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Enabling IIS and required IIS components on Windows Server 2008/2008 R2

The ArcGIS Web Adaptor requires that IIS be enabled and specific IIS components be enabled on Windows Server 2008/2008 R2. The setup will not proceed if IIS is not detected and specific IIS components are not enabled.

If you've already enabled IIS but are missing the required IIS components, the installation will display a message indicating that certain IIS components are missing. You have the option to allow the installation to automatically enable the required IIS components. However, depending on your organization's security policies, it may be necessary to manually enable the required IIS components, as described below.

To learn how to enable IIS and the required IIS components on Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, see the instructions below.

  1. Click Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager.

  2. On the left panel of the Server Manager dialog box, click Roles.
    • If IIS has not been enabled, click Add Roles on the Roles Summary panel. Click Next and enable Web Server (IIS) in the list. Then, click Next and select Role Services in the left panel.
    • If IIS is already enabled, but not all required components have been enabled, click Add Role Services in the Web Server (IIS) panel on the right.
  3. On the Select Role Services dialog box, verify that the web server components listed below are enabled.

  4. After enabling the required IIS components, click Next > Install.

Required IIS components

The IIS components listed below satisfy the minimum requirements to run the Web Adaptor. If other IIS components are enabled, they do not need to be removed.

  • Web Server
    • Common HTTP Features
      • Static Content
      • Default Document
    • Application Development
      • ASP.NET
      • .NET Extensibility
      • ISAPI Extensions
      • ISAPI Filters
    • Security
      • Basic Authentication
      • Windows Authentication
      • Request Filtering
  • Management Tools
    • IIS Management Console
    • IIS Management Scripts and Tools
    • Management Service
    • IIS 6 Management Compatibility
      • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility