Installing Oxygen XML Developer on Windows Server

System Requirements

Operating systems

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

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

Oxygen XML Developer requires Java. If you use the native Windows installer, Oxygen XML Developer 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 Developer 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 http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html. Oxygen XML Developer may work with JVM implementations from other vendors, but there is no guarantee that those implementations will work with future Oxygen XML Developer updates and releases.

Oxygen XML Developer 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 Developer 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 Developer 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 Developer using the batch file, oxygenDeveloper.bat, you can edit the batch file to specify a particular version to use.

Windows Installer

To install Oxygen XML Developer 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 Developer using one of the following methods:
    • Use one of the shortcuts created by the installer.
    • Run oxygenDeveloper.bat, which is located in the installation directory.
  6. To license your copy of Oxygen XML Developer go to Help > Register and enter your license information.

Configuring Windows Terminal Server

  1. Install Oxygen XML Developer on the server and make its shortcuts available to all users.
  2. If you need to run multiple instances of Oxygen XML Developer, 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 Developer 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).