Installation prerequisites

Before you install Design Server on Windows, install on the same computer, Mongo DB Server version 4.0.5 (or higher). By default, it is expected that Design Server and MongoDB server run on the same computer.

If Design Server and MongoDB Server run on different computers, you must configure the Design Server installation configuration settings. To change the MongoDB server host and port configuration settings, edit the c:\HCL\Link_<version_number>\DesignServer\hip-server-env.bat file to match your environment. See the “Customizing Redis and Link Design Server Database” section for customization details.

If you have already installed LNK REST API on thismachine, you must uninstall it. Follow the steps in "Installation steps, LNK REST API is installed on your computer.