Installing on Windows Server 2008

The instructions provided here have been tested on Windows Server 2008 R2

Follow these steps to install Lessons Learned Server:

  1. Download XAMPP from
  2. Install XAMPP by double clicking the XAMPP installation file you already downloaded.
    Click 'Next' several times accepting the default installation setup then click 'Finish' to start the Control Panel.
  3. Configure Apache as a Windows Service by clicking on the "X" icon to the left of the 'Apache' column.
  4. Configure MySQL as a Windows Service by clicking on the "X" icon to the left of the 'MySQL' column.
  5. Start Apache and MySQL by clicking on the 'Start' button near the 'Apache' row and the 'MySQL' row.
  6. Download the Lessons Learned Server installation file from and unzip the file inside the directory c:\xampp\htdocs then rename it to 'lessonslearned' so the final folder's full path is c:\xampp\htdocs\lessonslearned
  7. Open a web browser and point it to the URL of your installation directory:
    Your will be directed to the web-installer:
    Step 1 - License Agreement: click the Accept & Proceed button.
    Step 2 - Checking Sytem For Needed Components: click Next button.
    Step 3 - Prepare Configuration. Provide the MySQL DB Password, admin account password and email then click the Next button.
    Step 4 - Confirm Selected Settings: Click the Next button to confirm the settings.
    Step 5 - Start Lessons Learned Background Service:
    Select "Start > Run" and enter the path to the start script:
    Then click the Next button.
    Installation completes successfully.

    Proceed to login through the application URL http://localhost/lessonslearned and use the username admin and the password you specified in Step 3.