The installation of Business Objects XI R3 seems pretty straight forward. Double click the setup file.. next next next.. but.
After the installation, when I tried to surf to any of the pages on my Tomcat server, I got Error 404 application not found.
After a bit of surfing, I found an entry on a forum.
It was a discussion between two people that entirely pictured my problem.. what follows is a howto based on their conversation.
When trying to surf to http://servername:8080/CmcApp, I got an error 404 saying CmcApp not found.
1) go to
C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.0\java\applications
and check if the WAR files are there -- if not -- reinstall
2) go to C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Tomcat55\conf and change the tomcat-users.xml file to contain a user (currently logged user f.i.) with rights
like such :
<user username="username" password="yourpassword" roles="admin,manager"/>
don't forget to restart the tomcat server (service)
3) surf to http://servername:port/manager/html (Tomcat Manager) and login with the username and password you just created
4) add all of the war-file (bottom of the page) from the directory you found in step 1.
5) try starting the CMC again
(this worked for me)