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Pega 7.1.

7 Personal Edition Installation Guide


Version 7.1.7

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Document: Pega 7.1.7 Personal Edition Installation Guide


Software Version: Pega 7.1.7
Updated: Friday, January 02, 2015

Contents
Introduction

What Gets Installed

Prerequisites

Installing Personal Edition

Using Shortcuts to Start, Log in and Shutdown Personal Edition

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Starting Personal Edition

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Logging into Personal Edition

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Shutting down Personal Edition

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Uninstalling Personal Edition

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Introduction
Pega 7.1.7 provides a learning environment for a single developer. This version of Pega 7 is fully
functional but performance is limited by the speed and memory of your workstation.
Rules and applications you develop with the Personal Edition can be saved and moved to one or more full
Pega 7.1.7 systems or later versions.

What Gets Installed


The Personal Edition installation package includes:
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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.7.0_71

PostgreSQL 9.1.14

Apache Tomcat 7.0.56

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Prerequisites
Before installing Personal Edition, confirm that your workstation meets the following prerequisites:
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Intel-based personal computer or laptop with at least 2GB+ of free RAM running a 64-bit version of
Microsoft Windows 7

5GB of free disk space

A supported browser version:


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Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or higher

Mozilla Firefox version 5 or higher

Google Chrome version 9 or higher

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Installing Personal Edition


1. Download the PRPC_PE_win64.zip file from your installation kit.
2. Extract the contents to a directory on your workstation.
This directory name cannot contain spaces.
3. In that directory, double-click install.bat.
The system opens a command window and then launches the installation wizard.
4. When the Personal Edition Installation dialog window displays, click

5. Carefully review information in the Overview and Prerequisites window to ensure that your
Personal Edition installs successfully.
Click

6. On the License Agreement window, review the software license for Personal Edition and its third-

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party products.
Click

7. The Components to be installed window displays. All of the components necessary for the
install are pre-selected for you.

Optionally, if you do not want to automatically start Pega 7 when the installation completes, clear
the Launch PRPC checkbox.
Click

8. On the Directories Selection window, browse to the location of the directory where you want to
install the Personal Edition. Otherwise, the installation creates a PRPCPersonalEdition directory
on your C:drive.

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The directory you select must have at least 5 GB of free disk space and must allow a nonadministrative user to create instances in that directory.
Click

9. The Port Configuration window displays the default port assignment that the Personal Edition
uses for the Database and Tomcat.

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Click
to verify that the default ports are available. If there are conflicts, enter a
different port number and run the check again.
Click

10. Click
to launch the install process. Output and Error logs display in the window so you can
monitor the installation process.

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11. When the installation completes and the confirmation message displays, click OK.

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12. Click

to close the installation window.

13. If you accepted the default post install process to Launch PRPC, the Pega 7 login screen displays
when the installation is complete.

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If you did not select the default, see the Using Shortcuts to Start, Log in and Shutdown
Personal Edition section of this document for instructions.
14. Log in to the Pega 7 instance as Administrator@pega.com with a password of install to verify
that you can access the Designer Studio.
Personal Edition is now installed and ready for you to configure features and build applications.

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Using Shortcuts to Start, Log in and Shutdown Personal


Edition
As you work with Personal Edition, you can stop and start the Pega 7 instance as you work through your
testing and configuration. This allows you to free up the disk space used by Pega 7 when you are not
actively using Personal Edition.
To do this, use the three shortcuts that were added to your desktop during the installation.
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Pega 7.1.7 Start up starts the Pega 7 instance.


Pega 7.1.7 Login opens the Pega 7 log in screen.
Pega 7.1.7 Shutdown shuts down the Pega 7 instance.

Starting Personal Edition


Use this shortcut to start Personal Edition when it has been shut down or when the Tomcat window is
closed.
1. Click the

Start up shortcut to start Pega 7.

2. The start up process is logged in a CMD window.


When the server has started and displays the following message, you can launch the login shortcut
to log into Pega 7.
INFO: Server Startup in <nnnnnn> ms
3. You can minimize the Tomcat window but it must remain open while you work in Personal
Edition.

Logging into Personal Edition


Use this shortcut to launch the Pega 7 sign-on screen after the server has started.
1. Click the

Login shortcut to display the sign-on screen.

2. Enter a User ID and Password.


3. Click Log In.

Shutting down Personal Edition


Use this shortcut to shut down the Personal Edition server after you log out of Personal Edition. This also
closes the Tomcat window.

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Click the

Shutdown shortcut to start the shutdown process.

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Uninstalling Personal Edition


When you are finished with Personal Edition, you can easily remove it from your laptop.
Before you remove Personal Edition, you can package and save your work into a separate file to import
your work into another application.
1. Save your work (recommended).
You can save the work in Personal Edition by using the Application Packaging Wizard to export your
work including work objects and data. Save the export ZIP file to a safe location.
Select Designer Studio > Application > Distribution > Package to start the wizard. For details
about how to use the wizard, see the Pega Discovery Network (PDN) article Migrating Applications
with the Application Packaging Wizard.
2. Backup your database (optional).
3. Close the Tomcat and logging windows.
4. Remove Personal Edition.
a. Delete the PRPCPersonalEdition program directory that was created during the
installation.
b. Delete the three Personal Edition shortcuts on your desktop.

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