An installer has been created to get people started as quickly as possible and then to provide a decent directory structure for more complex deployments.
The components deployed will generally not be the most up-to-date ones.
The installer is built using BitRock‘s cross platform installer InstallBuilder for which they have provided a license, at no cost, for the ICAT project.
Pick up the one for your architecture from: http://icatproject.org/
Currently you can install the authenticators of your choice, ICAT, and then optionally IDS and TopCAT. In addition you can install some example metadata into ICAT and upload three files so that TopCAT has some data to browse and download.
Please don’t use any of the command line options supported by the installer as they don’t all appear to work correctly.