There are four basic steps to installing Pirouette on your server:

  • Install the Pirouette libraries and files,
  • Configure the web server to point to Pirouette,
  • Configure a Pirouette instance,
  • Create the Pirouette database.

Installing Pirouette is a relatively complex task designed for system administrators.  Please back up your system before making any changes.

The following software and server components must be installed on your server:

  • IIS (the web service)
  • SQL Server (the database engine – you may also use SQL Server Express Edition)

Please understand the performance implications of scanning SQL Server data files with anti-virus software.  For more information, see this article: