Setting Up BI Server for Application Developments

Before start development for a Business Intelligence (BI) application, we need to have a proper environment. For that we should need to have a server which has the Windows Server version. For this post I'm using 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 installed server.

Server should has
  • .Net Framework 3.5
  • Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • PerformancePoint Server 2007
In the server we should configure it to install .Net Framework 3.5 and Internet Information Services (IIS).
To install IIS, go to the Server Manger and then select Add Roles as shown in the below figure.

Then you will get the Add Role Wizard as shown below

Click Next and then you will get the window to select Server Roles.
Put tick in the check box of Web Server (IIS) to install IIS.
Then click Install to install the selected roles.

After that Install the Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Then install the SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1.
Then Install the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. In that select the Basic installation and after installation completes, configure it.

Before installing PerformancePoint Server, we need to install Ajax and some patches for SQL Server.
Those patches are list down below (for 64-bit computer).
  • sqlncli_x64
  • SQLServer2005_ADOMD_x64
  • SQLServer2005_ASOLEDB9_x64
  • SQLServer2005_XMO_x64
You can get those from the Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - December 2008 release in the link.

Finally install the PerformancePoint Server 2007.

Server is ready for the developments related BI applications...

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