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OpenERP Web Installation

You must install, configure and run the OpenERP Server before using the OpenERP Web. The web client needs the server to run. You can install the server application on your computer, or on an independent server accessible by network.

Downloading the OpenERP Web

The OpenERP Web can be downloaded from OpenERP website's download page.

Under Windows Auto-Installer, choose Web to download the OpenERP Web standalone.

Installing the OpenERP Web

Click the executable installation file you have just downloaded, and proceed with the following steps:

    1. Select installation language

      The default is English. The other option is French.

    1. Welcome message

      Carefully follow the recommendations given in this step.

    1. Licence Agreement

      It is important that you accept the OpenERP Public License (OEPL) Version 1.1 to proceed with installation. This licence is based on the Mozilla Public Licence (MPL) Version 1.1.


    OpenERP Public Licence

    1. Select folder for installation

      By default, OpenERP Web is installed in C:\Program Files\OpenERP 6.0\Web. To install in a different folder, browse for a different location(folder) in this step.

    1. Create shortcuts

      Select a folder in the Start menu where you would like to create the program's shortcuts.


    Create Start Menu Shortcuts

    1. Install

      The automatic installation of OpenERP Web begins and you can view its progress.

    1. Finish

      On successful installation of OpenERP Web, you will get an appropriate confirmation. Click Finish to close the setup wizard.

The Windows service for OpenERP Web Server is also installed and is set up to start the server automatically on system boot.

Starting the Web Client

The web server being initialized and the settings saved, you can start the OpenERP Web Client.

Use a web browser of your choice to connect to OpenERP Web. If your web client is installed on the same computer as the server, you can navigate to http://localhost:8080 to connect to the OpenERP web version. If the server is installed on a separate computer, you must know the name or IP address of the server over the network and navigate to http://<server_address>:8080 to connect to OpenERP.


Web Client at Startup