To install Arrow, download the following components. Ensure the prerequesits are met, and read the pre-installation tasks. When you begin installation, you will complete three major steps.
  1. Run the installer executable.
  2. Perform Central Administration configuration tasks.
  3. Perform web.config configuration tasks. These tasks must be done on each WFE.

In this guide, we will walk you through each step with detailed information and screenshots.


  • InstallArrow2007.exe OR InstallArrow2010.exe

  • An Arrow license key


  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS3.0) OR Microsoft Office SharePoint Services 2007 (MOSS2007) OR SharePoint 2010.

  • Sql Server 2005/2008 (Express edition or better)

  • .NET Framework 3.5

  • J# 2.0 Redistributable

  • System.Windows.Forms.DataVisualization If this is in the GAC, then you're ok. Otherwise, you can install this from the Mschart.exe installer from Microsoft, available at:

 Please remember to ALWAYS backup your web.config files before making any changes to them.

Pre-installation tasks:

 You must perform the following tasks before installing Arrow.

 1. Install the J# Redistributable 2.0 appropriate for your OS on all WFEs

Download and execute the J# Redistributable 2.0 installer from one of the links below.  You must install J# before running SetupArrow.msi.  SetupArrow.msi will stop the installation if J# is not installed.  For detailed instructions, see Installing J# Step-by-Step.

2. Prepare a service account for the Arrow report scheduler service

Arrow's report scheduler runs in a Windows service.  During installation, you will choose which user account to run the service under.  This user must have the following permissions:

  1. The user must be an administrator on the machine running the scheduler service, and must be a farm administrator. These are requirements for applications running outside of IIS that run against SharePoint.
  2. Contribute level permission to the site collection where you deploy Arrow to read and write documents to any document libraries that you choose to use for Arrow reports.  It is recommended that this user be a site collection administrator because it is running reports on behalf of all users.
  3. Read and write permissions for the Arrow database.
  4. If the user is the built-in local Administrator account, no additional configuration is required. If the user is a domain user such as DOMAIN\User, you must grant the db_owner database role for the SharePoint_Config database as well as the WSS_CONTENT database.

3. Prepare the Arrow database server

Arrow Uses a database for two purposes: to store a list of concurrent users for licensing purposes, and to store scheduled report information.

You can create the database on any SQL Server (2005 or newer).

If you have Kerberos authentication enabled, then you can create the database under Windows Authentication. Otherwise you must create the database under SQL Server Authentication. NTLM is not supported. See the Arrow Administrator's Guide for information about managing the database under each authentication mode.

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Last edited Dec 11, 2013 at 12:09 AM by wrtr, version 9


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