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The Servoy All-In-One installer is capable of installing both the Servoy Application Server and Servoy Developer.

This chapter describes the process of installing the Servoy Application Server. For information on the installation of Servoy Developer, refer to the Developer User Guide.

The All-In-One installer requires the target environment to have a Graphical User Interface in order to run the installer. For environments without a GUI, see Performing an Unattended Installation.

Choosing the Correct Installer

The Servoy All-In-One installer comes in 2 variations:

  • The cross platform installer (.jar)
  • The Windows executable installer (.exe)

The cross platform installer can also be used on the Windows platform, but some virus scanners block the execution of .jar files. Therefore, the Windows executable installer is provided as alternative.

Running the Installer

To start the installation, execute the installer. Depending on the platform, either double click the servoy_installer.jar or execute the following through the command line or terminal window:

java -jar servoy_installer.jar

When double clicking, the cross platform installer may open the servoy_installer.jar as an archive file instead of an executable, because the .jar extension may not be configured to be opened with Java. Either use the command line option, use the platform's Open with option or configure the platform to open .jar files using Java.

Stepping Through the Installer


Step 1 - Welcome Page

When the installer opens, the screenshot below will represent itself. Click Next to continue.









Step 3 - License Agreement

Accept the License agreement and click Next to continue.








Step 4 - Installation Location

The following screen allows the installer to set the location where the Servoy Application Server will be installed. If required, provide a different location and click Next to continue.


The user under which the Servoy Application Server will run requires read/write access rights on the directory in which the Servoy Application Server is installed.





Step 5 - Options

The following screen allows the specification of which optional packs to include in the installation.

For a Servoy Application Server only installation, uncheck the Developer and Example Files packs.

When the installation does not require PostgreSQL for either the Servoy Repository or solution data, or when the PostgreSQL engine is already installed, uncheck the Database pack. Check the Installing on Existing Databases chapter for more information when unchecking this pack.

When the Servoy Application Server needs to run as a service under the operating system, check the Application Server Service pack.

Clicking Next will start the installation of the Servoy Application Server.

Available Packs

Application ServerYesServoy Application Server
DeveloperNoServoy Developer
JDBC Driver FilesYesJDBC drivers shipped with Servoy by default
DatabaseNoPostgreSQL database engine as well as the sample databases shipped with Servoy
Runtime BuilderNoServoy Developer plugin to create the Servoy Runtime Client
Application Server ServiceNoFeature to install the Servoy Application Server as a Service
Example FilesNoSample solutions
Headless Client SampleNoServoy Headless Client sample
Documentation FilesYesServoy Client documentation
BeansNoAll default beans
PluginsNoAll default plugins
Look and Feel FilesNoSeveral Java Swing Look and Feel files for customizing the Servoy Smart Client appearance
PDF Support PackageNoPDF Output Plugin to support for working with PDFs to Servoy



Step 6 - Installation Progress

The following screen shows the installation progress. When finished, click Next to continue.








Step 7 - Shortcuts

The following screen allows the creation of shortcuts in the Start Menu. This option is only available on Windows.

Uncheck the Create shortcuts in the Start Menu if not required, and click Next.








Step 8 - Installation Script

The last screen allows for the creation of an installer script for Performing an Unattended Installation.

The installation is now complete and, with default configuration, the Servoy Application Server is ready to use.

If the Database option was unchecked, check out Installing on Existing Databases.
Refer to the chapter Configuring the Server to learn more about further configuration of the Servoy Application Server. For example, to run the Servoy Application Server on different ports than the default ones.

See chapter Operating the Server for information on how to start the Servoy Application Server.








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  1. When installing on a server make sure you create the installation directory first and apply the correct (full) rigths first.

    When installing on a server and you want the database started by the same bat or sh file as Servoy you can edit the bat or sh file and uncomment the line to startup postgres