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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Installation of Pentaho BI Server Community Edition 4.8.0 in Windows 7 x.64

Hi guys..!!!

This post teach you how to install the pentaho BA server in windows machine.

1. Download pentaho from sourceforge site

2. Extract the zip file in your fav location.

3. You will get two folders : administration-console & biserver-ce
     Adminstration-console purpose : You will give database connections here .
     User Console : (biserver-ce) : Core of the server UI .. You will analysis the date

4. Run the start-pentaho.bat file in biserver-ce
     location of file : your_location_of_drive\biserver-ce-4.8.0-stable\biserver-ce

NOTE: By default pentaho server runs on 8080 port number. If you wish to change the default port number to your desired one you can do that in server.xml file which is located in conf folder of tomcat 

Type this URL in any browser : http://localhost:8080/pentaho.. you will prompted to the login page of server. check for the logs if you find any errors.

5. Stop the server : stop-pentaho.bat in the same location of step 4

How to run the Adminstration console
Run the start-pac.bat  file in adminstraion-console folder
location of file :your_location_of_drive\biserver-ce-4.8.0-stable\administration-console
 Stop the server : click on stop-pac.bat in the same location of above step.

Where the problems comes into picture ??
You will only get the problem if you don't know how to install the java software and correct path settings for java
Install java software and set the path,classpath,java_home,jre_home

This post will teach you how to set all the things. 

Admin console  Problem:
Edit the file located in {CONSOLE_HOME}\resource\config}
\# Pentaho Administration Console's Jetty Server Settings

\# SSL Section for Pentaho Administration Console

\# Security Authentication Section for Pentaho Administration Console,
Notice that the console.ssl.enabled properties is set to false. Change that value to true. By default keytore and trustore path is resource/config and password for them is changeit. If you have something different you can edit the ssl section for the correct value. Remember that the default port for pentaho administration console https is 8143, so if you want to change it then you can do this right here in the properties file

There are many ways of installing pentaho bi server. This is a simple installation of bi server.
Navigate in  site.. I have posted other installation methods which worked successfully.

BI developer
("Learning never exhausts the mind")


  1. Hi,

    Thank you very much for your article.
    Could you please share your experience about connecting Data source using MS SQL Server 2008 R2?
    I tried with Pentaho biserver-ce-4.8.0 by following steps:
    1. Install JDBC driver
    2. Add sqljdbc4.jar to ... tomcat/lib
    3. Add sqljdbc_auth.dll to ...tomcat/lib to solve Window Authentication

    But it still got error and I can not connect to my Database. :(
    Could you please help me?

    Thank you very much,

    Mi Nguyen

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    2. Hi Mikita..
      Try to follow the below steps :

      There are two folders in pentaho community edition installation.
      1) Administration console
      2) bi-server-CE.

      * One of the basic purpose of Administration console is to deal with database connections.
      * Whenever you want to connect to any data source like pgAdmin,mySQL,MS-SQL Server, DB2 and etc. you need to place the required jar files in 2 places.
      * First place: i.e., In the lib folder of Administration-Console
      In the following location
      D:\Installation Softwares\Pentaho\biserver-ce-4.8.0-stable\administration-console\lib

      *Second place : i.e, In the lib folder of tomacat folder of
      i.e, in the following location.
      D:\Installation Softwares\Pentaho\biserver-ce-4.8.0-stable\biserver-ce\tomcat\lib

      * After placing this you must restart both the consoles.. In other words you need to restart the server.
      i.e., stop the service in Administration console.
      stop the service in tomcat(biserver-ce console)

      Now, start both the services
      i.e., start pentaho server service.. wait for the server startup...
      start the Administration console.

      Hope this might helpful.

    3. Hi Sadakar Pochampalli,

      Thank you very much for your help.
      I copied 2 files sqljdbc4.jar and sqljdbc_auth.dll to administration-console and biserver-ce but still can not connect to MS SQL Server. The system informed that:
      Error connecting to database (using class
      This driver is not configured for integrated authentication

      Could you please help me to find out the solution for this problem?

      Thanks a lot,

  2. Hope this may works for you :

  3. Hi,

    Thank you very much for your help.
    I tried but not yet solve this problem :(. Let me try other solutions.
    Thanks a lot,

  4. Hi.. Hope you'll get the solution as quick as possible. Could you also share the same once you get it in this blog ?

  5. Hi,

    I solved Integrated problem by:
    Copy sqljdbc_auth.dll to C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_21\bin
    and Copy sqljdbc.jar to tomcat\lib and jdbc (lib) folder in administration-console.
    Also check some configurations follow this link:

    Now it's done.

    Thank you very much for your support :)