Installing Oxygen XML Author on Windows Server

System Requirements

Operating systems

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Minimum - Intel Pentium III™/AMD Athlon™ class processor, 1 GHz
  • Recommended - Dual Core class processor
  • Minimum values per user - 512 MB of RAM
  • Recommended values per user - 2 GB of RAM
  • Minimum - 400 MB free disk space
  • Recommended - 1 GB free disk space

Oxygen XML Author requires Java. If you use the native Windows installer, Oxygen XML Author will be installed with its own copy of Java. If you use the all platforms installer, your system must have a compatible Java virtual machine installed.

Oxygen XML Author only supports official and stable Java Virtual Machines with the version number 1.6.0 or later (the recommended version is 1.8) from Oracle available at Oxygen XML Author may work with JVM implementations from other vendors, but there is no guarantee that those implementations will work with future Oxygen XML Author updates and releases.

Oxygen XML Author uses the following rules to determine which installed version of Java to use:

  1. If you install using the native Windows installer, which installs a version of Java as part of the Oxygen XML Author installation, the version in the jre subdirectory of the installation directory is used.
  2. Otherwise, if the Windows environment variable JAVA_HOME is set, Oxygen XML Author uses the Java version pointed to by this variable.
  3. Otherwise, the version of Java pointed to by your PATH environment variable is used.

If you run Oxygen XML Author using the batch file, oxygenAuthor.bat, you can edit the batch file to specify a particular version to use.

Windows Installer

To install Oxygen XML Author using the Windows installer, follow these steps:
  1. Make sure that your system meets the system requirements.
  2. Download the Windows installer.
  3. [Optional] Validate the integrity of the downloaded file by checking it against the MD5 sum published on the download page.
  4. Run the installer and follow the instructions in the installation program.
  5. Start Oxygen XML Author using one of the following methods:
    • Use one of the shortcuts created by the installer.
    • Run oxygenAuthor.bat, which is located in the installation directory.
  6. To license your copy of Oxygen XML Author go to Help > Register and enter your license information.

Configuring Windows Terminal Server

  1. Install Oxygen XML Author on the server and make its shortcuts available to all users.
  2. If you need to run multiple instances of Oxygen XML Author, make sure you add the -Dcom.oxygenxml.MultipleInstances=true parameter in the .bat startup script.
  3. Make sure you allocate sufficient memory to Oxygen XML Author by adding the -Xmx parameter either in the .bat startup script, or in the .vmoptions configuration file (if you start it from an executable launcher).