IIS Web Server
We recommend to use the most system-optimized software possible for a live operation of BlueSpice both under Linux and under Windows. For this reason, the documentation of an installation of Apache (XAMP) under Windows is omitted. This chapter lists the steps that are necessary to install the Microsoft IIS Web Server service on Windows Server >= 2012.
The Server Manager and managing roles
First, open the Server Manager. Unless otherwise configured, it starts automatically as soon as you log in to the server. Otherwise, you will find it in the start menu under the search term "Server Manager". You are now in the following view:
Click "Manage" (1) und then "Add Roles and Features" (2):
Installing IIS in the Role Manager
You are now in the Role Manager.
Click "Next >" until you reach the "Server Roles" area (1). There, you activate the role "Web Server (IIS)" (2):
Confirm the pop-up that shows the selection of the role with "Add Features":
Click "Next >":
You are now in the "Features" area(1). Activate ".NET Framework 3.5 Features" (2) und click "Next >" (3):
Confirm the following dialog with "Next >":
Under "Role Services" (1) select "Application Development" (2) with the option "CGI" (3) and confirm with "Next >" (4):
Click "Install" to start the installation:
As soon as the installation has finished, click "Close" to exit the dialog box.
With the successful completion of all these steps, the IIS web server is now installed. Check the functionality by starting Internet Explorer on the server and calling the URL http://localhost/. If installed correctly, you will see the welcome page of the IIS Web server:
When you have successfully completed all the above steps, go to the next step "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015".