[ms4w-users] New User... Question about running ms4w on CD {Scanned} {Scanned}

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Sep 21 16:32:01 EDT 2006

Apache can run as a stand-alone executable, so that is not a  
problem.  As I mentioned, I've seen this working so I know it can be  



On 21-Sep-06, at 6:37 PM, Siki Zoltan wrote:

> Hi,
> I think CD version with a web server (e.g. Apache) will not work.
> The web server must be registered as a service on your operaring  
> system.
> It's config files depend on the drive letter.
> Mapserver use a temperary directory for generated images in browse  
> mode.
> I can imagine shp2img can work from a cd. But it creates an image  
> only, no
> user interface
> You should use a GIS viewer software like openEV_FW for the off line
> version.
> Zoltan
> On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Ruairi ODonnell wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm a new user so sorry if this is a silly question!  I've search the
>> archive and I don't see an answer to my question....so here it is:
>> I'm working on a mapping project that requires an online and offline
>> Map viewer.  The online version will probably use MapServer with all
>> the beels and whistles (once I figure them out!).
>> My concern is about the offline version.  The PCs are locked down to
>> the point that I can install any new software on Windows.  So, the
>> solution that I'd like is that the user inserts the Map CD and
>> automatically the Web server and briwser startup and it runs without
>> copying anything to the harddisk.  Is this possible with ms4w?  DO  
>> any
>> of the apps in ms4w write to the disk?  If so can I reconfigure it to
>> no write or change the location to the windows temp folder?
>> I know how to get it to autorun and startup the server and browser.
>> My worry is about the CD being read-only.
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Regards
>> -Ruairi O'Donnell
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