I am trying to install framework manager 11. But I get a warning saying 'You are installing to the same location as previous installation. If you continue some files will be overwritten' .
Are we not supposed to install framework on the same server as Cognos 11 ? Please help.
Check the location. If it is a location of an earlier version of FM then don't install there.
When you install 64-bit instance of a BI server, it will get installed in the 64-bit folders of windows. These are the folders you might find on your server.
Program Files - to be used for 64-bit installs (Ex: BI Server)
Program Files (x86) - to be used for 32-bit installs (Ex: FM, Transformer etc)
Sometimes, people install one version of Cognos on one server and then try to install another version in the same folder. That's when it will give that warning.
Just create another folder within the same 'Program Files' for the new version.
It is a good idea to install FM on the server so that all modelers can go there via Remote Desktop and use the same FM model . That way, changes made by everybody remain in the same model. If you install it on individual desktop/laptops then everybody will have their own copy of the model and they will all make changes to it which then would never be integrated in one model and will cause a nightmare when deploying to Production. Most people do not care of checking in the model in a version control.