GpsGate installation

This article describes a step by step guide of a new GpsGate installation. We assume the installation is done in a clean Windows environment. 

Before you start the installation, be sure that you have the necessary hardware & software:

Read GpsGate requirements.

Read Prepare your Windows Server for a GpsGate installation.


1. GpsGate installation wizard

Download the latest installer. Execute the installer with a user with administrative privileges.

Click Next to get started.

2. My-SQL database download and installation

Select MySQL as the database (MS SQL is not covered in this guide).

Click Next.

If MySQL is not installed, you will get the following message.

Click on OK to continue.

After MySQL has been downloaded, the MySQL installer starts.

Click Next.

Read the end-user license agreement

Check "I accept..." and click Next to continue.

Choose the setup type, Typical is recommended. Only select Custom if you want to customize your database parameters according to your organizational needs. (This guide covers the default setup).


Click Typical.

You are now ready to install the database.

Click Install.

A few MySQL installer screens are presented.

Click Next.

 Click Next.

This completes the server setup wizard.

Check "Launch the MySQL Instance Configuration Wizard"
Click Finish.

The Instance Configuration Wizard is launched.

Click Next.

The Standard Configuration is recommended. Only select Detailed Configuration if you want to customize your database parameters according to your organizational needs.


Select Standard Configuration and click Next.

Leave the default parameters for the Windows options.

Click Next.

Set security options.

Enter a new root password.
(Save it in a safe location, you will need it later for the MySQL database setup)
Click Next.

Click Execute.

Once these settings have been applied you will see the following screen.

Click Finish to complete the wizard.

3. MySQL database setup

Now that the Database is installed, the GpsGate installation continues.

Click Next.

A popup to download the MySQL ODBC connector will be displayed. 

Click OK.

The MySQL Connector Wizard is started.

Click Next.

Read the license agreement.

Select "I accept..." and click Next to continue.

The recommended setup type is Typical. Only select Complete or Custom if you want to customize your database parameters according to your organizational needs.

Select Typical and click Next.

You are now ready to install the connector.

Click Install.

The database connector installation is now done and you are back in the main wizard.

Click Next.

Use the default settings for the database setup.

Use the Database Password you entered in the previous step.
Click Next.

If you haven't installed Java SE Runtime Environment, you'll be asked to do so.

Click OK.

The Java installation wizard is started.

Click Install.

Java installation is done.

Click on Close to exit the wizard.

4. Java JRE setup

You are now back in the GpsGate installer again.

Click Next.

5. Setup paths

Here you define IIS and installation path settings. Use the default values.

Click Next.

6. Copy files

The next step is to copy files and start the service.

Once the installation has finished, click Next to continue.

The installer is now finished, the rest of the setup process will be done with your default browser.

Click Finish to go to your default browser and complete your setup.

Next Step, GpsGate Server setup

Finish your GpsGate server setup in the browser: creating your first admin user and application.