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How to start zap Audit?

Learn how to start the zap Audit application server.

zap Audit is a web application. This means that you start an application server, which runs in background. As long as it’s running, the zap Audit pages are accessible via a web browser. You can close the browser or log out of zapliance at any time during the data extraction, data processing and reporting phases.

zap Audit uses its own internal database system. Therefore, it is particularly important that zap Audit is shut down properly to avoid data loss or corrupt states of the database system (see Shutting down appliance).


Starting zap Audit

Open the zap Audit installation directory and use the “startup.bat” file or your desktop shortcut.



Clicking on the startup.bat will start the application server. Windows will register this as a "background process". 



Starting up the server can take up to a few minutes, depending on the hardware. 


Once the server is fully up and running, the browser will automatically redirect to the login page.