In order to run Intrexx on a Windows Server 2012, it is first necessary to
install the Internet Information Server IIS. Once IIS has been installed,
the configuration needs to be adjusted. Use the following settings to
configure IIS on Windows Server 2012 to support Intrexx. Open the server
manager and click on the Manage menu item.
From there, select
Add Roles and Features.
In the following dialog, select Role-based or feature-based installation.
Select your Intrexx server in the next dialog.
Select the role Web Server (IIS).
Confirm the following dialog by clicking on Next, without selecting any features.
Read the information in the next dialog and please confirm by clicking on Next.
In the Select role services dialog, some services
are already highlighted. You only need to select the ASP
service from the Application development menu.
Thereby, the ISAPI Extensions service will also
be activated automatically. This setting should be retained. In the
Security menu point, activate
Windows authentication if the portal is to be accessed via Single Sign
On in a Windows domain. Scroll down further to the
Management tools menu item. Here, highlight the
IIS 6 Management Compatibility option. The items in the sub-menu to
this option will automatically be activated.
2. Settings for file uploads and downloads
The default settings in IIS only allow for smaller files to be uploaded and
downloaded in the Web browser. Therefore, the limit properties must be
adjusted according to your requirements (size shown in bytes). To do that,
open Computer Management, followed by
Services and Applications. In the IIS Manager
open ASP and edit the
Limits Properties Upload (Maximum Requesting Entity Body Limit)
and Download (Response Buffering Limit).
These limit properties are inherited by all existing websites. But it is also
possible to set individual limits for each website. The changes will take
effect without the need to restart the WWW Publishing
service. In addition to these settings, which will make file transfers of up
to about 60 Mb possible, transfers of even larger files can be permitted with
a further adjustment by specifying the corresponding byte value in the
web.config file of the Intrexx portal. To do this,
open the web.config file, which can be found in the
portal directory/external/htmlroot/ in a text editor. Before editing
the field, you should create a backup copy. Add the highlighted area (see below),
and edit the byte value as required. The changes will take effect immediately
after the file has been saved.
To be able to access the portal at http://servername
without specifying the virtual directory, the directory of the default web
site must point to
This can be carried out in the settings of the settings of the default Web site.
Additionally, the Enable Parent Paths option must
be set to True in the ASP properties of the Default
Please note that these modifications should only be performed after
discussing them with your system administrator to avoid system
failures in the IT environment.
If the portal is to be accessible with integrated Windows authentication,
Windows authentication must be enabled and
Anonymous authentication must be disabled in
the settings for the Default Web Site. Depending on the IT environment,
these options may be the default settings.
4. Authorization structure
An HTTP 500.19 error may occur when accessing a portal running on Windows Server 2008 Release 2. If this happens, missing user permissions are the cause. Therefore, you need to ensure that the necessary permissions have been granted for the following folders:
In this case, the following groups and users must be given permissions to those folders:
Provide write access to the portal's groups and users for the portal directoryinternal\uploadfiles.
5. Configuring IIS for using HTTPS
Create and bind a new certificate
On the IIS start page, click on Server Certificates.
Here, click on Create Self-Signed Certificate.
Enter the friendly name and then click on OK.
Under Default Web Site, create a new binding.
Assign the certificate by clicking on Add. Select
https as the type. Enter the other details accordingly
and select the certificate by clicking on Select.
The binding is created when you click on OK. If you
want to completely remove the option of connecting via normal HTTP, you need to
remove it here.
Base-URL Intrexx portal
The Base-URL for the portal needs to be adjusted in the
in the portal manager.
If you are using an official certificate, this must also be stored in the
Manager's Certificate Store, as this is required for providing web services,
for example. The Certificate Store can be found in the