Before beginning the installation, it is important to determine the hardware and software requirements necessary for FirstPAGE Server.
The following list contains important decisions that must be considered before the software is installed:
Microsoft Windows 2003
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Installing FirstPAGE ServerApplications
Minimum disk space
MDAC V2.7 + and sp1 (for W2K)
Determine which disk drive/directory your pager server software will reside on. The server software itself requires 120 MB of disk space for installation and operation.
Contact your pager provider and ask them what connection methods and protocols they support for remitting messages into their network.
Contact you pager provider and ask them what the Network ID's are for each destination you are going to use with FirstPAGE.
Configure any modem(s) or serial ports to function with standard communications software for the platform you are using (e.g. HyperTerminal) and ensure any TCP/IP hosts can be reached from your server, without the need of a proxy server.