Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 is targeted as the build and runtime environment for the tutorial examples. To build, deploy, and run the examples, you need a copy of the Application Server and, optionally, NetBeans IDE. You can download the Application Server from http://java.sun.com/javaee/downloads/.
You can also run the tutorial examples using Sun Java System Application Server 9.0, or using GlassFish V2.
Refer to the Java EE Tutorial Compatibility Wiki page for information about the versions of the Application Server and the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server with which the tutorial examples have been tested.
During the installation of the Application Server:
Accept the default admin user name, and specify a password. The default user name is admin. Remember the password you specify (for example, adminadmin). You will need this user name and password.
Select the Don't Prompt for Admin User Name and Password radio button.
Note the HTTP port at which the server is installed. This tutorial assumes that you are accepting the default port of 8080. If 8080 is in use during installation and the installer chooses another port or if you decide to change it yourself, you will need to update the common build properties file (described in the next section) and the configuration files for some of the tutorial examples to reflect the correct port.
This tutorial refers to the directory where you install the Application Server as as-install. For example, the default installation directory on Microsoft Windows is C:\Sun\AppServer, so as-install is C:\Sun\AppServer.
After you install the Application Server, add the following directories to your PATH to avoid having to specify the full path when you use commands: