The configuration of the ADS… where do you start? To answer this question, we have developed several interactive forms to guide those working with NW2004 and NW7.0. Several features of this guide are supported only with Adobe Reader 9.0 and higher. You will be prompted to upgrade your reader if it does not meet this requirement.
Stepping thru the guide we took care to be concise and present you with only one page at a time.
Now, Step One, what OS is ADS installed on? Not all are supported by ADS and these are clearly marked. This particular issue has been the root cause of a fair number of customer messages. If you are installed on an unsupported platform click on the link to review the note provided.
Step Two, there are 3 server settings… these should have been configured during installation, but double check.
Step Three, the ADS lives on the AS Java stack and so there are two installation configurations that can you can choose from, ABAP+Java or Java only. Will other systems be connected to this system? If there are no other systems to be connected then there is only one configuration step. If there are other systems that will be connected then for each type of system there are a concise number of configuration steps detailed.
We provided screen shots and overlaid dynamic text to ensure at each step what, exactly, you should see when configuring. When stepping thru the configuration you will encounter the following , you have reached the end of selected configuration step. If you proceed by selecting this icon you will be presented with a ‘print view’ of the document, allowing you to see all the steps taken over multiple pages.
We hope this tool is useful. We are willing to extend this guide to support other configurations, i.e., SSL. So, please provide feedback to help guide our next steps.
I would like to thank my collaborators at Adobe Systems Incorporated for their invaluable support.