Step 1 - Add the FrontEnd as a new Virtual Directory

  • Open IIS Manager
  • expand the "Web Sites" node, right click on "Default Web Site" and choose "New - Virtual Directory ..."

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  • In the "Virtual Directory Creation Wizard" click Next

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  • choose an Alias (the "Name" you would like to use to access the FrontEnd")

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  • Enter the path to the directory that contains the extracted content of the FrontEnd

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  • Check "Read" and "Run scripts" and click on Next.

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  • Finish the Wizard

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Step 2 - Configure Wildcard mapping

as already mentioned, the FrontEnd is using is using a Model-View-Controller Framework to process the requests. Due to this there is no exact mapping of the URL to the resulting View as the Controller will take care of what View will show up. Without going into to much detail about this, you would need to enable "wildcard mapping" in IIS6. IIS7 will handle these request out of the box.

To enable wildcard mapping you need to follow these steps:
  • Open IIS Manager
  • Right click your Virtual Directory and choose "Properties"

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  • On the Directory Tab click on Configuration

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  • Under Wildcard application maps click on Insert (NOT Add)

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  • Enter C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_isapi.dll as value for Executable (Or C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\aspnet_isapi.dll for the 64 Bit dll. Thanks to Jason Scheffelmaer for this tip.)
  • Uncheck(!) Verify that the file exists

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  • OK - OK - OK


Finally make sure that you have Anonymous Authentication disabled and enable integrated Windows Authentication

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You are done!

The FrontEnd has now been prepared on IIS. Please proceed with the additional steps in the Installation Guide

Last edited Mar 4, 2010 at 8:51 PM by MaikKoster, version 8

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