How Do I Install Virtuoso on Windows?

  1. Select the Virtuoso release number and Windows operating system required from the download site and click on the Find Downloads button.
  2. Download the required Virtuoso Client and/or Client & Server installer archives from the list presented.
  3. If you do not already have a license file, one can be obtained by clicking on the Generate Evaluation License button in step 1.
      In addition, a copy of the license file will also be stored in your OpenLink Data Spaces Briefcase folder.
      Note: The file must be named virtuoso.lic for use. Some browsers may rename the file during download; you can simply rename the file on your machine.
  4. Double-click the installer archive, wavpz2zz, to start the process with the Installer Program Introduction.
  5. Click Next, and the License Agreement dialog is presented:
    • Tick the box for I accept, and click Next.
    • Use the Browse button to select the location for the installation or if the default location is acceptable click the Next button.
    • Use the Browse button to locate the license file you obtained earlier then, click Next.
    • The dialog to Select the Components to be installed is presented:
      • Select one of the component types to install:
        • Full – installs both Client and Server components
        • Client – installs the Client components only
        • Server – installs the Server components only
    • Click Next and the Select Additional Tasks dialog is presented with the option to start the database automatically post installation.
    • Click Next and the Ready to Install dialog is presented:
    • Click Next and the installation will proceed and present a completion dialog when done.
  6. The installation is now complete.
  7. Go to the Program Start Menu item created and select the Virtuoso Service Control program.
    • The Virtuoso Service Control program will start in the Windows icon tray in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
    • Double-click on the Virtuoso Service Control icon to load the application, which can then be used to verify that the Virtuoso Windows service and License Manager are running.
  8. Go to the Program Start Menu item created and select the Virtuoso Conductor menu item to start the HTTP-based Virtuoso Database Administration interface:
  9. Use the Conductor to configure your Virtuoso instance for future use. For example, it is strongly advised that you change the default passwords for the dba and dav super-user accounts (drill down to System Admin --> User Accounts).