I'm trying to install websphere portal on my windows xp machine. I am using the following download link:
Note that you will have to have an IBM user id to see the links, but signing up is free and I suspect many of you already have one.
I have downloaded every file on the page linked above. Websphere portal is made up of LOTS of parts including Websphere Application Server, The portal itself, an express version of db2. The installation never seems to get beyond the W-2 disk install, which is where it installs db2 express. The install fails with a pop up that simply says the install failed, check the log file. I did. The log file says that the db2 express install succeeded, but needs a reboot. The installer cannot do this apparently. Now, I am running the install from a user that is an admin on the local machine, but also belongs to the work domain I'm in. The installation does warn that there might be issues with doing this during the install, but it never says anything specific and I'm yet to find a detailed error on why the install failed.
I have verified that the portal's user id has a password that abides by our domain rules.
It might also be of note that I have a full version of db2 already installed on my machine but the install doesn't let seem to look for that, nor does it let me disable any of the installation components.
I'm about to try installing on a user id that I created on this machine that is not part of the domain as the websphere portal directions encourage. I just hope that other users on the machine will be able to access the portal.
If anyone has any thoughts at all as to why this install might be failing, I would love to hear about it. Thanks!