multifront Payment Application, please use Steps 1-7 above as these processes are similar for reference.

Note:

  • After the Multifront 9 Installation Guide, you will also need to complete the Multifront 9 Payment Installation Guide
  • Multifront's is configured for local file storage by default. If you need to change this option--perhaps to an Azure or Amazon S3 server, check out Media Settings.
  • To migrate from Znode Multifront 9.0.0 to 9.0.1, run the upgrade script which is available in the "Znode Installation Package", called Znode_multifront_90TO901.sql
  • For SQL Server 2014 and above, execute the SqlServer_2014&AboveCompatible.sql script from the Znode Multifront Installer. This script can improve the performance of Import and Publish processes.

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