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What you need to install Alfresco Community Edition

There are a number of installation files available to download for installing Alfresco Community Edition.

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

The installation files are available to download from the Alfresco Community Edition download page.

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

Installation file File name Description
Alfresco Community 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 File Transfer Receiver zip File Transfer Receiver installation file.

The File System Transfer Receiver transfers folders and content from an Alfresco Community Edition 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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