The basic steps for installing and configuring Communications Express are the following:
Use the Java ES installer to install Portal Server on all computers systems specified in your deployment architecture.
When you install Portal Server you must specify the web container in which Portal Server runs.
When you install Portal Server you must specify the repository for user and group data (typically a Directory Server instance, specified with a URL).
When you install Portal Server you must also install either a copy of the Access Manager SDK, or a local copy of Access Manager.
Start and verify all instances of Portal Server.
If your solution uses single sign-on, configure Portal Server for single sign-on.
If your solution displays messaging and calendar data on the portal desktop, configure the portal channels to interoperate with specific Messaging Server and Calendar Server instances.
If your solution uses load balancing for the Portal Server instances, verify that the load balancer is working properly.