11.2 Installation and configuration on the SharePoint server 2007

11.2.1 Extract the web part installer

When you installed the LiveCycle server, the web part installer for SharePoint server named Adobe LiveCycle Connector-2007.zip was created in the [LiveCycle root]\plugins\sharepoint folder. Copy this file to a folder on the Windows server that hosts SharePoint, and then extract the files.

11.2.2 Edit the batch file

The folder extracted from the web part installer contains a batch file named Install.bat. You must update this batch file with the file and folder paths relevant to your SharePoint server.

  1. Open the Install.bat file in a text editor.

  2. Locate the following lines in the file and change them:

    @SET GACUTILEXE="C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bin\ gacutil.exe" 
    @SET TEMPLATEDIR="c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE" 
    @SET WEBAPPDIR="C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\<port>" 
    @SET SITEURL="http://<SharePoint Server>:<port>/SiteDirectory/<site name>/" 
    @SET STSADM="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ web server extensions\12\bin\stsadm.exe"
    • GACUTILEXE: Change the path to the folder where the GAC utility is located.

    • TEMPLATEDIR: Change the template directory path of the IIS Server on your system.

    • WEBAPPDIR: Change the path of the WEBAPPDIR of the IIS Server on your system if it differs from the default value included in the batch file.

    • SITEURL: Change the URL of the SharePoint site on your system on which you want to activate the LiveCycle feature.

    • STSADM: Change the path to the folder where the STSADM utility is located.

    Note: The LiveCycle feature is installed on a web application on the SharePoint server. The LiveCycle feature will be activated only on the site that you have provided the site URL for. You can activate the LiveCycle feature for other SharePoint sites later from the Site Settings page of those sites. See SharePoint Help for more information.
  3. Save and close the file.

11.2.3 Run the batch file

Navigate to the folder where the edited batch file is present, and then run the Install.bat file.

Keep in mind that the SharePoint site will be unavailable for other services during the time the batch file runs.

When you run the batch file, the following occur:

  • Registers the AdobeLiveCycleConnector.dll and AdobeLiveCycleWorkflow.dll files. These dynamic libraries integrate the LiveCycle features with the SharePoint server.

  • Uninstalls any previously installed SharePoint connector.

  • Copies the template files to the WSS \TEMPLATE directory.

  • Copies the resource files to WEBAPPDIR\App_GlobalResources directory.

  • Installs and activates the LiveCycle features with web server extensions.

  • Closes the installer and returns the prompt.

11.2.4 Copy the Service Model configuration to the IIS Web Application folder

You must copy the SharePoint Connector-specific configuration settings to the web application home directory of the IIS Server. This adds the LiveCycle feature to the web application.

  1. Navigate to the sharepoint-webpart folder that was created when you extracted the LiveCycle feature installer.

  2. Open the AdobeLiveCycleConnector.dll.config file in a text editor.

  3. Copy the contents between <system.serviceModel> and </system.serviceModel> tags (including both the starting and ending tags), and then close the file.

  4. Navigate to the web application home directory on the IIS Service on your computer that you specified in the batch file. Typically, the folder is C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\<port>.

  5. Create a backup copy of the web.config file and then open the original file in a text editor.

  6. Append the contents that you copied before the </configuration> tag.

  7. Save and close the file.

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