WA1047 Lab Setup Guide

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • 400 MHz or faster CPU
  • 256 MB of memory or more
  • 1GB hard disk space minimum
  • CD-ROM drive
  • LAN Adapter
  • Networked
  • Internet Access (strongly recommended)

Minimum Software Requirements

  • Windows 2000 or Windows NT with Service Pack 4 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader V4.0 or later
  • WinZip 8.0 or higher downloadable from www.winzip.com.
  • IE 5.5 or higher
  • This can be downloaded and installed from Microsoft’s IE home page.
  • Internet Explorer Tools for Validating XML and Viewing XSLT Out downloadable from Microsoft.
  • J2 SDK 1.4.1_02 (available from https://www.webagesolutions.com/download/j2sdk-1_4_1_02-windows-i586.exe using the username and password access2.)
  • XML Spy for schema validation downloadable from XML Spy.


Note: The drive with the installation files will be referred to as drive X:, please substitute this drive letter with the appropriate CD or network drive letter.

Be sure to have first installed:

  • WinZip 8.0 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader V4.0 or later
  • IE 5.5 or higher

Setup the software in the following order:

  1. Java 2 SDK 1.4.1_02
    1. Click the link JDK 1.4.1_02 for installation.
    2. Open a Command Prompt window and type in the following command to verify the installation
      java -fullversion

    You should get the version information about the JDK you installed.

  2. XML Spy
    1. Go to http://www.xmlspy.com/download.html. Choose XML Spy. Download XML Spy Enterprise Edition setup. Do a complete install.
    2. Click Start – Programs – XML Spy Suite – XML Spy IDE to invoke the XML Spy IDE.
      The first time you invoke the XML Spy IDE, the XML Spy Licensing Manager will be invoked to allow you to request a free evaluation key. Click Request a free evaluation key and follow the instructions to get an evaluation license.
  3. Internet Explorer Tools for Validating XML and Viewing XSLT Output
    1. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D23C1D2C-1571-4D61-BDA8-ADF9F6849DF9&displaylang=en
    2. Click Download to download iexmltls.exe to c:\download.
    3. Double click on c:\download\iexmltls.exe and follow the instructions to install it into a default directory, c:\Iexmltls.
    4. Go to the c:\Iexmltls directory, right click on msxmlvw.inf and and select Install
    5. Also in the c:\Iexmltls directory, right click on msxmlval.inf and select Install.
    6. Close and restart Internet Explorer and then right click the page area to make sure you have Validate XML and View XML output in the menu.
  4. The xmllabs.zip
    1. Receive the xmllabs.zip file from Web Age Solutions by email.
    2. Extract this file to the root c:\ directory.