Installing WAPT Server on Windows

Attention

  • The WAPT Server can not be installed on a computer with services already listening on ports 80 and 443 (example WSUS with IIS).

  • Ports 80, 443 and 8080 are used by the WAPT Server and must be available.

  • If ports 80 and 443 are already occupied by another web service, you should take a look at the Microsoft official documentation for changing the default ports on Windows.

  • Port 8088 is used on client machines by the WAPT agent and must be available.

  • The WAPT server will not run on a x86 version of Windows.

  • The installation of the WAPT server must be done using a Local Administrator account on the host.

Danger

Nginx is the ONLY supported web server with WAPT. Apache or IIS (with or without WSUS) are NOT supported in WAPT.

In case of problems when installing WAPT, visit the Frequently Asked Questions.

Note

  • Installing WAPT on a Linux server is the recommended method, unless you are trialing WAPT and you are not familiar with Linux.

  • The WAPT Server may be installed on 64bit system only for fresh Windows version currently supported by Microsoft.

Hint

The server component of WAPT works just as well on a win10 client VM or a physical machine as it does on a Windows server version.

Discovery

Important

Follow this procedure for getting the right packages for the WAPT Discovery Edition. For WAPT Enterprise Edition please refer to the next block.

Note

Not Available as of 2021-09-10.

WAPT Discovery will be release later. For the free version, refer to wapt-1.8 documentation https://www.wapt.fr/en/doc-1.8/

Enterprise

Hint

To access WAPT Enterprise resources, you must use the username and password provided by our sales department.

Attention

The installation of the WAPT server must be done using a Local Administrator account on the host

Warning

The post-configuration script rewrites the nginx configuration. If you use a special configuration, save your nginx.conf file with the command :

copy C:\wapt\waptserver\nginx\conf\nginx.conf C:\wapt\waptserver\nginx\conf\nginx.conf.old

It will be necessary to overwrite the configuration after the post-configuration with the command :

copy C:\wapt\waptserver\nginx\conf\nginx.conf.old C:\wapt\waptserver\nginx\conf\nginx.conf
  • Choose the installation language.

Choose the language for WAPT

Choose the language for WAPT

  • Accept the GNU Public License and click on Next to go on to the next step.

Accept the WAPT license terms

Accept the WAPT license terms

  • Choose the installation directory (leave the default) and click on Next to go on to the next step.

Choose the WAPT destination folder

Choose the WAPT destination folder

  • Choose additional task (leave the default).

Choose additional task

Choose additional task

  • Choose the password for the WAPT server.

Choose Password

Choose Password

Skip create the signature key

Skip create the signature key

Skip build the WAPT agent

Skip build the WAPT agent

  • Click on the Install to launch the installation, wait for the installation to complete.

Progress of installation of the WAPT Server

Progress of installation of the WAPT Server

Installation has finished

Installation has finished

  • Click on Finish to close the window.

The WAPT Server on your Windows is ready

The WAPT Server on your Windows is ready.

Attention

For security, do not run the WAPT console or your WAPT package development tool on the WAPT server.

Your server is now ready. You may now go to the documentation on Installing the WAPT management console.