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CONTENTS
Introduction:
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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Topics not covered in this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Additional Breeze information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Chapter 1: Before You Install
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Configurations available for installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installation requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
The Breeze database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Installing and configuring Macromedia Breeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Chapter 2: Installing Breeze .
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Using the Breeze installer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Starting and stopping Breeze components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Uninstalling Macromedia Breeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Chapter 3: Setting up the Breeze Database
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Setting configuration properties for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Chapter 4: Configuring the Breeze Presentation Platform
Chapter 5: Configuring Breeze Live
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Chapter 6: Verifying Your Installation
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Starting your Breeze components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Verifying that the Breeze database and Breeze Presentation platform work together 29
Verifying that you can use the Breeze Manager and send e-mail notifications . . . . 30
Verifying that you can use the Breeze Presentation platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Verifying that you can use Breeze Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Verifying that you can use Breeze Live . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
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Contents
INTRODUCTION
This document describes how to install and configure Macromedia Breeze, Enterprise Edition.
Macromedia Breeze consists of three components: the Breeze Presentation platform, Breeze
Training, and Breeze Live. Depending on the configuration purchased by your enterprise, you
may be installing one, two, or all three of the components. The following are brief descriptions of
the components:
Breeze Presentation platform The Breeze Presentation platform makes it possible to quickly
create multimedia presentations that combine audio and video with slides and graphics.
Breeze Training Breeze Training lets you create courses, enroll students, and track and monitor
student and course outcomes.
Breeze Live Breeze Live lets you conduct online real-time meetings in which you can show
multimedia presentations and broadcast live audio and video to participants.
Troubleshooting
If you have difficulty installing or configuring Macromedia Breeze, visit the following website for
troubleshooting information: www.macromedia.com/go/breeze_licensed_support.
Topics not covered in this document
This document provides information for a basic installation of Breeze components in which no
more than one instance of each component is installed. It does not cover specialized topics or
configurations in which more than one instance of a component is installed. For the most current
information about Macromedia Breeze, documentation updates, and coverage of topics not
discussed in this installation guide, visit the Macromedia Breeze licensed-support website at
www.macromedia.com/go/breeze_licensed_support.
The following are among the topics covered at the website:
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Upgrading from an earlier release
Port numbers used by Macromedia Breeze
Clustered Breeze components, load balancing, and failover
Using and managing the Breeze database engine
Setting up a satellite web server for Macromedia Breeze
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• Integrating Macromedia Breeze with a learning management system (LMS)
• Configuring a web server for Macromedia Breeze
• Troubleshooting
Additional Breeze information
More information is available at the Breeze Product Center and Breeze Support Center websites:
Breeze Product Center The Breeze Product Center, at www.macromedia.com/software/
breeze, is updated regularly with the latest information on Breeze, including FAQs, white papers,
testimonials, and tips.
Breeze Support Center
The Breeze Support Center, at www.macromedia.com/support/breeze,
contains current support information, including technical notes, Breeze Presentation tutorials,
and support program details.
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Introduction
CHAPTER 1
Before You Install
This chapter provides information that you should be aware of before you install Macromedia
Breeze. It covers the following topics:
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“Configurations available for installation” on page 7
“Installation requirements” on page 8
“The Breeze database” on page 11
“Installing and configuring Macromedia Breeze” on page 12
Configurations available for installation
An enterprise can purchase and install components in any of the following Breeze configurations:
• Breeze Presentation platform
• Breeze Presentation platform and Breeze Training
Breeze Training is always installed on the same computer as Breeze Presentation platform.
• Breeze Presentation platform and Breeze Live
• Breeze Presentation platform, Breeze Training, and Breeze Live
• Breeze Live stand-alone
When you install Breeze Live stand-alone, you also need to install the Breeze application server,
which provides needed functionality otherwise provided by the Breeze Presentation platform.
When you run the Breeze installer, you see only the installation options for the specific
components licensed by your enterprise.
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Installation requirements
This section lists hardware and software requirements for installing the Breeze components.
It covers the following topics:
• “Breeze Presentation platform installation requirements”
• “Breeze Presentation platform with Breeze Live installation requirements” on page 10
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This section discusses installing Breeze Live and the Breeze Presentation platform on the
same computer.
“Breeze Live installation requirements” on page 10
This section gives requirements for installing Breeze Live on a separate computer from the
Breeze Presentation platform.
“Additional software requirements” on page 11
Note: If you are installing Breeze Live stand-alone, all references to installation requirements for the
Breeze Presentation platform in this chapter also apply to the Breeze application server, except
where noted.
Breeze Presentation platform installation requirements
This section gives installation requirements for the Breeze Presentation platform. The
requirements for installing the Breeze Presentation platform alone and installing the Breeze
Presentation platform with Breeze Training are the same.
If you have Breeze Live, you can install it on the same computer as the Breeze Presentation
platform or on another computer. For the requirements for installing Breeze Live on the same
computer, see “Breeze Presentation platform with Breeze Live installation requirements”
on page 10.
You can install the Breeze Presentation platform on a computer that meets the requirements
described in the next section.
Minimum hardware requirements
Your computer must meet the following hardware requirements for installing and using the
Breeze Presentation platform:
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A Pentium III, 733-MHz processor
512 MB of RAM
A CD-ROM drive
A hard disk with the following disk space:
■ 1 GB for Macromedia Breeze Presentation platform installation
■ 10 GB per 100 presentations
Chapter 1: Before You Install
Software requirements
You must have the following software on your computer to install the Breeze
Presentation platform:
• One of the following Windows operating systems:
Windows XP Professional
Windows 2000 Server
■ Windows 2000 Professional
A local printer driver
The computer that is going to host the Breeze Presentation platform must have a local printer
driver on it before you run the Breeze installer. This requirement applies even if the computer
hosting the Breeze Presentation platform does not connect to a local printer. If there is no local
printer driver or you install the printer driver after the Presentation platform is installed, the
Presentation platform cannot convert PowerPoint presentations to Breeze Flash presentations.
For instructions on verifying that a printer driver is installed and installing one if necessary, see
the following procedures.
A local printer driver must be installed before you install Microsoft PowerPoint XP.
Microsoft PowerPoint XP
PowerPoint XP must be on the computer that is going to host the Breeze Presentation platform
before you run the Breeze installer. If PowerPoint XP is not installed or you install it after the
Presentation platform is installed, the Presentation platform cannot convert PowerPoint
presentations to Breeze Flash presentations.
To install PowerPoint XP for use with the Breeze Presentation platform, you must copy the
contents of the PowerPoint installation CD to the hard disk of the computer you are installing
on, and run the PowerPoint installer from the hard disk. You must follow this procedure
because, in some contexts, Breeze may display a dialog box that requests you to install a
PowerPoint XP component that is not part of a standard PowerPoint installation but is on the
PowerPoint installation CD. There are cases in which the PowerPoint installer can install such
a component from your hard disk, but not from the installation CD.
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To verify that a printer driver is installed:
1 Select Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes.
Printers and Faxes lists the printer drivers installed on the computer.
2 Display the list in Thumbnails view. Select View > Thumbnails.
In Thumbnails view, the following icon for a local printer appears:
To install a printer driver if none is installed:
• If no printer drivers are installed, select Add, and then select a local printer driver for
installation. The Windows printer-driver wizard guides you through the process.
Installation requirements
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Breeze Presentation platform with Breeze Live installation requirements
If your Breeze configuration includes Breeze Live, you can install the Breeze Presentation platform
and Breeze Live on the same computer or on separate computers. This section gives installation
requirements for installing Breeze Live and the Breeze Presentation platform on the same
computer. See the preceding section for installation requirements when you install the Breeze
Presentation platform without Breeze Live.
Minimum hardware requirements
Your computer must meet the following hardware requirements for installing and using Breeze
Live and the Breeze Presentation platform:
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A Pentium 4, 1-GHz processor (dual Pentium 4 or faster recommended)
512 MB of RAM
A CD-ROM drive
A hard disk with the following disk space:
■ 1 GB for Breeze Presentation platform installation
■ 10 GB per 100 presentations
This requirement does not apply to the Breeze application server in a Breeze Live
stand-alone configuration.
■ 500 MB for Breeze Live installation
■ Initially, 80 GB for Breeze Live meeting files. Disk space requirements increase as more
Breeze Live meetings are stored.
Software requirements
The software requirements for installing the Breeze Presentation platform and Breeze Live on a
computer are the same as for installing only the Breeze Presentation platform. For information on
Breeze Presentation platform software requirements, see “Software requirements” on page 9.
Breeze Live installation requirements
You can install Breeze Live on a computer that meets the following minimum requirements.
Minimum hardware requirements
Your computer must have the following hardware in order to install and use Breeze Live with the
Breeze application server:
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A Pentium 4, 1-GHz processor (dual Pentium 4 or faster recommended)
512 MB of RAM
A CD-ROM drive
A hard disk with the following disk space:
■ 500 MB for Breeze Live installation
■ Initially, 80 GB for Breeze Live meeting files. Disk space requirements increase as more
Breeze Live meetings are stored.
Chapter 1: Before You Install
Software requirements
You must have one of the following Windows operating systems on your computer to install the
Breeze Presentation platform:
• Windows XP Professional
• Windows 2000 Server
• Windows 2000 Professional
Additional software requirements
In addition to specific requirements for the computers hosting the Breeze Presentation platform
and Breeze Live, Macromedia Breeze requires the following software:
• A database management system: either the Breeze database engine or Microsoft SQL
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Server 2000
The Breeze database engine comes with Macromedia Breeze, but there are restrictions on its
use. For information about choosing between the Breeze database engine and Microsoft SQL
Server 2000, see “The Breeze database” on page 11.
A web server
Macromedia Breeze comes with its own web server, which is built in to the Presentation
platform and, for Breeze Live stand-alone, the Breeze application server.
For information about additional web server configurations, see the Macromedia Breeze
licensed-support website at www.macromedia.com/go/breeze_licensed_support.
An SMTP e-mail server
The Breeze Presentation platform requires an SMTP e-mail server for sending e-mail
notifications. To use the e-mail server with Breeze, you need to set a configuration property in
the Breeze Presentation platform. For more information, see Chapter 4, “Configuring the
Breeze Presentation Platform,” on page 21.
The Breeze database
The Breeze Presentation platform requires a database created through either the Breeze database
engine or Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
The Breeze database engine comes with Macromedia Breeze, but it has the following limitations:
• Because of licensing restrictions, you can install the Breeze database engine only on the same
computer as the Breeze Presentation platform.
• The Breeze database engine has a command-line interface for managing and querying the
database, in contrast to Microsoft SQL Server 2000, which has graphical tools for these uses.
Recommendations:
• Consider installing the Breeze database engine for use in test environments.
• In a production environment, give preference to Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
For information on setting up the Breeze database through Microsoft SQL Server 2000, see
“Setting configuration properties for Microsoft SQL Server 2000” on page 20.
The Breeze database
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Installing and configuring Macromedia Breeze
To install and configure Breeze, perform the following steps.
To install and configure Macromedia Breeze:
1 Make sure that you have met all hardware and software requirements described in this chapter.
2 Run the Breeze installer to install Breeze components (see Chapter 2, “Installing Breeze,”
on page 13).
3 Configure the Breeze database (see Chapter 3, “Setting up the Breeze Database,” on page 19).
4 Configure the Breeze Presentation platform (see Chapter 4, “Configuring the Breeze
Presentation Platform,” on page 21).
5 Configure Breeze Live, if you have installed it on a separate computer from the Breeze
Presentation platform (see “Configuring Breeze Live” on page 23).
For information on starting Macromedia Breeze, see “Starting your Breeze components”
on page 28.
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Chapter 1: Before You Install
CHAPTER 2
Installing Breeze
This chapter describes how to install Macromedia Breeze. Before you begin the installation
process, check the following items:
• All requirements given in Chapter 1, “Before You Install,” on page 7, are satisfied.
Verify the following requirements:
■ A local printer driver is installed on the same computer as the Breeze Presentation platform.
■ Microsoft PowerPoint XP is installed on the same computer as the Breeze
Presentation platform.
Note: If you are using Breeze Live stand-alone, the preceding two statements apply to the Breeze
application server rather than the Breeze Presentation platform.
• You have the serial number provided by Macromedia for installing Macromedia Breeze.
The Welcome letter that comes with the installation CD contains the serial number.
Using the Breeze installer
Use the procedure described in this section to install Breeze.
To install Breeze:
1 If the Breeze installer does not start automatically when you insert the Breeze installation CD
into the CD drive of the computer, double-click the setup.exe file in the installation CD’s
root folder.
The installer Welcome window appears.
2 Click Next.
The License Agreement window appears.
3 Click Yes to accept the licensing terms.
The Customer Information window appears.
4 Enter your name, your company’s name, and your Breeze serial number.
The Welcome letter that comes with the installation CD contains the serial number.
The Choose Destination Location window appears.
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5 Click Next to accept the default installation folder, or click the Browse button to select a
different location, and then click Next.
The Select Features window appears and lists the software that you can install. The contents of
the window vary, depending on which Breeze components you are licensed to install.
6 Select the software you want to install according to one of the following Breeze configurations:
Breeze Presentation platform only The following Select Features window appears if you
are licensed to install only the Breeze Presentation platform:
Note: If you install the Breeze database engine, it must be installed at the same time and on the
same computer as the Breeze Presentation platform.
Breeze Presentation platform and Breeze Training The following Select Features window
appears if you are licensed to install the Breeze Presentation platform and Breeze Training, but
not Breeze Live:
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Chapter 2: Installing Breeze
Note: The Breeze Presentation platform and Breeze Training are installed together, on the
same computer. If you install the Breeze database engine, it must be installed at the same time and
on the same computer as the Breeze Presentation platform.
Presentation platform and Breeze Live The following Select Features window appears
if you are licensed to install the Breeze Presentation platform and Breeze Live, but not
Breeze Training:
Note: If you install the Breeze database engine, it must be installed at the same time and on the
same computer as the Breeze Presentation platform.
Breeze Presentation platform, Breeze Training, and Breeze Live The following Select
Features window appears if you are licensed to install all three Breeze components:
Note: The Breeze Presentation platform and Breeze Training are installed together, on the
same computer. If you install the Breeze database engine, it must be installed at the same time and
on the same computer as the Breeze Presentation platform.
Using the Breeze installer
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Breeze Live stand-alone
The following Select Features window appears if you are licensed
to install Breeze Live stand-alone:
Note: If you install the Breeze database engine, it must be installed at the same time and on the
same computer as the Breeze Presentation platform.
7 After you select the features you want in the Select Features window, click Next.
The Setup Status window appears and shows the installer’s progress. Installing the software
may take a few minutes.
If you elected to install the Breeze database engine, the installer for the Breeze database engine
starts (the installer identifies itself as the installer for Microsoft SQL Server, Desktop Edition)
after the Macromedia Breeze installation completes. Installing the Breeze database engine may
take a few minutes. The installation proceeds automatically. You do not need to interact with
the Breeze database-engine installer.
When installation is complete, the Breeze InstallShield Wizard Complete window appears.
8 Click Finish to exit the Breeze installation wizard.
After you install Breeze software, you need to configure it, which is described in the
following chapters:
• Chapter 3, “Setting up the Breeze Database,” on page 19
• Chapter 4, “Configuring the Breeze Presentation Platform,” on page 21
• Chapter 5, “Configuring Breeze Live,” on page 23
You only need to configure Breeze Live if you have installed it on a separate computer from the
Breeze Presentation platform.
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Chapter 2: Installing Breeze
Starting and stopping Breeze components
Before you start the Breeze components, you must make sure that they have been properly
configured and that either the Breeze database engine or Microsoft SQL Server is running.
To start the Breeze Presentation platform:
• Select Start > Programs > Macromedia > Macromedia Breeze 3 > Start Breeze Server.
To stop the Breeze Presentation platform:
• Select Start > Programs > Macromedia > Macromedia Breeze 3 > Stop Breeze Server.
To start Breeze Live:
• Select Start > Programs > Macromedia > Macromedia Breeze 3 > Start Breeze Live Server.
To stop Breeze Live:
• Select Start > Programs > Macromedia > Macromedia Breeze 3 > Stop Breeze Live Server.
Uninstalling Macromedia Breeze
You can uninstall Macromedia Breeze through the Windows Control panel. Before uninstalling,
make sure you stop both the Breeze Presentation platform and Breeze Live, as described in the
preceding section.
To uninstall Macromedia Breeze using the Windows Control Panel:
1 Open the Control panel and double-click Add/Remove Programs. Then select Macromedia
Breeze Server 3.
2 Click Remove.
When you uninstall Macromedia Breeze, it does not uninstall the following elements:
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Breeze database
Log files
The Breeze configuration file, custom.ini
Content files
Uninstalling Macromedia Breeze
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Chapter 2: Installing Breeze
CHAPTER 3
Setting up the Breeze Database
Macromedia Breeze requires a database in order to store information on users, content, courses,
meetings, and reports. The database can be created through either the Breeze database engine or
Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The Breeze database engine comes with Macromedia Breeze. You
can install it at the same time you install the Breeze Presentation platform.
Note: If you are using Breeze Live stand-alone, all references to the Breeze Presentation platform in
this chapter also apply to the Breeze application server.
The first time the Breeze Presentation platform runs, it creates the Breeze database. To create the
database, the Breeze Presentation platform uses information in the configuration file, custom.ini,
and executes an SQL script. The script creates the database and all the tables, indexes, and stored
procedures that Macromedia Breeze requires.
If you use the Breeze database engine, the Breeze Presentation platform can use the default values
in the custom.ini configuration file to create and set up the Breeze database. You do not need to
perform any configuration. If you use Microsoft SQL Server 2000, you must set configuration
properties in the custom.ini file, as described in the next section.
Note: Generally, there is no need to change configuration settings for the Breeze database engine.
However, if you want to change any of the default settings for it, see the following website for more
information: www.macromedia.com/go/breeze_licensed_support.
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Setting configuration properties for Microsoft SQL Server 2000
If you use Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for the Breeze database, you must set configuration
properties in the Breeze Presentation platform configuration file, custom.ini.
To set configuration properties for the Breeze database when you use Microsoft SQL
Server 2000:
1 Before you start the Breeze Presentation platform, you must edit the Breeze configuration file.
Select Start > Programs > Macromedia > Macromedia Breeze 3 > Configure Breeze.
2 Set properties in the Breeze configuration file, as listed in the following table:
Property
Default value
Description
DB_HOST
localhost
The name of the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 host computer
DB_NAME
breeze
The name of the Breeze database
DB_USER
sa
The user name for the Breeze Presentation platform to use in
creating and accessing the database
DB_PASSWORD
breeze
The password for the Breeze Presentation platform to use in
creating and accessing the database.
For a complete list of the configuration properties that must be set before you can use
Macromedia Breeze, see “Configuring the Breeze Presentation Platform” on page 21.
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Chapter 3: Setting up the Breeze Database
CHAPTER 4
Configuring the Breeze Presentation Platform
To configure the Macromedia Breeze Presentation platform, you set property values in the Breeze
configuration file, custom.ini.
Note: If you are using Breeze Live stand-alone, all references to the Breeze Presentation platform in
this chapter also apply to the Breeze application server.
To open the Breeze configuration file for editing:
• Select Start > Programs > Macromedia > Macromedia Breeze 3 > Configure Breeze.
The following table lists properties in the order in which they appear in the configuration file:
Property
Default value
Description
ADMIN_HOST
[none]
The host name to use in a URL for accessing Breeze. This is
the host name that users enter directly in their browsers.
For example, for the URL http://aserver.mybreeze.com, you
would set ADMIN_HOST as shown in the following example:
ADMIN_HOST=aserver.mybreeze.com
If you set your web server to use a different port than port 80
for receiving HTTP messages, you must add the port number
to the host name, as shown in the following example:
ADMIN_HOST=aserver.mybreeze.com:8080
ADMIN_EMAIL
[none]
The login name to use for primary administrative access to the
Breeze Manager. The login name must be the e-mail address
of the primary administrator. The following example shows
how you can set this property.
ADMIN_EMAIL=jsmith@mycompany.com
ADMIN_PASSWORD
[none]
The password to use for primary administrative access to the
Breeze Manager.
SYSTEM_EMAIL
[none]
The e-mail address that users see as the source of
notifications sent by Breeze and to which they can
send responses.
You can define the user name in the e-mail address as an alias
so that more than one person receives user responses. The
following example shows how you can set this property.
SYSTEM_EMAIL=breeze@mycompany.com
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Property
Default value
Description
SUPPORT_EMAIL
*** Support
link not
configured.
Please see
installation
guide for
customizing
support links.
***
An e-mail address or URL within your organization to which
you want to direct users when they need technical support or
help with using Breeze. The address or URL you enter is used
in Breeze e-mail notifications. The following examples show
how you can set this property.
[none]
A “blind-copy” e-mail address to which all notifications that
users receive are also sent. This property allows administrative
tracking of e-mail messages sent through Breeze without
exposing an internal e-mail address. The following example
shows how you can set this property.
BCC_EMAIL
SUPPORT_EMAIL=http://www.mydomain.com/breeze/support/
index.html
SUPPORT_EMAIL=breezesupport@mydomain.com
If you do not change the default value, users see the default
text instead of a support location.
BCC_EMAIL=sjones@mycompany.com
SMTP_HOST
mail
The name of the outgoing SMTP mail server to use for sending
out Breeze e-mail notifications
DB_HOST
localhost
The name of the Breeze database’s host computer
DB_NAME
breeze
The name assigned to the Breeze database
DB_USER
sa
The user name for the Breeze Presentation platform to use in
accessing the database
DB_PASSWORD
breeze
The password for the Breeze Presentation platform to use in
accessing the database
HTTP_PORT
80
The port for the web server associated with Breeze to use for
receiving HTTP messages
#FCS_CONTENT_PATH \\fileserver\ If you have installed Breeze Live and the Breeze Presentation
breezeshare platform on separate computers, this property is the path to
\content\
shared Breeze Live meeting files. Initially, the property is
commented out. You need to uncomment it for it to take effect,
as shown in the following example:
FCS_CONTENT_PATH=\\fileserver1\breeze\live_meetings
For more information on Breeze Live shared files, see
Chapter 5, “Configuring Breeze Live,” on page 23.
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CHAPTER 5
Configuring Breeze Live
If you install Macromedia Breeze Live on the same computer as the Breeze Presentation platform,
no additional configuration of Breeze Live is necessary. If you install Breeze Live on a separate
computer from the Breeze Presentation, you need to perform the configuration steps described in
this chapter.
Note: If you are using Breeze Live stand-alone, all references to the Breeze Presentation platform in
this chapter also apply to the Breeze application server.
Breeze Live creates files that need to be shared with the Breeze Presentation platform. If Breeze
Live is not on the same computer as the Breeze Presentation platform, you need to set up the
shared access to these files and copy the custom.ini configuration file used by the Breeze
Presentation platform to the Breeze Live host computer.
To configure Breeze Live on a separate computer from the Breeze Presentation platform:
1 Create a user account on the domain that contains the Breeze Live and Breeze Presentation
platform host computers, and give the account administrative privileges to both computers.
This is the Breeze user account. Breeze Live and the Breeze Presentation platform will use this
account to run as Windows services.
2 Immediately under the Breeze Live installation folder, create a folder called “content” for the
files that Breeze Live and the Breeze Presentation platform need to share.
3 Share the Breeze Live installation folder so that Breeze Live and the Breeze Presentation
platform have access to it.
4 Set permissions on the Breeze Live installation folder. Give the Breeze user you created in step 1
full control of the folder.
Because Breeze Live and the Breeze Presentation platform run as the Breeze user you created,
this privilege lets them write files to the folder and its subfolders.
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5 Set the FCS_CONTENT_PATH property in the Breeze Presentation platform custom.ini
configuration file to the location of the content folder you created at step 2.
For example, if the Breeze Live host computer is named ZLIVE, you set FCS_CONTENT_PATH as
shown in the following example:
FCS_CONTENT_PATH=\\ZLIVE\breeze_live_install_folder\content
For more information about the FCS_CONTENT_PATH configuration property, see the table of
configuration properties in Chapter 4, “Configuring the Breeze Presentation Platform,”
on page 21.
The custom.ini configuration file on the Breeze Presentation platform host computer resides in
the Breeze Presentation platform installation folder.
6 Copy the custom.ini file to the Breeze Live installation folder on the Breeze Live host computer.
7 On the Breeze Presentation platform host computer, set the login properties for the
Macromedia Breeze Application Service so that the Breeze user account can start the service.
To set log-in properties for the Macromedia Breeze Application Service:
a Depending on your operating system, do one of the following:
For Windows 2000, select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative
Tools > Services.
For Windows XP, select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance >
Administrative Tools > Services.
b In the list of services, double-click Macromedia Breeze Application Service.
The Properties window for the Macromedia Breeze Application Service appears:
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c Click the Log On tab.
The Log On dialog box appears:
d Select This account and then enter the name of the Breeze user account you created,
followed by the account’s password and a confirmation of the password.
8 Restart the Macromedia Breeze Application Service for your changes to take effect.
9 On the Breeze Live host computer, follow the procedure given in step 7, and set the login
properties for the Flash Communication Server and the Flash Communication Administration
Server so that the Breeze user account can start the services.
10 Restart the Flash Communication Server and the Flash Communication Administration Server
for your changes to take effect.
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CHAPTER 6
Verifying Your Installation
After you have installed and configured Macromedia Breeze, you should verify that the
installation was successful and that all features are functional.
Note: If you are using Breeze Live stand-alone, all references in this chapter to the Breeze
Presentation platform also apply to the Breeze application server.
This chapter describes how to verify a successful Breeze installation.
To verify a successful Breeze installation:
1 Start your Breeze components and other required software (see “Starting your Breeze
components” on page 28).
2 Verify that the Breeze database and Breeze Presentation platform work together (see “Verifying
that the Breeze database and Breeze Presentation platform work together” on page 29).
3 Verify that you can use the Breeze Manager, a web application within the Breeze Presentation
platform, and that it can send e-mail using your e-mail server (see “Verifying that you can use
the Breeze Manager and send e-mail notifications” on page 30).
If you installed Breeze Live stand-alone, skip steps 4 and 5, and go directly to step 6.
4 Verify that you can use basic features of the Breeze Presentation platform: Convert a
PowerPoint presentation to a Breeze Flash presentation, save it in the Presentation platform
content library, and then view it (see “Verifying that you can use the Breeze Presentation
platform” on page 31).
5 If you have installed Breeze Training, verify that you can use it (see “Verifying that you can use
Breeze Training” on page 32).
6 If you have installed Breeze Live, verify that you can use it (see “Verifying that you can use
Breeze Live” on page 33).
If you get error messages or cannot perform any of the steps, see the following website for
troubleshooting information: www.macromedia.com/go/breeze_licensed_support.
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Starting your Breeze components
Before you can verify that your Breeze components function successfully, you must start the
database management system for the Breeze database and the Breeze Presentation platform. You
must start your Breeze components in the following order:
1 You must start the Breeze database before you start the Breeze Presentation platform.
2 You must start the Breeze Presentation platform before you start Breeze Live.
If you are using Breeze Live stand-alone, you must start the Breeze application server before
you start Breeze Live.
Starting the database management system for the Breeze database
The Breeze database engine is installed as a Windows service.
To start the Breeze database:
1 Open the Services window under the Windows Control Panel:
In Windows 2000, select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.
In Windows XP, select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance >
Administrative Tools > Services.
2 In the list of services, find MSSQLSERVER.
The Breeze database engine appears as MSSQLSERVER in the list of services.
3 If the status is Stopped, select MSSQLSERVER, and click the Restart icon (Windows 2000) or
the Restart link (Windows XP).
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The following procedure starts the Breeze Presentation platform.
To start the Breeze Presentation platform:
• Select Start > Programs > Macromedia > Macromedia Breeze 3 > Start Breeze Server.
Starting Breeze Live
The following procedure starts Breeze Live.
To start Breeze Live:
• Select Start > Programs > Macromedia > Macromedia Breeze 3 > Start Breeze Live Server.
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Verifying that the Breeze database and Breeze Presentation
platform work together
If you can log in to the Breeze Manager (a web application within the Breeze application service),
it means that the Breeze database and the Breeze Presentation platform can function together.
To log in to the Breeze Manager:
1 Go to the following URL: http://hostname/common/support/course/startmain.htm.
In this URL, hostname is the name of the Breeze Presentation platform host computer.
The Welcome page for Macromedia Breeze appears. Under the Start Using Macromedia
Breeze heading, there is a link for logging in to Breeze and a link for downloading the Breeze
plug-in for Microsoft PowerPoint. You will download the plug-in for PowerPoint in a later
step (see “Verifying that you can use the Breeze Presentation platform” on page 31).
2 Click the log-in link.
The Breeze Manager log-in window appears.
3 As your login name, enter the value you set for the ADMIN_EMAIL property in the Breeze
Presentation platform configuration file (see the table of configuration properties in Chapter 4,
“Configuring the Breeze Presentation Platform,” on page 21).
4 As your password, enter the value you set for the ADMIN_PASSWORD property in the Breeze
Presentation platform configuration file (see the table of configuration properties in Chapter 4,
“Configuring the Breeze Presentation Platform,” on page 21).
If you can log in successfully, the Breeze Manager home page appears. In the following
example, the right side of the home page is cropped. If you do not have Breeze Training, the
Courses tab is not visible. If you do not have Breeze Live, the Meetings tab is not visible.
[User name]
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Verifying that you can use the Breeze Manager and send
e-mail notifications
To verify that you can use the Breeze Presentation platform and that it can send e-mail using your
e-mail server, create a new Breeze user, send an e-mail notification to the user, and then confirm
that the e-mail was received.
To create a new user and send an e-mail notification:
1 Click the Users tab on the Breeze Manager home page.
The Users and Groups page appears.
2 Click New User.
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The New User Information page appears and requires the following information:
■ First Name
■ Last Name
■ Email (your e-mail address, which is used as your login name)
■ Password (this must be four characters or more in length)
Enter the required information using your e-mail address in the Email text box, and make sure
that the Email the New User Account Information, Login and Password option is selected.
Under the Group Memberships heading, assign the user to the Account Administrators group.
Click the Save button.
Allow enough time for an e-mail notification to arrive, and check your e-mail.
If you received the notification, your Breeze Presentation platform is functional and can send
e-mails using your e-mail server.
The new-user notification contains the following text and URL:
To start using your Macromedia Breeze account, use the following link:
http://ADMIN_HOST/common/support/course/startmain.htm
Here, ADMIN_HOST is the value you set for the ADMIN_HOST property in the Breeze
Presentation platform custom.ini configuration file. For more information about the
ADMIN_HOST configuration property, see the table of configuration properties in Chapter 4,
“Configuring the Breeze Presentation Platform,” on page 21.
The URL takes you to the Breeze Welcome page, from which you can download the Breeze
plug-in for Microsoft PowerPoint, which is required in the next section.
Chapter 6: Verifying Your Installation
Verifying that you can use the Breeze Presentation platform
To verify that you can use the Breeze Presentation platform, send a PowerPoint presentation to
the Breeze Presentation platform for compilation into a Breeze Flash presentation and then
view it.
Before you can send a PowerPoint presentation to the Breeze Presentation platform, you
must install the Breeze plug-in for Microsoft PowerPoint on a computer that meets the
following requirements:
• PowerPoint is already installed on the computer.
• The Breeze Presentation platform is not currently installed on the computer and is not going
to be installed later, as long as the plug-in is in use.
To create a Breeze presentation and view it:
1 Go to the URL that you received in the new-user notification that was described in the
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preceding section (http://ADMIN_HOST/common/support/course/startmain.htm).
The URL takes you to a page with the heading “Welcome to Macromedia Breeze” and a link
for downloading the Breeze plug-in for PowerPoint.
Click the download link.
A login window for the download appears.
Log in with the e-mail address and password of the user you created in step 2 of “Verifying that
you can use the Breeze Manager and send e-mail notifications” on page 30.
The Macromedia Breeze Plug-in for PowerPoint page appears and gives instructions for
installing the plug-in.
Follow the instructions for installing the plug-in.
If you do not have a PowerPoint presentation that you can send to the Breeze Presentation
platform for compilation into a Breeze Flash presentation, create a presentation of one or
two slides.
Open the Breeze Publish Wizard by selecting Publish from the Breeze menu in PowerPoint.
The Publish Wizard login window appears.
Log in with the e-mail address and password you used in step 3, and follow the steps in the
Publish Wizard.
When you complete the steps in the Publish Wizard, your PowerPoint presentation is uploaded
to the Breeze Presentation platform and compiled into a Breeze Flash presentation. When the
compilation is complete, the Presentation platform sends you an e-mail notification with a link
to the presentation.
Click the link in the e-mail notification to view the presentation in your browser.
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Verifying that you can use Breeze Training
To verify that Breeze Training is functional, use the Breeze plug-in for PowerPoint to create a quiz
within a PowerPoint presentation, publish the presentation using the Publish Wizard, create and
enroll in a Breeze course, and take the quiz. Then confirm that you can generate a report that
contains the quiz results.
To verify that Breeze Training is installed and functioning successfully:
1 In PowerPoint, select Quizzes and Surveys from the Breeze menu.
The Quiz Wizard appears.
2 Follow the steps in the Quiz Wizard to create a quiz.
Only one quiz question is necessary.
3 After you create your quiz in PowerPoint, publish it to the Breeze Presentation platform.
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The publishing procedure is the same as step 6 in the procedure in “Verifying that you can use
the Breeze Presentation platform” on page 31.
In the Breeze Manager, click the Courses tab to open the Courses page, and then click
New Course.
The Course Wizard appears.
Follow the steps in the Course Wizard to create a course.
■ In step 2, select the PowerPoint presentation that contains the quiz you created.
■ In step 3, enroll yourself as a learner.
■ In step 5, send an e-mail notification to yourself.
The e-mail notification you receive contains a link to the course presentation.
Click the link to see the course presentation and take the quiz.
After submitting your quiz, go to the Breeze Manager, and click on the Reports tab.
The Reports page appears.
Click the Course Reports [View] link.
The Course Reports page appears. Your course should be listed.
Click the By Users link for your course.
A page that contains information about your course by individual user appears. If the report
lists you as a user and gives your quiz results, you have verified that Breeze Training is
successfully installed.
Chapter 6: Verifying Your Installation
Verifying that you can use Breeze Live
To verify that Breeze Live is functional, create a Breeze meeting and then enter (log in to) the
meeting room.
To verify that Breeze Live is installed and functioning successfully:
1 In the Breeze Manager, click the Meetings tab to open the Meetings Library page, and select
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New Meeting.
The first page of the Meeting Wizard appears and requires the following information:
■ Meeting Name
■ Start Time
■ Duration
■ Who Can Attend?
There are two options: Invitees Only and Anyone
Enter the required information. For the Who Can Attend option, select Invitees Only. Then
click Next.
The Select Participants page of the Meeting Wizard appears.
Select the user you created earlier (see step 2 in “Verifying that you can use the Breeze Manager
and send e-mail notifications” on page 30) and click Finish.
The Meeting Information page for the meeting you created appears.
Click the Invitations link.
The Invitations page for your meeting appears.
Click Send to send yourself a meeting invitation. This invitation contains a link to the meeting
room in which the meeting is held.
When the meeting invitation arrives, click the meeting link.
If Breeze Player is not installed on your computer, the following window appears:
7 If the Breeze Player window appears, click Yes.
A login window for your meeting appears.
8 Log in to enter the meeting as a Registered User.
Use the e-mail address and password for the user you created earlier (see step 2 in “Verifying
that you can use the Breeze Manager and send e-mail notifications” on page 30).
If your browser successfully displays the online meeting room for your meeting, Breeze Live
is functional.
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