Version 2021

MicroStrategy Web

System Requirements

For all certified systems, see Platform Certifications.

Compatibility and Interoperability

MicroStrategy Web 2021 should be connected only to a MicroStrategy Intelligence Server of the same version or later for production purposes. For the complete MicroStrategy Platform Compatibility and Interoperability specification, see Compatibility and Interoperability.

Installing MicroStrategy Web

For steps to install MicroStrategy Web, see the Installation and Configuration Help.

Review your environment to ensure compliance with supported operating systems, application servers, web servers, Java Development Kits, Java servlet engines, and hardware and software requirements. For steps to deploy MicroStrategy Web on specific operating systems or application servers, see the Deploying MicroStrategy Web chapter of the Installation and Configuration Help.

  • You can download the software from Intelligent Enterprise Downloads.
  • Windows Installer 3.0 or later is required to install MicroStrategy products on a Windows platform.
  • MicroStrategy Community includes technical notes that document the history of changes to MicroStrategy Web files between various MicroStrategy releases. To find and review this information, search the knowledge base using a keyword.

If you encounter problems during the installation procedure, see the Troubleshooting appendix in the Installation and Configuration Help. If you require additional assistance, contact Technical Support.

Directory Structure

JSP interface: The following table lists folders and files of interest that are included in the default directory structure after deploying your MicroStrategy Web WAR file:

Directory Contents
\assets Supporting files
\html Supporting files
\images All image files
\import Sample files for Data Import analysis
\javascript Interface JavaScript files
\jsp Interface JSP code files
\plugins Plug-in files for customizations
\resBundles Flash descriptor files
\style Interface style files
\swf Supporting files for widgets
\VisFramework Supporting files for visualizations
\WEB-INF Configuration information for MicroStrategy Web

ASP.NET interface: The following table lists folders and files of interest that are included in the default directory structure after an installation of MicroStrategy Web.

Directory Contents
\asp .NET files
\bin binary files
\images All image files
\javascript Interface JavaScript files
\plugins Plug-in files for customizations
\resBundles Flash descriptor files
\style Interface style files
\swf Supporting files for widgets
\VisFramework Supporting files for visualizations
\WEB-INF Configuration information for MicroStrategy Web

Upgrading MicroStrategy Web

To benefit from the latest functionality available in this version of MicroStrategy Web, an administrator must upgrade the system:

  • MicroStrategy products 10.4.x and 2019 and above can be upgraded directly to MicroStrategy 2021.

Before upgrading, see the Upgrade Help for important information about preparing for the upgrade, the order in which to upgrade products, and tasks to perform after upgrading.

Uninstalling MicroStrategy Web

For details about uninstalling MicroStrategy Web, see the Adding or Removing MicroStrategy Components chapter of the Installation and Configuration Help.

Resolved Issues

For a list of all the resolved issues in this MicroStrategy release, see Resolved Defects and Enhancements.