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 2012 R2 (using IIS version 8.5).
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. Locate the Server Manager panel.
This administrative option is available by right-clicking on Computer and selecting Manage or also directly from the quick-access icons:
Notice you require administrator's privileges for IIS installation.
2. In the Server Manager window, locate the Dashboard quick start options and use Add Roles and features.
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. Select Role-based or feature-based installation and click Next.
4. Select the Web Server from the server pool, so that you select the local host for the installation and addition of the roles required.
5. Select Web Server (IIS) as the server roles you will install.
When asked for required features, make sure you click Add features to meet those required by the IIS server.
Mark the required features as shown:
Click Next and review the general information presented about the Web server role. Click Next.
6. Confirm the installation selections made through the wizard and click Finish to start the installation:
Finally, a window will show you the installed Web Server IIS and summary for its role services.
Notice there is an export configuration settings option to reuse this configuration into an XML for PowerShell use in another machine.
Click on Close when done.
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.