Install Monitoring Server on a single computer

Updated: 2008-10-23

You can install all the server components in Monitoring Server on a single computer. This stand-alone deployment is used primarily for testing, development, and proof of concept for Monitoring Server.


Either Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services must be installed in order to successfully install and use Monitoring Server. The terms Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Services are used collectively in PerformancePoint Server documentation to refer to Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Install PerformancePoint Monitoring Server on a single computer

  1. Run Setup.hta. The installation splash page is displayed.

  2. Select Install Monitoring Server to begin the Monitoring Server installation.

  3. Prerequisite checks are run and the Microsoft License Terms are presented.


    If a prerequisite is missing, the prerequisite check dialog box indicates which is missing. All prerequisite checks must succeed. If one or more fails, cancel Setup, install the missing prerequisites, and then rerun Setup.

  4. Accept the License Terms, and then click Next.

  5. On the Directory Selection page, select the installation directory you want, verify that enough disk space exists, and then click Next.


    The default path is C:\%Program Files%\Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server.

  6. Click Install to run Monitoring Server Setup.

  7. Monitoring Server Setup runs and extracts all installation files to the directory path that you specified in step 5.

  8. On the Monitoring Server Setup Has Completed page, ensure that the Run the Monitoring Server Configuration Manager check box is selected, and then click Finish.


    The Monitoring Server Configuration splash page remains active until you close it.

  9. Monitoring Server Configuration Manager opens and the Welcome page is displayed.

  10. Click Next.

  11. On the Prerequisites page, confirm that all prerequisites are present. This is required for a stand-alone computer installation but not for distributed installations.

  12. On the Installation Options page, all components that can be installed on the local computer are selected. If there are components that cannot be installed because of missing prerequisites, they will be unavailable and not selected. Select the Standalone configuration option, and then click Next.

  13. On the Database page, select a Microsoft SQL Server computer or SQL Server instance. Leave the default settings selected for all other options, and then click Next.


    This procedure assumes a clean SQL Server computer that has no previous PerformancePoint Server databases. If previous PerformancePoint Server databases are detected on the selected SQL Server computer, an error message is displayed. To correct this error, select a new SQL Server computer or SQL Server instance, or manually delete the existing PerformancePoint Server databases. Do not rename existing databases, because that will leave the *.mdf and *.ldf files in an orphaned state and make it impossible to create a new PerformancePoint Server database.

  14. On the Website page, select a port number and IP address, and then click Next. We recommend that you select the defaults.

  15. On the Application Pool Identity page, leave all default options selected, and then click Next.

  16. On the Web parts page, select the SharePoint site collection on which you would like to deploy and view your dashboards, and then click Next.

  17. On the SQL Server Reporting Services page, select the server instance you want, and then click Next. The Validation page is displayed.


    You cannot configure Dashboard Viewer for SharePoint Services unless SQL Server Reporting Services has been configured.

  18. Click Next. The Review page is displayed.

  19. Click Next. The Progress page is displayed and indicates installation and configuration progress, and then the Status page is displayed.

  20. Click Finish to complete the wizard and exit Monitoring Server Configuration Manager.


    If you choose to exit Setup without starting Monitoring Server Configuration Manager, components are not configured for use, and your PerformancePoint Monitoring setup will remain incomplete. You must rerun Monitoring Server Configuration Manager to complete Setup and successfully configure Monitoring Server.

  21. To rerun Monitoring Server Configuration Manager, do the following: Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, and then select Monitoring Server Configuration Manager. Monitoring Server Configuration Manager opens to its Welcome page and enables setup and configuration of the local Monitoring Server installation files.

    After Monitoring Server has been installed and configured, you must run Dashboard Designer manually to begin scorecarding work. When Monitoring Server setup and configuration are complete, perform the following procedure to manually open Dashboard Designer.

Manually open Dashboard Designer

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, and then click Dashboard Designer.

  2. Click Run to Download Dashboard Designer.

  3. Dashboard Designer setup opens and guides you through the installation process.


    If Dashboard Designer does not appear in the default location (%System Drive%:\Program Files\Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007\Dashboard Designer), open Internet Explorer and use one of the following URLs, depending on your configuration, to access the designer:

    • For Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) configuration: https://<server name>:<port number>/Central

    • For non—SSL configuration: http://<server name>:<port number>/Central