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How to: Install and Configure Internet Information Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

This topic describes how to install and configure Internet Information Service (IIS) for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. To deploy the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, you install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components on a computer that running IIS 7.0 or IIS 8.0. A website for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client is installed on the IIS.

IIS must have the following features enabled:

  • .NET Extensibility (on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008) or .NET Extensibility 4.5 (on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012)

  • ASP.NET (on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008) or ASP.NET 4.5 (on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012)

  • ISAPI Extensions

  • ISAPI Filters

  • Request Filtering

  • Windows Authentication

  • Static Content

  • HTTP Activation

The procedure is slightly different for the different versions of Windows. For more information, see the following sections:

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Instead of manually installing IIS, you can use the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Setup wizard to install and enable the IIS features. For more information, see Using Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Setup to Install IIS Features.

Installing IIS Features on Windows 7

The following procedure describes how to install IIS and the required features for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, including HTTP activation, on Windows 7.

To install IIS features on Windows 7

  1. On the Start menu, choose Control Panel, and then choose Programs.

  2. Under Programs and Features, choose Turn Windows features on or off.

  3. In the Windows features list, expand Internet Information Services, and then expand World Wide Web Services.

  4. Expand Application Development Features, and select the following features:

    • .NET Extensibility

    • ASP.NET

    • ISAPI Extensions

    • ISAPI Filters

  5. Expand Security, and then select the following features:

    • Request Filtering

    • Windows Authentication

  6. Expand Common HTTP Features, and then select the Static Content feature.

  7. To install Internet Information Service (IIS) Manager, under Internet Information Services, expand Web Management Tools, and then select IIS Management Console.

    This step is optional. You use Internet Information Service IIS Manager to manage local and remote web servers and sites.

  8. Choose the OK button to complete the installation.

  9. In the Windows features list, expand Microsoft .NET Framework, and then select Windows Communication Foundation HTTP Activation.

  10. To verify that the web server has been installed correctly, start your browser, and then type http://localhost in the address.

    The default web site opens and should display an IIS 7 image. If the IIS 7 image does not appear, then verify that you have configured static content on IIS, as described in step 6.

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    To open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, on the Start menu, in the Search Programs and Files box, type inetmgr, and then press Enter.

Installing IIS Features on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

The following procedure describes how to install IIS and the required features for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

To install IIS features on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

  1. On the Start menu, choose All Programs, choose Administrative Tools, and then choose Server Manager.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Roles, and then choose Add Roles.

  3. In the Before You Begin window, choose the Next button.

  4. In the Select Server Roles window, select Web Server (IIS), and then choose Next, and then choose Next again.

  5. In the Select Role Service window, expand Common HTTP Features, and then select Static Content. Other features that are selected by default can remain selected.

  6. Expand Application Development Features, and select the following features:

    • ASP.NET

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      If a message displays asking to add role services for ASP.NET, choose Add Required Role Services.

    • .NET Extensibility

    • ISAPI Extensions

    • ISAPI Filters

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    If a message displays asking you to confirm ASP.NET, choose Allow to continue.

  7. Expand Security, and then select the following features:

    • Windows Authentication

    • Request Filtering

  8. Expand Management Tools, and then choose IIS Management Console.

    This step is optional. You use Internet Information Service IIS Manager to manage local and remote web servers and sites.

  9. Choose Next, confirm your selections, and then choose Install to complete the installation.

  10. When the installation is complete, choose the Close button.

  11. To verify that the web server has been installed correctly, start your browser, and then type http://localhost in the address.

    The default website opens and should display an IIS 7 image. If the IIS 7 image does not appear, then verify that you have configured static content on IIS, as described in step 5.

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    Internet Information Services Manager was also installed. To verify the installation, on the Start menu, choose Administrative Tools, and then choose Internet Information Service (IIS) Manager.

To enable HTTP Activation

  1. In the Server Manager window, in the navigation pane, choose Features, and then choose Add Features.

  2. In the Select Features window, expand .NET Framework 3.5 Features, and then expand WCF Activation.

  3. Select HTTP Activation window, expand Common HTTP Features, and then select Static Content. Other features that are selected by default can remain selected.

    If a dialog box appears that prompts you to add features required for HTTP activation, then choose Add Required Features.

  4. Choose Next, confirm your selections, and then choose Install to complete the installation.

  5. When the installation is complete, choose the Close button.

Installing IIS Features on Windows 8

The following procedure describes how to install IIS and the required features for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client on Windows 8.

To install IIS features on Windows 8

  1. On the Start page, choose Control Panel, and then choose Programs.

  2. Under Programs and Features, choose Turn Windows features on or off.

  3. In the Windows features dialog box, expand .NET Framework 4.5 Advanced Services, and then select ASP.NET 4.5.

  4. Expand WCF Services, and then select HTTP Activation.

  5. If the .NET Framework 3.50 is installed, then expand Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (including .NET 2.0 and 3.0), and then select Windows Communication Foundation HTTP Activation.

  6. In the Windows features list, expand Internet Information Services, and then expand World Wide Web Services.

  7. Expand Application Development Features, and select the following features:

    • .NET Extensibility 3.5 (if .NET Framework 3.5 is installed)

    • .NET Extensibility 4.5

    • ASP.NET 3.5 (if .NET Framework 3.5 is installed)

    • ASP.NET 4.5

    • ISAPI Extensions

    • ISAPI Filters

  8. Expand Common HTTP Features, and then select the Static Content feature.

  9. Expand Security, and then select the following features:

    • Request Filtering

    • Windows Authentication

  10. To install Internet Information Service (IIS) Manager, under Internet Information Services, expand Web Management Tools, and then select IIS Management Console.

    This step is optional. You use Internet Information Service IIS Manager to manage local and remote web servers and sites.

  11. Choose the OK button to complete the installation.

  12. To verify that the web server has been installed correctly, start your browser, and then type http://localhost in the address.

    The default web site opens and should display an IIS 8 image.

Installing IIS Features on Windows Server 2012

The following procedure describes how to install IIS and the required features for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client on Windows Server 2012.

To install IIS features on Windows Server 2012

  1. On the Start page, choose Server Manager.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboard, and then choose Add roles and features.

  3. In the Add Roles and Features Wizard, in the Before You Begin page, choose the Next button.

  4. On the Select installation type page, select Role-based or feature-based installation, and then choose the Next button.

  5. On the Select destination server page, select Select a server from the server pool, select your server from Server Pool list, and then choose the Next button.

  6. In the Select Server Roles window, select Web Server (IIS), and then choose the Next button.

  7. If the Add features that are required for Web Server (IIS) dialog box appears, then choose Add Features.

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    If you do not want to install the IIS Management Console, clear the Include management tools check box, and then choose the Continue button.

  8. On the Select features page, expand .NET Framework 4.5, and then select ASP.NET 4.5.

  9. Expand WCF Services, and then select HTTP Activation.

  10. In the Add features that are required for ASP.NET 4.5? dialog box, choose the Add Features button.

    The following additional features are added.

    • ASP.NET 4.5

    • ISAPI Extensions

    • ISAPI Filters

    • .NET Extensibility 4.5

  11. If .NET Framework 3.5 is installed, then do the following:

    1. Expand the .NET Framework 3.5 Features node.

    2. Select HTTP Activate.

    3. If the Add features that are required for ASP.NET 3.5 dialog box appears, choose the Add Features button.

      The following additional features are added.

      • .NET Framework 3.5 (including .NET 2.0 and 3.0)

      • .NET Extensibility 3.5

  12. On the Select Features page, choose the Next button.

  13. On the Web Server Role (IIS) page, choose the Next button.

  14. On the Select role services page, verify that the following role services are selected at a minimum.

    • Common HTTP Features

      • Static Content

    • Security

      • Request Filtering

      • Windows Authentication

    • Application Development

      • .NET Extensibility 3.5 (if .NET Framework 3.5 is installed)

      • .NET Extensibility 4.5

      • ASP.NET 3.5 (if .NET Framework 3.5 is installed)

      • ASP.NET 4.5

      • ISAPI Extensions

      • ISAPI Filters

    • Management Tools (optional)

      • IIS Management Console (optional)

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    You can leave other role services that are selected by default as selected.

  15. Choose the Next button

  16. On the Confirm installation selections page, choose the Install button.

  17. On the Installation progress page, confirm that your installation completed successfully, and then choose the Close button.

  18. To verify that the web server has been installed correctly, start your browser, and then type http://localhost in the address.

    The default website opens and should display an IIS 8 image.

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