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Windows 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support

All of our web-based applications use ASP.NET and the .NET Framework.  Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (Full installations of Standard and Enterprise Editions - Not Server Core installations nor Web Server editions) are fully supported by the following versions:

  • Directory Update v1.7 and later
  • Directory Manager v1.3 and later
  • Directory Search v1.3 and later
  • Directory Password v1.0 (soon to be released)

Here is a checklist of things that you should ensure that you do on a Windows 2008 server:

  1. Install the IIS 7 web server components including basic and integrated windows authentication
  2. Enable the IIS 6 compatibility components of IIS 7
  3. Enable/Activate the .NET Framework v3.5
  4. Enable/Activate the ASP.NET component
  5. Perform a Microsoft Update on the server and make sure that all recommend and critical updates are applied

Tips for Using Windows Server 2008

  • The User Account Control security feature can prevent MSI files from installing.  You may have to copy the MSI file to the local hard disk, open a command prompt as an administrator, and run the installer this way:
        MSIEXEC.EXE  /I  DirectoryUpdate.MSI
  • To avoid conflicts with other web applications, we recommend that you create a dedicated Application Pool (using IIS Manager) for our applications.
    •  Name the application pool something like IthicosAppPool and take the default settings
    • Right click on the new app pool and choose Advanced Settings:
      • Ensure that Enable 32-Bit Applications is "False"
      • Ensure that the Identity is set to "NetworkService"
    • Set each the virtual directory properties for our applications, such as /DirectoryUpdate to use the new app pool
      • Right click on the virtual directory, choose Manage Application -> Advanced Settings.  Change the Application Pool to use your newly created application pool.
         
 

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