19 Installing Components

This chapter describes how to install additional components in Oracle WebCenter Content Server.

This chapter includes the following sections:

About Installing Components

Server components for Content Server are installed by default, however, custom components and components downloaded from Oracle Technology Network must be installed and enabled before they can be used.


If you need only to enable or disable an installed component, see Enabling and Disabling Components for Content Server.

You can install components using one these methods:

Before installing a component, you must first download it to your instance. A component cannot be downloaded unless it meets the following requirements:

  • The component must exist outside of the IdcHomeDir/system directory (that is, DomainHome/ucm/idc/system). This excludes all packaged components unless a patch has been uploaded to a component.
  • The component must have a ZIP file with the appropriate name and be located inside the custom component or core component directory.

Packaging a Component for Installation

You can package a custom component in a ZIP file for installation on multiple Content Server instances with the Component Wizard.

To package a component for installation:

  1. In the Administration tray or menu, choose Admin Server, then Component Manager.

    The Component Manager page opens.

  2. In the first paragraph on the Component Manager page, click advanced component manager.

    This displays the Advanced Component Manager page, which has a list of components available for downloading.

  3. Choose the component to be packaged from the Download Component list.
  4. Click Download to display the File Download screen.
  5. Select Save this file to disk, and click OK.
  6. In the Save As dialog box, navigate to a directory, change the file name if necessary, and click Save.

    This creates a component ZIP file that can be used to install the component.

Installing a Component with the Advanced Component Manager

Follow these steps to install the component using the Advanced Component Manager:

  1. In the Administration tray or menu, choose Admin Server, then Component Manager.

    The Component Manager page opens.

  2. On the Component Manager page, click the Browse button, and find the ZIP file that was downloaded and saved.
  3. Highlight the component name, and click Open.
  4. Click Install. A message is displayed, detailing what will be installed.
  5. Click Continue to continue with installation or Cancel to stop installation.
  6. If you click Continue, a message appears after successful installation. You can select one of two options:
    • Enable the component and restart Content Server.

    • Return to the Component Manager, where you can continue adding components.

      When done, highlight the components you want to enable, and click Enable. When finished enabling components, restart the server.

Installing a Component with the Component Wizard

Follow these steps to install the component using the Component Wizard:

  1. Start the Component Wizard:

    • (Windows operating system) From the Start menu, choose Programs, then Oracle WebCenter Content Server, then your server, then Utilities, and then Component Wizard.

    • (UNIX operating system) Run the ComponentWizard script in the DomainHome/ucm/cs/bin directory.

    The Component Wizard main screen and the Component List screen are displayed.

  2. On the Component List screen, click Install.

    The Install screen is displayed.

  1. Click Select.
  2. Navigate to the ZIP file that was downloaded and saved, and select it.
  3. Click Open.

    The ZIP file contents are added to the Install screen list.

  4. Click OK. You are prompted to enable the component.
  5. Click Yes. The component is listed as enabled on the Component List screen.
  6. Exit the Component Wizard.
  7. Restart Content Server.

Depending on the component being installed, a new menu option appears in the Administration tray or menu or on the Admin Applet page. Some components simply extend existing functionality and do not appear as separate new options. For more information, see the component's documentation.

Installing a Component with the ComponentTool Utility

Run the ComponentTool utility and specify the ZIP file for the component to install and enable:

DomainHome/ucm/cs/bin/ComponentTool path_to_file/component.zip