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Installing Siebel on Windows 2008R2 Server Part 1



Welcome to Installing Siebel on Windows 2008R2 Server Part 1 of the series

"Doing a Complete install of Siebel on Oracle 11 r2, Win 2008R2. All from Scratch"

In this part we will install the Siebel Application server. This server will house a complete Siebel development server. Production servers should generally not be deployed on a single instance as we do here, but the installation of the development server demonstrates that it is possible, this walk-through will focus only on the development server installation.

Before we begin prepare the Siebel Development Server by doing the following steps:

  • install win 2008r2 operating system
  • join domain
  • update operating system with latest patches
  • install your favorite tools (mine are notepad++, procmon from sysinternals and winrar)

To Install a Siebel Development Server we will go through the following steps

  1. Install the Prerequsite Software
  2. Install and Configure the Siebel Enterprise Server
  3. Install and Configure the Siebel Database Server
  4. Install and Configure the Siebel Server
  5. Install and Configure the Siebel Web Server
  6. Patching and Postinstallation Tasks
  7. Installing Siebel Charts
  8. Enabling OpenUI


I'm still doing the writeup of many of the steps, as I bring them online I'll update the links accordingly.


Read the Next part in the series "Install the Prerequsite Software





Siebel ST Scripting Engine - and ECMAScript Compliance



Do you ever write eScript in Siebel ???


With never versions of Siebel (7.8+) Siebel introduced the ST Scripting engine. It contains a lot of changes, and Siebel may have jumped the gun a little by actually supporting ECMAScript revision 4, before the standard was finalized, but the information about the compliance is not to be found anywhere in the documentation, or supportweb....

I recently had the chance to discuss the subject with a very knowledgeable Support Engineer, that i have had the pleasure of working with on many occasions. Here´s his reply to my question:

Q) "Which version of ECMA-262 is Siebel eScript based on?"   

A) "Siebel eScript in Siebel 8.x is based on ECMA-262 version 4. This version actually never made it past the proposal status, as mentioned on Wikipedia:

This fourth edition proposal contained new language features like static typing, which were adopted by Siebel eScript, to make scripts faster and also more robust against the typical programming errors associated with dynamic typing.

While the ECMA-262 version 4 proposal has vanished, eScript continues to provide these new features.
Siebel eScript does adhere to ECMA-262 as much as possible, but subtle differences may always occur, and this is more likely for ECMAScript features that are not documented in Siebel Bookshelf."

Here is a link to the standards definition (note that this may or may not be the features supported by the Siebel implementation of ECMAScript 4...).