I try to install piwik on my windows server and already found out, that it is not possible to install it from command line, because cacls does not work even in administrator mode, because some directories have only write permission through webapp installer (look here).

First I thought, hey this is great, another fancy GUI interface for installing packages, and even better: there is a webapp version of piwik... here!

But using the provided downloader opens the windows webapp installer window, but there is no piwik showing up. And I also cannot find it manually in the gallery.

This is a

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • 64 bit
  • SP 1
  • ISS

Any idea why I cannot find the piwik version?

  • Piwik comes in a zip file too, why not just download and set it up yourself? – fuero Feb 12 '13 at 6:20
  • Hi @fuero, as I said, to set it up myself, I need to set write permissions to particular directories, which I don't have permissions to myself, although I run them as admin. The only way to install certain products (like piwik) is AFAIK by employing the webapp installer. I will post the link again. yours, m. – Milla Well Feb 12 '13 at 9:46

Solution is easy:

My feed was not up-to-date, so find yourself the most recent Windows Feed XML file online and save it on your server. Then let the path of your Windows Web App Installer point to the path and restart the program.

I still have not found a way to install Piwik from command line.

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