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What you need to install Alfresco Content Services

There are a number of different installation files available to you, each of which you can choose depending on what is already installed on your system.

For new installations or to upgrade Alfresco Content Services, use the distribution zip. Use the Alfresco WAR file to install Alfresco Content Services within an existing Tomcat. The WAR file is included in the distribution zip. In addition, you must install all the required additional components manually.

All files are available from the Support Portal at Click Product Downloads, and then select the version of the product you require.

For more information on the full list of supported platforms for Alfresco Content Services, see Supported Platforms.

The following information helps you to determine what files to download and install.

Installation file File name Description
Alfresco Content Services Distribution zip

Distribution zip for new installations or for upgrades. Alfresco WAR files (in distribution zip) for a manual install into an existing Tomcat application server. This distribution zip also contains the Module Management Tool (MMT) and the sample extension files, such as

Alfresco Search Services Distribution zip Alfresco Search Services installation file.

See Installing and configuring Alfresco Search Services for more information.

Alfresco Content Services File Transfer Receiver zip File Transfer Receiver installation file.

The File System Transfer Receiver transfers folders and content from an Alfresco Content Services core repository (the DM) to configured targets using the Transfer Service, for example, a remote file system.

See Configuring the File System Transfer Receiver for more information.

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