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OpenEMR 5.0.2 Windows Installation

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Required Software Installation

First install and configure MySQL(or MariaDB), Apache(or another PHP-capable webserver), and PHP. Many windows users have had success with the XAMPP package, which includes MySQL(or MariaDB), Apache, and PHP. XAMPP can be downloaded from: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html

Installing OpenEMR

Downloading the package

1. Download OpenEMR from sourceforge:

openemr-5.0.2.zip (MD5 sum: 15c99cea26a32c4350fd2fa751b73ad6)

2. Extract the downloaded OpenEMR archive, change the name of the directory openemr-5.0.2 to just openemr, and then move this directory to your webserver root directory. Refer to your webserver documentation to obtain your webserver root directory. For example, if your using XAMPP, then the webserver root directory is in the \xampp\htdocs directory.

Configuring the Install through the WEB GUI

1. Open up web-browser and point it to the installation script at http://localhost/openemr .

The first screen gives some general instructions and ensures file and directory permissions are set up correctly. It should tell you all your file system permissions are good, and have a 'Proceed to Step 1' button on the bottom of the form. If it does, Click the 'Proceed to Step 1 button. Otherwise, If there are errors on this screen, then follow instructions to fix. You can click on the tooltip link at top right of page for more instructions. (screenshot below)

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2. The next page is 'OpenEMR Setup' 'Step 1', which asks whether setup should create the database.

Leave the setting set to 'Have setup create the database', and click the 'Proceed to Step 2' button. You can click on the tooltip link at top right of page for more instructions. (screenshot below)

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3. The next page is 'OpenEMR Setup' 'Step 2'. It has a list of options used to setup the database, along with OpenEMR user information.

Most users will just need to enter a 'Password' for the sql user, 'Root Password' for the sql root user, and a 'Initial User Password' for the OpenEMR User. When completed, then click the 'Create DB and User' button. You can click on the tooltip link at top right of page for more instructions. (screenshot below)

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4. The next page is 'OpenEMR Setup' 'Step 3'. On this page you should see logs of OpenEMR connecting and creating the database.

At the bottom of the page, click the 'Proceed to Step 4' button. You can click on the tooltip link at top right of page for more instructions. (screenshot below)

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5. The next page is 'OpenEMR Setup' 'Step 4'. On this page, OpenEMR configures access controls (php-GACL).

At the bottom of the page, click the 'Proceed to Step 5' button. You can click on the tooltip link at top right of page for more instructions. (screenshot below)

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6. The next page is 'OpenEMR Setup' 'Step 5'. On this page is displayed recommendations of how to configure your php.ini config file.

Read and follow the instructions carefully. We suggest you print this screen for future reference. Click the 'Proceed to Step 6' button. You can click on the tooltip link at top right of page for more instructions. (screenshot below)

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7. The next page is 'OpenEMR Setup' 'Step 6'. On this page is displayed recommendations and warnings regarding directories Apache should NOT allow the outside world to see, as these directories contain Protected Health Information.

Read and follow the instructions carefully. We suggest you print this screen for future reference. Click the 'Proceed to Select a Theme' button. You can click on the tooltip link at top right of page for more instructions. (screenshot below)

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8. The next page is 'OpenEMR Setup' 'Step 7'. This is where select the theme.

Choose a theme and then click the 'Proceed to Final Step' button. You can click on the tooltip link at top right of page for more instructions. (screenshot below)

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9. The next page is 'OpenEMR Setup' 'Final Step. This is the final configuration page.

This final installation screen gives additional instructions. This information is personalized for your setup, so we suggest you print this screen for future reference. At the bottom of the page is your OpenEMR username and password, along with a link to OpenEMR. You can click on the tooltip link at top right of page for more instructions. (screenshot below)

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10. The first time you see the login page, you will have an opportunity to register in order to receive important announcements, such as security fixes and new release announcements. (screenshot below) 5 0 2-10.png


OpenEMR login screen: (screenshot below)

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Changes in Windows 10

If you have upgraded to Windows 10, are unable to login because you cannot restart Apache in xampp control and xampp control gives an error message that port 80 is being used by another application; that application, IIS, will need to be disabled. Follow this tutorial and clear the box next to "Internet Information Services" (IIS).

For a clean installation of Windows 10, it is not necessary to disable IIS.

If you wish to run OpenEMR offline, you will need to switch to Airplane mode.

Download and install most recent patch

Instruction to do this can be found on the OpenEMR Patches page.


Meaningful Use 2 Specific Instructions


Using OpenEMR

See the OpenEMR 5.0.2 User Guide


Securing OpenEMR

See the Securing OpenEMR Guide


Support:
https://community.open-emr.org/