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Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory (EPRI): Administrator's Guide

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

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Chapter 2: Installation

System Requirements

EPRI must be installed on a Microsoft&®-compatible WWeb server. The specific system requirements are:

  • Windows XP®, Windows® Server 2003, Windows Vista®, Windows® Server 2008, or Windows 7.
  • Internet Information Server 5.1 or greater.
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1.
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 or Microsoft® SQL Express 2008 SP1.

If desired, the EPRI Owner can contract with a commercial WWeb hosting company to host EPRI.

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Installation Overview

Complete installation instructions are provided in the Appendix.

Once EPRI has been installed, point your Web browser to the EPRI address provided by the person who installed EPRI. The default login page will appear (Figure 2.1).

  • You can log in with the default administrator login:
    • Login: demoAdmin.
    • Password: firstInstall.

Note: the first time you log in to EPRI, there will be a delay before the login page is displayed (because the default database data is being loaded into the empty database).

Go to Task 6 in Chapter 3 for instructions on customizing the default login page.

Once EPRI is installed, the EPRI Administrator can log in with the default administrator account that was entered as part of the installation procedure.

Once you log in, the default home page will appear (Figure 2.2).

Go to Task 6 in Chapter 3 for instructions on customizing the default home page for your jurisdiction.

At the top of each EPRI Web page is the EPRI keyword bar, which has the keywords:

  • Home.
  • Locations.
  • GeoData.
  • Users & Organizations.
  • Resources.
  • Inventory.
  • Reports.
  • Emergency Requests.

The Locations, GeoData, Users & Organizations, and Resources keywords are used to set up and customize EPRI, and are the focus of the Administrator's Guide. These four keywords are accessible to EPRI Administrators, but not to other types of EPRI users (go to "User Roles and Registration" in Chapter 4).

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