This section illustrates how to configure the IIS (Internet Information Services) as a prerequisite of a production environment when running Bizagi Engine on a .NET platform and in a Windows Server 2008 R2 (using IIS version 7.5).
In such OS, the IIS installation is done as a server role.
For more information about this prerequisite, refer to IIS configuration.
To install or review that you have properly installed the IIS server (with all its components required by Bizagi), follow these steps:
1. Go to Start\All Programs\Administrative Tools\Server Manager.
This administration is also available by right-clicking on Computer and selecting Manage. Notice you require administrator's privileges for IIS installation.
2. In the Server Manager window, locate the Roles option and select Add Roles.
This will launch a wizard that will guide you to setting up your IIS by checking a few things and clicking Next for each window.
Notice that when you initially use this wizard to install IIS, it will show you a Before-You-Begin page. At this point, verification of the following should be done:
•The administrator account has a strong password.
•The network settings, such as IP addresses, are configured.
•The latest security updates from Windows Update are installed.
You may also choose to skip this page the next time you install IIS.
3. Check Web Server (IIS) so that it is selected for the installation and addition of roles required.
Click on Next.
The following window will show you general information about the IIS web server.
No action is required in this window, click on Next when done viewing the presented information.
4. Choose the role services required by Bizagi for the Web Server component (IIS), so that they are selected for the installation.
Click on Next after double-checking that all required components are marked for.
While marking some components, the addition of some required roles may be prompted.
Ensure you allow the addition of the role services requirements (click on Add Required Role services).
5. A confirmation window will appear showing you a brief of the role services that will be installed.
Once you proceed, the installation will begin.
6. Finally, a window will show you the installed Web Server IIS and summary for its role services.
Rebooting your server may be needed in order to make use of IIS and its features.
Verifying IIS and the default web site
Once the IIS is installed and in order to ensure that you can create projects, open the IIS Manager by using the inet command or by locating the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager access from the Administrative tools folder (Control Panel -> System and Security).
Then, make sure that you have the Default Web site under the listed Sites of your server, and see it enabled and in a started status:
At this point, you are set to create new Bizagi projects.